I adored Provence~ We hope to go back one day~
I was reading beautiful blogs last night and was Googling a recipe I keep searching for..Poulet à la Provençale,au Miel de Lavande~I even made my own Lavender Honey..I have tried 2 recipes and not even close:(
We ate it in Gordes..at.Le Provençal.I would love that recipe!
My mouth still waters at the taste of it..and all my senses are awakened from that trip.
I found a few Lavender recipes and this one caught my eye because I had a beautiful unused fennel bulb here..
I found the recipe at Travel and Eat/France~
Lavender/ Fennel/Onion :)
Beau et Bon!
Easy as pie:) to make and I still have a tiny bit of lavender left until this season's lavender blooms..Did I mention I lost 2 plants? And will replenish? Lavender..is loved by me:)
Next I have to get cracking on a folding table to accomodate my little tablecloths I bought there..For outside.They don't fit our Hexagonal table that we have for our ever growing family:)
A delicious..quick fix dinner w/ a salad on the side~
For the dough~
1 pinch of salt
50 g butter cold and cubed
2 tbsps cold water
For the garnish
75 g butter
1 Spanish onion cut in thin slices
1 beautiful fennel bulb cut in thin slices
2 tbsps of fresh lavender flowers or 1 tbsps of dried culinary lavender blossoms chopped
15 cl of crème fraiche
2 egg yolks
Mix the butter and flour until it looks like crumbs:) Add water ..make a boule:)
I used 2 ind. removeable bottom tart pans..perhaps 4 inches across.
Prick bottom w/ fork and blind bake at ap 400 for 5 mins//Remove blind baking components and bake an additional 5 mins..
Meanwhile.. Melt butter and caramelize the onions and fennel..add seasonings..
Mix the 2 egg yolks w/ lavender and I added some Hebes De Provence..
Put the filling in the blind baked crusts.. add the egg yolk mixture and bake at ap 375 for 20 mins..
I am not linking to a recipe as I have changed things..
Top w/ some more dried lavender and sprigs of fennel..
Un Air De Provence..? Définitivement!
No matter when or where we ate in Provence.. there was a particular,appreciated,"soin" (caring..attention to detail...)
Did I mention we loved Provence?