Karen Burns-Booth

Easy and Perfect Pan Bagnat Recipe

Written by on February 20, 2016 in Main Courses, Starters
Easy and Perfect  Pan Bagnat Recipe

This delish Pan Bagnat recipe makes enough for 4 very hungry people! A speciality of Nice, the term means “bathed/wet bread”. Sometimes you’ll see it wrongly spelled “pain bagnat”, with the French word for bread, pain, rather than the local pan. This is a popular lunchtime dish and you’ll find it sold in boulangeries and […]

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Delicious French Vegetarian Sandwich Idea Pan Bagnat

Written by on February 14, 2016 in Main Courses, Starters
Delicious French Vegetarian Sandwich Idea Pan Bagnat

A delicious and simple vegetarian sandwich idea: French style pan bagnat made with free-range eggs, cornichons, red onions, fresh vine tomatoes,lettuce and fresh herbs, all STUFFED into a crusty baguette, and served with olives and extra salad vegetables. Ingredients for four people: 1 large baguette a little olive oil lettuce leaves 2 x hard boiled […]

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Savoury Clafoutis Recipe from France

Written by on February 9, 2016 in Main Courses, Starters
Savoury Clafoutis Recipe from France

A delicious savoury clafoutis recipe that is simple to make, delicious to eat, a French taste sensation that’s perfect for a light lunch or a special starter… Ingredients 1 yellow courgette, sliced + 1 green courgette, sliced 100g cherry tomatoes, halved 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 eggs, beaten 3 tablespoons creme fraiche or 3 tablespoons […]

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How to Make Chocolate Cake Truffles

Written by on December 4, 2015 in Desserts
How to Make Chocolate Cake Truffles

Chocolate truffles are one of those sweets that we all associate with celebration or special occasions. Named after an earthy fungus because their dark round appearance is not unlike that of the truffle that comes out of the ground. The origin of chocolate truffles is not known for sure but one legend claims that they […]

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Scrumptious and Best French Apricot Jam Recipe

Written by on July 8, 2015 in Desserts
Scrumptious and Best French Apricot Jam Recipe

A Provence Summer Preserve: Heady perfumed lavender fields, rolling hills of thyme and oregano, hot sun, dusty paths, aching backs and grape stained fingers, hawks sitting on hay bales, the distant throb of a tractor, warm hands and faces,  crusty bread, herb scented rillettes, red wine and crisp rose wine, straw baskets, fields of happy sunflowers, […]

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Mousse au chocolat with Mini Eggs and Cream!

Written by on April 4, 2015 in Desserts
Mousse au chocolat with Mini Eggs and Cream!

A delicious, simple but oh so pretty dessert that’s perfect for Easter. My little Pots au Chocolats  are decorated with freshly whipped cream and mini chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies though there’s plenty of scope to choose your own decorations.  A light and fluffy two chocolate mousse that is perfect as a light dessert for Easter […]

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Perfect French Crepe Recipe

Written by on February 2, 2015 in French Cuisine
Perfect French Crepe Recipe

How to make French pancakes at home, the perfect French crêpe recipe… Pancakes are not a new invention, historians think they were being made at least as far back as 7000 BC in a similar form to how we make them today. They can be eaten hot or cold, sweet or savoury,  as a main course, […]

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French Summer Cassoulet Salad with Confit Duck Legs

Written by on March 19, 2014 in Main Courses
French Summer Cassoulet Salad with Confit Duck Legs

Cassoulet salade d’été avec confit de canard – a summer cassoulet salad with preserved duck: The perfect summer lunch for a warm day – a very french salad with confit duck legs that looks and tastes delicious from food writer Karen S Burns-Booth of Lavender and Lovage. Confit is an ancient practice fostered in France as […]

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