June2023 #74

bon appétit

French & Italian dishes

Italy's National Day, the Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), is celebrated on 2 June and Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July. Some of the recipes from these two countries can be easy to sub for failsafe, and some actually are failsafe.

Last months edition was all about failsafe Pizzas, so make sure you take another look.

I hope you enjoy trying some of these delicious recipes.

Easy Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel

Our Italian Table: Panna Cotta is an Italian classic. This very simple versatile dessert is my go-to dessert when I need to both keep it simple but add a little bit of vavoom to my dolci. Panna cotta (‘cooked cream‘ in Italian) literally takes 10 minutes to pull together – that is it! It then rests comfortably for a few hours to thicken. You can even make it a day or two in advance, at the ready as a creamy backdrop for a whole host of toppings.

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Homemade Potato Gnocchi {How Italians Make It}

Italian Recipe Book:
Discover how to make soft, pillowy and flavorful potato gnocchi in a couple of easy steps.
This classic Italian pasta is one of the ultimate comfort foods that exist.
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Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts

I Am Homesteader: This recipe is NOT failsafe, but a few easy adaptations and it will be. Use failsafe oil, leave out pepper and red pepper flakes, add chives instead. Rice malt syrup or maple syrup for the honey.
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Creamy Garlic Chicken Risotto

Domestic Diva: Risotto is so simple to make in the Thermomix, beautifully creamy and has a lovely subtle flavour. It would be easy to make this a vegetarian dish by swapping the chicken for 500g of vegetables of your choice.
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Arancini - Risotto Balls

Failsafe Foodie: Risotto is something I can never make the right amount of. I don't think I've ever really tried to be honest. But risotto is also pretty uninspiring reheated. So what do you do with it? You turn it into balls!
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No-Tomato Sauce

Cooking For Oscar: My big success in the kitchen was to make a sauce for Oscar that could compete with the tomato sauce that everyone else, including his mum and dad, eat. And I did it! It tastes like tomato sauce and looks like the home made tomato sauce my mum and hubby make, but it has no tomato.
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Lasagne – Big Batch Failsafe Version

Domestic Diva: Gluten free garlic bread pizza recipe! It's thin, crispy and you'd never know it was gf EVER. It's also low FODMAP and vegan/dairy free too.
*leave out pepper for failsafe.
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Potato and Choko Frittata

Chemical Free Chemist: Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses, or vegetables.
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Classic Gelato Base (Vanilla Flavour)

Food Nouveau: Learn how to make Italian ice cream! I resolved to eat gelato every day—sometimes even twice a day!—tasting my way around Rome, Tuscany, and other regions I visited.
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Mussels & Calamari with Black Bean Spaghetti

Domestic Diva: A seafood pasta dish using celery pesto for the sauce. The Pesto is so versatile, I love it on crusty bread, added to philly cheese for a dip and it’s even tasty with boiled eggs or on salads!
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Real Meals: Focaccia is a flat leavened oven-baked Italian bread, similar in style and texture to pizza; in some places, it is called pizza bianca. Focaccia can be served as a side dish or as sandwich bread and it can be round, rectangular, or square shape.
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Cannoncini – Puff Pastry Cannoli with Pastry Cream

Apron And Whisk: Cannoncini are an Italian dessert made from crispy flaky butter puff pastry filled with a luscious velvety pastry cream.
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Tiramisu Cake with Mascarpone Icing

Domestic Diva: A decadent failsafe version of the traditional Tiramisu using decaf and carob. Can be made with plain flour or GF flour.
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Leek Tarte Tatin

Domestic Diva: A French style tart with beautifully cramelised leeks. Perfect for brunch or lunch, served with a side salad.

I have been wanting to try making this recipe and convert it to Failsafe for a while now. The original recipe I found from Taste Made looks so good, fancy, easy to make and had me drooling!

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Leek and Goat Cheese Quiche

Nola: "Quiche is a beautiful thing. It's next-level eggs". Goats cheese is failsafe if mild like a cottage, cream or ricotta style; otherwise use philly cheese for this recipe if on strict elimination. Leave out pepper. Half and half milk is a mixture of half milk and half cream.
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Soupe aux Poireaux (leek soup)

Failsafe Foodie: Soupe à l'oignon or as you would know it - French onion soup. Onion is out, but leek is in for Failsafe. Hi, my name is Trish and I am addicted to French Food. It seems only natural that I would be converting as much as I can to failsafe.
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Crusty French Baguette

Baking A Moment: Craving a crusty French loaf? Look no further than this easy baguette recipe. Only 4 ingredients, and it’s mostly downtime! You can do this!
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Vanilla Soufflé

Home Cooking Adventure: Soufflés are the kind of dish you wanna prepare whenever you want to impress with your cooking skills. Even though many are hesitating to prepare them at home they are really not a big deal, and the process is really easy.
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French Beignets

Mon Petit Four: Pillow-y, soft fried doughnuts dusted in powdered sugar. Since enjoying the soft, pillowy rounds that I enjoyed in Paris, I haven’t been able to eat any other kind of beignet; French beignets are simply divine.
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Gourmet Traveller: Making your own croissants isn't overly complicated: it just requires time and patience.
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Cook with Manal:
These adorable cookies called Palmiers, or Elephant Ears, are a simple French pastry filled with sugar.
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French Crêpe

Sweet As Honey: This easy crêpe recipe makes thin and flexible crepes with crispy edges like all classic French crepes you eat in a French restaurant.
*Sharing for the basic crêpe recipe, use your own failsafe fillings, either sweet or savoury.
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GF Savoury Crêpe with Chicken & Leek Filling

Failsafe Foodie: Failsafers are masters of adaptation and substitution. Some cuisines are really easy to adapt, some are not. French food is great for it.
Try her sweet version with Vanilla Pears.
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