Create a Paris theme party for a unique international dinner night.
Although many of us can't visit Paris we can still enjoy some fun
Paris inspired food ideas.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Paris Theme Ideas
For your Paris dinner add a checkered tablecloth, a basket
of fresh French bread or baguettes and a cheese platter to your
Have guests wear berets and put on a fashion show. Paris is known
for fashion so having each guest dress up and put on a show is
fitting for a Paris theme party.
Paris Theme Party
5 cups flour
1 1/2 cups butter, cold
1 cup water warm (105° to 115°)
1 package yeast active dry or 1 tablespoon yeast
3/4 cup half and half
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon water
Cut cold butter into smaller chunks or slices. In a mixing bowl
blend 4 cups of flour with 1 cup cold butter. Mixture will be
crumbly. Set aside. In a separate bowl dissolve yeast in warm water.
Add a sprinkle of sugar to the yeast mixture. When yeast is bubbly
and foaming pour into empty mixing bowl. Add 1 cup flour, half and
half, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg, salt and melted butter. Blend together
then add yeast mixture and crumbly butter mixture. Blend together
until just moistened. Chill for several hours in the fridge.
Take dough out of fridge after chilling and knead on a floured
surface. Divide dough into 4 smaller balls. Keep the dough you
aren't working with in the fridge to chill. Roll one ball into a
large circle. Cut into triangles or wedge shapes. Roll triangle up
starting at the wide end and rolling up toward the pointed end. Bend
ends to look like a croissant shape. Place on a ungreased cookie
sheet and finish rolling remaining dough. Cover with plastic wrap or
a light towel and let rise 1-2 hours.
In a small glass beat together one egg and 1 tablespoon water.
Before baking brush each croissant with egg mixture. Bake at 325
degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
**To add fillings to croissants place a tablespoon of
filling on triangle and roll up. Fillings could be a fruit filling,
chocolate, chicken mixture or a cream filling.
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Beef Bourguignon for Kids
2 lbs or 1 kg beef stew meat
1 onion, grated
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
6-8 Cups beef broth
1 bouquet garni (in spice
section) or 2 Tablespoons mixed herbs
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small can whole mushrooms or 1 lb fresh mushrooms
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
dash salt and pepper
In large soup pan, saute meat and grated onions in 2 Tablespoons
oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add sliced carrots, beef broth,
herbs and garlic. Stir to combine, place a lid on the pan and cook
on medium heat for 1 hour. Add and stir in mushrooms and tomato
paste. Cook an additional 20-30 minutes.