List of all the recipes: 1045 recipes

["Buttonhole" quail eggs]
"Buttonhole" quail eggs
This little appetizer consists of a small finger of toast, a slice of cured ham and three quail egg yolks arranged on a rectangle of egg white. It is a bit tricky to make, but very attractive to serve, and delicious, of course.
44,9945/5 for 1 ratings 59 min.
[Alsatian-style salad]
Alsatian-style salad
This salad is based on a traditional Alsatian recipe: cabbage julienne, warm potatoes, bacon, parsley and vinaigrette.
80,3784.4/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Artichoke hearts forestier ]
Artichoke hearts forestier
This recipe is not very complicated, but does involve some work: an artichoke heart with a layer of mushroom duxelle, a layer of fried bacon, topped with a poached egg and cream sauce. Everything can be prepared in advance (the day before for example), but the final assembly should be done just...
76,3025/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 11 min.
[Avocado and smoked salmon terrine ]
Avocado and smoked salmon terrine
In this colourful terrine, layers of avocado alternate with smoked salmon and diced tomato in balsamic vinegar.
50,6265/5 for 1 ratings 4 hours 7 min.
[Avocado with gravlax]
Avocado with gravlax
Diced avocado with morsels of gravlax salmon and cream cheese with herbs for a simple yet delicious starter.
4,1914.5/5 for 11 ratings 18 min.
[Avocado with Sautéed Prawns ]
Avocado with Sautéed Prawns
Just a classic prawn cocktail with avocado? Oh, no! The prawns in this recipe are sautéed briefly to enhance the flavour, then mixed with a curry mayonnaise.
5,6334.3/5 for 15 ratings 30 min.
[Avocado with Tuna]
Avocado with Tuna
Here is a quick recipe for a simple starter: avocado, tuna, chopped herbs and mayonnaise.
9,1655/5 for 1 ratings 12 min.
[Baby courgette salad]
Baby courgette salad
Early in the season, it is easy to find young courgettes that are still small and delightfully crunchy raw. They are ideal for this salad recipe, combined with radishes and tuna in a lemon mayonnaise.
320 21 min.
[Baby spinach salad]
Baby spinach salad
It might not be obvious, but spinach can be eaten raw, as in this salad, where the leaves are shredded and mixed with croutons, lardons (bacon bits) and hard-boiled eggs.
550 42 min.
[Beetroot and cream cheese verrines]
Beetroot and cream cheese verrines
Diced beetroot, marinated in lemon juice and walnut oil, between layers of cream cheese with herbs.
24,0465/5 for 13 ratings 2 hours 46 min.
[Beetroot and fried chicken salad]
Beetroot and fried chicken salad
A raw beetroot salad, enriched with toasted almonds, diced fried chicken and potatoes. As beetroot tends to colour everything it touches, you can be sure that your diced chicken will be an unusual but attractive bright pink - children love this!
4,7424.2/5 for 18 ratings 39 min.
[Beetroot salad with cashew nuts]
Beetroot salad with cashew nuts
This pink — almost hot pink — salad gets its colour from the raw beetroot, teamed here with toasted cashew nuts and fried croutons.
1,6795/5 for 1 ratings 32 min.
[Bread with Tomato ]
Bread with Tomato
This tomato-flavoured bread, the famous "pan con tomate" of our Spanish friends, is ridiculously simple, but such a treat! It only takes a few minutes to prepare and makes a delicious aperitif snack.
5,5354/5 for 1 ratings 6 min.
[Broad bean salad with Parmesan]
Broad bean salad with Parmesan
A salad that combines crunchy almonds, tender broad beans, with the flavours of balsamic vinegar, parmesan and herbs.
74,8883.8/5 for 17 ratings 35 min.
[Cauliflower tabouleh]
Cauliflower tabouleh
In this tabouleh recipe, the couscous or bulgur is replaced with grated cauliflower florets. This gives it a very fresh and amazing flavour.
24,3634.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Celeriac Rémoulade ]
Celeriac Rémoulade
A classic recipe of traditional French bistro cooking (winter salad).
87,2965/5 for 2 ratings 23 min.
[Celeriac soup with mustard]
Celeriac soup with mustard
This delicious creamy soup is very quick to make.
30,3314.6/5 for 14 ratings 43 min.
[Cervelas salad]
Cervelas salad
This bistro-style salad combines potatoes and gherkins with, of course, the famous cervelas sausage.
17,4304.4/5 for 20 ratings 54 min.
[Chicken and Avocado Salad]
Chicken and Avocado Salad
A delicious salad of radishes, tomato, avocado and chicken.
6,3395/5 for 19 ratings 32 min.
[Chicken club sandwich]
Chicken club sandwich
In this club sandwich: chicken marinated in lime, fried bacon, lettuce, red onion and mayonnaise.
28,1894.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 42 min.
[Chickpea salad]
Chickpea salad
This quick salad includes chickpeas, of course, but with spring onions, radishes and chopped coriander, too.
8,6374.7/5 for 12 ratings 14 min.
[Chinese Soup]
Chinese Soup
This delicious soup is a flavoursome mix of herbs, mushrooms, soya noodles and small diced vegetables briefly cooked in vegetable stock. It takes a while to make and there are lots of ingredients, but the result is worth it.
26,173 24.5/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Cocotte eggs with Comté]
Cocotte eggs with Comté
A light delicious and quickly prepared dish, an easy and elegant answer to the frequent question "what are we going to eat this evening?". Here is version with Comté (a famous cheese from eastern France, like gruyère, but much better), but it can be made prepared many different ways.
108,2424.3/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour
[Comtoise endive salad]
Comtoise endive salad
This endive salad has a Comtoise twist as a change from the usual pairing of endives with walnuts. The endives are finely sliced, mixed with fried smoked bacon, diced Comté cheese and a little chopped parsley, then dessed with a good vinaigrette.
833 38 min.
[Corn salad with croutons]
Corn salad with croutons
Corn salad (or lamb's lettuce) leaves mixed with chopped hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, spring onions, butter-fried croutons, and - of course - a good vinaigrette dressing.
29,1625/5 for 18 ratings 54 min.
[Courgette tart with mint]
Courgette tart with mint
Fried rounds of courgette in a puff pastry case with a feta and mint filling. You will find that this combination of feta with mint gives an agreeable fresh lift to this tart.
43,4144.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Crackers]
Crackers
These crisp savoury biscuits are ideal for dipping into a sauce as an aperitif snack. It is quite easy to make your own crackers at home and they are much healthier and even more delicious than the commercial kind.
23,9715/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup]
Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup
This is a very simple recipe: lots of winter vegetables cooked in chicken stock, then blended. The soup's special finishing touch comes from cream and a spoonful of mustard.
9,2105/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Crème de foie gras]
Crème de foie gras
This is a rather tricky recipe in which foie gras is used to make a savoury cream, similar to a crème brulée but - of course - without sugar and without caramelizing the top. Instead, it is topped with an espuma (a light hot foam) of potatoes, garnished with crispy morsels of serrano ham.
29,7813.8/5 for 11 ratings 3 hours 33 min.
[Cretan salad]
Cretan salad
A hint of Crete in the flavours of this salad, with a mix of crunchy and soft textures: diced tomatoes, sliced spring onions, feta and tuna.
1,494 49 min.
[Crispy cheese parcels]
Crispy cheese parcels
Small crisp parcels filled with cheese and linseeds, hot and crunchy on the outside, melting in the middle. They can be served with a light green salad.
30,9554.1/5 for 20 ratings 37 min.
[Croque-monsieur]
Croque-monsieur
A classic of French "street food" or bistros: a slice of ham between two slices of bread spread with béchamel sauce. The sandwich is then sprinkled with cheese and toasted in the oven.
79,4904/5 for 4 ratings 46 min.
[Crunchy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon]
Crunchy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon
Crunchy slices of cauliflower and radish in a delicately flavoured lemon mayonnaise.
5,5974.6/5 for 14 ratings 16 min.
[Crunchy courgette and mushroom salad]
Crunchy courgette and mushroom salad
This very simple salad contains a mix of crunchy raw ingredients, balanced by the softer texture of tuna, and dressed with mayonnaise.
1,275 41 min.
[Crunchy salad]
Crunchy salad
Crunchy vegetables, pine nuts and rice with a rémoulade dressing.
39,941 14.6/5 for 20 ratings 36 min.
[Crunchy spring salad]
Crunchy spring salad
Fresh and crunchy, this colourful spring salad combines baby courgettes, radishes, cauliflower, beetroot and spring onions with chopped herbs in a good vinaigrette.
5,2084.6/5 for 19 ratings 27 min.
[Crunchy verrines]
Crunchy verrines
Little verrines filled with a mixture of cottage cheese (fromage blanc), cream and coriander with diced radish, gherkin and shallot.
33,808 24.8/5 for 12 ratings 41 min.
[Cubed salad]
Cubed salad
For this fun salad, all the ingredients are cut into small dice, hence the name.
11,7494.3/5 for 15 ratings 49 min.
[Cucumber and salmon salad]
Cucumber and salmon salad
For this summer salad: slices of cucumber, morsels of smoked salmon, diced avocado and a little tuna, dressed in a herb mayonnaise.
45,9814.6/5 for 14 ratings 28 min.
[Dauphinoise potatoes with Serano ham]
Dauphinoise potatoes with Serano ham
These tasty, bite-sized rosettes can be served as an aperitif snack or to accompany a meal.
20,9784.6/5 for 14 ratings 40 min.
[Du Barry soup]
Du Barry soup
Du Barry is a creamy cauliflower soup, including small whole pieces of cauliflower.
73,3465/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach]
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
A buttered ramekin, a layer of mushrooms, a layer of spinach, a little cream and an egg added on top in two stages.
27,0595/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[Eggs Arsène]
Eggs Arsène
Eggs Arsène is a rather more rustic version (and definitely more Comtoise in style) of eggs Benedict , that indispensible breakfast dish in Ian Fleming's novels. And you're right, there is a nod to James Bond here.
1,3345/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 2 min.
[Eggs Benedict ]
Eggs Benedict
Soft-boiled eggs, served on toast with a slice of fried smoked ham, and the whole covered with Hollandaise sauce.
65,9974/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Eggs en Cocotte à la Française]
Eggs en Cocotte à la Française
Eggs cooked in small ramekins with a tasty mix of peas, bacon, onion and cream - even more French than the classic version!
15,5854.6/5 for 14 ratings 31 min.
[Eggs with mayonnaise]
Eggs with mayonnaise
Simply known as "œufs-mayo" in French bistros, these hard-boiled eggs are garnished with mayonnaise and are best served with sharply flavoured crudités to balance their creaminess. For this recipe, I have chosen a salad of grated carrot with shallot.
9,6995/5 for 13 ratings 33 min.
[Endive and beer soup]
Endive and beer soup
For this soup, the endives (chicory) and onions are cooked gently together first before adding the vegetable stock and beer. The endives and beer give the soup a hint of bitterness and a unique flavour.
15,5404.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Endive and cheese salad with croutons]
Endive and cheese salad with croutons
This starts out as a classic salad of shredded endives, but is pepped up with sliced spring onions, fried croutons and chunks of cheese.
567 31 min.
[Endive and walnut salad]
Endive and walnut salad
This salad has a double dose of walnut flavour: walnut oil in the vinaigrette and crunchy walnut kernels.
13,4934.9/5 for 11 ratings 22 min.
[Foie gras cured in salt]
Foie gras cured in salt
This a quite different preparation from the terrine of foie gras, this time it does not go in the oven, the liver is salted for 48 hours and it "cooks" (or cures) in this way.
72,2815/5 for 11 ratings 2 days 16 hours 28 min.
[Foie gras fingers]
Foie gras fingers
An elegant canapé which consists of a crisp layer of shortcrust pastry topped with a layer of foie gras.
28,4084.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 50 min.
[Four-tier glasses]
Four-tier glasses
This starter recipe, served in a glass, consists of four tiers of different vegetable preparations. Each can be made the day before, and it's only the assembly that is tricky.
76,2545/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 36 min.
[French bean salad with vinaigrette ]
French bean salad with vinaigrette
A very simple recipe for a salad of green (or yellow) French beans: The beans are boiled first, then thoroughly drained and served mixed with herbs, chopped shallot and a good vinaigrette (french dressing).
4,1774.6/5 for 14 ratings 35 min.
[French onion soup]
French onion soup
This warming onion soup is an emblematic French dish, both in bistro cuisine and home cooking. This is a very classic version. The long, slow cooking is the secret to revealing its full flavour.
3,7793.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 29 min.
[Gougères]
Gougères
Gougères are small cheese choux pastries, sometimes (like here) with bits of ham.
67,345 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 56 min.
[Greek salad]
Greek salad
This is a classy version of that perfect summer food, Greek salad. The only difficult part is the care and patience needed for dicing the vegetables.
52,344 14.9/5 for 12 ratings 57 min.
[Green avocado salad]
Green avocado salad
This salad is all green and fresh, with diced avocado, lettuce, spring onion and the softness of pieces of hard-boiled egg. The flavour is brought out further with a lime and olive-oil dressing, pepped up with a touch of Tabasco.
1,756 27 min.
[Green Piedmont Salad]
Green Piedmont Salad
In this version of Piedmont salad, the usual tomato has been replaced by raw courgette.
11,2873.9/5 for 19 ratings 33 min.
[Guacamole]
Guacamole
For this typically Mexican recipe there are two main methods: smooth mashed avocado (made with a blender), or simple mashed avocado (made with a fork) with small pieces. And you can add, or not, finely diced tomato. You will find the first version (smooth) below.
55,9454.1/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Ham à la Russe]
Ham à la Russe
Ham "à la Russe" is a slice of cooked ham rolled up around a macédoine of vegetables in mayonnaise.
8,9554.3/5 for 15 ratings 8 min.
[Ham spirals]
Ham spirals
These puff pastry spirals made with smoked ham are delicious and quick to make.
19,0733.8/5 for 17 ratings 58 min.
[Home-made terrine of foie gras]
Home-made terrine of foie gras
Preparing your own home-made foie gras from raw is immensively satisfying: good quality liver and a simply amazing flavour – much better than anything you can buy. This recipe is a bit tricky, but quite within everyone's grasp, as long as you follow the 3 most delicate stages carefully. These are,...
110,712 64.3/5 for 6 ratings 4 days 15 hours 50 min.
[Houmous]
Houmous
Houmous (or hummus or homos), is one of the famous and delicious lebanese "mézzés".
88,8305/5 for 2 ratings 16 min.
[Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie]
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
This recipe is made from vegetables cut small and blanched, mixed with pieces of salt-cod and cream, then baked in small soup dishes with a puff pastry lid.
78,2373.9/5 for 18 ratings 4 hours 35 min.
[Italian toast]
Italian toast
These Italian toasts are slices of fried bread with pesto, omelette and cooked tomatoes, garnished with a basil leaf.
20,778 14/5 for 20 ratings 49 min.
[Late Winter Soup with Fresh Spinach]
Late Winter Soup with Fresh Spinach
This is a delicious recipe for an end-of-winter soup. It combines fresh spinach with diced potato and smoked sausage.
8,8824.9/5 for 20 ratings 49 min.
[Lebanese Tabbouleh]
Lebanese Tabbouleh
Lebanese tabbouleh is different from the classic version. It is made from bulgur wheat (burghul), rather than semolina and, most characteristically, includes a lot of parsley.
10,0723.9/5 for 18 ratings 48 min.
[Leek and potato soup]
Leek and potato soup
A classic of French family cooking.
72,6335/5 for 1 ratings 42 min.
[Leeks in vinaigrette ]
Leeks in vinaigrette
A classic dish of French family and bistro cooking. It's both simple and good. The secret lies in cooking the leeks until they are only just tender, so that they keep their lovely green colour. The special vinaigrette includes herbs and hard-boiled eggs.
35,4264.3/5 for 15 ratings 45 min.
[Lemony chicken and radish salad]
Lemony chicken and radish salad
This salad combines the crunch of finely sliced radishes with tender cubes of chicken. The tang which lifts the flavour comes from fresh herbs and the dressing of lemon mayonnaise.
2,5915/5 for 13 ratings 21 min.
[Lentil and cold-meat salad]
Lentil and cold-meat salad
This salad combines lentils, chunks of cooked meat, sliced hard-boiled eggs, shallot and herbs, with a good vinaigrette dressing.
8,5033.8/5 for 17 ratings 43 min.
[Light Broccoli Soup]
Light Broccoli Soup
This soup is simple and light but tasty, made with a delicate vegetable stock and broccoli.
6,5734.6/5 for 14 ratings 29 min.
[Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs]
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
It is quite easy to make your own garlic and herb cream cheese, rather like the well-know Boursin. It's fresh, much better, of course, and delicious, especially with a piece of toast.
38,8283.9/5 for 12 ratings 35 min.
[Little vegetable omelettes]
Little vegetable omelettes
As an appetiser or starter, little thick soft omelettes, with diced tomato, courgette and smoked ham.
66,0364/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Mexican salad]
Mexican salad
This Mexican-inspired salad combines red kidney beans with avocado, chopped onions and tomatoes. It is dressed with olive oil, lime and a touch of Tabasco heat.
2825/5 for 1 ratings 28 min.
[Mimosa eggs]
Mimosa eggs
Mimosa eggs are hard boiled eggs where the yolks are removed, chopped and mixed with a herb mayonnaise, then this mix is used to refill the whites. It's a classic recipe of traditional French bistro cooking.
71,378 25/5 for 1 ratings 46 min.
[Mixed salad]
Mixed salad
Mixed salad is one of those simple but delicious summer recipes which go so well with a barbeque. It's a mix of several fresh vegetables, herbs and French dressing (vinaigrette).
67,1194.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour
[Mixed salad stack]
Mixed salad stack
A stack ("pressé" in French) can be made of sliced vegetables or other ingredients piled up and pressed in a ring mould to keep them in shape. The ring is removed before serving. This stack consists of tomato, avocado, red onion, hard-boiled egg and anchovy fillets. Serve surrounded with with a...
6,2885/5 for 13 ratings 30 min.
[Mixed salad with curry mayo]
Mixed salad with curry mayo
A mixed salad (avocado, artichokes, mushrooms and tuna) in a classic mayonnaise, but pepped up with a good dose of curry.
1,250 30 min.
[Mixed tomato salad]
Mixed tomato salad
This end-of-summer recipe is very simple: just fresh tomatoes with chopped shallot and herbs in a vinaigrette, but we can play up the variety of flavours and colours to make it something with real eye appeal and, above all, delicious!
4,7144.2/5 for 19 ratings 20 min.
[Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad]
Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad
This salad is a good way to enjoy tomatoes at the height of their season, and all the different varieties available with their different flavours and colours.
22,3384.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Mushroom velouté]
Mushroom velouté
This smooth, creamy soup with its lovely mushroom flavour is quick and easy to make.
30,1984/5 for 4 ratings 55 min.
[Olive twists]
Olive twists
These savoury puff-pastry twists (rather like smoked salmon sacristains) make an ideal aperitif snack. The pastry is simply spread with tapenade.
3,9453.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 39 min.
[Paimpol salad]
Paimpol salad
This warm Paimpol salad captures the flavours of Brittany with mussels and white beans. These are combined with crunchy slices of baby courgette.
898 13 hours 22 min.
[Pan bagnat]
Pan bagnat
Pan Bagnat is a traditional recipe from the Nice area. The name means "soaked bread", as it consists of a round bread roll that has been drenched with a mix of oil and vinegar then filled vegetables and fish. Years ago this was the snack that fisherman took with them on their boats, but this is a...
36,1004.1/5 for 10 ratings 43 min.
[Pesto crackers]
Pesto crackers
These are delicious little aperitif biscuits, really crisp and with the full-on flavour of pesto. They can be eaten on their own with dips, such as hot tomato or houmous.
3,5294.1/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 41 min.
[Piedmont salad]
Piedmont salad
Piedmont salad is a mix of potaotes, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, gherkins and cervelas sausage dressed with mayonnaise.
44,795 14.5/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 19 min.
[Poivrade Artichoke Salad]
Poivrade Artichoke Salad
"Poivrade" artichokes are the small purple ones, often eaten raw in salads. Choose the smallest ones, as they are the tenderest and have practically no fibrous "choke". For this recipe, they are combined as a salad with herbs, spring onion and Parmesan shavings in an olive oil and lemon dressing.
9,4365/5 for 13 ratings 23 min.
[Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup]
Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup
This soup has a naturally smooth and creamy texture. The blend of autumnal potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) and celeriac flavours is warmed with French mustard.
2,6244.6/5 for 14 ratings 51 min.
[Potimarron and leek soup]
Potimarron and leek soup
This autumnal soup combines the flavours of Japanese chestnut pumpkin (potimarron) and leeks - they go so well together. The resulting soup is velvety smooth and delicious.
3,028 13.9/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[Prawn salad with a crunch]
Prawn salad with a crunch
This salad combines contrasting crunchy ingredients (radish, cucumber, gherkins, onions) with the softer textures of cold rice and tomatoes. The oven-roasted prawns are addded hot. The salad is brought together with herbs and a vinaigrette dressing.
21,4003.9/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 51 min.
[Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup]
Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup
A smooth and fragrant soup, it's much better with potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) than ordinary pumpkin.
75,9684.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras]
Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras
This recipe features a rather unexpected combination that works really well: the distinctive flavour of Jerusalem artichoke with the richness of foie gras. The Jerusalem artichokes are puréed with potatoes. This is serves hot mixed with very cold diced foie gras. The combination of flavours and...
9,3154.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Quail egg canapés]
Quail egg canapés
This starter is a small canapé consiting of a toasted and buttered bread slice covered with a slice of smoked ham topped with a fried quail egg.
101,7735/5 for 13 ratings 54 min.
[Quick courgette soup with cheese]
Quick courgette soup with cheese
This really is an express recipe, less than 30 minutes from washing courgettes to serving soup.
77,3715/5 for 1 ratings 27 min.
[Ramekins of duchess potatoes]
Ramekins of duchess potatoes
Duchess potatoes are a mix of mashed potato and egg yolks, cooked in the oven, in a decorative shape and delicious. In this recipe they top a ramekin containing a layer of mashed potato, cooked leek, and thinly sliced bacon.
83,625 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 47 min.
[Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts]
Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts
A lightly spiced mousse, made with raw beetroot, with a layer in the centre of finely diced beetroot and roughly chopped walnuts. Discover or rediscover the taste of raw beetroot, very special and so "earthy".
88,1035/5 for 1 ratings 47 min.
[Raw beetroot salad]
Raw beetroot salad
This is a very simple salad. It contains raw beetroot (of course), but also walnuts, parmesan shavings and a vinaigrette made with balsamic vinegar.
38,8704.1/5 for 16 ratings 31 min.
[Red cabage salad with toasted almonds]
Red cabage salad with toasted almonds
This salad has a lovely crunch to it: not just the red cabbage, but also from thinly sliced radishes and toasted almonds.
600 28 min.
[Red cabbage salad with chives]
Red cabbage salad with chives
This simple winter salad recipe combines red cabbage with spring onions (or chives) in a good vinaigrette.
8,9815/5 for 1 ratings 20 min.
[Rémoulette of celeriac]
Rémoulette of celeriac
This is a variation on the popular French rémoulade (a celeriac salad, similar to coleslaw). Here, a julienne of celeriac is mixed with chopped shallot, fresh herbs and a lemony rémoulade dressing.
871 33 min.
[Salade Niçoise]
Salade Niçoise
Salade Niçoise is a typical Mediterranean dish that originated around the French city of Nice. As there is no real "official" recipe, everyone has their own personal version. This is mine.
12,4594.9/5 for 20 ratings 40 min.
[Salmon and spinach quiche]
Salmon and spinach quiche
This quiche recipe uses a traditional filling mixture, but adds slices of smoked salmon and blanched spinach.
105,405 14/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses]
Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses
These moist-textured savoury madeleines have a delicious combination of 2 cheeses: Cheddar and Parmesan. They make an ideal aperitif snack.
5,2734.4/5 for 10 ratings 37 min.
[Scandinavian cocktail]
Scandinavian cocktail
A very refreshing starter, containing prawns and smoked fish.
74,9635/5 for 1 ratings 54 min.
[Sesame fried scampi]
Sesame fried scampi
Scampi, coated with a sesame crust, fried quickly, and served with a herb salad.
94,0295/5 for 1 ratings 33 min.
[Small cheese and bacon rolls ]
Small cheese and bacon rolls
These small aperitif snacks can be prepared in advance and heated at the last minute, or served cold.
78,6615/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Small foie gras pasties]
Small foie gras pasties
Dainty pasties, filled with a morsel of seasoned foie gras.
64,2794.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours
[Smoked eggs]
Smoked eggs
This sophisticated, smoky flavoured starter consists of an egg yolk, heated in a bain-marie and a smoked cream mousse with a scattering of chives, served with a buttered-toast "soldier".
9,9264.9/5 for 12 ratings 12 hours 30 min.
[Smoked salmon sacristains]
Smoked salmon sacristains
Sacristain (sexton in English, a strange name though common in French cooking) is a small pastry twist, made with puff pastry. There are many recipes with different flavours, sweet or savoury. Here is one with smoked salmon, ideal as an aperitif.
63,020 33.9/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[Smooth mixed vegetable soup]
Smooth mixed vegetable soup
Any vegetables you have, cut into small pieces, mixed with a shallot cooked in butter, cooked together then blended. Even better when it's cold outside.
76,4664.4/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 3 min.
[Sorrel soup]
Sorrel soup
Smooth with a slight sharpness, this soup has a very particular taste.
72,7423.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Souda salad]
Souda salad
The port of Souda in Crete is the inspiration for this colourful salad, combining cucumber and tomatoes with feta cheese. This salad is best served cold from the fridge, perfect for a hot summer's day.
477 58 min.
[Springtime mixed salad]
Springtime mixed salad
This salad is a way to make the most of the first baby courgettes (if you can get them). The crunchy little darlings are mixed with shredded lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, tinned tuna and diced cheese.
583 25 min.
[Surprise eggs]
Surprise eggs
These look like perfectly normal boiled eggs, but when the shell is cracked open - surprise! They contain a mixture of scrambled egg, cured ham, fried prawns and chives.
46,6275/5 for 13 ratings 51 min.
[Tabbouleh]
Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern couscous salad., moistened with olive oil and lemon juice. Its flavour comes from plenty of fresh herbs (mint and parsley at the very least), onion and tomatoes. This refreshing dish is ideal for warm summer or autumn days.
202 3 hours 24 min.
[Terrine of foie gras]
Terrine of foie gras
This simple way preparing a terrine of foie gras is ideal for beginners. In this recipe the liver is passed through a sieve or vegetable mill rather than kept in large pieces. The final appearance is smoother, less marbled, but just as delicious.
52,582 15/5 for 9 ratings 17 hours 8 min.
[The total turnip]
The total turnip
The whole turnip goes into this recipe, in which ramekins are filled with both the root vegetable and its leaves.
