Recipe for Nonnettes – traditional cakes of Burgundy, France

29 Jun

The recipe for nonnettes – a speciality of Dijon in Burgundy finds its origins in the Middle Ages… Recipe for Orange Nonnettes with Grand Marnier Ingredients: makes 12 150ml water 80g butter 200ml honey 50g light brown sugar 1 tbsp pain d’épices spices 2 tbsps Grand Marnier 180g whole wheat flour 100g all-purpose flour 1 […]

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Recipe for Tarte aux fraises – Strawberry and cream pie

8 Apr

Cecile de la Rue, author of Voila! A French Cookbook shares her absolutely scrumptious strawberry and cream pie recipe. It’s very easy to make and very more-ish! Cecile says “Fresh strawberries over whipped cream and the best crust ever. I love making this dessert on the spot, right before serving it—just prepare the crust, whip […]

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White Chocolate Mousse recipe with a hint of orange

6 Mar

Indulge in this delicious chocolate-orange desert, silky-smooth, lusciously decadent and oh-so easy to make! Ingredients for 3 220g white chocolate 250ml cream Zest of 1 orange plus orange for segments 2 egg yolks 25ml orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec) 50g dark chocolate, to grate as garnish Method Place chocolate in […]

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Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy French lemon tart recipe

24 Jan

A lush French lemon tart recipe from Sara Neumeier, inspired by her neighbour Christine in France. With just five ingredients and no baking it doesn’t get much simpler than this. To adjust the level of sweetness, you can add or subtract from the amount of condensed milk – it really is fool proof! Ingredients: Serves […]

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How to make chocolate macarons by Pierre Hermé

3 Oct

Perfect for parties, these gorgeous little more-ish macarons from the master in Paris are from his new book “Chocolate” and classified as “easy” (available from Amazon). Nicknamed the ‘Picasso of Pastry’ by Jeffrey Steingarten in Vogue, Pierre Hermé is to the macaron what Louis Vuitton is to the handbag. Named the World’s Best Pastry Chef […]

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Blackberry Muffins Recipe from France

2 Aug

From the kitchen of France based foodie Karen Burns-Booth, a delicious blackberry muffins recipe that’s really irresistible… Ingredients 400g fresh or frozen blackeberries (well drained and defrosted if frozen) 100g caster sugar 100g melted butter 300g self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 large free-range eggs beaten with 150mls milk (or 150mls buttermilk) 1 […]

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Baked Saffron Pudding recipe from France

30 Jul

A delicious baked saffron pudding recipe from the Countess Alexandra Simonoff­-Arpels who grows saffron at her farm in the Dordogne France. Saffron has been used in cooking for thousands of years, it’s said to be good for your health and it tastes exquisite. Preparation Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 35 mins Serves 6 Ingredients 5 […]

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