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Cooking For Two

I would like to introduce you today to a new recipe I tried years ago in my beloved city, London. I got it from the book “Cooking for two”, published in 1996. What a reasonable title! And what a perfect day to cook, at the end of the week. Imagine yourself tired from the week. You don’t feel like looking at all. May be not a very difficult recipe. You would love some eggs too. Hmmm…ah…there is it…

Souffle omelette with mushroom sauce

Serves 2


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 20 g butter (lovely butter…)

For the mushroom sauce

  • 60 g butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 125 g baby mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tsp plain flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp French mustard
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon


  • Whisk egg yolks, water and tarragon in a large bowl until well combined.
  • Beat egg whites in a small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Fold egg whites gently into egg yolk mixture in 2 batches.
  • Heat half the butter in the omelette pan. Pour the half egg mixture into pan, cook omelette until lightly browned underneath.
  • Place the pan under a hot grill until top of the omelette is just set.
  • Slide the omelette onto plate, fold omelette in half, spoon over half the mushrooms sauce.
  • Repeat with remaining butter, egg mixture and sauce.
  • Mushroom sauce: heat the butter in a pan, add onion, garlic and mushrooms, cook stirring, until onion is soft. Add flour, cook stirring, until combined.
  • Remove from heat, gradually stir in combined remaining ingredients, stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens. If you like to ease your work, you can make the sauce a day ahead.

Bon appetite, my love!


My Own

You want a quick, easy and simple recipe for chicken meat? Here is one that I make when I feel like and it is so tasty. It doesn’t need much labour and sweat in the kitchen, just a nice aroma floating in the house and outside. I recommend you close the doors and windows. 😉 So here it is:

Fried chicken breasts


  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into 5-10 cm pieces
  • salt
  • pepper
  • white wine (optional)
  • butter (80-82% fat, unsalted preferably)
  • oregano (or any other spice you like, optional too)


  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper and spices.
  • Heat in a medium pan about 2 tbsp of butter and a little splash of wine. When it is sizzling, add the chicken, cook stirring until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Repeat the action until you finish all the pieces and don’t forget to add more butter and wine when it is finished in the pan, in the process.
  • Serve warm with boiled  or mashed potatoes with mint or any spice you prefer and a nice glass of white wine. I admit I don’t know much about wine so you can recommend me a special one that you think goes very well with this dish.

Bon appetite!