91,6074.4/5 for 9 ratings 57 min.
[Tomato and courgette tart]
Tomato and courgette tart
This summer tart has a puff pastry base topped with a rosette of sliced tomatoes and sautéd courgettes. For a more substantial dish, add some diced feta on top before cooking.
48,1824.2/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 5 min.
[Tomato and cream cheese terrine]
Tomato and cream cheese terrine
Tomatoes marinated in olive oil and lime, then arranged in alternating layers with cream cheese: one layer with herbs and the other with walnuts.
41,5375/5 for 1 ratings 6 hours 12 min.
[Tomato tart]
Tomato tart
This tart is very easy and quick to prepare.
58,8244.8/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 18 min.
[Tomato tatin]
Tomato tatin
A savoury shortcrust pastry with Parmesan is used to cover tomatoes cooked in two stages, first in the pan, then in the oven. As for a classic tart tatin, the whole thing is then turned upside down.
42,3204.8/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 35 min.
[Tomatoes Macédoine ]
Tomatoes Macédoine
Tomatoes macédoine are stuffed salad tomatoes, filled with a macédoine of vegetables in mayonnaise.
11,1184/5 for 18 ratings 45 min.
[Turnip and sesame puree (tahina) soup]
Turnip and sesame puree (tahina) soup
For this quick soup, 15 minutes, an original turnip taste with sesame purée (tahina).
80,9494.3/5 for 19 ratings 35 min.
[Turnip top soup]
Turnip top soup
It may no longer be widely known these days, but the leafy tops of certain root vegetables are edible, so it's a shame to waste them. Better still, the leaves can be made into interesting accompaniments for their root vegetable, or soups with amazing flavours. In this recipe, I will show you how to...
882 42 min.
[Two-colour cauliflower salad]
Two-colour cauliflower salad
Towards the end of winter you can sometimes find purple cauliflower, as well as the usual white sort, or purple-headed broccoli (calabrese). Mix the varieties for a delicious, crunchy two-tone salad.
644 18 min.
[Valay salad]
Valay salad
This salad combines ratte potatoes, lettuce, radishes and chicken with a herb dressing.
19,2753.9/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Vegetable rosette tart]
Vegetable rosette tart
Blanched courgettes and carrots arranged in a rosette with a feta filling.
53,1803.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 52 min.
[Vegetable tartare]
Vegetable tartare
This amazing recipe from a great chef is surprisingly straightforward to make. You will need lots of different raw vegetables. These are diced really small, then bound with mayonnaise.
12,8264.3/5 for 15 ratings 49 min.
[Verrine of avocado mousse and crab]
Verrine of avocado mousse and crab
A layer of light avocado mousse on a bed of crab meat in a herb rémoulade dressing.
37,9645/5 for 13 ratings 35 min.
[Vol-au-vent]
Vol-au-vent
The classic vol-au-vent of French cuisine consists of a very light puff pastry case (supposedly so light that it could fly off in the lightest puff of wind) with a cream-based filling. There are many different recipes for fillings. This version uses bacon, chicken, mushrooms and leeks.
26,7884.4/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad]
Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad
In this recipe, the broccoli is served only just cooked and still warm with tuna, chopped shallot and cherry tomatoes in a good vinaigrette dressing.
5,4254/5 for 2 ratings 22 min.
[Warm chicken salad]
Warm chicken salad
This salad is a mixture of fresh, crunchy ingredients (spring onions, radishes and lettuce) with ribbons of pan-fried chicken, added while still warm.
23,8134.2/5 for 11 ratings 29 min.
[Warm haricot bean salad]
Warm haricot bean salad
Melt-in-the-mouth haricot beans, pan-fried lardons and croutons with chives and a good vinaigrette dressing.
1,419 36 min.
[Warm lentil salad]
Warm lentil salad
Lentils boiled until just tender, then mixed with fried smoked bacon, onion, chives and dressed with a good vinaigrette.
46,9944.6/5 for 14 ratings 53 min.
[Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes]
Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes
This salad combines red onion, purple artichokes cut small and slices of warm potato, dressed with a good vinaigrette.
20,3203.8/5 for 17 ratings 54 min.
[Warm scallop and cabbage salad]
Warm scallop and cabbage salad
This salad combines the crunchiness of raw white cabbage, the softness of fried scallops and yielding cooked potatoes, bound in a good herb vinaigrette.
9,4435/5 for 1 ratings 26 min.
[White asparagus salad]
White asparagus salad
This spring salad combines warm white asparagus, hard-boiled eggs and small croutons, dressed with a tasty herb vinaigrette.
10,8544.3/5 for 12 ratings 48 min.
["Land and sea" kebabs]
"Land and sea" kebabs
For these kebabs, cubes of lime-marinated fish (sea) alternate with mushrooms and bacon (land) along the skewer.
24,0305/5 for 13 ratings 44 min.
[Baked salmon fillet]
Baked salmon fillet
This is a quick recipe for salmon fillet, surrounded by sliced potatoes and baked with lemon juice, olive oil and herbs.
10,5474.6/5 for 16 ratings 33 min.
[Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds]
Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds
Tasty morsels of red mullet, fried with poppy seeds and served as canapés on toast with feta, basil and preserved tomatoes.
5,5124.2/5 for 20 ratings 45 min.
[Chilli langoustines]
Chilli langoustines
The langoustines in this recipe are cooked in two stages: boiled briefly in salted water, then sautéed before being spiced and flambéed in cognac. They are served here with a creamy sauce and potato grenaille.
4,2295/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Cod loin with saffron]
Cod loin with saffron
A thick, deboned loin of fish (cod in this case), pan-fried and served with a reduced white-wine and cream sauce, flavoured with shallot and saffron.
10,8414.4/5 for 12 ratings 47 min.
[Crab Cakes]
Crab Cakes
These crab cakes are a mixture of crab meat - of course - with onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg and mayonnaise. The cakes are made fairly thick and shallow fried in a pan, but they can also be deep fried.
9,2904.7/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Cretan-style salmon ]
Cretan-style salmon
Cooked chopped leek and shallot with cubes of salmon, served in a yogurt, tomato and feta sauce.
47,4945/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Crispy prawn rolls]
Crispy prawn rolls
The prawns are fried, then mixed with finely diced carrots and courgettes before being rolled up in a sheet of brik or filo pastry.
11,5834.8/5 for 12 ratings 34 min.
[Crunchy little pieces of fish]
Crunchy little pieces of fish
Small pieces of fish, dipped in beated egg then in breadcrumbs, and fried. Preferably serve with something with slightly acidic like herb salad, or Béarnaise sauce.
66,5275/5 for 13 ratings 49 min.
[Crusty cockle tart]
Crusty cockle tart
A small puff pastry tart case filled with cockles in a cream and egg-yolk sauce ("a la poulette" in French).
21,7384.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 52 min.
[Curried tuna cubes]
Curried tuna cubes
In this recipe chunky cubes of fresh tuna are marinated, then double-dipped to coat them before cooking: first in curry spices, then breadcrumbs. The cubes of fish are pan-fried to a crispy coating on the outside but stay tender in the middle.
6,6955/5 for 13 ratings 2 hours 40 min.
[Fillet of pollack cooked in two stages]
Fillet of pollack cooked in two stages
This pollack fillet is cooked in two stages: first pan-fried briefly to seal it and colour the outside, then baked gently in the oven in a parcel (en papillotte) on a bed of melting onions, julienne carrots and peas. This double cooking will give you a fish that's lightly crisped on the outside and...
50,5684.7/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Fillets of sole Dieppoise]
Fillets of sole Dieppoise
In principal, fillets of sole Dieppoise are poached and served with a creamy sauce and small shellfish. I am offering a new twist on the dish, with the fish sautéed rather than poached, a cream sauce flavoured with mussel stock, and served with shellfish (mussels, cockles and clams), mushrooms and...
6,4523.9/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 27 min.
[Fillets of sole meunière]
Fillets of sole meunière
Sole "meunière" gets its name no doubt from the flour used to coat the fish ("meunière" is French for miller's wife). It is a classic of French bistro cuisine, rich with butter, basically simple, but easy to do badly. Here are all the tips you need to succeed, using fillets rather than fish on the...
13,2834.3/5 for 15 ratings 24 min.
[Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta]
Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta
A fillet of blackspot sea bream (though you can use another fish), fried rapidly and served with a creamy cheese polenta and sautéed cherry tomatoes.
4,6744.3/5 for 15 ratings 23 min.
[Fish "à la Bordelaise"]
Fish "à la Bordelaise"
Fish "à la Bordelaise" is a fillet topped with a crust of breadcrumbs, herbs and onions cooked in white wine, then oven-baked until golden brown. It is a classic frozen family meal that many French children have grown up with, but here is a home-made version that is far better.
1,441 1 hour 7 min.
[Fish fillet in express cooking envelope]
Fish fillet in express cooking envelope
Vegetables cut in small dice and precooked, fish fillet, lemon juice, olive oil, and 2 minutes in the microwave.
86,882 23.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 19 min.
[Fish fillet with preserved lemons]
Fish fillet with preserved lemons
A thick fish fillet stuffed with slices of preserved lemon - crispy on the outside and tender inside.
20,1474.2/5 for 10 ratings 36 min.
[Fish in a salt crust]
Fish in a salt crust
Fish cooked in a salt crust is simply baked in the oven, surrounded and completely covered by a layer of coarse salt. This allows the fish to cook gently and it should be eaten as soon as the salt crust is opened. In this version, it is stuffed with lemon and herbs. Using a thermometer is the best...
27,9983.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Fish in a seed crust]
Fish in a seed crust
Fish fillets coated with a mixture of breadcrumbs and seeds, then fried.
15,5444.2/5 for 19 ratings 30 min.
[Fish in a sesame crust]
Fish in a sesame crust
Fish portions cooked in 2 stages: first in the pan, then in the oven, covered with a sesame paste which turns crisp when baked.
32,5434.4/5 for 12 ratings 42 min.
[Fish in white wine]
Fish in white wine
This recipe for cooking fish in the oven is both simple and delicious. The fish is cooked with herbs and onions in white wine. It is served in a light sauce, made with the cooking juices and a little lemon juice.
4,1404.3/5 for 15 ratings 56 min.
[Fish Mousselines]
Fish Mousselines
Mousselines are a lighter version of the classic French quenelles, but without breadcrumbs. They are poached first in fumet (fish stock), then served "en gratin" in sauce normande.
9,035 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 38 min.
[Fish petals, vegetables julienne, and beurre blanc]
Fish petals, vegetables julienne, and beurre blanc
This recipe consists of delicate flakes ("petals") of poached fish, cooked with smoked ham, served on a bed of julienne vegetables (fine sticks of carrots, turnips and cabbage), with a "beurre blanc" sauce made with vinegar and shallots. Not difficult, but entails some work.
71,7204.3/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Fisherman's Ragout]
Fisherman's Ragout
This ragout combines vegetables (cut small and cooked until just tender in vegetable stock) with a mix of cockles and chunks of fish, all simmered together with cream and saffron.
14,0064.1/5 for 19 ratings 2 hours 17 min.
[Gravlax]
Gravlax
Gravlax is a Nordic speciality and consists of boned salmon dry-cured overnight in salt and sugar. The cured salmon can be eaten like smoked salmon, just with a trickle of lemon juice, or with a light sauce of cream cheese and herbs.
5,0225/5 for 1 ratings 12 hours 21 min.
[Grilled fillet of salmon with corn salad cream]
Grilled fillet of salmon with corn salad cream
A salmon fillet, grilled slowly to keep the inside tender, served with sesame rice and a little corn salad cream. You'll love it...
68,177 13.9/5 for 7 ratings 1 hour 14 min.
[Koulibiak in pie dish]
Koulibiak in pie dish
Koulibiak is a traditional russian recipe from, usually served in a flat puff pastry fish shape. Here is an easier version, in a pie dish.
103,5174.7/5 for 3 ratings 3 hours 19 min.
[Langoustine and leek tarts]
Langoustine and leek tarts
Small puff pastry cases filled with a layer of chopped leeks, fried langoustines (also known as scampi or Dublin Bay prawns), topped with hollandaise sauce.
25,4534.2/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Langoustine gratin]
Langoustine gratin
This elegant gratin has a layer of brunoise vegetables in the bottom, with langoustine tails (scampi) cooked in two stages on top, finished with a thick creamy sauce, made with the "fumet" from the langoustines. This recipe is quite long to make, but can be prepared in stages over a number of days....
4,1363.9/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 15 min.
[Langoustine sabayon tart]
Langoustine sabayon tart
For this recipe, the tart cases are made with sheets of filo pastry. These are filled with langoustines coated in a delicious lime-flavoured sabayon.
11,7173.8/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Lobster Thermidor]
Lobster Thermidor
In this recipe, the lobster are cooked first in a court bouillon (stock), then the flesh is removed and cut into small pieces before being cooked with the cream and alcohol. The dish is browned in the oven to finish.
34,832 14.7/5 for 18 ratings 35 min.
[Mackerel Fillets in White Wine]
Mackerel Fillets in White Wine
Mackerel fillets in white wine are the kind of thing we normally buy ready-made in a tin, as a quick snack. But preparing them at home is straightforward and so much better. Here is how to create this classic yourself, step by step.
7,0273.7/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 26 min.
[Mackerel rillettes]
Mackerel rillettes
This recipe for mackerel rillettes (or potted mackerel) starts with poaching the fish. The flesh is then taken off the bones and forked into a seasoned mixture of butter, mustard, cream and lemon juice. In France this is traditionally eaten as an aperitif snack, served on small slices of toast.
572 1 hour
[Marinated tuna with herbs]
Marinated tuna with herbs
Here is a very simple recipe, preferably for a barbecue or plancha, but could be made in the kitchen. As for any summer-barbecue-backyard recipe, all proportons can be varied according to taste.
74,5404.3/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 22 min.
[Mussels marinière]
Mussels marinière
This is the most classic way of preparing mussels, simple and delicious.
37,9335/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Mussels with arroz negro]
Mussels with arroz negro
The famous Spanish arroz negro (black rice) is prepared by adding squid ink towards the end of cooking. This gives the rice not only its curious dark colour, but delicious marine flavours. In this recipe it forms the bed for mussels, cooked simply and served out of their shells – a perfect...
742 1 hour 10 min.
[Mussels with beurre d'escargot]
Mussels with beurre d'escargot
In this recipe, the mussels are cooked briefly first in salted water, just until they open. They are then shelled and popped in the oven for a few minutes with a knob of beurre d'escargot (butter for snails).
1,124 21 min.
[Nicholas's fish]
Nicholas's fish
This is a very easy recipe, everything hinges on the brief cooking of the leeks, then the fish.
72,3584.8/5 for 12 ratings 56 min.
[Normandy seafood stew]
Normandy seafood stew
A "marmite normande" is a combination of different seasonal julienne vegetables and a mix of shellfish, rapidly sautéed, then deglazed with cider. The vegetables and shellfish are then simmered together in cream, which intensifies the flavours while it gently reduces and thickens. This recipe is...
1,155 2 hours 13 min.
[Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage]
Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage
In this recipe a salmon steak is accompanied with blanched white cabbage and a rich sherry vinegar sauce.
23,8654.5/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 2 min.
[Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce]
Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce
The chanterelles are fried first briefly, then the scallops fried in the same pan. The pan is deglazed with Noilly to make a delicious cream sauce.
75,9744/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Parcels of fish fillet in spinach]
Parcels of fish fillet in spinach
These parcels are made with small pieces of fish fillet, wrapped in a blanched spinach leaf and lightly fried in butter. They can be served with a salted white wine sabayon (as in the recipe of scallops with crunchy vegetables), a beurre blanc, a dash of olive oil with herbs, or any other sauce of...
71,5765/5 for 19 ratings 2 hours 23 min.
[Pollack fillet baked with rice and vegetables.]
Pollack fillet baked with rice and vegetables.
This oven-baked recipe teams layers of rice and vegetables (sesame-flavoured rice, sautéed courgettes, onions and tomatoes) with fillets of fish (pollack here) and thyme laid on top. Everything is then cooked together in the oven.
5,0304.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[Quick prawn curry]
Quick prawn curry
A very quick way to prepare a creamy prawn curry with lime and spring onion.
23,9945/5 for 1 ratings 34 min.
[Red mullet fillets in a quick marinade]
Red mullet fillets in a quick marinade
For this recipe, the marinade is made in a jiffy: oil, lemon, parsley, salt and pepper. The red mullet fillets are marinaded for an hour, then pan-fried quickly. They are served with plain white rice.
10,2614.7/5 for 3 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce]
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce
For this recipe, the red mullet fillets are fried in a large saucepan, then removed and kept hot. The "jus court" sauce is made by reducing dry white wine with spring onions in the pan used to cook the fish. The small quantity of sauce left (its French name literally means "short juice") is very...
3,0913.8/5 for 17 ratings 30 min.
[Red sea bream fillets in a soy-sauce marinade]
Red sea bream fillets in a soy-sauce marinade
In this recipe, fillets of red sea bream are marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice and olive oil before being pan fried.
14,6914.9/5 for 11 ratings 25 min.
[Rolls of fish in smoked ham]
Rolls of fish in smoked ham
Pieces of white fish rolled in thinly sliced smoked ham. These rolls are cooked in a little olive oil and served with French beans. The pairing of smoked ham with fish might seem a little strange, but in fact these flavours marry well.
85,2264.9/5 for 18 ratings 54 min.
[Rosemary steamed fish]
Rosemary steamed fish
In this recipe the fish is cooked in steam perfumed with rosemary, which makes it tender and aromatic, served on a bed of melting roasted shallots and finished with a dry white wine sauce.
82,8213.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 50 min.
[Salmon "en papillote" with small vegetables]
Salmon "en papillote" with small vegetables
A fresh salmon escalope just salt and pepper with small dices of small vegetables.
70,021 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Salmon chard rolls]
Salmon chard rolls
For this dish only the green part of the chard is used. The blanched leaves are rolled around grilled salmon portions. The rolls are served coated with a savoury lemon sabayon, or the sauce of your choice.
48,7383.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Salmon marinated like herring]
Salmon marinated like herring
In this recipe, the salmon is cured in coarse salt, then left to marinate in oil with herbs, spices, carrots and onions. Salmon prepared like this is served sliced thinly on a bed of potatoes.
32,459 44.6/5 for 11 ratings 1 day 38 min.
[Salmon rillettes]
Salmon rillettes
A terrine of two kinds of salmon (cooked and smoked) with butter and lemon.
82,7394.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 38 min.
[Salmon with sorrel]
Salmon with sorrel
Salmon with sorrel is the perfect mix with tender salmon and the slight acidity of sorrel.
77,192 15/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Scallops au gratin]
Scallops au gratin
Scallops rapidly pan-fried, then arranged in shells on a bed of finely chopped leeks, topped with a bechamel sauce and browned in the oven.
909 1 hour 7 min.
[Scallops with cabbage julienne]
Scallops with cabbage julienne
Pan-fried scallops in a sauce of their juices deglazed with a little Noilly Prat, served with a julienne of blanched cabbage in cream.
28,4754.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon]
Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon
This is a bed of vegetables cut small, lightly cooked to stay crunchy. The scallops are cut in half and fried, filled with a morsel of foie gras, and served coated with a savoury reduced white wine sabayon. It entails some work, but the result is impresive.
88,7514/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 56 min.
[Scallops with fondue of leeks]
Scallops with fondue of leeks
In this very creamy dish, the leeks are first cooked separately. The scallops are pan-fried, then the leeks are reheated with cream in this pan to absorb all the flavours.
66,198 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 55 min.
[Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan]
Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan
In this recipe scallops are fried quickly, then cooked aaparagus tips are added with a sprinkling of parmesan to serve.
63,2044.1/5 for 16 ratings 38 min.
[Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips.]
Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips.
For this dish, the langoustines and asparagus tips are sautéed bafore being mixed with the beaten eggs and finished like scrambled eggs.
311 50 min.
[Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote]
Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote
In this recipe, the fillets of sea bass are laid on a julienne of leeks (the white part), covered with a coriander cream sauce and cooked "en papillote".
3,2345/5 for 12 ratings 52 min.
[Seafood feuillantines]
Seafood feuillantines
Little savoury "millefeuilles" with a very Breton taste of the sea: a mix of crab and salmon in a herb mayonnaise, piled up between crisp circles of buckwheat pancake.
23,0245/5 for 10 ratings 48 min.
[Seared tuna with lemon and lime]
Seared tuna with lemon and lime
This is a very simple way to prepare and cook tuna - a fish that tends to dry out very quickly if you are not careful about how you cook it. In this recipe the tuna medallions are marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon and lime, before being seared briefly on both sides. Serve with rice cooked...
3,3064.8/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 18 min.
[Spaghetti with mussels and basil]
Spaghetti with mussels and basil
Mussels and pasta cooked separately, then combined in a cream sauce made with the reduced mussel juices.
40,3984.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Spicy seafood plancha]
Spicy seafood plancha
A mix of diced fish and uncooked prawns marinated with spices and then simply cooked on a plancha. The fish benefits from the acidic citrus note provided by the lime, and the prawns from a little vinegar.
2,434 1 hour 33 min.
[Stock-pot fish ]
Stock-pot fish
A julienne of vegetables (small sticks) mixed with choice morsels of fish, slowly cooked in vegetable stock.
81,7274.3/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours 36 min.
[Summer Salmon Blanquette]
Summer Salmon Blanquette
This simple blanquette is a creamy dish of pan-fried salmon chunks with fresh broad beans and mushrooms. Although it is just right for the start of summer, it can be made at any time of year.
8,6745/5 for 1 ratings 59 min.
[Tagliatelle with cockles]
Tagliatelle with cockles
In this recipe, the cockles and pasta are prepared separately, then mixed with the sauce at the last minute. The cockles are first cooked quickly, then shelled carefully (I find it unpleasant to have to do this on the plate) and the cooking juices are used to prepare a cream sauce. The tagliatelle...
10,501 14.7/5 for 3 ratings 2 hours 16 min.
[Tahitian style fish]
Tahitian style fish
Little pieces of fish marinated overnight a night in lime juice.
72,5805/5 for 13 ratings 12 hours 57 min.
[Tender tuna]
Tender tuna
Cooking tuna can be tricky: undercooked it is unappetising, overcooked it dries out rapidly. Here is a method which guarantees that your tuna will be perfectly cooked and tender.
11,5254.7/5 for 18 ratings 49 min.
[Turban of sole with langoustines]
Turban of sole with langoustines
The turban is made from a rolled fillet of sole poached in fish stock. Each turban is then filled with sautéed langoustines and a tasty cream sauce, flavoured with langoustine stock. This dish takes quite a long time to make because of the langoustine stock, but you will really impress your guests.
12,2804.1/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 44 min.
[African style chicken]
African style chicken
This is a sort of smoked chicken, cooked in a tomato-coconut sauce, and served with kidney beans and plain rice. It's quite a simple recipe, with ready-made ingredients, but which needs a long cooking time on low heat (one hour).
82,5905/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours 4 min.
[Beef braised in reduced red wine]
Beef braised in reduced red wine
In classic recipes of this kind, the meat is simply cooked in the wine as it comes. This version is different: the red wine is reduced first separately on low heat with herbs, onion and carrot, then the meat is cooked long and slow in this. This method gives the meat a richer, more intense flavour.
3,3903.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 53 min.
[Beef Wellington]
Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington consists of a beef fillet (or tenderloin) that is first seared, then cooked in the oven in a puff pastry crust stuffed with a mushroom duxelles and morsels of foie gras. The recipe is rather long, but fairly straightfoward. Here I show you all the tips to help you make it sucessfully...
6,3575/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 57 min.
[Blanquette of veal]
Blanquette of veal
Blanquette is a classic dish of French family cooking, but can also be found in bistros. Veal is cooked slowly, and the sauce is thickened with a mixture of egg yolks and cream. I have set out a rather special way of making it.
80,5804.4/5 for 10 ratings 2 hours 49 min.
[Boeuf (beef) bourguignon]
Boeuf (beef) bourguignon
Bœuf bourguignon is a traditional recipe of French cuisine (bourguignon means from Burgundy). It's chunks of meat cooked slowly with bacon, onions, carrots and mushrooms in red wine.
105,687 32.5/5 for 2 ratings 4 hours 20 min.
[Carbonnade]
Carbonnade
Carbonnade is a dish that comes from Belgium and the north of France. Large pieces of beef are slowly simmered in beer with carrots and onions. Here's a personal version.
36,292 14/5 for 4 ratings 2 hours 44 min.
[Chicken breasts in a potato crust]
Chicken breasts in a potato crust
In this recipe, instant mashed potato powder is used to give an original crusty coating to the chicken breasts. These are fried and served with peas.
26,8184.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Chicken breasts with tarragon]
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Chicken breasts are slowly cooked in a frying pan, then the sauce is made in the same pan with dry white wine, chicken stock and tarragon, and served with sauté (pan-fried) potatoes.
71,914 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 39 min.
[Chinese style chicken]
Chinese style chicken
Only "chinese style", not a true chinese recipe.
72,4454/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Confit of carrots with bacon]
Confit of carrots with bacon
As with any confit, these carrots are cooked long and slow. This is done in the oven in chicken stock, with the carrots rolled in a strip of bacon or cured ham that has been lightly fried.
3,6294.8/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 32 min.
[Coq au vin]
Coq au vin
Coq au vin is one of those iconic classics of French cuisine, though these days it is more likely to be made with chicken. The poultry is marinated in red wine, fried, then flambéed in cognac before being simmered slowly in the wine marinade. It has much in common with that other classic, boeuf...
6,3974.2/5 for 11 ratings 14 hours 44 min.
[Cured Pork Belly With Lentils]
Cured Pork Belly With Lentils
Pork belly with lentils is a typical French bistro dish. In principal, it is a mixture of different cuts of pork, usually salt-cured, cooked slowly until "confit" and meltingly tender, served with lentils cooked in stock. This dish takes a good while to prepare, but it's a real treat! It reheats...
6,7074/5 for 18 ratings 3 hours 19 min.
[Duo of slow-cooked pork]
Duo of slow-cooked pork
Two pork ingredients, smoked sausage and a shoulder joint here, are left to cook slowly on a bed of vegetables and herbs, moistened with a vegetable or poultry stock. This is one of those crafty dishes that can be reheated over and over, getting better each time.
1,187 4 hours 49 min.
[Escalope of veal in a cream sauce]
Escalope of veal in a cream sauce
Escalopes of veal, mushrooms and a cream sauce.
48,5194.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Express chilli con carne]
Express chilli con carne
This is a really express recipe, a "true" chilli is longer and more difficult to do.
79,8133.8/5 for 18 ratings 33 min.
[Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce]
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce
Medallions of filet mignon (pork tenderloin) are first pan-fried, then kept to one side. The same pan is used to prepare a cream sauce with tarragon and strong mustard. The medallions are returned to the pan to finish cooking in the sauce while it thickens on low heat, keeping the meat beautifully...
