Imagine the rich taste of a full bodied red wine mixed with the sweet crispness of a pear, both drizzled with dark ganache. Sound decadent? This recipe will make the perfect Valentines Day dessert, ending to a stressful day, or just give you a reason to spoil yourself a little. Not mention, the poaching process will make for a delicious, vanilla accented, scent waft through your home.
Have extra berries lying around? Need a sweet topping for your Saturday brunch? Want to add a little extra to a dessert? Whip up a succulent fruit compote that will sweeten any dish and impress any guest.
Created in medieval Europe as a cheap and easy dessert, compotes became a popular household dish. Made with mostly fruit and sugar, compotes were traditionally flavored with a citrus, such as, lemon or orange, cinnamon, and vanilla. But, the great thing about compote is it’s really hard to ruin. Pick any variation of flavors you like best, with a fruit or berry, and add sugar.
Everyone should know the best ways to cook their vegetables. It’s a staple in every chef’s handbook (even if you’re the chef of your own kitchen). That’s why we made a Gygi quick guide on the best ways and times to cook your vegetables.
Let’s talk vegetables, they might not be your favorite, but when cooked right can add tremendous flavor, color, and nutrition to a meal. One of the most common ways to cook vegetables is to steam them with a little hot water in the bottom of a saucepan and a steamer basket. It’s easy to tell if your vegetables are done by the color and tenderness of the vegetable.
Here is a quick guide to steaming vegetables.
Have you ever wanted to make something just a little bit different than the usual dinner line-up? Why not make something that is bursting with flavorful juices and has the added benefit of being a healthy and savory dish everyone will enjoy. All you’ll need is a few tomatoes, garlic, a fresh herb, and olive oil. Oh, and about 5-6 hours to allow your tomatoes to roast to perfection.
Here is how to slow roast your tomatoes to everyones delight.
Everything tastes better when dipped into a delectable sauce. That’s why everyone should know how to make a classic creamy dipping sauce that everyone loves, aioli!
Aioli is great with seafood, meats, vegetables, sandwiches, basically anything. That’s why we’ve made a 1 minute video to help all the sauce lovers of the world arm themselves with an easy and delicious aioli recipe.
Now that you’ve mastered the roux, why not put your skills into a recipe that will impress guests and make your family ask for seconds, with this root vegetable au gratin. The cheesy goodness complements the tender vegetables, and the best part is, the creaminess of the dish will have everyone fooled that they are even eating a dish full of vegetables.