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This rustic French leek and potato soup is a classic recipe from the Paris region. Known as Potage Bonne Femme, it's served hot and made without cream. No need to blend to a purée, it is traditionally just serve with all the bits.
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.
Recipe for French gingerbread, a classic served around Christmas time, best made a few days before eating. Made with mainly honey and rye flour (no eggs), it's quick to make. Adapted and translated from Julien Cantenot's recipe in Nov/Dec 2021 issue of Fou de Pâtisserie Magazine and doubled the recipe for a larger loaf tin.
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.
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.)
Authentic French casserole with chicken in red wine. Recipe has a long marinade time to intensify flavours which cuts down final cooking time.
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).
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Creamiest riz au lait (French rice pudding) recipe using egg yolks
Recipe for the traditional French galette des rois, served on Epiphany.
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 […]
KGB review, sister restaurant of Ze Kitchen Galerie. French cuisine with Asian influences. Recipe from chef William Ledeuil, Thai sweet potato croquettes
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 […]
A perfectly simple yet healthy winter warming pumpkin soup with a few benefits of leeks and ginger. Serve with fried sage leaves.