3,3403.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour
[Fillet of beef in a rosemary crust]
Fillet of beef in a rosemary crust
This is a sophisticated way to cook beef fillet (tenderloin): we make an unleavened bread dough (which will not be eaten), adding plenty of salt and lots of roughly chopped springs of rosemary. The beef fillet is seared all over in a frying pan, then wrapped in the dough before being cooked in a hot...
4,953 14.8/5 for 12 ratings 50 min.
[Five hours poultry]
Five hours poultry
Perhaps simplest recipe on this site, but what a result! The idea is to cook the bird, without fat, at low temperature, covered, and for a long time. In this way, the poultry cooks so as to be almost like a "confit": soft and very tasty. The effect is more spectacular with duck because it is a...
86,0093.8/5 for 17 ratings 5 hours 12 min.
[Hamburgers]
Hamburgers
Hamburgers don't have to be the greasy flabby things you find in fast-food outlets, well-made they can be excellent. It's a very convivial recipe as everything goes on the table, and everyone assembles their own burger according to personal taste.
86,1654.8/5 for 20 ratings 33 min.
[Involtini-Style Filet Mignon ]
Involtini-Style Filet Mignon
This filet mignon of pork is split, rather like an involtini, and stuffed with grilled bacon, parsley and cheese.
7,4413.8/5 for 17 ratings 52 min.
[Involtinis]
Involtinis
Involtinis are small rolls of meat, usually veal, and cheese. Here is my version.
79,7964.4/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours 51 min.
[Larded pork tenderloin]
Larded pork tenderloin
Tenderloin of pork stuffed with mustard and parsley, then wrapped in thin slices of bacon and oven roasted.
42,162 14.6/5 for 5 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Lille style chicken]
Lille style chicken
Chicken breasts and mushrooms, cooked separately, then mixed with a tasty cream sauce before serving. It's a dish with a "cuisiné" taste, but which unfortunately is becoming increasingly rare in restaurants.
74,6703.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Loin of pork with herbs and julienne vegetables ]
Loin of pork with herbs and julienne vegetables
Pork loin is cut into individual portions, which are split and filled with herbs before cooking. They are served with crunchy julienne vegetables and a cream sauce.
90,8904.2/5 for 19 ratings 2 hours 33 min.
[Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole]
Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole
In this recipe a good joint of beef is slow-cooked, surrounded by an assortment of vegetables in small chunks. To concentrate the flavours, the cooking time should be long at a moderate temperature and, most important of all, the dish should be sealed. By the end of cooking, the vegetables will be...
3,9864.1/5 for 16 ratings 5 hours 28 min.
[Mexican-style pork medallions ]
Mexican-style pork medallions
For this recipe with a Mexican flavour (New Mexican, actually), I have used tender medallions of pork fillet mignon. These are first marinated in a spicy oil then pan-fried with the remaining marinade. Serve with green beans and sauce made with a reduced vegetable stock in the frying pan.
4,9635/5 for 1 ratings 44 min.
[Morteau sausage]
Morteau sausage
In this recipe Morteau sausage is cooked on a bed of potatoes cut into medium sized pieces. The idea of this recipe is that the pricked Morteau sausage cooks slowly, so that its smoky flavour seeps down onto the potatoes - it's a pure delight.
287,826 34.1/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 31 min.
[Morteau sausage "crisps"]
Morteau sausage "crisps"
To make these "crisps", the Morteau sausage is first boiled before being sliced thinly. The slices are then baked in the oven until they start to crisp. These make a very tasty aperitif snack or can be served to accompany any dish you choose.
3,5184.5/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella]
Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella
Chicken breasts pan-fried with sage leaves, topped with thinly sliced mozzarella and preserved tomatoes, then served turned over on a bed of the "toppings".
7,9844.1/5 for 16 ratings 23 min.
[Pâté de campagne]
Pâté de campagne
Here is a personal version of the famous country pâté. It's an interesting recipe to prepare in large quantities because it keeps well and freezes easily. The secret of a good pâté is of course the ingredients, but also how it is cooked.
108,418 24/5 for 1 ratings 7 hours 54 min.
[Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust)]
Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust)
The French classic "Paté en croute" is a terrine of different meats layered and baked in a pie crust. There are many recipes which vary the kind of meat and the seasonings. This is my version with pork, veal and chicken, which is not too difficult, though it does entail quite a lot of work.
48,638 134.3/5 for 15 ratings 6 hours 49 min.
[Pork chops in the oven]
Pork chops in the oven
To cook a pork chop well, without it drying out, one of the best methods is to cook it in two stages: start by pan-frying, then finish in the oven. This recipe adds flavour with mustard and thyme, with the cooking juices deglazed and reduced before serving.
22,1963.5/5 for 6 ratings 25 min.
[Pork chops with a duo of brassicas]
Pork chops with a duo of brassicas
In this recipe, the pork chops are pan-fried and served with a sauce of the reduced pan juices and white-wine, and two different brassicas: Brussels sprouts and romanesco.
4,5094.3/5 for 12 ratings 46 min.
[Pork Chops with Rosemary]
Pork Chops with Rosemary
This recipe is cooked in two stages: the chops are flash-fried in a pan, then finished more slowly in the oven. Towards the end of cooking, you can top the meat with slices of cheese, if you like.
4,8044.6/5 for 14 ratings 26 min.
[Pork medallions with "full" turnips]
Pork medallions with "full" turnips
This recipe brings together sautéed medallions of pork filet mignon and turnips, pan-fried then filled with a creamy mixture made from their own green tops. As in all the best cookery, nothing is wasted.
4,3154.7/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Pork roast with herbs]
Pork roast with herbs
A succulent joint of pork, slow-roasted with herbs and served with baby potatoes cooked in the meat juices.
803 4 hours 37 min.
[Potted meat (rillettes)]
Potted meat (rillettes)
Potted meat (rillettes) is cooked long and slow in fat. Rillettes can be of pork or duck. Here is the pork version.
93,151 25/5 for 1 ratings 6 hours 46 min.
[Quick chicken curry]
Quick chicken curry
This curry is quick to make if you have left over cooked chicken, and is always delicious.
44,8215/5 for 13 ratings 33 min.
[Rabbit civet]
Rabbit civet
Rabbit civet is a classic dish of French cuisine. The word "civet" comes from "cive", an old word for onion. These days, the name refers to chunks of meat, marinated then cooked slowly in red wine with bacon, mushrooms and onions. This tasty stew or casserole, with its very tender meat, is like my...
10,5804/5 for 1 ratings 15 hours 20 min.
[Rabbit civet "à la normande"]
Rabbit civet "à la normande"
In French cooking, "à la normande" means there are apples involved, as Normandy is famous for them. In this twist on the classic civet, the rabbit meat is cooked on the bone in cider, after marinating overnight. The sauce is made at the end with the cooking juices and cream.
4,7384.6/5 for 14 ratings 15 hours 3 min.
[Rabbit terrine]
Rabbit terrine
This is a rather special rabbit terrine, with some of the meat added in larger morsels to the minced mixture before cooking. These whole pieces of rabbit show when the terrine is sliced and add character, both in flavour and texture.
4,3984.6/5 for 19 ratings 15 hours 32 min.
[Rabbit with mustard]
Rabbit with mustard
This recipe uses boned rabbit. This is sautéed in mustard then cooked in the oven. It is served with broad beans, bacon and mushrooms, and a sauce made with reduced white wine.
40,2244.9/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 9 min.
[Rillons de Tours]
Rillons de Tours
Rillons de Tours (a town in the West of France, in the Loire valley) is a winter pork recipe. Bacon is cooked long and slow in lard and white wine until "confit". Rillons can be eaten like potted meat (rillettes) with bread, wine and pickled gherkins, but they can also be used instead of lardons in...
11,2584.3/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 19 min.
[Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"]
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"
For this delicious roast, the beef joint is seared all over, then wrapped in slices of grilled (broiled) bacon before the final long, slow roasting in a bag with aromatic ingredients (bayleaf, shallots, carrot, thyme and chilli). Cooked this way, the meat will be well done on the outside, meltingly...
3,1664.5/5 for 12 ratings 5 hours 39 min.
[Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag.]
Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag.
Pork goes particularly well with sage (true for white meats in general), but in this recipe, we'll bring out these flavours to the full by slow-cooking in a bag. The pork roasting joint is simply salted and peppered before being put in the bag and cooked for hours at low temperature. The delicious...
3,2114.6/5 for 19 ratings 3 hours 56 min.
[Saltimbocca]
Saltimbocca
Saltimbocca literally means "jumps into the mouth" in Italian. These delicious little meat rolls, made with veal, ham and sage, will do just that!
8,4264.9/5 for 20 ratings 40 min.
[Sausage and lentils "en cocotte"]
Sausage and lentils "en cocotte"
This is a casserole-style version of the traditional French sausage-and-lentils recipe with a special feature: the lentils are cooked in just the right amount of water. The other ingredients add flavour as does, most importantly, the sausage (preferably smoked). When pricked, this will release its...
3,6214.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Sautéed chicken with leeks]
Sautéed chicken with leeks
Chunks of chicken marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar and spices, then sautéed with diagonally cut leeks cooked separately. A simple, healthy recipe with a spicy kick.
1,0525/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 53 min.
[Seven-hour lamb]
Seven-hour lamb
Seven-hour lamb is a good old country recipe and very simple. There's really not much to do, just long, slow cooking and the result is always amazing: the lamb is so tender it can be cut with a fork.
21,2233.9/5 for 12 ratings 7 hours 33 min.
[Spring veal sauté ]
Spring veal sauté
This sauté combines small chunks of veal with spring onions in a white-wine sauce with just a dash of cream.
13,0524.6/5 for 14 ratings 56 min.
[Steak burger topped with egg]
Steak burger topped with egg
A succulent steak burger, topped with a perfect egg. Here are all the tips you need to produce this simple but delicious dish.
59,4364.9/5 for 11 ratings 52 min.
[Tomato meat balls]
Tomato meat balls
Meat balls in a tasty tomato sauce with herbs and white wine.
54,7625/5 for 13 ratings 30 min.
[Tournedos Rossini]
Tournedos Rossini
Tournedos Rossini is a very chic recipe, allegedly inspired by the famous composer. It consists of fried fillet steak, served on buttered toast, topped with a slice of foie gras and a delicious sauce made by deglazing the cooking pan with port or Noilly Prat.
34,029 33.7/5 for 19 ratings 46 min.
[Two-stage beef chuck ]
Two-stage beef chuck
This recipe cooks beef chuck (or braising steak) in two stages: first, slow-cooked in red wine "in the bag", then fried and served with potato purée and a red-wine sauce.
17,2634.3/5 for 20 ratings 3 hours 57 min.
[Veal Chop With Assortment of Vegetables]
Veal Chop With Assortment of Vegetables
The veal chop in this recipe is cooked in two stages: flash fried first to brown it all over, then gently roasted in the oven. The chop is served with an assortment of vegetables, first lightly boiled, then reheated in the "jus" (cooking juices).
6,2795/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 27 min.
[Wiener Schnitzel]
Wiener Schnitzel
A Wiener schnitzel is a thin veal cutlet (escalope) coated in breadcrumbs.
27,2784.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 20 min.
["Day After Pork Belly" Soup]
"Day After Pork Belly" Soup
If you have made cured pork belly with lentils, you will no doubt have some of the stock left from cooking the meat and lentils. This will be full of flavour, so can be turned into a quick and delicious soup. Here's how to do it.
5,4374.1/5 for 16 ratings 35 min.
["Oeufs rabattus" with leeks]
"Oeufs rabattus" with leeks
This quick French way of cooking eggs is similar to an omelette, but with the egg simply drawn in towards the centre during the brief cooking. The eggs here are cooked with sautéed leeks and served with delicious morteau sausage "crisps".
2,9354.3/5 for 15 ratings 44 min.
[Algerian brik rolls]
Algerian brik rolls
In this recipe, the brik (or filo) rolls are filled with fried minced meat, flavoured with cous-cous spices, garlic and onion.
9,3605/5 for 1 ratings 37 min.
[Aligot]
Aligot
Aligot is a traditional family dish from the Auvergne mountains in France. It is basically a potato purée enriched with cheese and stirred for a long time.
24,8714.2/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Artichokes with beef]
Artichokes with beef
This dish combines artichokes, sautéed with shallot in olive oil, with cooked beef and potatoes (simply heated through).
9,6284.1/5 for 16 ratings 46 min.
[Avengers' potatoes]
Avengers' potatoes
Lurking behind this strange name (see reason below) is a kind of potato-cheese gratin, which is wrapped in thin slices of bacon. It's cooked first on the hob, then in the oven.
82,2315/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 54 min.
[Bacon and cabbage omelette]
Bacon and cabbage omelette
A classic, peasant-style omelette with fried bacon bits and blanched green cabbage.
3,8814/5 for 17 ratings 50 min.
[Baked Camembert with Walnuts]
Baked Camembert with Walnuts
Camembert can be melted in the oven, like this hot box cheese, but here it has the added delight of toasted chopped walnuts, served on a bed of hot potatoes.
6,1923.8/5 for 17 ratings 56 min.
[Baked leek and Camembert slices]
Baked leek and Camembert slices
In this recipe slices of bread are topped with creamed leeks and slivers of Camembert before browning in the oven.
4,3144.8/5 for 11 ratings 42 min.
[Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables]
Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables
The classic hot box method is a delicious way to serve Mont d'Or cheese. For a more original twist, this recipe adds mixed vegetables. The cheese is baked in the oven as usual, but filled with the diced vegetables and mushrooms.
3,4243.8/5 for 17 ratings 58 min.
[Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream ]
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Here's how to prepare good baked potatoes, and two ideas for toppings. Herb butter can be easily be made in advance and store in the fridge folded in plastic film, it can also be served with red meat because it look like very much to the "Beurre maitre d'hotel" (butler's butter, usually with parsley...
51,114 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 42 min.
[Baker's chicken and potato tart]
Baker's chicken and potato tart
A baker's tart is made with bread dough. It is sometimes called a baker's pizza, but this version has no tomatoes. It is topped with potatoes and slices of herb-poached chicken on a bed of cream and cheese with more herbs.
506 1 hour 23 min.
[Baker's tuna and mushroom tart]
Baker's tuna and mushroom tart
A baker's tart, sometimes called a baker's pizza, is a tart with a base made of bread dough. This version, without tomatoes, combines tuna with mushrooms.
434 1 hour 2 min.
[Beans with tomatoes]
Beans with tomatoes
Fresh white haricot beans and leftover chicken cooked with stewed tomatoes, a sprig of parsley and it's ready.
68,8474.1/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 55 min.
[Big knife-cut chips (French fries) ]
Big knife-cut chips (French fries)
These chips (French fries) are made from potatoes steamed then fried in their skins. Usually we make big ones (3 times the usual French fry) and serve 2 or 3 per guest.
74,4564.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 19 min.
[Breton galettes (pancakes)]
Breton galettes (pancakes)
Of uniquely Breton origin, this is a buckwheat pancake on which you cook an egg with ham and cheese before folding it over. Easy and quick to make, it's an ideal answer to the question "what are we going to eat this evening?".
61,433 23.9/5 for 20 ratings 16 min.
[Breton leek and mushroom tart]
Breton leek and mushroom tart
This is a "tart" with a difference: the case is not made with pastry, but with a double layer of lightly buttered Breton galettes (buckwheat pancakes). The filling is made with shallots, sautéed mushrooms, leeks and cream. You might have noticed that this recipe includes the key elements of...
2,6944.3/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Breton Pie]
Breton Pie
This unusual pie from Brittany is made with piled-up layers of buckwheat pancakes (galettes), sandwiched with a filling of onion and bacon mixed with a little cream. The whole thing, assembled in a baking tin, is then browned in the oven.
7,0194.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Breton Sandwich]
Breton Sandwich
This is a sandwich with a difference: its Breton character comes not only from the crab in mayonnaise, but also from pieces of "galette" (buckwheat pancake), fried in butter.
7,0873.8/5 for 17 ratings 22 min.
[Broccoli savoury custard]
Broccoli savoury custard
This light and delicious savoury custard with broccoli is perfect to serve with meat or fish in a sauce.
6,5414/5 for 1 ratings 44 min.
[Cabbage julienne with ham]
Cabbage julienne with ham
A quick recipe: cabbage julienne cooked English style, pan-fried ribbons of ham, a knob of butter and some parsley, and it's ready.
66,881 14.1/5 for 13 ratings 27 min.
[Cassoulet]
Cassoulet
Cassoulet is typical, even emblematic, of southern French cuisine. It is a "slow food" casserole in which meat and vegetables, particualrly dried beans, are cooked together for a long time. Here is a simplified version of this famous dish.
25,5964.1/5 for 16 ratings 16 hours 9 min.
[Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins]
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
This melt-in-the-mouth cauliflower dish is a kind of purée, bound with a little potato and cooked in milk to add creamy smoothness. This makes a great accompaniment for meat, or as the main feature, served in ramekins with slivers of fried dry-cured ham.
796 58 min.
[Cauliflower curry]
Cauliflower curry
Plenty of flavour in this cauliflower curry: from the hot spices, of course, but also from dry-roasted cashew nuts.
13,3604.8/5 for 12 ratings 54 min.
[Celeriac and mushroom gratin]
Celeriac and mushroom gratin
This gratin combines sliced celeriac simmered in milk with fried mushrooms.
11,4625/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Cheese Soufflé]
Cheese Soufflé
A soufflé - one of those dishes with a reputation for being tricky to get right. In fact, it's not as difficult as all that. The important thing is to break the process down into stages: start by making the bechamel sauce, add some cheese (this turns it into a Mornay sauce), then add the egg yolks...
23,949 14.4/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Cheese tart]
Cheese tart
This is a very simple recipe for a "Pontarlier" style cheese tart that allows you to prepare a number at the same time. They freeze very well, so you can easily stock up for later.
20,0194.2/5 for 10 ratings 5 hours 10 min.
[Chicken and mushroom brik rolls]
Chicken and mushroom brik rolls
Roll of brik (or filo) pastry filled with chopped mushrooms, diced chicken and sautéd onions.
13,2085/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Chicken and mushroom pie]
Chicken and mushroom pie
This lovely pie has a puff pastry crust filled with a mixture of fried mushrooms, diced chicken and parsley, all bound in a cream sauce.
13,598 14.4/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Chicken pie]
Chicken pie
Apart from the obvious chicken, this pie's puff pastry "lid" also conceals mushrooms, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and leeks.
23,2934.3/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 29 min.
[Chicken with rice and leeks]
Chicken with rice and leeks
For this "chicken with rice", the rice is cooked using the pilau method (started on the hob, finished in the oven), but with chicken cooking juices as the liquid to add plenty of delicious flavour. Pieces of cooked chicken are then added. This version also has chopped and lightly fried leeks.
3,4384.1/5 for 16 ratings 56 min.
[Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce ]
Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce
This recipe combines morsels of cooked chicken, spinach and potatoes with cream for a simple and tasty dish.
480 36 min.
[Comtoise stuffed tomatoes]
Comtoise stuffed tomatoes
These stuffed tomatoes are a bit special: the stuffing is made with Morteau sausage, onions, rice and cancoilotte cheese.
4,1864.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 36 min.
[Comtoise tart for Seàn]
Comtoise tart for Seàn
This tart has all the flavour of the Franche-Comté: the puff-pastry base is covered with diced Morteau sausage and fried potatoes. This is topped with cancoillotte cheese - totally delicious!
12,4264.2/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Country vegetable soup]
Country vegetable soup
In this "country" (paysanne) style soup, the vegetables are left in small pieces, rather than blended.
10,380 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Courgettes (zuchinis) ]
Courgettes (zuchinis)
A classic gratin, but with the courgettes cooked separately to prevent too much juice being released during the oven cooking, and so make a dish that is barely moist.
87,335 13.7/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 20 min.
[Couscous]
Couscous
In couscous, the meat and vegetable mixture is rather long to cook, but not difficult. And the couscous itself (a kind of coarse semolina) is simple and quick to prepare.
85,7574.3/5 for 4 ratings 2 hours 36 min.
[Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches ]
Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches
A club sandwich has three slices of bread, filled with a mayonnaise-style dressing. Here is a crab and smoked salmon version with cocktail sauce.
66,749 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 2 min.
[Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds]
Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds
Risotto is one of the great Italian recipes. It's the special way in which rice is cooked and mixed with several other things, which produces this famous dish. One can make different flavour risottos, here is a fairly simple recipe with diced vegetables and flax seeds.
79,106 14.2/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Creamy risotto with vegetables ]
Creamy risotto with vegetables
Risotto is one of the many delights of italian cooking... Here is a version with vegetables cooked separately, and their stock used to cook rice. Delicious, as you will see...
94,7125/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 53 min.
[Creamy spinach and potato gratin]
Creamy spinach and potato gratin
This is a gratin with a difference: before going in the oven, the layers of spinach and potato are topped with cream in which Mont d'Or cheese has been melted (or another cheese, if you prefer).
2,970 1 hour 5 min.
[Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls]
Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls
These crispy rolls have a mashed potato filling with mushrooms and herbs.
7,5345/5 for 1 ratings 46 min.
[Crispy potato galette with leeks]
Crispy potato galette with leeks
For this recipe, we make a "galette" of fried potatoes, then add layer of steamed leeks and melt cheese over the top. The galette is folded over, rather like an omelette, before being cut into portions.
5,4984.1/5 for 20 ratings 39 min.
[Crispy rolls with chicken and leek]
Crispy rolls with chicken and leek
Finely sliced leeks are cooked with a shallot, to which is added leftover chicken with a little cream and parmesan. This mixture is rolled up in filo pastry, and cooked in the oven.
69,7195/5 for 1 ratings 49 min.
[Crispy smoked salmon and herb rolls]
Crispy smoked salmon and herb rolls
This recipe is for rolls of brik or filo pastry with a filling of smoked salmon, eggs, herbs and mustard. These are cut into sections before being cooked in the oven.
9,2484.1/5 for 16 ratings 48 min.
[Crispy spinach rolls]
Crispy spinach rolls
These are rolls of brik pastry (or filo), filled with a mixture of spinach, hard-boiled eggs, bacon and onions. They are served here accompanied by rice with cashew nuts.
26,4915/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Croque-monsieur complet]
Croque-monsieur complet
This is a "full Monty" version of the traditional French toasted sandwich: the bread is dipped in beaten egg with cream before cooking, rather like pain perdu, to make the fried bread rich and moist. The French term "complet" here means "with everything": egg, ham and cheese.
9,034 14.1/5 for 16 ratings 25 min.
[Croque-monsieur gourmand]
Croque-monsieur gourmand
This "gourmand" (or "greedy") version of the traditional French toasted sandwich has 3 fillings: fried potato slices, creamed leeks and fried ham.
5,3585/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Curried prawn risotto]
Curried prawn risotto
In this recipe, the prawns are fried separately first with curry powder, then added to the risotto.
12,6973.9/5 for 12 ratings 59 min.
[Deep leek and potato quiche]
Deep leek and potato quiche
The French make a "tourte" that is smaller and deeper than a normal quiche. This recipe makes the most of this difference: it has plenty of texture and flavour, with bacon, potatoes, leeks, two different cheeses, and an egg and cream filling poured over.
583 1 hour 36 min.
[Duck Parmentier]
Duck Parmentier
This recipe is very simple to make as everything can be prepared in advance. A layer of duck meat is sandwiched between two layers of potato purée. This is topped with grated cheese before being put in the oven.
22,4683.9/5 for 12 ratings 51 min.
[Eggs Comtoise]
Eggs Comtoise
In this recipe from eastern France, an egg yolk sits inside a potato nest with a topping of hot cancoillote cheese. The nest is served with fried sliced potatoes.
5,6413.8/5 for 19 ratings 40 min.
[Eggs in brioche nests]
Eggs in brioche nests
This is an original way to serve an egg: with cheese in a savoury brioche nest. This looks elegant for when you have guests and it is delicious as well.
7,5594.1/5 for 16 ratings 3 hours 37 min.
[Eggs in tomato shells]
Eggs in tomato shells
This is a novel way of cooking eggs: in tomato "shells" or egg-cups! For extra flavour, we'll put a spoonful of caramelized onions in the tomato first.
6,1523.9/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Eggs meurette]
Eggs meurette
Eggs meurette or "œufs à la bourguignonne" is a great classic of French cooking, and of Burgundy in particular. It consists of poached eggs on a bed of fried onions and bacon, served on a slice of fried bread. This is topped with a tasty reduced red wine sauce.
57,224 14.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 29 min.
[Eggs with tomatoes and courgettes]
Eggs with tomatoes and courgettes
Melting courgettes with tomatoes and onions into which the eggs are slid carefully, without breaking the yolk, and cooked gently. The secret of success in this recipe is to combine the tomatoes and courgettes when they are really soft, and cook the egg white, leaving the yolk still runny.
7,3463.8/5 for 12 ratings 52 min.
[Endive gratin with cancoillotte]
Endive gratin with cancoillotte
Here is a variation on the classic French recipe for endives with ham. This recipe uses cancoillotte cheese instead of the usual béchamel sauce.
12,3343.8/5 for 19 ratings 57 min.
[Endives ]
Endives
A very classic recipe, but which can easily fail due to two main errors: too much water in bottom of dish because endives give off a lot, and endives that are too bitter so that children hate it. Here is a method which avoids these two problems.
69,7575/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 29 min.
[Endives "bonne femme"]
Endives "bonne femme"
A one-pot endive dish with potatoes, onion and bacon. [Translator's note: the French "bonne femme" style is good, straightforward home cooking (whether the cook is a man or a woman!).
24,3214.3/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Express sauerkraut]
Express sauerkraut
Sauerkraut (choucroute in French) is a traditional Alsatian recipe. It consists of fermented cabbage slowly cooked with white wine, potatoes and a variety of salted pork meats. This is a simplified and fairly quick version.
113,460 13.9/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 24 min.
[Feta and spinach brik pie]
Feta and spinach brik pie
In this recipe, a feta and cream filling is sandwiched between layers of spinach and wrapped in brik (or filo) pastry.
10,814 24.8/5 for 10 ratings 55 min.
[Filo leeks and cheese tart]
Filo leeks and cheese tart
This is a very quick tart recipe, where the crust is made by a stacking filo pastry sheets.
64,2474.3/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Fine multi-tomato tart]
Fine multi-tomato tart
This simple but very elegant tart makes the most of different tomato varieties. Their diversity allows us to create a multi-coloured tart, featuring all their attractive shades.
1,207 59 min.
[Flamiche]
Flamiche
Flamiche is a savoury tart from the Picardy region of northeasten France. It is a cousin of quiche lorraine, but the pastry is characteristically made with lard and the filling has neither bacon nor eggs. This version contains a mixture of endives and leeks (white part only).
