Cooking Like Julia

Julia Child..that is.
My newest adventure was a couple of lessons in the art of cooking French cuisine. The way it was set up was like being in the audience of a Food Network show; we got to watch the preparation and try the results! Each week was even more delicious than the one before, and my instructor was the sweetest french woman who made cooking in high heels seem effortless. Here's a taste of some of the different weeks..
Soupe carottes gingembre
(Carrot & Ginger Soup)
Croque Monsieur
(almost like the French version of a Grilled Cheese/Ham & Cheese sandwich)
Berries in a Red Wine & Sugar Sauce sprinkled with a hint of Mint

On the menu for the last class was the infamous French crepes. I was pretty excited about this one because I LOVE crepes, but had never made them before; I was lazy and bought the pre-made ones. 
It was surprisingly easy to make the batter, and this time we got to participate and make our own crepes in class!! So fun. Apparently it's good luck if you can flip a crepe with one hand and hold a coin in the of course I tried it for fun! 
(random lady coming in to watch)
Perhaps I should enter the lottery? 

Here's the recipe for Crepes so you can try it out if you like! 
(oh and if you win the lottery...feel free to share the winnings with me.)

 1 Cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
a pinch of salt
sugar for sprinkling
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract (optional)

In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the milk, eggs, oil, and salt. Make sure there are no lumps! Cover and let stand for 45 min-1 hour.
Lightly brush a non sticky skillet with a little oil and heat over medium high heat. Whisk the batter and add about 2 tablespoons to the skillet, swirling the batter around to coat the bottom of the pan. (it should be a very thin layer all over) 
Cook until the edge begins to brown (about 30 seconds)
Flip using a thin bladed spatula and cook for 20 seconds. Slide onto a plate and repeat with the remaining batter. Add more oil to the pan when needed. Sprinkle the crepes with sugar. Fold them and serve right away. 

You can add fruit, jam, meat, cheeses, Nutella (my personal fave), potatoes, veggies..etc to a crepe
 Be creative! 
My crepe
(I was so proud of it haha)

All of this French cooking reminded me a lot of the movie Julie & Julia. Have you seen it?

Did you ever try any French cooking yourself?

Bon Appetit!

P.S. Have you entered the giveaway yet??


Anonymous said...

haha love this Candice!! so great! When i first saw the title of your post I thought aww Julia Child ;) Hope you have a great WEd-- ohhh and LOVE the top in your picture!!

Candice said...

Thanks Cait!!
Hope you have a lovely day also! :)

Katie said...

So fun! I took French in hs and we had 'food' days every semester...and then I studied abroad and realized there's nothing like having REAL french food! Yum!

Candice said...

Agreed! It was so fun to have a real french woman cook because it was exactly as she would have prepared it in her own home, and not a restaurant's idea of French cuisine! :)

Heidi said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience, I would love to take a French cooking class. I must admit that making crepes has always intimidated me, but perhaps I'll give them a try. Now I'm hungry! :)

Unknown said...

What fun! You look like a pro!

Abi said...

Yuuuum. That looks delish!! I've always wanted to learn, I am totally going to get to it.
I love french cuisine. It's so glamorous. lol.
Yes, I've seen the movie- I really liked it, but then ending made me kind of sad :(

Nikki said...

I love crepes, with Nutella!

Candice said...

Aren't they so delish?! Love em!

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