Popularity result: They were a HUGE SUCCESS!!!! Especially with my teen! Definitely a must keep!
For Christmas dinner, I made some easy appetizers. They turned out delicious, even if some improvement is needed. I made two types of cheese bites, one with brie and one with goat cheese.
I have been following the French TV show “Le meilleur pâtissier” and a couple weeks ago, the theme was “puff pastry”. Inspired by it and in need of a quick dinner idea, I put together these vol-au-vent. I had some puff pastry sheets in my freezer, some chicken breasts, mushrooms and heavy cream and there you go. Friends have mentioned my recipe was not the traditional recipe of “vol-au-vent” such as any Belgian will understand it, but I made it with my favorite ingredients and what I had on hand.
Invite a few friends over who don't mind being guinea pigs and try out new recipes... kind of... A mix of tried and true and new is always safest and having a contingency plan, a must (for me, at least, as one of my friend was teasing me about last night).
Main Course: Stuffed faluche
I found this recipe/idea online. When I was researching recipes for the faluche a few weeks ago, I came across a video from my hometown's TV where this preparation was explained and it sounded soooooo good, I just needed an excuse.
This recipe can be prepared as an appetizer or a main course, just change the size of the bread.