3,628 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[French toast "cordon bleu"]
French toast "cordon bleu"
You are probably familiar with those "cordon bleu" chicken breasts filled with ham and melted cheese that so many kids seem to enjoy. Here's a lighter, bread-based version that is deliciously moist. The bread is dipped in egg, like for French toast, then in a coating of breadcrumbs with herbs before...
3,9514.6/5 for 14 ratings 38 min.
[French-style peas]
French-style peas
A traditional French recipe, "Petis pois à la Française", with a personal twist, but very easy to prepare. It is an ideal accompaniment for meat, poultry or even a grilled fillet of fish.
22,5633.8/5 for 17 ratings 28 min.
[Fresh spinach with cream]
Fresh spinach with cream
Fresh spinach, simply wilted, reheated in a sauce of thickened cream with shallot, and served with quarters of hard-boiled egg.
64,9203.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 43 min.
[Fried bread with leek and poached egg ]
Fried bread with leek and poached egg
A slice of fried buttered bread with fried sliced leek, topped with a poached egg. For the best effect, split the egg open just before serving.
5,5184.8/5 for 12 ratings 31 min.
[Fried egg in bread]
Fried egg in bread
This is a novel way to cook an egg in the middle of a slice of fried bread. For a continental twist to the English breakfast, it comes with a slice of grilled bacon and a little pesto. The tricky part (explained in full in the recipe) is to cook the egg white through but keep the yolk runny.
7,825 15/5 for 1 ratings 29 min.
[Fried eggs with tomatoes]
Fried eggs with tomatoes
In this recipe, thick slices of tomato are cooked first, then the eggs are left to cook gently in the spaces between them. Particularly delicious served simply with a trickle of balsamic vinegar.
16,6784.8/5 for 10 ratings 31 min.
[Fried rillettes]
Fried rillettes
Rilletes formed into thin cakes and fried. This allows the fat to drain off during cooking and leaves crunchy and tasty discs of lean meat which can be served with mashed potato (purée).
29,6794.9/5 for 18 ratings 29 min.
[Genoese croque-monsieur]
Genoese croque-monsieur
Here is an Italian version of the famous French toasted sandwich: a croque-monsieur from Genoa. The two slices of fried bread hold together scrambled egg, pesto and grated Parmesan.
1,784 24 min.
[Gisèle's Pasties]
Gisèle's Pasties
These small pasties ("rissoles" in the original French version) are made with shortcrust pastry, filled with a mixture of cooked meat, onion, parsley, garlic and egg.
10,4693.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 14 min.
[Grated potato cakes]
Grated potato cakes
These grated potato cakes (similar to hash browns, but without the onion) can be deep or pan fried. They are excellent with meat, but quite delicious on their own. Children love them.
11,9674.3/5 for 10 ratings 39 min.
[Gratin Dauphinois]
Gratin Dauphinois
This recipe is a bit sensitive for people from Dauphiné (a French area around the city of Grenoble), many of them are sure to have the "true" recipe. Here is the version of the famous French chef Michel Guérard. The most interesting thing about gratin Dauphinois, is that it has a delicate hint of...
89,753 25/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Gratin du Nord]
Gratin du Nord
This gratin combines the flavours that are so characteristic of France's northern region: endives (chicory), beer and Maroilles cheese.
3,1095/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Gratin of chicken with rice and sautéed mushrooms]
Gratin of chicken with rice and sautéed mushrooms
This is a very simple gratin, mainly using leftovers (chicken and rice), ideal for a Sunday night supper.
2,5343.8/5 for 19 ratings 52 min.
[Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or]
Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or
This gratin has layers of potatoes and sautéed endives, topped with Mont d'Or cheese and browned in the oven.
5,7865/5 for 2 ratings 58 min.
[Gratin of purple artichokes]
Gratin of purple artichokes
This is a very simple recipe: just potatoes, purple artichokes, a sprinkling of Parmesan and into the oven it goes...
8,8874.1/5 for 16 ratings 42 min.
[Gratin Parmentier]
Gratin Parmentier
Here, a potato gratin meets hachis Parmentier (minced beef topped with mashed potato): 2 layers of potato around a layer of pre-cooked minced meat.
1,4974/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 22 min.
[Gratin slices with spinach]
Gratin slices with spinach
A slice of bread with a gratin of bechamel containing hard-boiled egg and topped with cheese, served with fresh spinach.
20,1654.1/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Green asparagus omelette]
Green asparagus omelette
Small spears of green asparagus steamed and sliced, served with grated Parmesan in the middle of an omelette.
22,1893.8/5 for 17 ratings 33 min.
[Green beans with tomatoes]
Green beans with tomatoes
Cut green beans simmered with tomatoes and mixed with onions and lightly fried lardons (or small pieces of bacon).
26,723 14.7/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Grilled cheese]
Grilled cheese
This is the classic American pan-fried sandwich, the "grilled cheese". The French have their own, slightly different speciality: croque-monsieur.
4,6605/5 for 13 ratings 21 min.
[Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese]
Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese
A typical family recipe which is an excellent way of using up leftover meat. The proportions are vague here, you need "what you have left"...
106,183 24.4/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 22 min.
[Ham "friand" pie]
Ham "friand" pie
A "friand" (the word means "fond"!) is a sort of French pasty. This pie-style version has two layers of puff pastry filled with a mixture of cheese, ham and bechamel sauce.
14,1734.2/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Ham and cheese slices with spring onions]
Ham and cheese slices with spring onions
In this recipe, we'll be using just the tops of the onions, lightly fried, combined with fried ham and thinly sliced Morbier cheese..
482 38 min.
[Ham pasta bake]
Ham pasta bake
Here's a really simple recipe that children love. Just pasta, ham, a little cream and cheese on top.
7,7335/5 for 19 ratings 42 min.
[Harvest Gratin]
Harvest Gratin
Purple artichokes, cauliflower and mozzarella combined with bechamel sauce in a gratin to cheer up the end of summer.
6,1544.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Home-made potato crisps ]
Home-made potato crisps
Making your own potato crisps (or chips, if you are American) is quite easy. All you need to do is slice potatoes and fry them. That is all well and good in principle, but there are a few tips it is important to know. I'll explain them for you in this recipe.
14,0533.9/5 for 12 ratings 26 min.
[Hot box cheese ]
Hot box cheese
This recipe is a great classic from Franche-Comté (area of eastern France). A Mont-dor cheese (from this area) is oven cooked in its wooden box with a little dry white wine, and served melted over baked potatoes. It's a dish for a winter evening meal with friends, very easy to prepare, everything...
64,3044.3/5 for 15 ratings 58 min.
[Hotpot my grandmother's way ]
Hotpot my grandmother's way
If you like slow-cooked dishes prepared with loving care (mitonné), you will certainly love this hotpot recipe, with the taste of Franche-Comté, inspired by my grandmother. It's an old-fashioned dish full of flavours and aromas, cooked vegetables, stock, smoked sausages, all cooked long and slow.
69,6355/5 for 1 ratings 4 hours 7 min.
[Individual creamy endive gratins]
Individual creamy endive gratins
In this recipe, the endives are first blanched, then baked with cream and mushrooms in individual cassolettes (small gratin dishes or large ramekins).
21,1154.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Italian style gratin]
Italian style gratin
This gratin is built up in layers: sautéed courgettes, minced beef, bechamel sauce, fried tomatoes, more meat and bechamel, then grated cheese for a brown topping.
11,0324.8/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Kérinou slices]
Kérinou slices
These toasted slices are topped with sautéed vegetables (courgette and mushrooms), covered with a slice of smoked ham and then slivers of cheese. Once the cheese is melted and browned in the oven, the slices should be served piping hot.
2,5154.7/5 for 19 ratings 58 min.
[Layered Leek and Egg Gratin ]
Layered Leek and Egg Gratin
This gratin combines parboiled leeks with chopped hard-boiled eggs in thin layers.
5,6254.1/5 for 20 ratings 49 min.
[Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise]
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise
This is a quiche-style tart with a Piedmont-inspired twist: the filling is made with eggs, mascarpone (lighter than the usual cream) and Parmesan. The tart still has a moist texture to balance the puff-pastry crust, with the flavour of leeks and purple artichokes.
3,7245/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[Leek and fresh tuna tart]
Leek and fresh tuna tart
The puff pastry case is filled with a layer of leek, lightly fried chunks of fresh tuna and a quiche-style egg and cream mixture.
12,1955/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Leek and Mimolette tart]
Leek and Mimolette tart
This baked tart has a shortcrust pastry case, filled with a layer of chopped, braised leeks topped with a bechamel sauce with eggs and Mimolette cheese.
8,3984.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Leek and tuna loaf]
Leek and tuna loaf
This loaf is a savoury cake (quite popular in France) made with tinned tuna and leeks that have been lightly cooked with shallot.
50,0574.4/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 18 min.
[Madras rice]
Madras rice
Slices of sautéed aubergine and the lovely yellow colour from the curry spices bring a hint of India to this rice dish, given a twist with a little fried ham.
1,325 28 min.
[Maroilles cheese quiche]
Maroilles cheese quiche
Traditional recipe from northern France, using a typical and tasty regional cheese. But this can be replaced by another (see below).
72,979 34.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 27 min.
[Mediterranean toast]
Mediterranean toast
On a slice of toasted bread: barely-cooked Spanish ham, sticks of fried chorizo, slices of peeled tomato and sliced feta.
31,8644.5/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Melting Epoisses on toast ]
Melting Epoisses on toast
Lightly buttered bread, a slurp of dry white wine, cured ham, sliced potato and a piece of Epoisse. A few minutes in the oven is enough to melt the cheese over the potatoes and crisp up the bread.
49,272 24.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 26 min.
[Montbenoit's canapés]
Montbenoit's canapés
A recipe from Franche-comté (lovely region of eastern France): large slices of bread coated with melted shallot, grilled bacon dice, a big slice of Morbier (cheese from the same region) and a brief spell in the oven. It really is a winter dish.
76,9554.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 45 min.
[Montlebon toast]
Montlebon toast
Not just plain old cheese on toast, these slices are loaded with delicious toppings: bechamel sauce, caramelized onions and sticks of morteau sausage. The slices are finished with grated Comté, then browned in the oven.
9445/5 for 1 ratings 46 min.
[Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or]
Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or
This is a rather special risotto recipe with Morel mushrooms, cooked with Jura Vin Jaune wine, and with Mont d'Or cheese added just before serving to make it extra creamy. With the trio of morels, Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or, this is an ideal way to bring together the delicious flavours of the...
3,8943.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 53 min.
[Morteau sausage rolled brioche]
Morteau sausage rolled brioche
Here is a quite sophisticated take on a Morteau sausage brioche. The sausage is first cooked in the oven, then rolled up in a brioche dough with metton cancoillotte before being left to rise. After baking, it is served sliced with a Vin Jaune cream sauce.
1,428 3 hours 15 min.
[Moussaka]
Moussaka
Here is my personal version of this famous recipe from the eastern Mediterranean. It's a kind of gratin, made with layers of aubergines, cooked meat with tomatos and bechamel sauce with cheese.
120,793 14/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 53 min.
[Mozzarella pasta bake]
Mozzarella pasta bake
A good way to use up leftover pasta, or cook some specially for this gratin with fried ham and two cheeses: diced mozzarella for melting texture and grated Comté for a nicely browned top.
1,328 51 min.
[Mushroom and artichoke omelette]
Mushroom and artichoke omelette
This French "broken" omelette is not neatly folded like a classic omelette. There is more filling than egg: mushrooms and artichokes here, pan-fried with spring onions. It can be served flat, like a Spanish omelette, but I prefer the more original broken look.
5,4094.1/5 for 16 ratings 54 min.
[Mushroom buckwheat pancakes]
Mushroom buckwheat pancakes
The filling is prepared by frying ham and mushrooms with chopped shallot and a drizzle of lemon juice. The pancakes used here are Breton-style buckwheat "galettes" (often sold ready made in France), folded over the filling in the pan before serving.
7,7874.6/5 for 14 ratings 45 min.
[Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin]
Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin
This recipe uses pan-fried mushrooms and shallots in cream as the filling for Breton "galettes": traditional buckwheat pancakes. The stuffed pancakes are then baked gratin-style with cheese and cream.
5,1844.6/5 for 14 ratings 55 min.
[Mushrooms on toast, French style]
Mushrooms on toast, French style
This is a French version of mushrooms on toast! The mushrooms are simmered in cream then served on a slice of fried buttered bread.
35,6493.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 5 min.
[Nanou's tuna tart]
Nanou's tuna tart
Crisp puff pastry topped with tuna, mushrooms and cooked shallots.
29,4654.2/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 36 min.
[New York style pasta]
New York style pasta
Pasta served like in NYC: tagliatelle or spaghetti with lightly fried ham, peas and a nutmeg-flavoured cream sauce.
19,3594.3/5 for 15 ratings 46 min.
[Oven omelette]
Oven omelette
For this omelette with a difference, we'll fry sliced potatoes, bacon (lardons) and onions, then pour the beaten eggs over and finish cooking everything together in the oven. The French sometimes call this an "Omelette of Moyenmoutier" after a village in the Vosges.
3,2694.6/5 for 14 ratings 52 min.
[Oven-roasted Sprouts]
Oven-roasted Sprouts
Here is an original way to pep up Brussels sprouts: roasted in the oven. Cooked this way, they will be lightly crisped on the outside and melting in the middle.
7,0724/5 for 1 ratings 53 min.
[Oxtail Parmentier]
Oxtail Parmentier
Rather like the classic hachis Parmentier, but using oxtail stewed very slowly in red wine and herbs.
106,7314.7/5 for 12 ratings 5 hours 46 min.
[Pasta with green asparagus]
Pasta with green asparagus
In this recipe, the pasta is cooked separately, then mixed with chunks of green asparagus, ribbons of smoked ham and a cream sauce with nutmeg.
20,7143.9/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Pasta with mushrooms]
Pasta with mushrooms
Your choice of pasta (spaghetti, penne or whatever) in a creamy sauce with mushrooms and shallots.
5,1724.3/5 for 15 ratings 37 min.
[Pasta with pesto and preserved tomatoes]
Pasta with pesto and preserved tomatoes
In this recipe, the pasta (whatever kind you prefer) is served with shreds of fried ham and chopped preserved tomatoes as well as a good dollop of pesto.
6,4593.8/5 for 19 ratings 23 min.
[Penne with Mushrooms]
Penne with Mushrooms
Sautéed mushrooms in a cream sauce with penne - a simple, delicious recipe.
6,3185/5 for 1 ratings 37 min.
[Penne with purple artichokes]
Penne with purple artichokes
In this recipe, the purple artichokes are braised in white wine, then mixed with the penne and parmesan.
9,3385/5 for 13 ratings 52 min.
[Pissaladière with puff pastry]
Pissaladière with puff pastry
This savoury tart is a traditional speciality around Nice, on France's Cote d'Azur. Originally, pissaladière had much in common with its Italian cousin, the pizza, but made with onions, anchovies and olives, and without tomatoes. This is a slightly different version, more friable (with a...
3,2173.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg]
Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg
A "cake" of fried polenta, blanched spinach and a soft-poached egg on top, with a cream, shallot and white-wine sauce poured over just before serving.
8,2755/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Pollack Parmentier]
Pollack Parmentier
"Parmentier", in French cuisine, means topped or mixed with mashed potato. This fishy version is made with pollack (or another fish, if you prefer), poached, flaked, and mixed with cooked onions, mashed potatoes and a little thyme. This is then topped with grated cheese and browned in the oven,...
2,7334.8/5 for 12 ratings 56 min.
[Potato and broccoli gratin]
Potato and broccoli gratin
A very simple recipe: a layer of potatoes, a layer of broccoli, bechamel sauce and grated cheese.
38,1693.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 1 min.
[Potato and two ham gratin]
Potato and two ham gratin
Little morsels of boiled and raw cured ham sautéd briefly then mixed with mashed potatoes and finished as a gratin in the oven.
28,396 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 47 min.
[Potato galette]
Potato galette
This potato "cake" is like a big savoury pancake of duchess potatoes (mashed potato with egg yolks), mixed with strips of fried ham, chives and spring onions. The galette is cooked in the oven in a tin and cut into portions for serving. This is delicious on its own or with a good green salad on the...
450 1 hour 13 min.
[Potato gratin]
Potato gratin
This classic French recipe is made with sliced potatoes baked in milk and browned on top.
84,500 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 47 min.
[Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon]
Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon
For potato waffles, the flour in the mixture for the sweet version is replaced with instant dried potato. This is a way of making delicious savoury waffles. Adding ribbons of smoked salmon, like here, turns them into a proper meal, though they can be also be served as an accompaniment.
6,2074.5/5 for 11 ratings 39 min.
[Potato wallets]
Potato wallets
These "wallets" are potatoes boiled in their skins and sliced part-way through after cooking. The slots are filled with slices of cheese and grilled bacon and the potatoes are then baked for a few minutes the oven.
9,5654.1/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Potatoes with bacon and herbs]
Potatoes with bacon and herbs
The potatoes in this recipe are rolled in a slice of lightly cooked bacon with sage and bay leaves slipped in between. They are then baked in the oven.
1,0835/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour
[Potatoes with smoked salmon]
Potatoes with smoked salmon
This is a very simple recipe with a delicious result: potatoes, smoked salmon and a herb sauce.
8,4395/5 for 13 ratings 36 min.
[Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin"]
Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin"
We could almost say a "Parmentier" of potimarron: a layer of left over cooked chicken, covered with potimarron purée and cheese, put to brown in the oven.
74,686 24/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 35 min.
[Potimarron and Parmesan tart]
Potimarron and Parmesan tart
This moist tart has a shortcrust pastry case, filled with a mixture of potimarron purée and Parmesan, bound with egg.
1,176 2 hours 14 min.
[Potimarron braised in meat jus]
Potimarron braised in meat jus
This is a very quick and simple recipe which makes an excellent accompaniment for roast meat, for example. It is also a good Sunday night dish.
2,298 1 hour 5 min.
[Provençal braised carrots]
Provençal braised carrots
Chunks of carrot (different coloured varieties here), braised in a vegetable stock with herbes de Provence and served on a bed of couscous.
846 1 hour 14 min.
[Purple artichokes braised in white wine]
Purple artichokes braised in white wine
In this recipe, small purple artichokes are trimmed and braised (i.e. simmered gently in a small quantity of liquid) in white wine.
10,0254.3/5 for 15 ratings 40 min.
[Quartet of brassicas with cream ]
Quartet of brassicas with cream
Four kinds of brassicas (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, romanesco and broccoli), blanched separately, then combined to finish with cream and chopped parsley.
32,5214.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 41 min.
[Quiche Bretonne]
Quiche Bretonne
This quiche from Brittany has a puff-pastry base topped with an assortment of fish and shellfish with a classic quiche filling. After baking in a hot oven, the crusty pastry is a great foil for the moist filling with all its seafood flavours.
1,676 1 hour 40 min.
[Quiche Lorraine]
Quiche Lorraine
Quiche Lorraine is a recipe that is both simple and delicious. This savoury tart combines bacon and grated cheese with an egg and cream filling in a short-crust pastry case.
17,8264.9/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Quick flaky pizza]
Quick flaky pizza
This pizza with a difference has a thin puff-pastry base instead the traditional dough. Apart from this small refinement, the basic elements you would expect are all there: tomato sauce, a variety of toppings and fresh basil leaves.
1,317 36 min.
[Quick stuffed courgettes]
Quick stuffed courgettes
This is a relatively rapid way to prepare stuffed courgettes, using ready-made items that you can take out of the fridge or freezer at the last minute (or nearly).
3,1234.4/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Rata-tart]
Rata-tart
"Rata-tart" is a tart filled with ratatouille and polenta. The layer of polenta in the bottom separates the pastry from the ratatouille and so keeps it crisp.
15,0924.5/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Ratatouille]
Ratatouille
Ratatouille is a typical Mediterranean dish. The best-known version comes from Nice. It is a ragout of different vegetables (aubergines, peppers, courgettes, onions) in a tomato sauce.
20,1015/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 52 min.
[Ratatouille confite]
Ratatouille confite
In this ratatouille recipe, the vegetables are cooked longer than usual to get a richer melting dish.
66,910 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 40 min.
[Real home-made chips* ]
Real home-made chips*
It's not easy to make these - the original "French fries" - well at home, that is, to produce golden and crunchy chips from fresh potatoes. Here is a way of doing it in three cooking stages, which gives very good results: melting in the middle, crunchy on the outside, and a nice golden colour....
53,8855/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 47 min.
[Red rice pannequets]
Red rice pannequets
This is a kind of small crusty parcel with flax seeds, filled with a mix of red rice, diced courgette and smoked ham.
68,4144/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours
[Rice and peas]
Rice and peas
This is a very simple recipe that can made almost entirely with leftovers: chicken, rice and peas.
19,4584.2/5 for 18 ratings 27 min.
[Rillettes stuffed mushrooms]
Rillettes stuffed mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushroom caps are first sautéed, then filled with fried onions and a spoonful of rillettes, then baked in the oven. Here they are served with a quick pickle made from brunoise radishes with tarragon.
2,9193.8/5 for 17 ratings 58 min.
[Risotto-style celeriac]
Risotto-style celeriac
In this recipe, the celeriac is cooked rather like for a risotto: diced small, softened in olive oil with onion, then cooked in chicken stock. The dish is finished with cream and maybe a little cancoillotte (or other creamy cheese). It is delicious on its own or to accompany meat.
134 48 min.
[Roasted Cauliflower]
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting cauliflower in the oven is a delicious way to enjoy the vegetable: golden-brown on the outside and melt-in-the-mouth inside. In this recipe, the cauliflower is blanched first, then brushed with herb butter before roasting in the oven.
5,5535/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Röstis]
Röstis
Probably a swiss recipe originally, but also known in the French region of Franche-comté. This version is more sophisticated.
75,6214.2/5 for 10 ratings 40 min.
[Rustic chicken and mushroom pie]
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie
This homely looking pie gets back to what good, old-fashioned pies are all about: it's round, deep and has both a proper bottom and lid. The one small concession to modernity is the use of puff pastry for a lighter, crisper crust. The filling combines mushrooms, leeks and diced chicken in a cream...
3,063 1 hour 35 min.
[Salmon and Spinach Gratin]
Salmon and Spinach Gratin
This gratin has a layer of spinach, a layer of salmon with tomato and a layer of potato purée topped with grated cheese.
6,2184.3/5 for 12 ratings 46 min.
[Salt cod brandade]
Salt cod brandade
"Brandade de morue" is a classic of French bistro cuisine, especially in the south. It is a puréed mixture of salt cod and olive oil with (or sometimes without) potatoes. Here is a simplified version.
13,1484/5 for 3 ratings 1 hour 32 min.
[Sarladaise potatoes]
Sarladaise potatoes
Potatoes fried in a little goose fat, with a mixture of chopped parsley, garlic and shallot added just before serving. Greedy folks (like me) melt a few thin slices of foie gras over the top.
60,1894.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[Sausage buckwheat pancakes]
Sausage buckwheat pancakes
This sausage pancake recipe is one of the better-known ways of using buckwheat pancakes. You will find it on the menu of all good French crêperies, but it is easy to make at home.
24,5294.5/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 27 min.
[Sausage in brioche]
Sausage in brioche
In this recipe, sausage is cooked, the skin removed, and baked in a savoury brioche dough. Serve preferably with a good green salad and French dressing (vinaigrette).
169,4945/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble]
Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble
A small ramekin filled with sausage sandwiched between two layers of cooked mushrooms, topped with a savoury crumble made with cancoillotte (a cheese typical of eastern France). All the French region of Franche-comté is in this recipe: Morteau sausage, cancoillotte cheese, and Jura white wine.
86,852 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 3 hours
[Sausage with duchess potatoes and a Mont d'Or fondue ]
Sausage with duchess potatoes and a Mont d'Or fondue
The duchess potatoes are poached in a roll before being sliced and fried. They are served in alternate layers with slices of sausage, also cooked in two stages (boiled then fried), then topped with a fondue of Mont d'Or cheese.
66,5273.9/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours 13 min.
[Sausages with baked beans, French style]
Sausages with baked beans, French style
What could be more basic than sausages and beans? This is a rustic French version using dried white haricot beans (or "mogettes") that are first boiled fast, then left to cook slowly with tomatoes and smoked sausages. The long cooking allows the smoky flavour of the sausages to gradually spread down...
3,1394.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Sautéd broccoli with ham]
Sautéd broccoli with ham
Broccoli cooked until just tender, quickly sautéd in a little olive oil with shallot and ribbons of ham.
59,140 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 49 min.
[Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham]
Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham
Fresh mushrooms of your choice, cooked just right, thinly sliced spring onions and morsels of cured ham. Straight from the pan to your plate.
66,371 15/5 for 1 ratings 49 min.
[Sautéed green vegetables]
Sautéed green vegetables
Just fresh vegetables, each sautéed in turn in olive oil, then combined with chopped spring onions and parsley.
10,5144.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Sautéed Green Vegetables]
Sautéed Green Vegetables
A recipe full of gorgeous greens: broccoli, romanesco, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. The vegetables are cooked separately in stock before being lightly sautéed with shallot. This is a simple dish, though it takes a while to prepare, and is delicious, light and healthy.
5,8704.1/5 for 18 ratings 37 min.
[Scallop and leek pancakes]
Scallop and leek pancakes
These pancakes are filled with pan-fried scallops and creamed leeks.
9,2864.3/5 for 20 ratings 36 min.
[Scrambled eggs with butter-fried bread and fresh spinach]
Scrambled eggs with butter-fried bread and fresh spinach
Fresh spinach, butter-fried bread and scrambled eggs: simply delicious.
106,2143.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours
[Seafood sauerkraut]
Seafood sauerkraut
The French version of sauerkraut (choucroute) is normally served with meat, especially pork and sausage, but here is a seafood version with fish and shellfish. Do give it a try, as it's simple to make and delicious!
45,2644/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 37 min.
[Shallot confit tart]
Shallot confit tart
This savoury tart is full of flavour: the thin puff-pastry case is filled with lightly grilled slices of ham and a mixture of cream and Époisses cheese, topped with a layer of oven-cooked shallot confit. This tart can be eated hot, of course, but is also good cold or reheated until just warmed...
4,3594.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 25 min.
[Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses]
Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses
Thin slices of blanched cauliflower, fried strips of cured ham and 3 different types of cheese grated and gently melted to bind everything together.
19,7955/5 for 19 ratings 50 min.
[Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli]
Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli
Blanched broccoli sautéed quickly with thin slices of fried chicken.
21,4714.5/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Small ratatouille with ]
Small ratatouille with
It's a hotch-potch of vegetables, cooked in two stages, onto which eggs are broken and cooked until the white only is just firm.
69,6915/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Smoky potato and potimarron gratin]
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin
This gratin has an unusual twist: it not only combines potatoes with potimarron, the potatoes are boiled in the water left after cooking a Morteau sausage, to give a lovely smoky flavour. Guaranteed to transport your tastebuds to eastern France!
