Desserts

How to make a Paris Brest Christmas Cake

Written by on November 30, 2016 in Desserts, Gastronomy
How to make a Paris Brest Christmas Cake

Paris Brest cakes are an absolute classic in France. Every pattisserie chef will have his or her own version of the delicious choux dough pastry. This version is very grown up and perfect for Christmas. Created by Scottish cook in Paris Jill Colonna, the whisky addition makes for a delicious twist! Choux dough 75g water […]

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Spiced Mulled Pears a la Francais

Written by on November 22, 2016 in Desserts, Wine and Drinks
Spiced Mulled Pears a la Francais

Delicious and simple this spiced mulled pear recipe from France is so easy to make but really pack a wow factor punch. Use a soft and fruity wine, a good but not a robust wine; Bordeaux or Burgundy reds are too strong and will overpower the flavours of the delicate spices and pears. INGREDIENTS: 13 […]

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Pain Perdu with Raspberry and Vanilla

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Desserts
Pain Perdu with Raspberry and Vanilla

This is a super easy, extremely tasty way to use up old (stale) bread. A classic French recip, “Pain Perdu” – French Toast, Eggy Bread – makes a perfect breakfast or brunch dish for the weekend or a snack at any time. Serve with home-made raspberry jam or fresh raspberries when in season. Ingredients for […]

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Recipe Chocolate Orange Truffles

Written by on July 30, 2016 in Desserts
Recipe Chocolate Orange Truffles

Mouth-watering, scumptious chocolate orange truffles, this lovely French recipe for chocolate orange truffles is surprisingly easy to make. Perfect for after dinner, when you have guests or if you just feeling plain piggy! Makes 500g Ingredients 150ml double cream 2tbspn liquid glucose 375g dark chocolate 65g honey 50ml cognac/brandy Cocoa powder (to dust) Zest of […]

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Creme Brulee Classic French Dessert

Written by on July 27, 2016 in Desserts
Creme Brulee Classic French Dessert

Crème brûlée, the creamy, soft and delicious French dessert has been pleasing palates for more than 300 years. It apparently originated at the table of the Philippe d’Orleans, brother of Louis XIV. His chef, Francois Massialot, when visiting Perpignan in the south of France tried a sweet dish made with Catalan cream and he made […]

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French Recipe for sorbet Cointreau and Orange flavour

Written by on July 19, 2016 in Desserts
French Recipe for sorbet Cointreau and Orange flavour

It was common to enjoy sorbet and ice cream in Paris in the 17th century after it was introduced to France by Catherine de Medici when she married the future Henry II of France in 1533 and bought her chefs with her and with them came recipes. The delicious iced desserts were so popular they […]

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Strawberry and tomato salad by Gerald Passedat

Written by on June 26, 2016 in Desserts
Strawberry and tomato salad by Gerald Passedat

Strawberry and tomato salad – or in French, Tomates Anciennes et fraises: Top French Chef Gerald Passedat, one of only a handful of three Michelin star chefs in the world, shares this delicious, easy to prepare dish from his  fabulous cook book Flavors from the French Mediterranean…  Serves 4 | Preparation time: 25 minutes Ingredients 8 heirloom tomatoes […]

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Peaches poached in green tea syrup with mint by Gérald Passedat

Written by on June 10, 2016 in Desserts
Peaches poached in green tea syrup with mint by Gérald Passedat

Vine peaches poached in green tea syrup with mint – an absolutely scrumptious recipe from the great French chef Gérald Passedat from his gorgeous cook book Flavors from the French Mediterranean The three Michelin star chef shares eighty of his classic, generous, and easy-to-prepare recipes that celebrate fresh produce and an overall healthy lifestyle in this lovely […]

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Five Perfect Sweet Easter Recipes With A French Flavour

Written by on March 25, 2016 in Desserts
Five Perfect Sweet Easter Recipes With A French Flavour

If you’re looking for inspiration for something to cook at home for Easter to really impress and wow everyone – we have some terrific bake ideas for you from the truly simple to the … truly simple! Nothing difficult with these sweet Easter recipes, we think at this time of the year you should enjoy […]

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The Lushest Strawberry Clafoutis Ever

Written by on March 16, 2016 in Desserts
The Lushest Strawberry Clafoutis Ever

A scrumptious, fragrant and utterly delicious strawberry dessert that will melt in your mouth and taste of a sunny day, a summer breeze, a strawberry field… strawberry clafoutis recipe from the kitchen of Karen Burns-Booth of Lavender and Lovage. Serves  8 Ingredients 150ml fresh milk, full-fat 150ml single cream 1 vanilla pod, halved and seeds […]

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