French Provencal summer squash and tomato gratin. Originally, a tian meant a conical clay cooking vessel used in the southern Provence region of France. These days, tian more often describes a vegetable casserole. This version makes good use of late summer's abundance of zucchini and tomatoes. It couldn't be simpler to make and is marvelously nourishing.--from whats4eats.com. For ZWT 8.
A refreshing non-alcoholic citrus beverage from Laura Calder perfect for hot summer days. Using only lemon juice, water, and sugar, it's a French twist on the classic lemonade drink.--from foodnetwork for ZWT 8.
This savory quiche is an incredible timesaver in the kitchen because it can be made without a pastry crust. If you have time for a crust, try making a batch of Pate Brisee a day before preparing the quiche.
This is the most awesome dinner roll recipe. It comes from taste of home. I now use it every time that I make any type of roll. It requires no kneading, or machine to make it- just a large bowl and a wooden spoon. I don't think I can really describe how good they are- you'll just have to try them. (I always use margarine, never butter, and it turns out great.) 4/08 - I edited the recipe to include the missing step of letting the dough rise before baking -oops!
Sweet brioche dough is filled with creamy nutella for a rich, warm breakfast treat. Submitted to a French recipe site by Maud Favre. Some reviews suggested adding additional sugar to the bread dough. The cooking time will vary slightly based on the thickness of your rolls, which is why the cooking time varies so much.
Full of summer garden vegetables this soup uses a pistou (basil-and-parsley sauce) for nice herbal flavor. It sounds like any mix of fresh garden veggies would work with the pistou - perfect for the random small handfuls of veggies that come out of a small garden. From Epicurious by Ruth Cousino
A rich tomato bisque - which makes a nice change from salsa and pasta sauce with an overabundant tomato garden. I used the recommended mint, and thought basil might be a more appropriate herb. This recipe could really work with any color ripe tomato - but the yellow/orange tomatoes make a really pretty soup. I used 2 cups of stock because I like thicker soups - use 3 if you prefer it thinner. From Fine Cooking.
Basic choux pastry dough for eclairs, cream puffs, profiteroles, almond rings, crab puffs, etc. These are much easier to make than I would have thought, and they have a nice tast. You need fairly large saucepan because of all the stirring. I got 16 half dollar sized cream puffs out of one batch. This recipe comes from "Fabulous Cake Decorating" printed by Eaglemoss.