763 2 hours 10 min.
[Snails in a brioche]
Snails in a brioche
A flat brioche filled with snails, themselves filled with a knob of sophisticated beurre d'escargot. The flat round shape is reminiscent of the old-fashioned French snail dishes. Cut into bite-sized morsels, this makes a good aperitif snack.
985 1 hour 43 min.
[Soufflée omelette with cheese]
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Halfway between an omelette and a soufflé, this quick recipe give a light and delicious result. The secret is mainly in the two cooking methods: frying pan, then oven.
81,7884.7/5 for 18 ratings 51 min.
[Spaghetti Bolognese]
Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti "bolognese" (after the town of Bologna, Italiy) is a well-known dish, but so often amounts to nothing more than pasta topped with minced meat in a plain tomato sauce. Here is a more traditional version, in which the sauce is made with tomatoes, herbs, red wine and - of course - meat.
11,4753.8/5 for 21 ratings 1 hour 19 min.
[Spaghetti Carbonara]
Spaghetti Carbonara
A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.
82,194 24.8/5 for 11 ratings 24 min.
[Spaghetti with mushrooms]
Spaghetti with mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushrooms are cooked in the oven first and are then combined with the cooked spaghetti, shallots and dressed with white wine and soy sauce.
9,4624.1/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Spaghetti with smoked salmon]
Spaghetti with smoked salmon
After cooking the spaghetti as usual, strips of smoked salmon are added with cream, lemon, Parmesan and egg yolks.
62,7133.8/5 for 12 ratings 37 min.
[Spinach and Comté Loaf]
Spinach and Comté Loaf
For this savoury cake-style loaf, we use a plain basic mixture and add wilted spinach wth shallots and diced Comté cheese.
5,2284.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin]
Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin
In this gratin, spinach and hard-boiled eggs are combined with bechamel sauce and topped with grated cheese.
15,7564.7/5 for 15 ratings 35 min.
[Spinach and ricotta ravioli]
Spinach and ricotta ravioli
The filling for these ravioli is a delicious mixture of ricotta with cooked spinach, egg and lightly toasted pine nuts. The ravioli are first boiled in salted water, then baked gratin-style with cream, Parmesan and sage.
5,4414.8/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Spinach brik parcels]
Spinach brik parcels
Crispy brik parcels, filled with a mixture of spinach, feta and chopped shallot.
22,4575/5 for 18 ratings 43 min.
[Spinach Croque-monsieur ]
Spinach Croque-monsieur
A croque-monsieur is a French toasted sandwich. Here, the 2 slices of buttered bread are filled with bechamel sauce, hard-boiled eggs, blanched spinach and melted cheese. The assembled sandwich is popped in the oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese.
8,8904.5/5 for 2 ratings 45 min.
[Spinach Mornay]
Spinach Mornay
This gratin is made with a layer of pre-cooked spinach, then sliced hard-boiled eggs and a Mornay sauce (an enriched bechamel with cheese).
964 40 min.
[Spinach Omelette]
Spinach Omelette
An ultra-simple but delicious omelette recipe. The beaten eggs are poured over spinach that has already been cooked with shallots.
5,6124.6/5 for 19 ratings 17 min.
[Spinach on toast with bechamel]
Spinach on toast with bechamel
A slice of buttered toast, layers of spinach and sliced hard-boiled egg, topped with bechamel sauce and grated cheese, then browned in the oven.
8,6654.3/5 for 15 ratings 33 min.
[Steamed leeks with morel sabayon]
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon
For this very simple recipe, steamed leeks (cooked in 2 stages) are served with a sabayon made with mushroom "jus", preferably from morels. The sabayon is the major taste element in this dish, and adds a delicious woodland-mushroom flavour.
3,1074.1/5 for 16 ratings 37 min.
[Stuffed artichokes au gratin]
Stuffed artichokes au gratin
For this recipe we'll attempt to use the whole of the artichoke: the heart, of course, but also the leaf bases in bechamel sauce with mushrooms and shallots, as a tasty filling for the hearts.
2,6155/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Stuffed baguette ]
Stuffed baguette
This baguette is "stuffed", rather than merely filled: hollowed out and refilled with a tasty mix of sautéed onions, fried bacon bits and eggs, before browning in the oven. A useful way to use up a leftover baguette, even if it is already going dry. It makes a great dish that children love, and...
277 52 min.
[Stuffed cabbage leaves]
Stuffed cabbage leaves
The French classic "chou farci" is made with large green cabbage leaves which are blanched before being rolled into parcels around a sausage meat and cheese filling, then baked in the oven.
10,3245/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Stuffed Mushrooms]
Stuffed Mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushrooms are stuffed with caramelized onions, topped with cheese and cooked in the oven. As mushrooms tend to give off a lot of liquid, especially when very fresh, the cooking is done in two stages.
5,9294.1/5 for 16 ratings 57 min.
[Stuffed mushrooms au gratin]
Stuffed mushrooms au gratin
For this fairly sophisitcated recipe, the mushrooms caps are marinated and pre-cooked in the oven. They are then filled with a delicious mix of potatoes, sausage and cheese before being baked gratin-style.
302 1 hour 12 min.
[Stuffed pumpkin gratin]
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
The small squash used here is the Japanese chestnut pumpkin or "potimarron". For this gratin, we scrape out the seeds and fill the centre with a mixture of two sorts of fried meat (chicken and bacon), chestnuts and cream, then bake it in the oven until the pumpkin flesh is soft. Served straight from...
7,6304.3/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes]
Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes
A classic recipe of French family cooking, but with a more sophisticated filling.
76,5773.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 50 min.
[Summery cheese on toast]
Summery cheese on toast
Lightly toasted bread topped with a mixture of cream cheese, chopped spring onions, sliced radishes and fresh herbs.
4,1404/5 for 20 ratings 21 min.
[Sunday night pasta]
Sunday night pasta
Here's a quick and simple solution when faced with the age-old question late on Sunday afternoon: "What are we going to eat tonight?".
2,7094.8/5 for 10 ratings 28 min.
[Surf and turf club sandwich]
Surf and turf club sandwich
This is a rapid club sandwich recipe that combines the taste of the sea (sardines in oil) with the terrestrial flavour of fried bacon. The two are accompanied by a layer of cream cheese with herbs.
2,5214.3/5 for 12 ratings 24 min.
[Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style]
Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style
Classic pasta: tagliatelle mixed with courgette "spaghetti", and like for carbonara, with a sauce of egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and fried ham.
79,3824.6/5 for 14 ratings 53 min.
[Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks]
Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks
Indian flavours pep up this recipe. The leeks are cooked then mixed with chunks of chicken (a good way to use leftovers from a previous meal) and simmered with tandoori spices.
925 54 min.
[Tartiflette]
Tartiflette
A personal version of a classic recipe from Savoy.
96,475 14.6/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 27 min.
[Tartine du pêcheur ]
Tartine du pêcheur
This is a French twist on that store-cupboard basic, sardines on toast: sardine fillets in oil and sliced spring onion, topped with a poached egg.
4,6544.7/5 for 12 ratings 15 min.
[Thaï rice with small vegetables]
Thaï rice with small vegetables
Vegetables cut in small dice, cooked in stages, and mixed with cooked Thaï rice. Delicious alone or served with meat for example.
75,7374.7/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Thin endive tart]
Thin endive tart
This thin tart (made with puff pastry) is a sort of quiche. It is fairly light, with smoked ham and endives fried from raw (not blanched first).
7,3124.9/5 for 18 ratings 58 min.
[Tomato feuilleté with pesto]
Tomato feuilleté with pesto
This is a fairly simple recipe, but the result is an elegant, thin tart, bursting with delicious Italian colour. The base is a a feuilletage, but savoury this time, topped with the concentrated flavours of Italian cuisine: pesto, tomatoes and Parmesan.
2,7104.1/5 for 16 ratings 59 min.
[Tomato omelette]
Tomato omelette
Tomato omelette is a great classic of Provençale cuisine. This is my personal version with mushrooms.
23,1984.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Tomatoes Provençal]
Tomatoes Provençal
This is a great classic dish of Provençal cuisine: tomato halves topped with a kind of stuffing mixture of breadcrumbs, parsley and garlic. In this version, they are served on a bed of white rice.
2,7084.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin]
Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin
The small squash used here is the Japanese chestnut pumpkin or "potimarron". For this gratin, we scrape out the seeds and fill the centre with a mixture of three sorts of cheese and cream, then bake it in the oven until the pumpkin flesh is soft. Served straight from the oven like this, it is good...
6,7994.1/5 for 16 ratings 53 min.
[Truffade]
Truffade
Truffade is a traditional dish from France's Auvergne region. It is made with potatoes and local cheese. Truffade originated in the mountains and is a proper winter dish, quite rich and delicious. This recipe, like with all traditional food, comes in many versions: different cheeses, ways to cook...
6,3204.3/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Turmeric risotto]
Turmeric risotto
A colourful and tasty risotto made with turmeric, and pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
560 56 min.
[Two-cheese quiche]
Two-cheese quiche
This extra-tasty quiche is made with diced ham and a combination of two cheeses: Comté and Cheddar.
5094/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 2 min.
[Two-cheese vegetable gratin]
Two-cheese vegetable gratin
This is a vegetable gratin with a difference: 3 layers of different vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli and aubergine) with two different cheeses for a flavousome topping: Comté and Époisse.
200 1 hour 23 min.
[Upside-down Parmentier]
Upside-down Parmentier
Parmentier is a French version of shepherd's pie. This variation has slow-cooked meat on top of the mashed potato (purée), instead of underneath. A red-wine sauce adds the finishing touch.
29,3474.2/5 for 12 ratings 6 hours 7 min.
[Vegetable clafoutis]
Vegetable clafoutis
Clafoutis, the traditional French batter puddings, are normally sweet, but here is a savoury version: a layer of mixed vegetables (pre-cooked in this case) in a gratin dish with a cheesy mixture poured over, then baked in the oven. Here I have used diced carrots and courgettes, chopped onion, fried...
4,9844.7/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 31 min.
[Vegetable pie]
Vegetable pie
Three layers of vegetables, baked in puff pastry.
65,4393.9/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Warm autumn salad]
Warm autumn salad
Not quite "surf and turf", but land meets sea in this salad which combines poached fish with cauliflower and buttery fried croutons.
2,9494.3/5 for 11 ratings 45 min.
[Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses]
Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses
For this recipe, the cauliflower is steamed until just tender, then mixed while still warm with diced Mimolette and Cantal cheeses and a good vinaigrette.
4,3744.5/5 for 10 ratings 31 min.
[Warm Leek and Potato Salad]
Warm Leek and Potato Salad
This simple salad combines leeks (boiled and thoroughly drained) with sliced potatoes in a good vinaigrette.
5,3284.6/5 for 14 ratings 40 min.
[Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit)]
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit)
This is a French version (as served in brasseries in northern France) of the traditional Welsh rarebit. It contains boiled ham as well as the usual toasted bread and Cheddar cheese melted in beer.
15,6175/5 for 1 ratings 33 min.
[Winegrowers' sausage casserole]
Winegrowers' sausage casserole
This sausage casserole is a simple mix of vegetables with smoked sausage, but the cooking liquid in this case is dry white wine (and hence the name). The casserole is cooked long and slow in the oven with a lid. This allows all the flavours of the vegetables, wine and sausage to mingle harmoniously.
2,329 2 hours 36 min.
[Winemaker's toast]
Winemaker's toast
These oven-baked open sandwiches are topped with onions cooked in red wine, fried bacon and potatoes, finished with a thin layer of melted cheese.
21,8155/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 20 min.
["BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits]
"BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits
These are similar to the BN biscuits so well-known in France. They are a sandwich of chocolate filling between two layers of biscuit. Children adore them!
45,842 24.6/5 for 10 ratings 5 hours 12 min.
[4 pears salad with vanilla]
4 pears salad with vanilla
It's a very easy recipe, everything depends on the choice of differents kinds of pears all fully ripe, to give a delicious contrast in the mouth.
61,3384.2/5 for 20 ratings 37 min.
[Agen prune cake]
Agen prune cake
This cake from Agen, in southwestern France, is a type of brioche. Inspired by the famous "tarte au sucre" (sugar tart), it is like a thick "galette" with a moist texture, filled with prunes and marzipan with Armagnac.
1,270 1 hour 51 min.
[Almond mug cake for Mary]
Almond mug cake for Mary
Mug cakes are fun and quick to make. They cook in the microwave in about a minute and a half. This almond version is similar to the small cakes known as financiers.
10,8634.3/5 for 15 ratings 9 min.
[Almond tuiles]
Almond tuiles
These delicious little biscuits ("tiles" in French) get their crunch and lightness from the use of flaked almonds rather than ground. It is not difficult to succeed, you just need to work fast after taking them out of the oven.
94,9135/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 18 min.
[Alsatian apple tart]
Alsatian apple tart
This tart from France's Alsace region has a sweet pastry (or sweetcrust) case, filled with raw apple slices and a light vanilla egg-custard mixture, then baked.
2,386 54 min.
[Amaretti]
Amaretti
Amaretti are little Italian almond biscuits. They are a bit like meringues, very sweet, and made with ground almonds.
8,6704.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Amiens macaroons]
Amiens macaroons
These macaroons, famous since the 16th century, are small, soft almond-flavoured cakes. This recipe is much easier to make than the one for the classic Parisian macarons.
20,4075/5 for 18 ratings 49 min.
[Apple amandine tarts from Brélès]
Apple amandine tarts from Brélès
Amandines are small sweetcrust pastry tarts filled with fruit and topped with almond cream. Here's a rather more sophisticated version made with stewed apple, rice pudding and almond cream.
62,4683.7/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Apple and almond gratin]
Apple and almond gratin
Imagine a gratin, but sweet, made with apples and toasted ground almonds. This delicious dessert combines apples and almonds with a vanilla custard-like mixture - simply yummy!
4,0134.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies]
Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies
These brioche pies look like muffins with their "mushroom" tops. They are filled with quartered apples and a little blackcurrant jelly.
6,9824.5/5 for 2 ratings 2 hours 55 min.
[Apple and pear tart]
Apple and pear tart
Apples and pears are combined in this sophisticated autumn tart. The pears are laid decoratively on top of stewed apple.
9,9414.9/5 for 18 ratings 59 min.
[Apple Batter Puddings]
Apple Batter Puddings
Similar to a traditional French "clafoutis", usually made with cherries, this simple apple and almond dessert is quick to make.
6,7625/5 for 13 ratings 41 min.
[Apple charlotte with toasted brioche]
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche
This rather special charlotte is made with toasted slices of brioche instead of finger biscuits and stewed apples. Cooked once assembled, it can be eated warm or cold.
74,2093.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 20 min.
[Apple crisps]
Apple crisps
This is a really simple recipe - there's really not much to do, other than wait while the crisps (or chips for Americans) cook gently in the oven.
2,9574.5/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 8 min.
[Apple paste]
Apple paste
Apple paste, like most other fruit pastes, is a simple mixture of apple juice, sugar and a gelling agent - pectin here.
132 10 days 48 min.
[Apple Pie]
Apple Pie
This classic of family cooking is quite simple: just a puff pastry "shell" sealing in lightly sweetened slices of apple. During cooking, the fruit softens to resemble stewed apple. Serve warm, if possible, to enjoy at its best.
5,9943.7/5 for 11 ratings 54 min.
[Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)]
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
The French semelle is a flat rectangular tart with a base of puff pastry. In this version, a layer of stewed apple is spread on the pastry, then topped with finely-sliced fruit.
30,8854.3/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Apple Strudel]
Apple Strudel
Apple strudel is a traditional pastry from central Europe. It is like a large apple turnover, usually served in slices. Here is a version with apples, walnuts, almonds and rum-soaked raisins.
8,7445/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 32 min.
[Apple Tatin Terrine]
Apple Tatin Terrine
Imagine a sweet terrine, made of layers of apples with sugar, cooked slowly in the oven until caramelized. Serve warm in slices with custard.
10,4494.1/5 for 19 ratings 3 hours 28 min.
[Apricot and almond cream tart]
Apricot and almond cream tart
Half apricots arranged on a thin layer of almond cream.
67,4624.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 45 min.
[Apricot blancmange]
Apricot blancmange
Blancmange is a very old dessert recipe, going back to the middle-ages. Updated for our century, it's almond milk with whipped cream and a smooth apricot puree.
101,4364.4/5 for 8 ratings 3 hours 14 min.
[Apricot fool]
Apricot fool
The traditional fruit fool is a rather old-fashioned dessert, consisting of whipped cream (Chantilly) with a fruit coulis gently folded into it.
56,1575/5 for 1 ratings 17 min.
[Arizona cupcakes]
Arizona cupcakes
Cupcakes are small sponge cakes. In their original American version, they are usually decorated with brightly coloured icing. Here's a version inspired by the famous saguaro cactus, so common in Arizona.
58,596 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Arlesian Biscuits]
Arlesian Biscuits
These small almond and lemon-flavoured biscuits have a short, melt-in-the-mouth texture. They are known as "sablés arlésiens" in French.
10,1215/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Autumn apple and plum crumble pie]
Autumn apple and plum crumble pie
This crumble with a difference captures real autumn flavours: apples, plums and hazelnuts. For a change, the crumble topping is pressed into a thin crust, more like a pie.
170 1 hour 37 min.
[Baked Alaska]
Baked Alaska
The name may be odd, but Baked Alaska is an elegant dessert. The core of this version is a "sandwich" of vanilla ice cream and blackcurrant sorbet between 2 layers of sponge soaked in rum-flavoured syrup. This is then covered in a layer of meringue and put in a very hot oven for just a few minutes...
3,2294.3/5 for 12 ratings 6 hours 47 min.
[Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux]
Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux
Under this pretty name, my personal version of "Les pommes au four" (baked apples).
77,347 24.2/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[Belle-helene in a glass]
Belle-helene in a glass
It's a recipe where you make 4 layers of different creams in a small glass: vanilla cream, small dice of pear cooked in maple syrup, chocolate mousse and whipped cream. It should be served to your guests cool but not too cold .
77,6873.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 47 min.
[Black Forest gateau]
Black Forest gateau
Black Forest gateau is a sophisticated dessert which comes from Germany. It is essentially a combination of four flavours: chocolate, cherries, cream and kirsch. Here is my own version.
31,5474.6/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours 32 min.
[Blackberry and almond fondant tart]
Blackberry and almond fondant tart
Balckberries and almonds go so well together: the slight tartness of the berries is the perfect foil for the sweeter almonds. This combination makes for a delicious tart. The sweetcrust pastry case is filled with a blackberry jelly and an almond panna cotta, presented in a bold and unusual way as a...
56 3 hours 46 min.
[Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith]
Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith
If you love the taste of blackcurrants (like Edith), this sorbet is for you...
66,4634.9/5 for 18 ratings 23 min.
[Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine ]
Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine
Vanilla-lime, confectioner's custard and blackcurrant coulis, topped with a layer of whipped cream (chantilly) and dusted with a little matcha green tea powder. Light and flavoursome.
55,6344.9/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Blackcurrant-almond muffins]
Blackcurrant-almond muffins
Blackcurrant muffins with a rather special ground almond dough. Blackurrants give a delicious hint of acidity, which goes very well with the almond flavour.
81,0723.8/5 for 17 ratings 49 min.
[Bonnevaux apple tart]
Bonnevaux apple tart
This is without doubt the easiest apple tart you can make: a simple pastry case (a sweetened sort of shortcrust pastry without egg) and apples - that's all! It's the tart my grandmother Jeanne made when I was a boy (a long time ago, as you can probably gather) and my father's favourite dessert.In...
4,0744/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 7 min.
[Bounty-style tart for Alison]
Bounty-style tart for Alison
This Bounty-style tart combines, as you might expect, chocolate and coconut in a sweetcrust pastry case.
30,086 14/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Breton apple and rhubarb tart ]
Breton apple and rhubarb tart
This rhubarb and apple tart is given a Breton twist with a base of traditional, butter-rich, sablé biscuit. This is topped with an apple "crémeux" filling. The finishing touch is a layer of rhubarb, cut on the diagonal and oven-poached in a syrup of its own juice.
5655/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 44 min.
[Breton strawberry and verbena tart]
Breton strawberry and verbena tart
Strawberries and verbena go well together. In this recipe they are combined as a verbena crémeux with whole fresh strawberries on a Breton sablé base.
353 1 hour 47 min.
[Brioche galette]
Brioche galette
This galette (flat cake) is made with brioche dough, stuck with little pieces of butter and sprinkled with sugar.
19,1824.8/5 for 4 ratings 2 hours 3 min.
[Brioche slices with almond cream]
Brioche slices with almond cream
A brioche slice, soaked in rum syrup and covered with almond cream, then browned in the oven. It's a dessert, and also a pastry which goes very well with tea or coffee at the end of the afternoon, especially when it's cold outside.
64,3784.1/5 for 16 ratings 54 min.
[Brioche Tatin]
Brioche Tatin
For this filled brioche, the apples are cooked separately, as for a tart tatin (caramelized), then sandwiched between two circles of brioche dough.
13,5013.7/5 for 18 ratings 3 hours 21 min.
[Buckwheat almond biscuits]
Buckwheat almond biscuits
In this sweet biscuit recipe, some of the normal wheat flour is replaced with buckwheat flour and ground almonds. This gives them a very distinctive flavour.
7,5784/5 for 2 ratings 2 hours 40 min.
[Calissons]
Calissons
Calissons are a sweet from Provence - Aix-en-Provence is famous for them - made with almonds and candied fruit, covered with royal icing. This is a slightly simplified version, which is every bit as good.
38,942 53.3/5 for 3 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Canadian apple crumble]
Canadian apple crumble
The classic apple crumble is given a Canadian twist here: rolled oats in the topping and a drizzle of maple syrup over the apples. These two small changes make the flavour very distinctive and very, well... Canadian.
542 1 hour 25 min.
[Candied grapefruit peel]
Candied grapefruit peel
Not really a dessert, more a kind of sweet. After soakiing, strips of grapefruit skin are cooked very slowly to conservethem in sugar. It's a real treat with coffee at the end of a meal.
77,819 14/5 for 2 ratings 1 day 1 hour 21 min.
[Cannelés]
Cannelés
Cannelés are a speciality from the French city of Bordeaux. These delicious little cakes have a crunchy exterior and a soft centre.
21,3085/5 for 1 ratings 1 day 1 hour 29 min.
[Caramel rice pudding]
Caramel rice pudding
We start with a classic rice pudding and add beaten eggs, this is poured onto hot caramel in the bottom of a dish, and then cooked in a bain-marie in the oven until firm like a cake.
67,4065/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 37 min.
[Caramelised apple pie]
Caramelised apple pie
Apple pie made with caramelised apples.
66,2124.3/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 55 min.
[Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi]
Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi
This "classy restaurant" style dessert consists of a sort of dish made of caramelized brioche filled with a mix of pear compote and kiwi salad with vanilla, served surrounded by real custard (crème anglaise).
25,303 15/5 for 1 ratings 45 min.
[Caribbean upside-down cake]
Caribbean upside-down cake
The dominant flavours in this cake are pineapple and almonds. The pineapple is caramelized first separately, with brown sugar and lime, before being laid in the bottom of the tin. The cake batter is then poured over. The cooked cake is turned out to reveal the lovely golden pineapple layer on top a...
6,7014.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard ]
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard
Cold grapefruit quarters with slices of hot caramelized pineapple, lime custard (crème anglaise) and citrus crunch.
92,3504.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 5 min.
[Checkerboard biscuits]
Checkerboard biscuits
These biscuits are half and half chocolate and almond in a checkerboard pattern, both in colour and flavour.
28,9815/5 for 13 ratings 4 hours 24 min.
[Cherry and pistachio tarts]
Cherry and pistachio tarts
A shortcrust pastry case baked with pistachio cream, then topped with Griottine cherries.
59,858 25/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 20 min.
[Cherry clafoutis]
Cherry clafoutis
A clafoutis batter and cherries lightly cooked in sugar and Kirsch, then de-stoned. The clafoutis is baked in the oven.
30,1884.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Chestnut cake]
Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and pieces of glacé chestnuts are incorporated in the dough.
72,3675/5 for 1 ratings 53 min.
[Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes]
Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes
This recipe allows you to enjoy a delicious brownie-style combination of melting fudgy texture and cake, with the distinct flavours of chocolate and chestnut purée.
6,8075/5 for 1 ratings 53 min.
[Chestnut moelleux]
Chestnut moelleux
"Moelleux" means soft, and is also the name given to the gooey, soft-centred cakes that are popular in France. These muffin-style cakes are doubly chestnutty: there is chestnut purée in the mixture and pieces of marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) in the middle as well. The result is a little...
3,733 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Chinois]
Chinois
"Chinese" - what a strange name for this cake! A kind of brioche, filled with confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière) which can be decorated with fondant icing.
91,294 24.7/5 for 13 ratings 5 hours 29 min.
[Chocolate almond cookies]
Chocolate almond cookies
Cookies made with ground almonds, chocolate chips and a little cocoa.
71,623 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits]
Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits
Little spiral biscuits flavoured with chocolate and matcha green tea.
26,0044/5 for 12 ratings 3 hours
[Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée]
Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée
This crème brûlée recipe is a sophisticated combination in three layers: chocolate ganache, vanilla custard, and, of course, a delicious thin crust of caramel. It is more complicated than a simple chocolate crème brûlée, but well worth the effort when you see your guests' reactions.
6,2975/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 59 min.
[Chocolate cake]
Chocolate cake
A traditional-style recipe for a moist chocolate cake with plenty of chocolate flavour.
8,073 44/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Chocolate cereal bars]
Chocolate cereal bars
These have a chocolate sweetcrust pastry base, topped with dried fruit, toasted nuts and seeds, bound with a brown-sugar and butter mixture, then gently baked. Once the flapjack-like cake has cooled, it can be cut into bars.
1,831 1 hour 18 min.
[Chocolate cream]
Chocolate cream
A very simple recipe with a really chocolatey taste.Cream, milk and chocolate, mixed with egg-yolks and sugar, then cooked in the oven in a bain-marie, like for crème brulée.
70,4014.2/5 for 10 ratings 3 hours 6 min.
[Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse]
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse
This is a chocolate cream with chopped candied grapefruit peel and caramelized nuts added to give bit of crunch. The small pot of cream is topped with an Irish coffee mousse (flavours of coffee, fresh cream, sugar and whisky).
79,186 15/5 for 1 ratings 59 min.
[Chocolate eclairs]
Chocolate eclairs
This might appear to be a straightforward recipe: choux pastry, chocolate confectioner's custard and fondant icing, but in practice it is quite technically tricky and all three stages need care to produce a perfect result.But don't let that discourage you; there are demonstration videos and I will...
62,444 34.5/5 for 2 ratings 3 hours 52 min.
