I am so honored to be hosting such a fabulous event today. This #SundaySupper we are kicking off Julia Child’s 100th Birthday celebration and we have an amazing spread laid out. You may have seen my many Julia Child dishes posted on my blog over the last few months and today we are gearing up the #SundaySupper group to #CookForJulia.
The dishes that everyone has made is blowing my mind. Quiches and souffles, tarts and croissants. I know Julia would be so proud.(Look at the bottom of my post and get ready to drool!)
What I have chosen to do is something I have been eager to make ever since I took my first bite of eggs Benedict. Classic hallandaise sauce. I whipped and whipped this by hand until it became thick and creamy. I have always found hollandaise to be so decadent and luxurious but intimidating to make. Scary ingredients like egg yolks and butter and tempering are frightening and could turn horrid in a second. My hollandaise came out delicious and lemony. It was buttery to the feel and poured over my asparagus just as I envisioned. Although I do wish it was a tad thicker, the flavor was still extraordinary.
Recipe courtesy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
- 3 egg yolks
- 3/4 cup butter (melted) + 1 Tb, softened
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 tsp paprika (optional)
- 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and blanched
- In a small saucepan, beat egg yolks until thick, about 2 minutes.
- Add 1Tb of cold water, a squeeze of lemon juice and salt and beat for another minute.
- On very low heat, add 1Tb of butter and continue whisking until eggs become thick. You want to be able to see the bottom of your pan as you're whisking.
- Turn off heat and prepare to mix in melted butter. Very slowly pour in melted butter into the egg mixture as you are whisking. Continue to do this slowly until all is added.
- Once thick, add more lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour sauce over blanched asparagus and dust with paprika.
And now may I present to you our GORGEOUS #CookForJulia #SundaySupper preparations:
Râpée Morvandelle by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Croissants by Cookistry
Cheese and Bacon Quiche by Tora’s Real Food
Tuna Salad Nicoise by Magnolia Days
Blood Orange, Walnut, and Rocket Salad by Granny’s Down Home Southern Cooking
Croque Monsieur by Webicurean
Spinach and Cream Cheese Pancakes by Happy Baking Days
Julia’s Chicken Salad by My Trials in the Kitchen
Pissaladière Niçoise (Onion Tart with Anchovies and Black Olives) by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Provencal Tomato Quiche by Are you hungry?
Quiche Lorraine Spoon and Saucer
Potato and Onion Soup (Potage Parmentier) by Shockingly Delicious
Bouillabaisse by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Boeuf Bourguignon by Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence
Orecchiette Con Broccoli Di Rape and Sausages by Doggie at the Dinner Table
Boeuf Bourguignon by Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
Veal Stew with Onions and Mushrooms with Baked Cucumbers and Boiled Potatoes (Blanquette de veau a l’ancienne with concombres au buerre) by Kimchi Mom
Salmon en Papillote by Girlichef
Poached salmon with cucumber sauce by Katherine Martinelli
Lobster Souffle and Deviled Chicken- Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
Roasted Chicken with Julia’s Mustard Marinade by The Meltaways
Wild Mushroom and Herb Stuffed Chicken- Mama Mommy Mom
Puree of White Beans with Garlic and Herbs (Brandade á la Soissonaise) Avocado Pesto
Poulet au Porto by Family Foodie
Hollondaise over Blanched Asparagus by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Scalloped Potatoes with Milk, Cheese, and Garlic (Gratin Dauphinois) by Home Cooking Memories
Ratatouille by Basic N Delicious
French-style country pate by There and Back Again
White Bean Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips Momma’s Meals
Oeufs à la Diable by What Smells So Good?
Soubise by The Weekend Gourmet
Ratatouille by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Cream Cheese and Lemon Flan by Juanita’s Cocina
Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups by Cravings of a Lunatic
Creme Brulee by Wine Everyday
Mousseline Au Chocolat by Small Wallet Big Appetite
Peach Tarte Tatin by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Cinnamon Toast Bread Pudding by Vintage Kitchen Notes
Dark Chocolate Crepes by Family Spice
Crepes Fines Sucrees by Mangoes and Chutney
Pommes Rosemarie:Apples Rosie The Daily Dish Recipes
Espresso Soufflé by Chocolate Moosey
Best Ever Brownies by In the Kitchen with Audrey
Orange-Almond Jelly Roll Cake by Mrs. Mama Hen
Orange Spongecake Cupcakes by Mama’s Blissful Bites
Orange Mousse with Greek Yogurt by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Frozen Chocolate Mousse by Big Bear’s Wife
Wine Pairings: Relishing Food and Wine; Thanks to Julia Child! by ENOFYLZ