Financiers are an excellent handheld after-school snack. Essentially a tea cake made with a touch of almond meal, these are a little more substantial than madeleines. They come in various shapes, including rectangles and ovals, and here we’re using a mini muffin pan because they’re easy to find and many people have them in the […]
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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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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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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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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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 […]
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 […]
From the kitchen of cook Karen Burns-Booth in France, a delicious blackberry jam recipe – oh la la! Ingredients 450g of blackberries, fresh 450g of white cane sugar 1 lemon, juiced 1 Place the blackberries and lemon juice in a large pan and simmer gently for about 15 minutes until the fruit is soft […]
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 […]
A sticky encounter in Montélimar Montélimar. It’s a name that just rolls off the tongue with a rhythm of its own and it happens to be home to a sweet little secret. You’ll find the town about half an hour south of Valence in the Drôme, part of the Rhônes Alpes region, well on the […]