[Chocolate madeleines]
Chocolate madeleines
Simple and delicious, goes very well with tea or coffee.
80,4443.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Chocolate mousse]
Chocolate mousse
Here is a simple quick recipe for chocolate mousse. It is just necessary to be careful at the final stage, when mixing the melted chocolate and the beaten egg-whites.
93,7413/5 for 2 ratings 40 min.
[Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts]
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Here is a marvellous new chocolate mousse recipe that will delight real chocoholics. This is a rich, gourmet version, though not over-sweet and with the added crunchy texture of toasted hazelnuts. You'll love this one!
2,9835/5 for 13 ratings 55 min.
[Chocolate muffins]
Chocolate muffins
Variation on muffins recipe. In this version each one is filled with a dark chocolate ganache.
75,3744.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Chocolate mug cake]
Chocolate mug cake
A mug cake is fun to make and only takes a few minutes. It cooks in just one and a half minutes in the microwave.
11,9595/5 for 1 ratings 11 min.
[Chocolate tart]
Chocolate tart
As you can see, there's very little added sugar in this recipe, so it's a very chocolatey and bitter-sweet tart.
66,465 15/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 26 min.
[Chocolate thins with toasted nuts]
Chocolate thins with toasted nuts
A very thin disc of chocolate, topped with toasted nuts and candied grapefruit peel.
81,5004/5 for 19 ratings 2 hours 22 min.
[Chocolate Truffles]
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles: those dreamy, creamy chocolatey treats, rolled in cocoa powder or a mix of chopped dry-roasted pistachios and almonds.
7,4115/5 for 3 ratings 2 hours 54 min.
[Chouquettes]
Chouquettes
Chouquettes are small choux puffs with sugar crystals on the top. They are usually eaten plain, but can also be filled with a variety of things: cream, fruit, chocolate... whatever you like.
59,9644.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)]
Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)
The French name for these tubular biscuits means "Russian cigarettes". Cigarettes Russes are perfect for serving with ice cream or other desserts. The basic biscuit is fairly easy to make; the tricky bit is rolling the tube once cooked.
18,166 34.5/5 for 2 ratings 46 min.
[Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette"]
Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette"
This "Marie-Antoinette" clafoutis is a lighter version of the traditional fruit-in-batter baked dessert, almost a soufflé, with apples and lemon. The apples are sautéed in butter and Calvados, then combined with a lemon-flavoured confectioner's custard, lightened with raw meringue. This mixture is...
2,8854.9/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Clementine sorbet]
Clementine sorbet
To capture the delicate flavour of clementines, we need to use not only the juice, but also a little zest to add a delicious hint of bitternes. Here's a simple method using sugar cubes.
10,1074.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 47 min.
[Cochelin d'Evreux]
Cochelin d'Evreux
This cochelin, from the town of Evreux in Normandy, is a sort of giant apple turnover, flavoured with vanilla. It is served in slices, like a cake.
9,0325/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 2 min.
[Coconut rocks]
Coconut rocks
Small coconut cakes, golden, crusty, and soft inside.
77,6983.7/5 for 18 ratings 49 min.
[Coconut tuiles]
Coconut tuiles
Delicate tuiles with coconut. Very thin, they are both crunchy and melt-in-the-mouth. Delicious on their own or to accompany an ice-cream or cream dessert, perhaps a sophisticated one like coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa .
103,4134.8/5 for 4 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa ]
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
A dessert in three layers: a first of smooth vanilla cream, a second of coconut cream (also very smooth), and to finish, a thin crunchy layer of coconut tuiles. In the spirit of crème brulée: break through the crisp surface layer to discover the smooth melting coconut and vanilla creams beneath. A...
70,0733.8/5 for 17 ratings 4 hours 58 min.
[Comtoise apple charlotte]
Comtoise apple charlotte
This "Comtoise" charlotte, inspired by the Franche-Comté region of eastern France, is a more rustic take on the famous dessert. It is made with sliced bread, lightly buttered and fried, then filled with sugared apple pieces, drizzled with clarified butter and baked.
316 1 hour 32 min.
[Corsican tarts]
Corsican tarts
Two typically Corsican ingredients are brought together in this recipe: chestnuts and clementines. Chestnut flour is used in the sweetcrust pastry and the tarts are filled with a mouth-watering clementine jelly.
15,3244.3/5 for 11 ratings 3 hours 22 min.
[Coupe Augustin]
Coupe Augustin
A "coupe Augustin" is a kind of sundae made with mint ice cream, slices of white peach poached in a light syrup, Chantilly cream, raspberry coulis and topped with toasted flaked almonds.
17,0034.7/5 for 11 ratings 28 min.
[Creamy plum and pear clafoutis]
Creamy plum and pear clafoutis
Here is a clafoutis that is quick to make, with a delicate blend of plums and pears. This recipe can be varied easily to use any good fruit in season.
1,460 53 min.
[Crème brulée]
Crème brulée
Crème brûlée (burned cream) is quite easy to prepare: it's a simple egg-cream dessert. The only difficulty is in making the delicious crunchy caramel layer on top. The perfect crème brulée (for me) is a cold and soft cream, with on top a nice hot caramel crust. This is a completely new version...
185,613 74.3/5 for 7 ratings 4 hours 38 min.
[Crème caramel]
Crème caramel
Crème caramel (upside-down caramel cream) is a classic of bistro cuisine. The vanilla cream is made with eggs, cooked in a dish with a layer of caramel in the bottom, and placed in a bain-marie. It's traditionally served turned out so that the liquid caramel runs down over the cream.
67,1505/5 for 2 ratings 3 hours 33 min.
[Crêpes Suzette]
Crêpes Suzette
Crêpes Suzette are pancakes filled with orange-flavoured butter (butter and sugar mixed with Grand Marnier), caramelized in a pan and soaked in orange-flavoured syrup. This is an modified version of the recipe invented by Auguste Escoffier.
33,0914.1/5 for 10 ratings 48 min.
[Crust for tea]
Crust for tea
Under this strange name there's a delicious cake in crusty sweet pastry, filled with a smooth almond mixture and icing sugar on top. It's an excellent cake for tea time, but it goes very well with fruit salad for example.
57,166 14.9/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan]
Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan
The filling of this pistachio flan with almonds and apricots contrasts with crisp case, made with puff pastry, rather than the more usual shortcrust pastry.
4,9394.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 37 min.
[Diamond biscuits]
Diamond biscuits
These round biscuits no doubt get their name from the coating of sparkling sugar crystals around the edge.
1,078 1 hour 47 min.
[Elsa's Comtoise galette]
Elsa's Comtoise galette
This galette is a classic Comtois dessert that resembles choux pastry (pâte à choux).
20,5924/5 for 20 ratings 46 min.
[Epiphany galette]
Epiphany galette
Quick recipe for this classic French cake with a "lucky charm" baked into it, usually served on twelfth-night (Epiphany). If you don't like almond cream, you can also try this version with caramelized apples.
74,988 24.5/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 2 min.
[Eton mess]
Eton mess
Behind this strange name there lurks a delicious traditional English dessert made of meringues, strawberries and cream.
51,9745/5 for 13 ratings 4 hours 55 min.
[European glass]
European glass
A little dessert that's rather long to make, but which will always impress your guests. Layered in a glass: a jellied red fruit coulis, a layer of pineapple charlotte cream, a layer of kiwi coulis, topped with a peeled clementine segment. It's "european" because it resembles the italian flag, and in...
69,7015/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 29 min.
[Exotic fruit tart]
Exotic fruit tart
An exotic fruit tart (bananas, kiwi and pineapple), with crisp pastry and almond cream which are cooked beforehand. It's a rather simple recipe, but the final result will impress your guests.
66,7005/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 23 min.
[Express apple tart]
Express apple tart
A fine apple tart, very quick to make.
67,730 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 54 min.
[Fillings for macaroons]
Fillings for macaroons
The macaroons recipe shows how to make these small cakes, and gives the example of a raspberry filling. Here are several other possibilities: Apricot macaroons, Chocolate macaroons, Mint macaroons, Blackcurrant macaroons.
55,572 24.3/5 for 7 ratings 2 hours 1 min.
[Financiers]
Financiers
This delicious little cake gets its name from its shape, in the form of a gold ingot.
98,226 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 32 min.
[Finger biscuits]
Finger biscuits
These small biscuits, that look a bit like savoy biscuits, are delicious alone or with Champagne, but are also the base for charlottes or Tiramisu.
103,8315/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour
[Flaked almond tart]
Flaked almond tart
This almond tart is an American-inspired version of the classic dessert. This one leaves out the almond cream or frangipane and uses flaked almonds instead. These are toasted, then mixed with cream and sugar. There's no point denying it, this is a rich dessert...
2,9384.8/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 24 min.
[Flambéd bananas ]
Flambéd bananas
The trick of this recipe is to end up with bananas caramelised on the outside, still firm on the inside, coated with a tasty syrup which is not 95% butter.
72,152 14/5 for 1 ratings 40 min.
[Flognarde]
Flognarde
Flognarde is a dessert that originated in France's Limousin region. The recipe is very simple: a vanilla-flavoured egg custard, thickened with flour, and sometimes made with seasonal fruit (apples, cherries, pears...). This is a very old recipe that has come down to us virtually unchanged since...
4,8384/5 for 1 ratings 47 min.
[Fraisier (French strawberry cake)]
Fraisier (French strawberry cake)
This classic French patisserie is a delicious assembly of 2 layers of genoa sponge filled with strawberries and crème mousseline (confectioner's custard with butter). The sponge is soaked in strawberry syrup and the cake is topped with a thin layer of marzipan.
44,6924/5 for 4 ratings 2 hours 43 min.
[Framboisier]
Framboisier
This is a classic French raspberry-flavoured dessert. It generally consists of raspberries in cream sandwiched between two layers of cake. In this version, the cake is genoa sponge and the cream is vanilla-flavoured and mixed with mascarpone. This is just as good made as a large rectangle or, as...
3,0404/5 for 10 ratings 2 hours 38 min.
[French custard tart]
French custard tart
Custard pie is made with a shortcrust pastry base, and filled with an egg vanilla "custard" mix (prepared beforehand). Filling and pastry cook together in the oven. It's a great classic of the French bakery, found in all good shops.
99,689 234.5/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 41 min.
[French Family Cake]
French Family Cake
The idea of a "family" cake can mean so many different things, depending on where your family came from. This French version consists of a layer of pears in liquid caramel, topped with a basic cake mixture, similar to the four quarters recipe.
9,9604/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Fresh fruit in sabayon]
Fresh fruit in sabayon
Fresh grapefruit and / or pears, covered with a sabayon and a pinch of citrus crunch.
78,6394.7/5 for 20 ratings 55 min.
[Fresh mint ice-cream]
Fresh mint ice-cream
This well-flavoured ice-cream is excellent on its own, or in profiteroles with a chocolate sauce for example.
79,9124.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Frozen cottage cheese with strawberries]
Frozen cottage cheese with strawberries
Here is a refreshing and very quick recipe (if your fruit is already prepared). In just a few seconds you can enjoy a delicious frozen cream cheese and strawberry dessert, with no need for an ice-cream maker.
846 13 min.
[Frozen Nougat]
Frozen Nougat
Impress your guests with this delightful dessert, a smooth mixture of meringue and dried fruit, which can easily be prepared several days beforehand.
80,3834.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Fruit crumble]
Fruit crumble
A fruit pudding: very easy to do and delicious: just a layer of fruit with a golden crunchy topping.
71,2184.0/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Fruit salad]
Fruit salad
To make a good fruit salad, there are three important points: 1) Choose fruits that go well together (avoid putting soft pears with crunchy apples for example).2) Remove absolutely all skins and seeds.3) Bring it all together with a good home made sugar syrup added to the fruit juices. Here is a...
75,6094.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Galette Charentaise]
Galette Charentaise
This is a traditional cake from France's Charente region. The recipe is straightforward and the cake is slightly dense in texture, but quite delicious.
3,8215/5 for 21 ratings 2 hours 45 min.
[Gâteau Basque ]
Gâteau Basque
This traditional Basque dessert is similar to a gâteau breton (brittany butter cake), but very moist as it is filled with a rum-flavoured confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream). This is a fairly simple recipe, though as the dough is fragile and difficult to handle, I...
6,2684.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 51 min.
[Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)]
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)
Gâteau breton is a rich cake that uses a lot of butter (from Brittany, of course) with sugar, egg yolks and a little rum to add flavour. This cake is traditionally served with coffee.
18,8054.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Gâteau Nantais]
Gâteau Nantais
This traditional cake from the French city of Nantes is deliciously moist, flavoured with almonds, vanilla and rum. For the finishing touch, the top is covered with boozy white icing.
3,6533.9/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Gingerbread]
Gingerbread
Maybe this recipe will bring back memories.
63,0424.2/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Grandma Solange's biscuits]
Grandma Solange's biscuits
These biscuits are very simple to make and delicious with tea or coffee. They are easy enough for children to enjoy making them.
10,0104.1/5 for 16 ratings 44 min.
[Granola]
Granola
Granola is a tasty, crunchy cereal mix with nuts and seeds. Often thought of as an American version of muesli, it is bound with a little maple syrup and toasted in the oven. This is simple to prepare and goes well with lots of other things (dairy, fresh or stewed fruit, etc.) for a delicious...
77 1 hour 5 min.
[Grapefruit moelleux]
Grapefruit moelleux
The french love their "moelleux" — moist fondant cakes, often with a melting centre. These little mini-moelleux are flavoured with grapefruit. The grapefruit flavour is brought out fully by using a combination of juice, zest and candied peel.
8555/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis]
Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis
A small chocolate cake, still runny in the middle, served with a raspberry coulis.
86,9975/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Hazelnut and orange cake]
Hazelnut and orange cake
A very elegant cake topped with a sprinkling of hazelnut crumble, and with a double helping of orange flavour from chopped candied peel and the orange syrup soaked into the cake after cooking. The recipe is rather sophisticated, inspired by those used by pastry cooks at the INBP. It is a bit...
8945/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 15 min.
[Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)]
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
A traditional recipe from Franche-comté, it's a flat round kind of brioche, covered with an egg cream called "Goumeau".
80,860 25/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 59 min.
[Ice-cream Vacherin]
Ice-cream Vacherin
Ice-cream vacherin is a festive French dessert. It consists of two different flavours of ice cream (blackcurrant and vanilla here) sandwiched between two circles of meringue, topped with whorls of Chantilly (whipped cream) which is then frozen. It is not too complicated, but involves a bit of work...
12,5664.5/5 for 12 ratings 8 hours 45 min.
[Individual charlottes with morello cherries]
Individual charlottes with morello cherries
The French "griottines" are delicious little wild morello cherries, stoned and macerated in a Kirsch syrup, used here in individual vanilla charlottes.
62,921 15/5 for 13 ratings 4 hours 49 min.
[Jam doughnuts]
Jam doughnuts
These were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.
38,2314.5/5 for 6 ratings 4 hours 23 min.
[Jelly-style plum jam]
Jelly-style plum jam
Lots of people make plum jam, but you can also elevate this to a rather elegant jelly, simply by removing the skins. It's not a true jelly (this is normally made with juice), but leans towards that style: light and, above all, delicious.
233 13 hours 11 min.
[Kouign-amann]
Kouign-amann
Kouign-amann is a traditional cake from Brittany. the name means butter cake in Breton (Kouign = cake, amann = butter). It is a sort of caramelized millefeuille, crunchy on the outside and melting in the middle.
30,4044.3/5 for 20 ratings 6 hours 38 min.
[Kouign-amann brioche]
Kouign-amann brioche
This is unusual brioche is halfway to being a Breton Kouign-amann. The difference is in the treatment of the dough, which is layered with sugar and butter. The basic dough is rolled out with butter in stages, like for croissants, but with 2 "turns" of sugar for one of butter (granulated and vanilla...
4,4274.3/5 for 12 ratings 15 hours 55 min.
[Lemon and grated apple tart]
Lemon and grated apple tart
You'll be amazed by the flavour of this tart, it's so distinctive and well-balanced. The apples are grated, rather than sliced, to mix well with the lemon juice and zest. The result is an exceptional tart (yes, really!).
302 1 hour 42 min.
[Lemon and lime cakes]
Lemon and lime cakes
These little cakes get their double citrus flavour by combining the delicate bitterness of lemon and lime zest with the slight sharpness of the juice in a syrup, soaked into the cakes while still hot from the oven.
852 1 hour 44 min.
[Lemon and lime custard tart]
Lemon and lime custard tart
This is a delicious version of the classic French baker's "flan", with the twin flavours of lemon and lime. It involves two different confectioner's custards poured one on top of the other. This gives an attractive layered effect when the tart is cut. Not just pretty, it is delicious.
397 3 hours 13 min.
[Lemon creams]
Lemon creams
These light and flavoursome lemon creams are "set" by the curdling action of the lemon juice on the heated cream, so no thickening agent is needed. They are served in individual glasses, topped with a layer of fruit coulis (blackcurrant here).
2,7524.1/5 for 16 ratings 41 min.
[Lemon Meringue Pie Verrines]
Lemon Meringue Pie Verrines
This is a new twist on the classic lemon meringue pie. All the elements are there: sweet crunchy bits, meringue and lemon custard, but presented in layers in a glass.
9,8295/5 for 2 ratings 21 min.
[Lemon tart]
Lemon tart
Lemon tart (tarte au citron) is one of France's great classic desserts, though there are many different versions. This is more or less the classic version, with sweetcrust pastry and a creamy filling that uses both lemon zest and juice for a deliciously tart tart!
300 1 hour 33 min.
[Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie]
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Lemon tart is one of the great classics of French patisserie. The are lots of versions with different kinds of pastry and filling. This one uses sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) and lemon curd as the filling. Just top with meringue for that other classic: lemon meringue pie.
5,0845/5 for 14 ratings 3 hours 21 min.
[Liège waffles]
Liège waffles
Liège waffles have a very distinctive texture: quite dense with the crunch of sugar crystals. They also have a characteristic form: round and fairly small. Then there's that special flavour that comes with the delicious light caramel crust.
61,6715/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 55 min.
[Like Bounty]
Like Bounty
You will no doubt be familiar with Bounty, the chocolate-covered coconut bar. Here's a melt-in-the-mouth version "on a plate" for a chic dessert.
41,4424.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 54 min.
[Lime meringue tart]
Lime meringue tart
For this delicious tart, you will see how the crisp, sweet pastry is the perfect foil for the distinct taste and slight sharpness of the lime filling and, of course, the smoothness of the Italian meringue topping.
1,876 1 hour 54 min.
[Linzer torte]
Linzer torte
Linzer torte, or tart from Linz (Austria), has a cinnamon-flavoured crust filled with raspberry jam. The special and rather crumbly sweet pastry used for the case is made with cinnamon, ground almonds and the yolks of hard-boiled eggs. There are many different versions. In this rather unusual one,...
4,1094.7/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins]
Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins
These are small apple turnovers ("chaussons") of puff pastry, filled with a mixture of caramelised almonds, stewed apple and rum-soaked raisins. To be eaten just as they are...
77,1263.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 31 min.
[Little caramelized peach tarts]
Little caramelized peach tarts
This is an elegant summer dessert: a thin base of puff pastry, topped with caramelized peach slices. For a delicious contrast of hot and cold, serve with the reduced caramel and citrus sauce poured over over hot and, at the last minute, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, .
4,9093.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Little Christmas biscuits]
Little Christmas biscuits
These little chocolate biscuits are decorated with marzipan. They are ideal to accompany a festive dessert.
21,347 24.2/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 41 min.
[Little lime tarts]
Little lime tarts
With this very quick recipe, you can make little tarts that are nothing like those you find in the shops.
35,7544.3/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines]
Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines
This is a fresh-flavoured verrine with 3 different flavoured layers: vanilla panna cotta, clementine and chestnut mousse.
58,964 15/5 for 1 ratings 25 min.
[Macarons (the original French macaroons) ]
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
This recipe really is "of the moment": the success of these small, highly-coloured cakes, in an infinite variety of flavours, is impressive. It's a recipe which needs some care, in order to produce a result worthy of a professional pastrychef. No problem, I will guide you through the recipe,...
251,874 714.7/5 for 43 ratings 2 hours 38 min.
[Melon with port sorbet]
Melon with port sorbet
This recipe is a new twist on the classic melon with port: melon balls served on a bed of port sorbet.
17,6424.9/5 for 18 ratings 49 min.
[Meringues]
Meringues
A very simple recipe but which always impresses.
91,1524.5/5 for 19 ratings 4 hours 17 min.
[Milk rolls]
Milk rolls
This sweet milk bread, made as baps or rolls, with its sugar topping is delicious for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
36,936 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 5 hours 31 min.
[Millefeuille]
Millefeuille
Millefeuille is one of the best pastries available, if it is well made, i.e.: 2 layers of light vanilla cream between 3 layers of fine crispy (possibly caramelized) puff pastry.
85,0134.6/5 for 5 ratings 1 hour 42 min.
[Mini lemon millefeuilles]
Mini lemon millefeuilles
These dainty and delicious mini millefeuilles have layers of puff pastry filled with lemon confectioner's custard (pastry cream). They are a bit tricky because they are quite fragile and do not keep well once assembled. But freshly made, they are a true delight.
2,520 2 hours 22 min.
[Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs]
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs
These mini choux puffs are topped with a layer of craquelin and filled with Mont-Blanc cream: a mixture of whipped cream and sweetened chestnut purée.
1,073 1 hour 43 min.
[Mini palmiers]
Mini palmiers
Palmiers are a traditional French patisserie, consisting of folded puff pastry caramelized with sugar. These small versions are made with the shop-bought puff pastry that comes ready-rolled in a circle.
14,1375/5 for 1 ratings 39 min.
[Minted Melon]
Minted Melon
It is tempting to call this a melon Mojito: little balls of ripe melon in a light Mojito-flavoured syrup with mint, rum and lime.
7,0634.5/5 for 11 ratings 45 min.
[Mirlitons]
Mirlitons
Mirlitons are little puff-pastry tarts with an almond cream filling.
12,9584.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 27 min.
[Moist cereal bars]
Moist cereal bars
Whether bars or rounds, this recipe produces delicous small cereal cakes.
132,3834.9/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Moist chocolate cake]
Moist chocolate cake
A moist, loaf-shaped cake with all the chocolate flavour that comes from a double dose: melted chocolate and cocoa powder.
1,297 1 hour 11 min.
[Moist Lemon Cake]
Moist Lemon Cake
This is similar to the basic "four quarters" cake, but with the delicious double lemon flavour that comes from using both zest and juice.
5,3815/5 for 2 ratings 46 min.
[Nanou's chocolate cake]
Nanou's chocolate cake
A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
77,6614.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 45 min.
[Nanterre brioche]
Nanterre brioche
This is the classic, but delicious, brioche recipe that you can find in any good baker's. Her unique shape is made from small balls of dough put in a mould.
63,5663.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 26 min.
[New tiramisu]
New tiramisu
This new version of tiramisu is easier, and in my opinion much better. You will certainly appreciate, like me, the light creamy taste, this time presented in brandy goblets.
101,5334/5 for 3 ratings 54 min.
[Nonettes]
Nonettes
Nonettes are small, jam-filled cakes from a bygone age. They originated in Dijon, where they were made by nuns (hence the name, which means "little nun" in French). The traditional version is closer to the French "pain d'épices", but this recipe has a more of a citrus flavour, made with marmalade.
16,5164.4/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 50 min.
[Norman flambéed apples]
Norman flambéed apples
Apples sautéed in butter and sugar, then flambéed in Calvados (from Normandy) and served with real custard.
2,4961/5 for 1 ratings 38 min.
[Nougat]
Nougat
Nougat is a sweet made with honey and almonds that has changed very little since ancient times. The nougat we know today is the Montelimar variety, in which egg whites are added to the basic recipe for a lighter texture. Here is a simplified version.
23,574 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 41 min.
[Oat financiers for Louise]
Oat financiers for Louise
These moist little petit-four cakes are called 'financiers' in French, as they are similar in shape to gold ingots! They go very well with tea or coffee. In this version, the usual ground almonds are replaced with rolled oats, blended to a powdery texture.
21,747 23.9/5 for 19 ratings 45 min.
[Oat shortbread biscuits]
Oat shortbread biscuits
Little biscuits with home-made oat flour (made from rolled oat flakes).
72,187 15/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 41 min.
[Oatmeal cake]
Oatmeal cake
This cake has the distinctive and delicious flavour of old-fashioned rolled oats, also known as oatmeal. In the basic cake recipe, part of the flour is replaced with oats, which have been toasted, then blended.
3,042 24.2/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Oaty walnut cake ]
Oaty walnut cake
This is a moist-textured walnut cake with rolled oats, but the real secret comes from dry-roasting the nuts before adding them to the mixture.
8,313 15/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 34 min.
[Pain perdu]
Pain perdu
This is a sweet French version of "eggy bread": slices of bread soaked in a mixture of milk, cream, egg yolks and vanilla sugar, then pan-fried until golden. It's really simple and wickedly delicious!
39,5803.8/5 for 17 ratings 39 min.
[Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble]
Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble
This is a glass of pannacotta, with a layer of blackcurrent coulis, and a crunchy almond crumble scatterd on top.
71,5013.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 22 min.
[Paris-Brest]
Paris-Brest
The Paris-Brest is a famous French patisserie: a ring of choux pastry, scattered with flaked almonds and icing sugar and filled with a praline cream. The name comes from a historic cycle race between Paris and Brest (600 km or 372 miles), as the shape is like a bicycle wheel.
47,9984.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 18 min.
[Passion fruit jellies]
Passion fruit jellies
Usually to make fruit jellies or (fruit "paste"), it's like jam but you need to cook fruit pulp and sugar much longer. Unfortunately, this long cooking is bad for both vitamins and flavour. In this recipe we use a special jam gelling agent, to reduce cooking time as much as possible .
85,0674.4/5 for 7 ratings 2 hours 30 min.
[Peach and blackcurrant coupe]
Peach and blackcurrant coupe
A delightful coupe combining mint-flavoured peaches with a scoop of blackcurrant sorbet.
9,4553.8/5 for 11 ratings 55 min.
[Peach and green tea tart]
Peach and green tea tart
This refined tart combines peaches with the delicate flavour of green tea. The sweetcrust pastry case is baked blind, then filled with a green-tea custard and topped with slices of poached white peaches.
4,9025/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Peach and mint salad ]
Peach and mint salad
Here is a very simple, fresh and delicious recipe; the flavour of mint goes very well with peaches.
83,465 24/5 for 1 ratings 20 min.
[Peach and verbena feuilleté]
Peach and verbena feuilleté
In French, a "feuilleté" can be anything, sweet or savoury, wrapped in or with a base of puff pastry, from a sausage roll to a millefeuille. This is an elegant tart-style feuilleté with a caramelized pastry base, topped with a light custard flavoured with verbena. This is based on a confectioner's...
