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Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois

Recipe for the classic French galette des rois served around Epiphany in France, with a chocolate and pistachio twist. Extract and recipe adapted from my second book, Teatime in Paris! Don't forget to hide the trinket inside and have a crown or two ready for the winning King and Queen.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

French recipe for gingerbread men. Make different shapes at any time of year and they’re simply Biscoff cookies (known as Spéculoos in France) with lime zest. What’s more, they last well a few days. Recipe adapted and translated from Kevin Lacote's Spéculoos biscuits, Nov-Dec 2021 issue of Fou de Pâtisserie Magazine.

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

French style coconut macaroons made with unsweetened coconut, sugar, egg whites, honey and salt. Either made in mounds or pyramid shaped like in France.(Not to be confused with Parisian macarons which are made with ground almonds and are sandwiched together with 2 ruffled shells.)

Baked Apricots with Honey and Lavender

Baked Apricots with Honey and Lavender

What can you do with tasteless apricots? Bake them with just a little honey and lavender (or vanilla) for 20 minutes and they're transformed for dessert or savoury dishes

Financier Cakes

Financier Cakes

Moist buttery almond French teacakes made with egg whites, browned butter, ground almonds, sugar and a little flour. Authentically shaped as a gold bar or oval to reflect the cake's history. Makes 18 classic financier cakes (or 30 mini).

Crêpes

Crêpes

Easy recipe for French crêpes, best eaten for breakfast or for goûter (teatime) with sugar and lemon or with any of the classic toppings like jam, chestnut or chocolate spread, or salted caramel sauce. For dessert or teatime, serve with cidre.

Thyme to be Sage with Buttered Asparagus - Mad about Macarons

Thyme to be Sage with Buttered Asparagus - Mad about Macarons

This past week I was so ashamed of the garden. I had run away from it for too long. The weather didn’t give me an excuse, either, as the sun was shining. It was time to JUST DO IT! My back has been killing me since (the computer doesn’t help, either!) but the effort was […]

Basil & Lime Pesto: Quick and Saucy - Mad about Macarons

Basil & Lime Pesto: Quick and Saucy - Mad about Macarons

Could you get me some basil, please? Antoine came back from the market with not just a few leaves but two huge plants of my favourite herb. There was only one thing for it; while it was so fragrant and fresh, I needed something that was quick to make: PESTO and pronto!   Only one […]

How to Make a French Religieuse or a Scottish Mac Snowman - Mad about Macarons

How to Make a French Religieuse or a Scottish Mac Snowman - Mad about Macarons

I have a confession to make. I should have made something more typically Scottish as it’s Burn’s Night this Friday. Patriotism is kicking in as the bagpipes, Stornoway black pudding and haggis are suddenly sorely missed. Don’t ask me to make the latter myself, though. You’re talking to an ex-vegetarian. With a first mere dusting […]

Happy New Year from Paris with a Galette des Rois Recipe - Mad about Macarons

Happy New Year from Paris with a Galette des Rois Recipe - Mad about Macarons

Recipe for the traditional French galette des rois, served on Epiphany.

Arise, Sir Brioche - Mad about Macarons

Arise, Sir Brioche - Mad about Macarons

This sign popped out to say bonjour as we were meandering on a mid summer’s walk in Rhône wine country. Can you imagine living in a street called Brioche lane? I’d personally feel compelled to have brioche dough out on the window ledge, puffing up proudly for the tourists that passed (that’s the dough not […]

Passion Fruit, Cardamom and Ginger Panna Cotta - Mad about Macarons

Passion Fruit, Cardamom and Ginger Panna Cotta - Mad about Macarons

Who prefers light desserts to heavy puddings? I do; particularly during the festive holiday season when the odd additional course creeps in to ambitious holiday menus. This cheeky light little number has been a surprising hit when entertaining. On top of that, it’s gluten-free. Perhaps not everyone wants such a light, mini dessert. “What? Is […]

Leek, Pumpkin and Ginger Soup (to serve with Curry Macarons) - Mad about Macarons

Leek, Pumpkin and Ginger Soup (to serve with Curry Macarons) - Mad about Macarons

A perfectly simple yet healthy winter warming pumpkin soup with a few benefits of leeks and ginger. Serve with fried sage leaves.

Moist Banana Chestnut Loaf

Moist Banana Chestnut Loaf

A rustic yet moist Corsican-inspired banana bread recipe using chestnut flour and chestnut paste and glazed with melted honey - ideal for teatime or breakfast.

Blueberry Lemon Clafoutis

Blueberry Lemon Clafoutis

A quick and easy light gluten-free Clafoutis baked custard dessert, with a blueberry and lemon twist to the French classic that's great for dessert, teatime or breakfast.

German Chocolate Cream Desserts

German Chocolate Cream Desserts

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.

French Chocolate Mendiants (disks with fruit and nuts)

French Chocolate Mendiants (disks with fruit and nuts)

French mendiants, chocolate disks traditionally topped with dried fruits and nuts, resembling the 4 monastic robes from the Middle Ages, seen in chocolate shops around France

Parisian Bourdaloue Pear Tart

Parisian Bourdaloue Pear Tart

Bourdaloue Pear Tart, named after the Parisian street where it was invented in the 1900s. A shortcrust tart base filled with Williams pears and almond cream, glazed and topped with slivered almonds and macarons.

French Apple Custard Tart

French Apple Custard Tart

Adapted from 'France the Beautiful Cookbook' by the Scotto Sisters - with reduced sugar in the filling and addition of nutmeg. Makes one large tart, 2 medium tarts or 8 tartlets.

Chestnut Vanilla Ice Cream

Chestnut Vanilla Ice Cream

The French love their chestnuts so churn a sweetened chestnut vanilla ice cream to chill over the festive season - or any time of year

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