A Strong Coffee: Kids Cook French Review and Giveaway

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Kids Cook French Review and Giveaway

kids cook french cookbook


When I recieved this book I have to say I initially panicked about what I had agreed to review. I opened the book and inside was a recipe in French. Now whilst I miraculously managed to gain an A grade at GCSE, I must admit it was a few years ago and I am a little rusty. Thankfully I then looked to my left and saw the same recipe in English. Phew!

french and english recipe

Flicking through the book I was really impressed. The recipes are aimed at being easy enough for children to follow, but they are also tasty too. I am really keen at teaching my boys to cook. They enjoy it and all of them are happy to try something new if it is something they have cooked themselves. Recipes range from croque monsieur to roasted cauliflower to apple tarts with almond frangipane. However, it was the cheese fondue that really caught my eye and I decided to order in the ingredients so that we could make this.

The recipe was really simple.

Big man grated 250g of comte and 250g of gruyere cheese.

boy cooking


We melted 45g of butter in a pan and added 2 cloves of chopped garlic.

Next we added a cup of white wine, 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock and then the grated cheese.

Some salt and pepper finished it off.

I cut up some cubes of baguette and we tucked in.

cheese fondue


It was a success with everyone.

We will certainly be making some more of the dishes in the book.

The book is £12.99 from Amazon and I think it is a lovely book for any child that is keen on learning to cook. I have also been offered a copy to giveaway to one of my readers. Just complete the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

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78 comments:

Tracey Peach said...

I don't have one... I need this book! xxx

ashleigh allan said...

beef bourguignon

Tracy K Nixon said...

Tomato & caramelised onion tart tatin!

Heather Haigh said...

Boeuf Bourguignon

kim neville said...

Coq au vin

Plastig Ffantastig said...

crepes :)

laura banks said...

it would have to be crepes

Monica Gilbert said...

I love French pastries. I can't really narrow it down to one.

maci234 said...

I would love this book to help me find out

susan younger said...

Boeuf Bourguignon

chris2468 said...

What is your favourite French dish?............apart from that hunky male l saw on the beach last year l suppose it's biftek bleu

Robyn Logan Clarke said...

Quiche Lorraine

rebecca beesley said...

d would love this - cooking and french - fab! My fave french dish would be macarons!!!

Louise Fairweather said...

I did think of your boy as I was typing it up! Good luck x

Louise Fairweather said...

Lol start with this recipe - it's soooo good x

Tracey Peach said...

I will have to give it a try :)

Karl Borowy said...

frogs legs

Laura Pritchard said...

Coq au vin

Paula Readings said...

Boeuf Bourguignon

Claire Toplis said...

coq au van

Maxine Owen said...

Crepes :)

clairdownham said...

french onion soup with baguette

sarah diane rees said...

coq au vin

amyangelmouse said...

Crepes!!!!!!!

Aaron Broad said...

crepes are the best thing France has ever done

Kate Fever said...

What a lovely book! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

Gemma Brown said...

mmm croissants with lots of butter

Louise Fairweather said...

Just as good for adults :-)

kayleigh bates said...

Crepes!!

Harley Richardson said...

Crepes x

Suzanne said...

Croque monsieur and clafoutis

laura stewart said...

onion soup xx

lynn heath said...

Moules and Frites!!!!

Tracey Parker said...

Frogs legs and frites

Diane Jackson said...

Crepes

Hekna said...

coq au vin

Claire Hull said...

Definitely crepes

Kay Lou Smith said...

Crepes!

Lyla said...

Dauphinois potatoes

Keith Hunt said...

Sole Meunière

Clare Hubbard said...

Crepes :)

Susie Wilkinson said...

Crepes <3

Emma Falvi said...

Dauphinois potatoes

Rosalind Blight said...

crepes

Michelle Banks said...

coq au vin x

Claire Woods said...

crepes

sbroadley said...

Chicken Chassueusse

melanie stirling said...

Crepes

Jayne Alicia said...

A specialist chicken called Poulet Bresse - wonderful. My grand-daughter is being brought up bilingual - French and English (but lives in Scotland) so this would be the perfect gift.

Felicity Smith said...

croque monsiur

Andy Kadir-Buxton said...

crepes.

Sara Janeg said...

moules mariniere

Kimberley Ryan said...

French pastries

Donna Large said...

Crepes

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

Crepes

Emily CD said...

Crepes! EJ Dunn

UKJILL said...

Cassoulet

Paul Walsh said...

French Onion Soup

Chantelle Kemp said...

cock au vin!!

Rachel Bustin said...

crepes mmmmm!

Kayleigh said...

Tartiflette

jade said...

Crepes

Minnie Beth said...

Onion soup with croutons :) x

Clare Scanlan said...

I love the way the French make Omelettes but deep fried Camembert and Tarte au pommes, and more and more!

Mike Proffitt said...

crepes

❄❄️️Kate Cass❄️❄️ said...

Lemon sole with Lyonnaise potatoes Mmm mmm mmmm

Karen Howden said...

J'ai adore Crepes

Claire Thomson Little said...

Crepes :) x

aaron said...

Big cheese eater & French wine drinker

Jadey Walsh said...

Crepes... yummy =)

soneailiami said...

Crepes

Samantha Bolter said...

crepes :)

Karyn Smith said...

Quiche Lorraine

Stephen Little said...

Crepes naturellement!

Lee Hardy said...

Crepes

Nancy Bradford said...

Coq au vin but it is hard to find it done properly.

Kulwinder Lombardelli said...

COQ AU VIN

Natalie Crossan said...

Crepes xx