2,7814.1/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 23 min.
[Peach Melba]
Peach Melba
Peach Melba is a famous dessert created in 1893 by an equally famous chef, Auguste Escoffier, and inspired by the singer Nellie Melba.There have been many versions of this well-known dish but, in principal, it consists of vanilla ice cream, poached peaches, raspberry coulis and sweetened whipped...
26,6733.9/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 20 min.
[Pear and lime meringue pie]
Pear and lime meringue pie
A layer of light lime cream and caramelized pears in a crisp pastry case, topped with Italian meringue, which is browned under the grill or with a flame.
72,771 23.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 36 min.
[Pear charlotte]
Pear charlotte
A charlotte filled with pear mousse (made with whipped cream and pear coulis).
26,8554.1/5 for 18 ratings 13 hours 59 min.
[Pear sorbet]
Pear sorbet
For a great pear sorbet, choose your fruit carefully: they should be perfectly ripe and full of flavour. You will get good results with williams, but any other variety of your choice will work.
70,7534/5 for 11 ratings 54 min.
[Pear tart with almond cream]
Pear tart with almond cream
This is a very quick and easy tart to make, as everything (or almost) can be done in advance. A piece of sweetcrust pastry, some almond cream and pears? You have "everything you need".
73,5224.2/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 14 min.
[Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart]
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart
A sweetcrust pastry case filled with pistachio cream, topped with pear and grapefruit slices.
18,7984.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 37 min.
[Pears and caramelised walnut samosas ]
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas
Samosas are small parcels of filling wrapped in brik (or filo) sheets and either shallow or deep fried. Here is a sweet version, with pears and caramelised walnuts.
99,4614/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Pears in red wine with blackcurrant ]
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
Pears cooked until soft in a red wine and blackcurrant syrup, served with the reduced syrup and custard sauce (crème anglaise).
79,4784.1/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 35 min.
[Pecan fruit rolls ]
Pecan fruit rolls
These pecan nut and dried fruit rolls, wrapped in golden caramelized puff pastry, are really delicious.
26,5984.9/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Pets de nonne]
Pets de nonne
These small fritters are like mini doughnuts: they're simply made with choux pastry dough, then tossed in a little sugar. [Translator's note: their amusing French name literally means "nun's farts". So, maybe we'll leave it French...].
9,9144.1/5 for 16 ratings 45 min.
[Pink Reims biscuits]
Pink Reims biscuits
These biscuits are a speciality of Reims. They have a light texture, rather like finger biscuits, and are traditionally rectangular and coloured pink.
13,0483.8/5 for 10 ratings 46 min.
[Piped petits-fours]
Piped petits-fours
As the name suggests, these are piped into shape using a forcing bag. These dainty little macaroon-like cakes are made with marzipan and have a soft, moist texture.
1,393 1 day 32 min.
[Pistachio "Financiers"]
Pistachio "Financiers"
This version of the traditional French financiers is just as moist as the original but with a delicious pistachio flavour.
13,0534/5 for 20 ratings 34 min.
[Pistachio custard tart]
Pistachio custard tart
Similar in texture to a classic rich French custard tart, this version has the same sweetcrust pastry case, but the filling has a delicious pistachio flavour, rather than the normal vanilla.
12,691 24.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour
[Pistachio ice cream]
Pistachio ice cream
Rediscover the real, delicate taste of pistachio in this ice cream with its very definite flavour.
10,286 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 51 min.
[Pistachio madeleines]
Pistachio madeleines
Firm on the outside, soft in the centre and with a prominent pistachio flavour, these madeleines are truly delicious.
26,022 25/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 39 min.
[Pistachio panna cotta with custard]
Pistachio panna cotta with custard
In this dessert, the pistachio panna cotta is teamed with real vanilla custard and topped with a few caramelised pistachios.
3,358 25/5 for 1 ratings 3 hours 12 min.
[Pistachio shortbread biscuits]
Pistachio shortbread biscuits
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are "double pistachio", as they contain both pistachio paste and toasted chopped pistachios.
30,0475/5 for 3 ratings 2 hours 58 min.
[Pistachio tiramisu]
Pistachio tiramisu
In this slightly unusual tiramisu, the classic Amaretto is partially replaced by whisky, which goes better with the pistachio flavour.
116,075 25/5 for 1 ratings 50 min.
[Plain cake]
Plain cake
This is a classic, loaf-shaped cake, deliberately left plain for you to embellish as you choose.
10,2484/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 26 min.
[Plum and almond panna cotta]
Plum and almond panna cotta
The combination of plums and almonds is always a winner. Here's a version that uses almonds to make a delicious panna cotta with a difference.
225 3 hours 25 min.
[Plum tart]
Plum tart
This tart made with sweetcrust pastry and almond cream is especially tasty with those rather sour little plums that can be found in such profusion in late summer.
59,2494.9/5 for 19 ratings 2 hours 37 min.
[Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine"]
Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine"
This tart - with a nod to the French children's song - features produce the Lorraine region is famous for: plums and hazelnuts. The small, sweet mirabelles contrast with the larger plums and make the most of the different varieties.
303 1 hour 56 min.
[Poire Belle Hélène]
Poire Belle Hélène
Poire Belle Hélène is a fairly simple cold dessert. The pears are poached in a vanilla-flavoured syrup, then served on top of vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce poured over.
11,0544.7/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 46 min.
[Praline rochers]
Praline rochers
Here is how to prepare your own chocolate rochers with a chocolate praline filling covered in milk chocolate and chopped torrified almonds.
38,3915/5 for 1 ratings 3 hours 13 min.
[Profiteroles]
Profiteroles
Small choux pastry puffs, filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with a rich smooth chocolate sauce.
88,042 14.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 35 min.
[Provençal colombier for Pentecost]
Provençal colombier for Pentecost
The "colombier" (dove cake) is a traditional cake for Pentecost from the south of France, flavoured with orange and almonds. This very moist cake is quite dense as it is made with marzipan (almond paste). It can be eaten on its own or as a dessert, with or without ice cream.
3,0265/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Prune Far]
Prune Far
Far is a traditional recipe from Brittany in northwest France. The name comes from the Breton word 'farz' meaning flour. This is the traditional way, with prunes, but you can adapt it according to taste.
64,305 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Puits d'amour]
Puits d'amour
This delicious little cake's charming French name means "well of love". It is made up of layers of puff and choux pastry, assembled with a light caramel and filled with vanilla confectioner's custard.
22,8234.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 43 min.
[Quick bramble jelly]
Quick bramble jelly
Fruit jelly is jam made with the juice only. All the skin and seeds are strained out, which gives a very smooth texture. Here's a quick recipe which will give you an excellent jelly, and which keeps the full flavour of the blackberries thanks to its very brief cooking.
50,0434.3/5 for 18 ratings 47 min.
[Quick orange marmalade]
Quick orange marmalade
Just oranges (organic) and sugar in this simplified marmalade recipe.
10,8064.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Quick Strawberry Millefeuille]
Quick Strawberry Millefeuille
A millefeuille (which in french means "thousand sheets") is a delicious pâtisserie consisting of layers of puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) sandwiched together with cream, fruit, etc. In this recipe, we will be using sheets of caramelized brik or filo, which makes a delicious, light...
9,0275/5 for 1 ratings 48 min.
[Quince paste]
Quince paste
This traditional French "pâte de fruit" (fruit paste or leather) has a distinctive, firm consistency and is full of flavour, with the characteristic tang of quince. The preparation is rather long, but the result is well worth all the effort.
3,0651/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 3 min.
[Raspberry muffins]
Raspberry muffins
Delicious when still warm.
74,4665/5 for 1 ratings 43 min.
[Raspberry sorbet]
Raspberry sorbet
To make a seriously good raspberry sorbet, the fruit must be of the best quality, of course, but there is another little secret: you need to remove all the seeds to make a really smooth coulis. It is this smooth coulis that makes the sorbet so deliciously velvety.
3,0714.6/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 20 min.
[Raspberry tart]
Raspberry tart
This gorgeous and delicious rasperry tart is not just any old fruit tart: the base is made with "sablé breton" dough, topped with a raspberry crémeux and a layer of whole fresh raspberries, finished with a glaze. It's a bit more complicated than a normal tart, but the result is well worth the...
1,5805/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 41 min.
[Rhubarb mousse]
Rhubarb mousse
This delicious mousse is the perfect summer dessert: a delicate combination of stewed rhubarb and Italian meringue.
320 33 min.
[Rhubarb tart]
Rhubarb tart
This version of rhubarb tart uses a sweetcrust pastry base, almond cream, diced rhubarb cooked until just tender and a rhubarb syrup glaze.
17,3244.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 10 min.
[Rice pudding (riz au lait)]
Rice pudding (riz au lait)
My personal version of this classic family recipe.
93,2835/5 for 1 ratings 38 min.
[Rice pudding with fruit and nuts]
Rice pudding with fruit and nuts
This is cooked like a normal rice pudding, but with fruit and nuts added halfway through: toasted almonds and pistachios, sautéed diced apple and strips of dried apricot. These added flavours and textures make an already creamy rice pudding even more delicious.
3,0244.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Rum babas]
Rum babas
Rum baba is a classic French dessert, consisting of a small cake soaked in rum syrup and filled with a little Chantilly (whipped cream).
19,6953.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 33 min.
[Saint Honoré cake]
Saint Honoré cake
The Saint Honoré cake is a famous example of French patisserie. It consists of a puff pastry base surrounded by a ring of caramel-coated choux puffs and topped with whipped cream (Chantilly). It is a bit tricky to make, but this recipe gives you all the hints you need.
27,4444.7/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 51 min.
[Santiago Cake]
Santiago Cake
Santiago cake (or Torta de Santiago) has a lovely moist texture. It is made with almonds and lemon and contains no butter or flour. This Spanish speciality from Galicia is still often decorated with the cross of St James.
5,5875/5 for 1 ratings 52 min.
[Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup ]
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup
Pear halves sautéed in butter and sugar served with real custard (crème anglaise) and a reduced blood-orange syrup.
46,9673.7/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Sesame cookies]
Sesame cookies
These soft little cookies have a double whammy of sesame flavour from toasted seeds combined with a little sesame oil.
297 2 hours 57 min.
[Sicilian Epiphany Pie]
Sicilian Epiphany Pie
This is a Sicilian version of the French Epiphany dessert, the "galette des rois". The puff pastry has a pistachio cream and ricotta filling with diced candied fruit.
7,4763/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Simple maple-syrup tart]
Simple maple-syrup tart
It would be hard to find a simpler tart recipe: just sweetcrust pastry filled with maple syrup, then baked.
8,0364.2/5 for 18 ratings 46 min.
[Soft fruits in sabayon]
Soft fruits in sabayon
This recipe is made by briefly cooking an assortment of soft fruits (raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, blueberries, currants...) with a little sugar to glaze them. They are served in a small dish, covered with a delicious sabayon which can be lightly "burned" on surface.
79,2123.9/5 for 18 ratings 46 min.
[St Tropez tart]
St Tropez tart
This famous dessert from St Tropez is more of a cake than a tart. The sugar-sprinkled brioche layers are sandwiched together with a rich vanilla filling which is a mixture of confectioner's custard and whipped cream.
18,1313.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 34 min.
[Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction]
Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction
Serving strawberries in red wine is a classic French dessert. Here is a more sophisticated version, with the red wine reduced to a light syrup with notes of thyme and lemon.
497 1 hour 23 min.
[Strawberries with mint and cream]
Strawberries with mint and cream
Minty confectioner's custard, diced strawberries and whipped cream.
74,7195/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[Strawberry and rhubarb crumble]
Strawberry and rhubarb crumble
A three-layer crumble: a layer of stewed rhubarb, then strawberries and a crumble topping. You'll see that the flavour of rhubarb goes very well with strawberries.
40,7205/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Strawberry Charlotte]
Strawberry Charlotte
This is a faily quick charlotte recipe. It begins, as usual, by soaking finger biscuits in syrup, in this case flavoured with lime. The charlotte is then assembled with alternate layers of Chantilly (whipped cream) and strawberries.
30,0095/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 9 min.
[Strawberry feuilleté]
Strawberry feuilleté
This elegant French dessert is not quite a tart. The base is a circle of puff pastry baked and caramelized, then topped when cold with a thin layer of lime-flavoured confectioner's custard and beautiful fresh strawberries.
3,7463.8/5 for 11 ratings 43 min.
[Strawberry sorbet]
Strawberry sorbet
The secret of a good strawberry sorbet is to use first class strawberries, very ripe and full of flavour, so do choose them with care. This recipe shows you how to lighten the texture of the sorbet by incorporating air.
10,7384.6/5 for 14 ratings 31 min.
[Strawberry tart]
Strawberry tart
For this great dessert classic: a sweetcrust pastry case, vanilla confectioner's custard and the best strawberries available. This recipe is simple yet demanding, but the result is an exceptional tart.
23,3264.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 30 min.
[Strawberry Verveine Tart ]
Strawberry Verveine Tart
This tart has a crisp sweetcrust pastry case filled with verveine-flavoured cream and, of course, strawberries.
10,5503.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 31 min.
[Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines]
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines
Chopped kiwi with lemon, ripe strawberries and smooth mascarpone cream.
5,3675/5 for 13 ratings 22 min.
[Strawberry-mint sorbet]
Strawberry-mint sorbet
For this strawberry and mint-flavoured sorbet, we will be using an unusual method: blending the strawberries with mint leaves. This mixture is then left overnight for the flavours to mingle before being strained and then churned. This makes a delicious sorbet with its full-on strawberry flavour...
2,9223.8/5 for 19 ratings 12 hours 26 min.
[Stuffed prunes]
Stuffed prunes
Stuffed prunes are a sweetmeat made with halved dried prunes sandwiched together around a morsel of marzipan flavoured with Armagnac.
1,860 20 min.
[Succès praliné (praline meringue)]
Succès praliné (praline meringue)
The "succès" (success) is a classic of traditional French patisserie, made with two layers of almond meringue filled with praline butter cream. It's very rich and a little old-fashioned these days, but still has many faithful fans.The original recipe comes from the master chef Gaston Lenôtre, and...
72,934 34.9/5 for 7 ratings 4 hours 16 min.
[Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany]
Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany
Stewed apples, raisins soaked in whisky, toasted almonds, rolled in a lightly caramelized pancake.
70,7784.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 16 min.
[Tart Tatin]
Tart Tatin
Tart tatin is one of the great classic desserts of French cooking. It's an apple tart cooked upside down. Apples are cooked in sugar until they caramelise. Then a circle of puff pastry is put on top, and the whole tart is baked at 356°F (180°C) for 20 minutes. To serve, the tart is turned over so...
84,608 13.8/5 for 4 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Tarte Jurassienne]
Tarte Jurassienne
This tarte jurassienne (from France's Jura region) has a sweetcrust pastry case, filled with rich hazelnut buttercream and topped with a rosette of apple slices that have been sautéed in Macvin du Jura liqueur.
2,513 25/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Tarte Normande]
Tarte Normande
This tart showcases ingredients from Normandy: the sweet pastry case is baked blind, then filled with apple sticks sautéed in Calvados, and a cream-egg mixture. The tart is then baked and dusted with icing sugar when cold.
1,288 1 hour 30 min.
[Tatin apples with mascarpone cream]
Tatin apples with mascarpone cream
Small pieces of apple cooked "tatin" style (caramelized in a pan) with a light mascarpone cream.
33,7644.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Tea and white chocolate biscuits]
Tea and white chocolate biscuits
This recipe combines the flavours of tea and chocolate. The tea is added to the dough in two forms: powder and liquid. The biscuits are dipped in white chocolate.
20,2654.8/5 for 12 ratings 4 hours 10 min.
[Tiramisu]
Tiramisu
Classic italian recipe (the name means "pull me up" or more poetically, "take me up to the sky"). It's similar to a charlotte in its structure: layers of flavoured biscuits between layers of smooth cream.
109,8125/5 for 1 ratings 49 min.
[Toasted almond cake]
Toasted almond cake
A layer cake, with toasted almonds in the chocolate part.
65,5444.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 2 min.
[Toasted-flour biscuits]
Toasted-flour biscuits
This is a surprising biscuit recipe, in which the flour is not added in its normal state, but gently toasted beforehand in the oven. This light dry-roasting changes the taste considerably, giving these biscuits notes of honey, coffee and even spices. Their distinctive flavour goes very well with...
3,6465/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 43 min.
[Toffee apple upside-down cake]
Toffee apple upside-down cake
With a flavour reminiscent of the French classic tart tatin, this cake is made with a ring of tart apples arranged on a layer of caramel, then covered with the batter. After baking, the cake is turned out while still hot so that the caramelized apples are on the top with the moist cake underneath.
4,3935/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 46 min.
[Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart]
Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart
This tart, with its twinned chocolate and orange flavours, is a bit fiddly to make. The fillings are fairly straightforward (classic chocolate ganache and orange curd), but it is tricky to ensure that the fillings do not run into each other. You will need to make a divider but, as you will see, this...
8,7245/5 for 13 ratings 2 hours 35 min.
[Valay-Brest]
Valay-Brest
A Valay-Brest is a mini eclair, filled with apple-flavoured confectioner's custard and topped with a rectangle of walnut nougatine.
12,1184.1/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Vanilla ice cream]
Vanilla ice cream
Rediscover the full flavour of a real vanilla ice cream with this classical recipe.
81,5673.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[Walnut short bread]
Walnut short bread
Those little biscuits are with good walnut taste, because walnut are shortly roasted before powdered, it's very simple and efficient.
31,3954.3/5 for 20 ratings 3 hours 1 min.
[Warm apple feuillantines]
Warm apple feuillantines
It's a rather long recipe but which never fails to impress, perfect for a special dinner party. It's made up of 3 circles: one almond "tuile", 2 of caramelized brik sheets, with a caramelized apple layer between each, whipped cream on top, and custard all around. Everything, except whipped cream,...
92,7115/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 9 min.
[Windfall apple jelly]
Windfall apple jelly
This jelly is an excellent way to make use of all those unripe apples that have dropped off the tree. They (or rather, their juice) makes a delicious jelly with a very delicate flavour. As these apples are green and generally tart, we need to use a little more gelling agent than for a normal jelly...
2,264 58 min.
[Yvetot Douillons]
Yvetot Douillons
This dessert, named after a small town in Normandy, consists of a pear filled with confectioner's custard (French pastry cream), which is wrapped in a pancake and puff pastry, then baked. The "douillon" part of the name comes from a warm coat, the "douillette", of former times.
10,9844.3/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
["Psychedelic" sandwich bread]
"Psychedelic" sandwich bread
This amazing-looking loaf uses a basic sandwich bread recipe, but half the dough is coloured yellow with turmeric, the other half black with squid ink. The two colours are then rolled up together to give the spiral effect you can see in the photo. The outside is coated with sesame seeds. This...
1,331 4 hours 13 min.
[3-fruit brioche loaf]
3-fruit brioche loaf
This long brioche is called a "lingot" (ingot) in French. It is filled with three layers of different fried fruits: apricots, raisins and cranberries. When sliced, the three layers are revealed - and it's every bit as delicious as it looks.
1,193 2 hours 51 min.
[Ali Baba bread]
Ali Baba bread
This bread is so-called because its magical sesame flavour is non-negotiable! The triple dose comes from tahini (sesame paste), sesame oil added to the dough before kneading, and toasted sesame seeds both in the dough and on top of the loaves. The texture is soft, rather like ciabatta, but with a...
3,060 4 hours 23 min.
[Aperitif rolls]
Aperitif rolls
These are small, bite-sized, soft bread rolls made with bacon bits and topped with grated cheese.
25,0544/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 31 min.
[Bacon rolls]
Bacon rolls
These tasty little rolls are enriched with bacon bits and toasted sesame seeds. The slightly flaky texture comes from lard, folded in like for puff pastry. Served sliced, these make an ideal savoury snack to share with friends over a drink.
3,4244.6/5 for 14 ratings 3 hours 38 min.
[Baker's pizza]
Baker's pizza
Baker's pizza is very quick to make using a basic bread dough. If you buy the dough ready-made (ask your local baker) and use a good tomato sauce from a jar, you can have it ready for the oven in under 10 minutes.
1,054 38 min.
[Benoîton]
Benoîton
This curious name (explained below) applies to a small bread fingers made with a blend of wheat and rye flour, enriched with raisins and almonds.
2,620 4 hours 32 min.
[Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche)]
Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche)
For brioche feuilletée (or flaky brioche), the brioche dough is treated like puff pastry, with layers of butter incorporated by repeated turning and rolling. Coarse sugar crystals add a sweet crunchiness. Needless to say, this is very rich and quite irresistible.
24,937 24.6/5 for 21 ratings 3 hours 49 min.
[Brioche royale]
Brioche royale
Brioche royale is a very rich brioche, made with candied fruit, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Just before baking, it is topped with "macaronade": a macaroon-style mixture of ground almonds and sugar with egg white. This creates a crust when baked and gives the brioche its elegant finish.
753 16 hours 47 min.
[Burger buns]
Burger buns
Much better, softer, in particular not as sticky as the commercial buns, these buns are ideal for hamburgers, but you can also use them for sandwiches.
83,5854.3/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 48 min.
[Chocolate rolls (petits pains)]
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Here is a recipe for "real" chocolate petits pains, i.e. with a milk bread dough (not croissants dough) and with a stick of chocolate inside.
104,4524.6/5 for 18 ratings 5 hours 27 min.
[Ciabatta]
Ciabatta
Ciabatta is a small, very soft Italian bread. The name means "slipper". It normally takes a long time to prepare as a special leaven called "biga" is used, but this simplified version is quicker and just as good.
89,5113.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 21 min.
[Classic French white bread]
Classic French white bread
This is the recipe for classic, everyday French bread raised with yeast. French bakers call this "pain courant". It is quicker and easier to make than leavened bread or new leavened bread, so ideal for a beginner.
29,1844.1/5 for 16 ratings 3 hours 50 min.
[Cornmeal baps for Anne]
Cornmeal baps for Anne
These small round baps are made with a mix of wheat flour and fine cornmeal. The dominant corn gives a moist and very yellow crumb.
83,2024.3/5 for 15 ratings 6 hours 23 min.
[Cramique]
Cramique
Cramique is a kind of brioche from Belgium and northern France, made with raisins and pearl (or nib) sugar. It is traditionally served sliced with butter and jam.
2,900 13 hours 55 min.
[Cretan Bread]
Cretan Bread
This Cretan (or Cretan-style) bread has a soft dough, enriched with olive oil, preserved tomatoes, green olives and cooked onions.
7,4354.3/5 for 15 ratings 4 hours 26 min.
[Dipping bread with cheese]
Dipping bread with cheese
In France, "pain trempette" (dipping bread) is a loaf made to be broken easily into bite-sized morsels, perfect for serving with any dip. The dough is fairly soft and I have added shallots and fried bacon bits. The dip shown here is a hot box Mont d'Or, but there are plenty of other possibilities.
4,2454.1/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 50 min.
[Flaky brownie brioche]
Flaky brownie brioche
This beautiful brioche contains the typical ingredients you'd expect in a brownie: chocolate, butter, brown sugar and pecan nuts. But these are not just thrown into the mixture; the brioche is layered with them to create a delicious culinary bridge between Europe's viennoiseries and the all-American...
4,2174.3/5 for 15 ratings 16 hours 43 min.
[Flaky chocolate brioche]
Flaky chocolate brioche
This is a rather special brioche: the dough is first layered with butter to make it flaky, then this is rolled around a chocolate filling. The recipe is quite long, but you will be astonished at the result. It is both light (in flaky layers) and rich (with its chocolate filling). As you can see...
11,5724.5/5 for 2 ratings 17 hours 43 min.
[Fougasse with bacon and Comté]
Fougasse with bacon and Comté
This is a richer version of the traditional Mediterranean recipe (originaly, it was a simple olive oil bread).
80,8904.1/5 for 16 ratings 3 hours 9 min.
[Franche-Comté sticks]
Franche-Comté sticks
Thin baguettes made with Morteau sausage and cancoillotte cheese. The cancoillotte is added in the form of crumbled metton curds (normally melted in milk to make the creamy cancoillotte). Sliced thinly, these sticks make an ideal aperitif snack for sharing with friends.
23,9534/5 for 2 ratings 5 hours 27 min.
[French baguettes]
French baguettes
This classic of French baking is rather different from the recipe for leavened bread, it's a question of making a good crust and light crumb along the whole length. To succeed, you should know that there are two secrets: water first of all (much more than for normal bread), and the working of the...
165,202 255/5 for 3 ratings 5 hours 6 min.
[French croissants]
French croissants
In this famous and highly technical recipe from a piece of yeast-based flaky dough we are going to cut and shape ("roll") croissants.
98,7844.8/5 for 5 ratings 2 hours 34 min.
[Galette de Fougerolles]
Galette de Fougerolles
This Galette de Fougerolles is a flattish cake filled with a hazelnut buttercream and topped just before baking with a "craquelin" (sweet cracker) crust, studded with griottine cherries.
975 3 hours 21 min.
[Jura bread]
Jura bread
This speciality bread is full of all the character of the Jura: dry white wine (made with Savagnin grapes, of course), diced Comté cheese and toasted walnuts."Jurassic bread" was is first name... The loaves can be made long, as shown here, or as small rolls. This is ideal as an aperitif snack,...
3,6594.4/5 for 12 ratings 6 hours 9 min.
[Kugelhof for Nanou]
Kugelhof for Nanou
This recipe is emblematic of Alsatian baking, but a more personal version (and a bit richer).
75,0794.3/5 for 15 ratings 3 hours 15 min.
[Leavened bread]
Leavened bread
It might be harder to achieve good results than with traditional yeast bread, but what a flavour! It also keeps better.This recipe is designed for baking bread in a wood-fired oven but, of course, you can use the conventional oven in your kitchen.
197,690 24.1/5 for 11 ratings 6 hours 26 min.
[Loaf for "les filles'"]
Loaf for "les filles'"
This loaf for "the girls" in three colours is made by putting together three doughs, each with a different flavour: tomato for the red, pesto with olives for the green and onion for the white. The three different doughs fuse as they rise together in the tin before cooking, to produce an unusual...
4,2744.6/5 for 14 ratings 4 hours 6 min.
[Lumberjack turnovers]
Lumberjack turnovers
These are small stuffed bread turnovers (similar to calzone), made with fougasse dough and filled with bacon, mushrooms, onions, cheese and tomato sauce. Lovely and golden-brown after baking, they are best eaten hot or while still warm.
24,1045/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 45 min.
[Mini apricot and pistachio brioches]
Mini apricot and pistachio brioches
These mini brioches are made with dried apricots and have double pistachio flavour: in the dough itself, which is tinged green, and with dry-roasted pistachios added whole.
6,7274.1/5 for 20 ratings 18 min.
[Mixed seed grissini]
Mixed seed grissini
Little crusty bread sticks of Italian origin, these are delicious for aperitifs, plain or with dips like tuna rillettes, guacamole or houmous.
