Desserts

Recipe for Tarte aux fraises – Strawberry and cream pie

Written by on April 8, 2018 in Desserts
Recipe for Tarte aux fraises – Strawberry and cream pie

Cecile de la Rue, author of Voila! A French Cookbook shares her absolutely scrumptious strawberry and cream pie recipe. It’s very easy to make and very more-ish! Cecile says “Fresh strawberries over whipped cream and the best crust ever. I love making this dessert on the spot, right before serving it—just prepare the crust, whip […]

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White Chocolate Mousse recipe with a hint of orange

Written by on March 6, 2018 in Desserts
White Chocolate Mousse recipe with a hint of orange

Indulge in this delicious chocolate-orange desert, silky-smooth, lusciously decadent and oh-so easy to make! Ingredients for 3 220g (1 cup) white chocolate 250ml cream Zest of 1 orange plus orange for segments 2 egg yolks 25ml orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec) 50g (1/4 cup) dark chocolate, to grate as garnish […]

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Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy French lemon tart recipe

Written by on January 24, 2018 in Desserts
Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy French lemon tart recipe

A lush French lemon tart recipe from Sara Neumeier, inspired by her neighbour Christine in France. With just five ingredients and no baking it doesn’t get much simpler than this. To adjust the level of sweetness, you can add or subtract from the amount of condensed milk – it really is fool proof! Ingredients: Serves […]

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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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