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Easy French recipe for tenderloin pork. Fillets are caramelised in honey and mixed with cream or crème fraîche to create a delicious and quick sauce.
A light, no-bake recipe for German Chocolate Cream Desserts, inspired by Germany's Black Forest chocolate cherry cakes with a basic French crème au chocolat topped with Chantilly cream and cherries.
The French love their chestnuts so churn a sweetened chestnut vanilla ice cream to chill over the festive season - or any time of year
A light but creamy popular Japanese ice cream that would particularly appeal to fans of peanut butter, due to its addictive, roasted, nutty intensity of flavours.
A French iced celebration cake that's easy to prepare in advance. Just add meringue to a layer of vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet and top with unsugared Chantilly cream, laced with Chambord raspberry liqueur (gluten free).
A rich, creamy French classic soup or velouté that was created for Madame du Barry, King Louis XV's last and favourite mistress, who adored cauliflower
A fast and easy apple dessert to prepare at the last minute with ready-made puff pastry, 2 Granny Smith apples, honey, butter, almonds and Calvados. Add the extra Calvados cream for special occasions.
The Classic Parisian dessert of a poached pear, vanilla ice cream and thick French chocolate sauce was invented by legendary chef, Auguste Escoffier, after hearing the French soprano, Hortense Schneider, sing the title role in Offenbach's Belle-Hélène in Paris, 1864.
French Meringue Snowballs, generously filled with roasted hazelnut praline, lemon jelly, vanilla cream and candied chestnut. Festive individual desserts, easy to prepare in advance for a dinner party.
An easy, step by step recipe for the classic French Crème Caramel. No cream but made with milk and egg yolks for a light, melt-in-the-mouth dessert found in many Parisian brasseries.
A delicious French potato gratin recipe without cream using thinly sliced potatoes, onions, cheese and chicken stock (or vegetable for vegetarians). The result is a lighter version of Gratin Dauphinois and an ideal accompaniment for roast meats or chicken.
Retro Brandy Snaps, caramel tubes filled with whipped cream given a mint, lime and rum twist to the party to make Mojito Snaps.
A healthy vegetarian Smoked Garlic Arugula (Rocket) Soup recipe to give your body the vitamins it deserves over the Winter. A nourishing, creamy soup with no cream in sight and only 60 calories a serving!
A simple yet stunning end to a summer meal: Roasted Nectarines and Lemon Verbena Ice Cream. Make the ice cream in advance and it's one of the easiest French desserts to produce at the last minute!
An upside-down French tart filled with almond cream and strawberries, topped with glaze, fresh strawberries and roasted rhubarb
Drambuie ice cream, a boozy taste of this Scottish Whisky & heather honey liqueur makes it the perfect accompaniment to chocolate, apple and raspberry desserts. No ice cream maker needed!
A creamy lemon ice cream recipe, using egg yolks (recipe requires an ice cream maker)
A quick and easy French dessert to prepare in just 20 minutes and great for using 3 egg yolks. Chill for 2 hours and top with seasonal fruit.
A classic French dessert of candied fruits in a custardy based no-churn ice cream, served with a light apricot coulis or sauce.
A deliciously easy and versatile jam - not just for spreading on French baguettes, brioche or crêpes but also good warmed and served as a sauce with ice cream or as a filling for macarons.