Desserts

Apple Tart recipe like Maman used to make by Chef Daniel Galmiche

Written by on December 31, 2017 in Desserts
Apple Tart recipe like Maman used to make by Chef Daniel Galmiche

The most delicious French apple tart recipe – easy to make, this classic French dessert is scrumptious. Maman’s Apple Tart by chef Daniel  Galmiche is superb. Ingredients 1 large egg 100ml/3 1/3 fl oz/scant ½ cup double cream (or crème fraiche) 3 heaped tbsp. caster sugar Butter for greasing 225-250g/8-9 oz readymade shortcrust pastry (or […]

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How to make a French Buche de Noel at home

Written by on December 14, 2017 in Desserts
How to make a French Buche de Noel at home

If you live in France, the chances are you’ll buy one of these classic Christmas cakes in the boulangerie rather than make one at home. There’s such a huge choice of Buches and every baker likes to add his or her own personal touch to these delicious gateaux. But, if you’re not in France, that […]

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How to make chocolate macarons by Pierre Hermé

Written by on October 3, 2017 in Celebrity Chefs, Desserts, Gastronomy
How to make chocolate macarons by Pierre Hermé

Perfect for parties, these gorgeous little more-ish macarons from the master in Paris are from his new book “Chocolate” and classified as “easy” (available from Amazon). Nicknamed the ‘Picasso of Pastry’ by Jeffrey Steingarten in Vogue, Pierre Hermé is to the macaron what Louis Vuitton is to the handbag. Named the World’s Best Pastry Chef […]

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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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Baked Saffron Pudding recipe from France

Written by on July 30, 2017 in Desserts
Baked Saffron Pudding recipe from France

A delicious baked saffron pudding recipe from the Countess Alexandra Simonoff­-Arpels who grows saffron at her farm in the Dordogne France. Saffron has been used in cooking for thousands of years, it’s said to be good for your health and it tastes exquisite. Preparation Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 35 mins Serves 6 Ingredients 5 […]

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The famous nougat of Montelimar France

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Desserts, Gastronomy, Rhône Alpes
The famous nougat of Montelimar France

A sticky encounter in Montélimar Montélimar. It’s a name that just rolls off the tongue with a rhythm of its own and it happens to be home to a sweet little secret. You’ll find the town about half an hour south of Valence in the Drôme, part of the Rhônes Alpes region, well on the […]

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French Lemon Tart Recipe to fall in love with

Written by on April 2, 2017 in Desserts
French Lemon Tart Recipe to fall in love with

Quite possibly the most delicious French lemon tart recipe you’ll ever meet! Created by 3 Michelin Star chef Gérald Passedat for his gorgeous cook book Flavors from the French Mediterranean. Naturally, being in the south of France, Chef Passedat likes to use lemons from Menton in the south of France for “Tarte aux citrons de Menton” […]

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Recipe for Apple and Pear Filo Pastry Parcel

Written by on January 16, 2017 in Desserts
Recipe for Apple and Pear Filo Pastry Parcel

Ingredients for 5 3 Granny Smith apples 2 pears (we used conference) 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 3 tablesppons blanched almonds ½ teaspoon all-spice 1.5 tbs brown sugar Juice of 1 lemon 60g butter 10 slices filo pastry (30cm round) Icing sugar to garnish Method Peel apples & pears and cut into 1.5 cm chunks. Roughly […]

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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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