Karen Burns-Booth

Delicious Tartiflette Recipe with Reblochon Cheese

Written by on October 20, 2017 in Main Courses
Delicious Tartiflette Recipe with Reblochon Cheese

Tartiflette is a baked gratin of potatoes, onions (or shallots), lardons (bacon), wine, cream and cheese, a staple of all ski lodge or chalet suppers. The dish originates from the Savoy (Savoie) region of France, famous for its skiing resorts, hosting the Winter Olympics, cheese and charcuterie. The region was annexed by France as late […]

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Homemade Orange Liqueur recipe from France

Written by on October 6, 2017 in Gastronomy, Wine and Drinks
Homemade Orange Liqueur recipe from France

Homemade orange liqueur – it’s deliciously sunny, makes for a great gift and a scrumptious treat. Ingredients 600ml dark rum (a little less than 3 cups) 1 bottle dry white wine 300g (10 ozs) golden caster sugar 8 oranges, unwaxed How to make homemade orange liqueur Peel large strips of zest from the oranges with […]

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Blackberry Muffins Recipe from France

Written by on August 2, 2017 in Desserts
Blackberry Muffins Recipe from France

From the kitchen of France based foodie Karen Burns-Booth, a delicious blackberry muffins recipe that’s really irresistible… Ingredients 400g fresh or frozen blackeberries (well drained and defrosted if frozen) 100g caster sugar 100g melted butter 300g self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 large free-range eggs beaten with 150mls milk (or 150mls buttermilk) 1 […]

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Blackberry Jam recipe from France

Written by on August 2, 2017 in Desserts
Blackberry Jam recipe from France

  From the kitchen of cook Karen Burns-Booth in France, a delicious blackberry jam recipe – oh la la! Ingredients 450g of blackberries, fresh 450g of white cane sugar 1 lemon, juiced 1 Place the blackberries and lemon juice in a large pan and simmer gently for about 15 minutes until the fruit is soft […]

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Recipe for three cheese Fougasse bread from France

Written by on March 16, 2017 in Gastronomy, Starters
Recipe for three cheese Fougasse bread from France

Fougasse bread is a French flat bread, a typical staple of Provence. Traditionally it’s styled in a grain of wheat style (like the photo) and it’s origins are thought to be Roman. It’s a bit like the Italian foccacia  bread – but with a French twist. Fougasse was once used to assess the temperature of a wood […]

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Scrumptious Recipe For Brioche Style Hot Cross Buns

Written by on January 9, 2017 in Desserts
Scrumptious Recipe For Brioche Style Hot Cross Buns

  A French twist to the ever popular hot cross bun! Brioche meets bun and makes for the most luscious, delicious little cakey snack – beware, they’re seriously moreish! If you have a bread machine, you can start the dough in the machine up to the second proving stage. Add the dried fruit 5 minutes […]

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How to make a French Style Cheese Wreath at Christmas

Written by on December 5, 2016 in French Cuisine, Gastronomy, Starters
How to make a French Style Cheese Wreath at Christmas

Here’s how to give your table real Christmas wow factor with a French cheese wreath… French cheese wreath – fromage and flair This is not a recipe as such, it is more of an assembly job, but it is fun, festive and a little frivolous. It’s easy to do and looks fabulous in the centre […]

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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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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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