It’s another two-fer French Friday today! I made two French Fridays with Dorie recipes this week: Christine’s Simple Party Soups and Baked Apples Filled with Fruits and Nuts.
Christine’s Simple Party Soups are a trio of simple vegetable soups: asparagus, broccoli, and red pepper. The technique is the same for each soup. Simply simmer the vegetables in chicken broth until tender, then puree and season with salt and pepper. Serve the soups with a dollop of flavored whipped cream and you are good to go!
Rather than trying to tackle all three soups, I chose to make just the broccoli soup. As advertised, it was very simple to make. The cream was flavored with curry powder, which I felt added a very nice flavor.
I served the soup with grilled cheese sandwiches for a simple weeknight meal. We liked the soup, but probably not enough for me to make it again.
Simple was the theme of the week. Baked Apples Filled with Fruits and Nuts are an easy-to-make dessert, perfect for a cold night.
The apples are filled with the cook’s choice of dried fruits and nuts mixed with honey. Add a little butter and some apple juice for moistness and you are ready to bake.
These baked apples can be served with any number of creamy topping, such as heavy cream, yogurt, or vanilla ice cream. I decided to try the unwhipped cream, which was very nice with it.
I like this one better than my husband did. He thought it seemed more like a snack than a dessert. These would be great with vanilla ice cream!