Desserts

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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Chocolate Honeycomb With Pistachio Crumb Recipe From France

Written by on February 27, 2016 in Desserts
Chocolate Honeycomb With Pistachio Crumb Recipe From France

Ingredients 2 tbsp white sugar 2 tbsp golden syrup 1 tsp baking soda 75g dark chocolate 1 tbsp chopped pistachio nuts Method 1. In a saucepan melt the sugar and golden syrup  over a low heat and bring to the boil until the liquid is a light caramel colour, you need to keep a close […]

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Romantic French Menu

Written by on January 21, 2016 in Desserts, French Cuisine, Gastronomy, Main Courses, Starters
Romantic French Menu

A classic romantic French menu that anyone can make anywhere. Lay a red and white check tablecloth, a few flowers in a small vase or glass jar (moderation in flowers is very French), chill a bottle of white, pop a bottle of Champagne, let the red wine breathe. Play a little bit of French music, and […]

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French Crepes Suzette recipe

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Desserts
French Crepes Suzette recipe

If you’ve ever wondered why the famous pancake with orange sauce is called Crepe Suzette, well you have a choice of what might have happened to give rise to this delicious dessert. Many tell the story of how, in 1896 of a young pastry chef called Henri Charpentier, working at the Café de Paris in […]

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