76,4314.2/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 30 min.
[Mouna]
Mouna
Mouna is a delicious citrus-flavoured brioche from the Oran region of Algeria. It origins are much disputed, but it was no doubt inspired by a brioche brought over by Spanish immigrants from the Valencia region: the "Mona de Pascua". However, it is also amusing to remember that the citizens of Oran...
1,0521/5 for 1 ratings 18 hours 31 min.
[Mustard baps]
Mustard baps
These baps are perfect burger buns: soft, with a distinctive mustard flavour and the added crunchy texture of toasted mustard seeds. These will give your burgers a gentle hint of mustard, but without the normal "bite".
3,000 2 4 hours 45 min.
[Nantes Tourton]
Nantes Tourton
The "tourton Nantais" is a sweet loaf from Nantes, somewhere between bread and brioche, but without egg and only a small amount of butter.
10,2634.3/5 for 15 ratings 7 hours 34 min.
[Natural leaven]
Natural leaven
Leaven is a natural raising agent, a fermented mixture of water, flour and the microscopic yeasts which are present in the air. It's a delicate living substance, sensitive to the external environment. The recipe is around 4000 years old and dates back to the Egypt of the Pharaohs, via a beautiful...
207,475 284.1/5 for 31 ratings 7 days 15 min.
[New hamburger buns]
New hamburger buns
This new recipe shows you how to make hamburger buns that are almost brioche style without being sweet.
12,1274/5 for 12 ratings 3 hours 59 min.
[New leavened bread]
New leavened bread
This new recipe for leavened bread is simple and delicious, but needs rather long resting times. If you'd like more more information about making your own bread, look at this dedicated page.
132,497 34.3/5 for 6 ratings 7 hours
[Ocean bread]
Ocean bread
The idea for this bread was inspired by an amusing coincidence: the proportion of salt needed for good bread is 35 g of salt per litre of water, which just happens to be the exact concentration of salt in the Atlantic Ocean. So it's possible to make bread using sea water to provide all the salt...
47,695 64/5 for 1 ratings 5 hours 7 min.
[Old style brioche]
Old style brioche
Classical version of brioche use yeast to raise the dough, but in this recipe some leaven is added. This make a more rustic brioche, with a small taste of leaven.
64,9304.6/5 for 14 ratings 14 hours 6 min.
[Olive and pesto bread]
Olive and pesto bread
This bread with olives and pesto has a very Italian flavour: a ciabatta dough, herbes de Provence and green olives. The loaf is baked in a tin, with a thin layer of pesto spread in the middle between two pieces of dough, and green olives (with stones removed) pressed into the top.
4,3323.8/5 for 20 ratings 3 hours 57 min.
[Pains briochés aux raisins]
Pains briochés aux raisins
This classic French "viennoiserie" is a sweet bun containing confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière) and rum-soaked raisins. It demands a bit of skill, but is not too complicated.
27,2504.8/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 37 min.
[Panettone]
Panettone
Panettone is a brioche-style Italian loaf, made with dried fruit (raisins and candied peel) and flavoured with left-over citrus fruit. The recipe is a bit complicated but, above all, it takes time, a great deal of time...
12,4305/5 for 13 ratings 1 day 1 hour 19 min.
[Peanut rolls]
Peanut rolls
Combining soft and crunchy textures, these flavour-packed peanut rolls are delicious just as they are, but they are also ideal for burgers.
13,4134.6/5 for 14 ratings 4 hours
[Pitta bread]
Pitta bread
This Lebanese speciality is made as a flat round pocket, which can be filled with all manner of things.
89,202 14.5/5 for 10 ratings 2 hours 55 min.
[Pizza dough]
Pizza dough
Pizza dough is a lind of bread dough with olive oil, which make it softer. This is the same dough that I use for pizzas and flammenkuches, this is no doubt incorrect, but it's very good nevertheless. At home we used to make pizza dough quite thick, and flammenkuche as thin as possible.
77,2484.6/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 10 min.
[Pogne de Romans]
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans is a kind of brioche lightly flavoured with orange and rum. It originated in Romans-sur-Isère, a town in south-east France. This recipe dates back to medieval times, when it was made in a ring (or crown) shape to celebrate the end of Lent, as eggs could then be used again. This more...
2,0644.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 day 17 hours 38 min.
[Poitevin twist]
Poitevin twist
This short baguette, from the Poitou region of western France is soft-textured, made with walnuts, walnut oil and goat's cheese. As the name suggests, the bread is twisted, rather than slashed, just before it goes into the oven.
1,396 3 hours 19 min.
[Pretzels]
Pretzels
Pretzels are bread sticks looped into a knot, probably with origins in southern Germany. The tops are sprinkled with poppy seeds or grains of coarse salt. Here is a fairly straightforward recipe that is simple to prepare.
25,9324.9/5 for 19 ratings 5 hours 21 min.
[Rolled chestnut and apple brioche]
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
This rolled brioche is made with a special dough, using a mixture of two flours: ordinary plain flour and chestnut flour. The prepared dough is then rolled up around a filling of apples sautéed with brown sugar.
4,300 24/5 for 12 ratings 15 hours 52 min.
[Roscoff loaf]
Roscoff loaf
This speciality bread from Roscoff (a small town in Brittany, northwest France) is enriched with onions, red wine and smoked sausage. What really sets this bread apart is that instead of water, the dough is made with red wine in which the sliced onions are left to soak overnight. The onions are...
3,121 13.7/5 for 20 ratings 5 hours 16 min.
[Sandwich bread]
Sandwich bread
Soft and moist, almost like brioche, it can be made in a tin or mould or as a classic long French-style loaf.
75,3873.9/5 for 11 ratings 3 hours 26 min.
[Saucipain]
Saucipain
Saucipain (or sausage bread) is a kind of savoury baguette. The dough contains small dice of dry-cured sausage or salami and is mixed with red wine instead of water. Served sliced in rounds, it makes a typically French aperitif snack.
9,7533.8/5 for 17 ratings 4 hours 26 min.
[Seeded loaf]
Seeded loaf
This seeded bread is based on a French baguette dough, with a mix of dry-roasted seeds added (poppy, millet, linseed, sesame...). Delicious on its own, this bread makes excellent toast to go with foie gras, adding an amazing complementary crunch.
10,3423.8/5 for 17 ratings 4 hours 27 min.
[Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks]
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks
These crusty mini-baguetttes are generously dotted with diced Comté cheese, toasted walnuts and fried bacon bits. They are ideal for slicing and serving as an aperitif snack.
5,0135/5 for 2 ratings 3 hours 51 min.
[Special Parmesan baguettes]
Special Parmesan baguettes
This moist bread is generously flavoured with diced Parmesan, fried onions and mushrooms. In the form of mini-baguetttes (French sticks), it is easy to serve sliced and makes an ideal aperitif snack.
4,3474/5 for 2 ratings 3 hours 43 min.
[Special small breads]
Special small breads
When you are have mastered the basic leavened bread, you certainly ought to try special breads: with nuts, cheese, seeds, etc... Here is a series of recipes, based on traditional leavened bread.
77,0864/5 for 20 ratings 6 hours 26 min.
[Spring Bread]
Spring Bread
Spring bread is flavoured with little pieces of preserved tomatoes, Parmesan and chive flowers (hence the name, as the flowers only appear for a brief period in spring). Shaped into long loaves or thin sticks, slices of this bread make a delicious aperitif snack.
7,8154.3/5 for 3 ratings 4 hours 2 min.
[Surprise bread]
Surprise bread
This recipe is for a large surprise bread so you can make six layers (48 small sandwiches if you divide each layer in 8), with three different flavours: smoked salmon/lime, smoked ham/butter, mayonnaise/chicken.
75,057 14.4/5 for 7 ratings 6 hours 24 min.
[Tomato foccacia]
Tomato foccacia
Foccacia is an open-textured Italian bread. The French sometimes refer to it as the Italian fougasse. This version is made with preserved tomatoes, green olives and parmesan.
13,1664.3/5 for 15 ratings 4 hours 53 min.
[Tomato sauce for pizzas]
Tomato sauce for pizzas
This is the sauce to put on pizza bases before the toppings.
84,2144.3/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Two-olive ciabatta]
Two-olive ciabatta
Enjoy the real flavour and scent of the Mediterranean in this ciabatta made with two olives (green and black).
25,0544.3/5 for 15 ratings 4 hours 12 min.
[Blackcurrant liqueur]
Blackcurrant liqueur
The fruit liqueurs (or "creams" in French) are a mix of neutral alcohol in which fruits are macerated, and sugar syrup. They are the basis of the very famous "Kir", mixture of dry white wine and blackcurrant liqueur. This recipe is for blackcurrant, but it can be made with other soft fruits like...
122,212 44.7/5 for 3 ratings 51 min.
[Cocktails]
Cocktails
Some cocktails recipe.
8,2765/5 for 10 ratings 5 min.
[Hot chocolate]
Hot chocolate
Here's something simple to cheer up cold days, or a delight to look forward to on coming home after a walk in the rain.
49,0934/5 for 19 ratings 23 min.
[Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style]
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
If it's cold or you're in the snow, you will appreciate mulled wine which warms body and soul... There are as many mulled wine recipes as ski runs, so here is a basic one that you can easily adapt to your taste.
74,907 14/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 32 min.
[Cookies]
Cookies
Traditional american recipe for homely biscuits, which can be made in different flavours or with additions (seeds, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.).
97,6924/5 for 6 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Four quarters]
Four quarters
It's "the simpliest cake in the world", called four quarters, because it's made with 1/4 eggs, 1/4 sugar, 1/4 flour and 1/4 butter.
70,8003.7/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Four quarters (adding fruit)]
Four quarters (adding fruit)
To improve a "four quarters" cake.
47,8584.5/5 for 11 ratings 35 min.
[Oriane's tuna rillettes ]
Oriane's tuna rillettes
Quick to make, delicious as an aperitif.
52,1515/5 for 2 ratings 17 min.
[Tomato ladybirds]
Tomato ladybirds
Tomatoes filled with a tuna mayonnaise and rice mixture, in a fun ladybird shape that kids will love, served with a puree of fresh garden peas. A good way to encourage them to eat vegetables.
75,110 14/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 47 min.
[X-Files cookies]
X-Files cookies
These cookies made with lime and almonds are a sure-fire hit with children. They enjoy the amusing shape, of course, but also the delicious flavour.
25,6514.1/5 for 16 ratings 3 hours 35 min.
[Almond cream or frangipane]
Almond cream or frangipane
Light and delicious, it is used in a lot of desserts like tarts, cakes and pies (epiphany galette).
80,628 25/5 for 12 ratings 23 min.
[Almond dacquoise]
Almond dacquoise
A dacquoise is a sort of almond meringue that can be eaten like a biscuit or can be used as the base of more sophisticated desserts.
42,8045/5 for 1 ratings 44 min.
[Almond macaroon cake]
Almond macaroon cake
This is a cake version of an almond meringue, moister and denser in texture. This cake can be eaten on its own or made smaller, like finger biscuits. It can also be used as the base in a boozy dessert, such as a framboisier.
3,4674.3/5 for 15 ratings 58 min.
[Apple confectioner's custard]
Apple confectioner's custard
For this strongly apple-flavoured version of confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), apple juice is used instead of milk and the quantity of sugar is reduced.
11,8654.6/5 for 11 ratings 21 min.
[Armagnac marzipan]
Armagnac marzipan
Almost the same as plain marzipan, but this almond paste is flavoured with a hint of Armagnac or Cognac.
1,632 9 min.
[Béarnaise sauce]
Béarnaise sauce
This very tasty sauce, flavoured with tarragon, chervil and shallot, with its hint of acidity, is perfect for grilled fish or meats. Its well-known as a difficult sauce, but here are all the tips that you need to succeed.
102,2454/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Bechamel sauce]
Bechamel sauce
Bechamel sauce is a classic, made from a cooked butter-flour mix called "roux", where milk is added and slowly cooked. We get a thick sauce, used in many recipes.
91,8684/5 for 2 ratings 18 min.
[Beurre blanc sauce]
Beurre blanc sauce
Beurre blanc sauce is a great classic of French cuisine, made with vinegar, white wine and shallots. It is a wonderful accompaniment for fish and shellfish.
29,8413.8/5 for 17 ratings 35 min.
[Beurre d'escargot]
Beurre d'escargot
Beurre d'escargot is the typically French flavoured butter added to snails before they go into the oven. In principal, this a simple mixture of butter, chopped parsley and garlic, but here is a more sophisticated gastronomic version with a flavour that simply oozes French savoir-faire.
1,5594/5 for 1 ratings 51 min.
[Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake]
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake
Biscuit de Savoie is not a "biscuit" in the English sense, just a very light sponge cake. It is delicious plain, but it can also be filled with cream, fruit, etc.
19,9785/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Blackcurrant coulis]
Blackcurrant coulis
Blackcurrants make a very good coulis, but it's a bit more difficult than with other fruits. Here is a simple method to help you succeed.
98,110 24/5 for 1 ratings 25 min.
[Bouquet garni]
Bouquet garni
Used very frequently in French cuisine, a secret of French chefs, it adds flavour to a lot of recipes, and it's easy to prepare. The basic principle is to make a small bundle of herbs, bind them in green leek leaves and to tie it up, so that the whole thing can be removed and discarded easily after...
71,8743.5/5 for 2 ratings 12 min.
[Breton sablé biscuit dough]
Breton sablé biscuit dough
Brittany is famous for its rich, sandy textured "sablé" biscuits. Similar to shortbread, they are made with lots of butter and egg yolk, and just a hint of vanilla. This dough can be made into simple biscuits – already delicious on their own – or used as the base for tarts and other desserts.
2,530 26 min.
[Brioche dough]
Brioche dough
It's a soft and rich dough, with butter and eggs which give a smooth and incredibly tasty brioche. This is the basic recipe for brioche dough, used for all other brioche-based recipes on the site.
113,960 24.2/5 for 6 ratings 14 hours 27 min.
[Buckwheat pancakes]
Buckwheat pancakes
Buckwheat pancakes (galettes de sarasin in French) are typical of Brittany and are often served as a savoury dish. They are made with buckwheat flour (a cereal-like seed which is gluten free).
25,744 24.3/5 for 15 ratings 15 min.
[Butter cream]
Butter cream
Butter cream is made with egg yolk, sugar syrup and, of course, butter. These days it has fallen rather out of fashion, probably because it's very rich, but it still has its aficionados. Here is the classic plain version, which you can lighten and flavour as you wish.
61,8534.6/5 for 14 ratings 58 min.
[Caramelised walnuts]
Caramelised walnuts
These delicious nuts can be used in several cakes, but you can also put them on ice-cream, pancakes, fruit salad, or eat them just as they are.
80,8625/5 for 1 ratings 22 min.
[Caramelized Onions]
Caramelized Onions
Caramelized onions are sliced thinly then cooked for a long time until completely brown. They can be used in lots of recipes. For example, they can transform a simple omelette into a divine treat.
7,0863.3/5 for 3 ratings 29 min.
[Chantilly cream]
Chantilly cream
Chantilly cream, it's simply whipped liquid cream with sugar. It is use in many desserts, but already delicious simply with strawberries or other fruits.
144,1445/5 for 3 ratings 18 min.
[Chocolate Chantilly ]
Chocolate Chantilly
If we look at the more scientific side of Chantilly cream we can see that it's mainly cream, and cream is a mix of very small droplets of milk fat and water, which is called an emulsion. When we whip this emulsion, we incorporate air into it and so create a mousse or foam. In the end Chantilly is a...
22,0125/5 for 13 ratings 15 min.
[Chocolate ganache]
Chocolate ganache
A chocolate ganache is a mixture of cream and chocolate made while hot. This gives a kind of paste which solidifies somewhat as it cools but remains fairly soft. This is the filling used in many chocolates.
46,354 14.5/5 for 4 ratings 15 min.
[Chocolate sauce]
Chocolate sauce
This rich smooth chocolate sauce, with its full flavour, is one of the indispensable ingredients of profiteroles, but it can be used with many others desserts.
66,4144/5 for 1 ratings 32 min.
[Chocolate sweetcrust pastry]
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry
This simplified sweetcrust pastry gets its chocolate flavour simply from cocoa powder, added towards the end of kneading. Chocolate aficionados will enjoy using this in all sorts of recipes that call for sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée).
1,9491/5 for 1 ratings 16 min.
[Choux pastry (pâte à choux)]
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)
Choux pastry is used for making profiteroles, eclairs and other small pastries.
139,1734.5/5 for 4 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Citrus crunch]
Citrus crunch
These are fine crumbs of candied citrus peel. It can be used to sprinkle a dessert or other preparation to add both crunch and the flavour of the chosen citrus fruit. It is easy to prepare well in advance, and will keep in an airtight jar. This recipe is given for clementines, but can be made with...
67,3803.7/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Citrus syrup]
Citrus syrup
This citrus-flavoured syrup blends the bitterness of the zest with the delicious acidity of the juice. It can be used to soak biscuits or cakes when making desserts. You can make this with whatever citrus fruits you prefer. It can be prepared in advance and will keep for several days.
1,098 1 hour 13 min.
[Clarified butter]
Clarified butter
This is a way of melting butter to eliminate all the impurities. The clarified butter can then be heated without spoiling, and is more digestible. It is ideal for cooking at high temperatures where small black specks would spoil the appearance, or for emulsified sauces like béarnaise or mousseline.
71,1264.2/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 14 min.
[Cocktail sauce]
Cocktail sauce
Cocktail sauce is a spicy mayonnaise with cognac, Tabasco and concentrated tomato paste (or purée) added.
61,2464/5 for 19 ratings 9 min.
[Coconut paste]
Coconut paste
Similar to marzipan or walnut paste, coconut paste can be used in a variety of cake or sweet recipes, but you can enjoy munching it just as it is.
69,0224.5/5 for 2 ratings 15 min.
[Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)]
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Quite similar to crème anglaise but much thicker. It is used in many pastries like choux pastry (pâte à choux) or millefeuille.
269,281 303.8/5 for 37 ratings 36 min.
[Coriander and cashew nut pesto]
Coriander and cashew nut pesto
You are probably familiar with the classic pesto,made with basil and pine nuts. I'd like to tempt you with a rather different (but quite delicious) version, made with coriander and cashew nuts.
1,282 26 min.
[Craquelin (sweet cracker dough)]
Craquelin (sweet cracker dough)
This sweet cracker dough ("craquelin" in French) is a very simple mixture: equal parts of flour, butter and light brown sugar. It is simlilar to a shortbread dough and can be rolled out very thinly and cut into any shape as desired. Craquelin is mostly used (though not exclusively) on top of choux...
8915/5 for 1 ratings 54 min.
[Cream sauce with Vin Jaune]
Cream sauce with Vin Jaune
This sauce made with Vin Jaune ("yellow wine") is emblematic of Comtoise cuisine from Eastern France. It combines the smoothness of cream with the slight acidity and typical flavour of the Vin Jaune. The tricky aspect of cooking with Vin Jaune is that its fugitive flavour tends to disappear when...
2,186 46 min.
[Diplomat cream]
Diplomat cream
Diplomat cream or "crème Madame" (a much prettier name) is one of many creams in French pâtisserie based on confectioner's custard. The classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) has gelatin added while hot, then whipped cream is folded in when cold. This gives a...
120 1 hour 47 min.
[Dried apricots]
Dried apricots
Making your own dried apricots at home is perfectly feasible. It's really quite simple, though it takes a long time. Basically, the apricots need to be cut in half, destoned, then the halves put to dry slowly for several hours in a cool oven.
4,8744.7/5 for 12 ratings 6 hours 18 min.
[Feta in olive oil with herbs]
Feta in olive oil with herbs
This recipe tells you how to preserve cubes of feta with herbs. It will keep for a long time and improves with keeping. Using this feta in a salad, such as Greek salad, adds an amazing flavour.
10,2864.6/5 for 14 ratings 14 min.
[Foie gras Chantilly ]
Foie gras Chantilly
Chantilly is a method which is applied to cream of course, but also to other surprising ingredients. If we look at the more scientific side of Chantilly we can see that it's mainly cream, and cream is a mix of very small droplets of milk fat and water, which is called an emulsion. When we whip this...
22,7594.6/5 for 14 ratings 28 min.
[French dressing (vinaigrette)]
French dressing (vinaigrette)
Here is a very simple recipe, but it could completely transform, maybe even transcend, your salad.
104,2554/5 for 1 ratings 7 min.
[Fresh pasta dough]
Fresh pasta dough
You can use this dough to make lasagne, ravioli, spaghetti, etc. - in fact, any fresh pasta you wish.
21,0653.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Fruit coulis (fruit purée)]
Fruit coulis (fruit purée)
Contrary to what people usually think, coulis is not just a simple fruit purée with sugar. Of course, this is the general principle, but it's possible to make something much better and more refined. This recipe is for a strawberry coulis (see below for other fruits): how to make it, but also how...
158,733 44/5 for 2 ratings 24 min.
[Fruit crémeux]
Fruit crémeux
This kind of "crémeux" (it means "creamy", but contains no actual cream) is a basic recipe in the repertoire of French pastry chefs. It is smoother but less frothy than a mousse and uses gelatin to set it as it cools. Often used as a tart filling or in other desserts, crémeux is usually poured to...
5,6115/5 for 2 ratings 40 min.
[Génoise (Genoa sponge)]
Génoise (Genoa sponge)
A Génoise (or Genoa sponge) is a very light and delicate cake. It is good on its own, but is more often used as the base for many different French-style gâteaux, with layers of mousse or cream between 2 (or more) layers of sponge. It is a tricky recipe to get right, rather technical, but here's a...
46,133 55/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Green bean purée]
Green bean purée
Green (or French) beans are usually served whole, for instance as an accompanying vegetable or in a salad, but they make a good purée, too. This is tasty on its own, but also goes very well with meats, and children usually prefer it to "normal" beans.
188 48 min.
[Green parsley sauce]
Green parsley sauce
This sauce, with a great parsley taste, is perfect with steamed vegetables or fish. At the bottom you will find the coulis version of this recipe.
70,298 44.3/5 for 4 ratings 23 min.
[Herb olive oil]
Herb olive oil
This flavoured olive oil, easy to prepare, goes very well with Mediterranean cuisine: pizzas, pastas, pan bagnat, etc...
69,8613.8/5 for 12 ratings 21 min.
[Herb salad]
Herb salad
Herb salad is a small salad made with leaves of all kinds of aromatic herbs, it's highly flavoured, and should be considered almost as a condiment. It really is a salad, the leaves are not chopped.
68,2734.6/5 for 14 ratings 22 min.
[Hollandaise sauce]
Hollandaise sauce
This sauce is quite similar to Béarnaise sauce, but with a light lemon flavour. It can be used hot, warm or cold on several things: vegetables, fish, eggs... Not easy to get right, like all "emulsified warm sauces" (Béarnaise, Hollandaise, etc.), but you will find all the tips you need here.
66,358 14.7/5 for 20 ratings 22 min.
[Home-made breadcrumb coating]
Home-made breadcrumb coating
The crispy crust on many fried (or baked) foods comes from a breadcrumb coating. You can buy this, of course, but it's easy and much better to make your own at home. For one thing, you will know excatly what's in it – just bread – which is not the case for the commercial product. This is also a...
1,2911/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)]
How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)
A sabayon is a delicious and delicate preparation based on egg yolks and sugar, with a liquid added (wine, alcohol, fruit juice, etc), which is then whipped in a bain-marie until it is both light and smooth. Usually sabayon is sweet (syllabub), but you can make it savoury, in which case there is...
126,204 54/5 for 4 ratings 18 min.
[Italian Meringue]
Italian Meringue
Italian meringue is made with sugar cooked to 120°C or 248°F. This is different from the French, which is made from caster sugar. The cooked sugar gives a softer meringue which can be added to other preparations or use as it is.
103,5264.3/5 for 15 ratings 30 min.
[Lemon Confectioner's Custard]
Lemon Confectioner's Custard
This recipe is for a confectioner's custard with a difference: it's a little less sweet than the classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) and has double lemon flavour, using both zest and juice, for plenty of tangy lemon taste. It's the perfect filling for lemon...
10,2924.4/5 for 5 ratings 23 min.
[Lemon Mayonnaise]
Lemon Mayonnaise
This is almost as simple to make as a plain mayonnaise, but with the double lemon flavour of both zest and juice for a delicate, fresh tang.
6,3184.5/5 for 2 ratings 5 min.
[Lettuce "chiffonade"]
Lettuce "chiffonade"
Chiffonade is a French term meaning "made of rags.", it consists of shredding the heart of a lettuce into thin ribbons.
61,405 15/5 for 3 ratings 32 min.
[Light herb sauce]
Light herb sauce
This is a very quick and easy recipe for a delicious sauce! It goes particularly well with baked potatoes, fish (such as salmon) and cold white meats.
8,2024/5 for 4 ratings 8 min.
[Lime (or lemon) curd]
Lime (or lemon) curd
Lime curd is a delicious conserve and variation on the traditional lemon curd, made with limes, eggs and butter. It's the perfect filling for either large or small tarts.
38,2415/5 for 12 ratings 54 min.
[Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream)]
Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream)
Taking its inspiration from lemon confectioner's custard, this version has a distinctive lime flavour. Both juice and zest are used to combine the juice's slight acidity with a hint of bitterness from the zest.
625 56 min.
[Macédoine of vegetables]
Macédoine of vegetables
A macédoine is simply vegetables diced small (carrots and turnips) or cut small (green beans) with peas. The different vegetables are cooked separately in salted water, then thoroughly drained. They are only combined at the end in a mayonnaise dressing.
21,9413.3/5 for 3 ratings 1 hour 24 min.
[Marchand de vin sauce]
Marchand de vin sauce
The rich "marchand de vin" sauce, made with red wine and shallot, is a classic accompaniment for meats that is traditionally made in the roasting tin or dish. This is a simplified version that can be made while the meat is cooking, even beforehand, so there is no risk of it going cold.
28,2294.1/5 for 16 ratings 34 min.
[Marzipan (almond paste)]
Marzipan (almond paste)
Very easy to do if you have a food processor which can slice or grate a lot of things.
96,395 34.5/5 for 2 ratings 11 min.
[Mayonnaise]
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is a cold egg dressing, quite thick, served with many dishes, usually cold too: meat, fish, vegetables, etc.
457,1755/5 for 13 ratings 6 min.
[Meatballs]
Meatballs
Used in several recipes like couscous, meatballs can also be a dish on thier own. The secret of this recipe is in the mix of two different kinds of meat with a little Parmesan. Note that it's a dish children always love.
64,3384.7/5 for 7 ratings 43 min.
[Muffin dough]
Muffin dough
This dough can be used to make this delicious and classic of the English cooking: muffins. It can be sweet, in different flavours, with fruit, but also savoury in other recipes.
90,7645/5 for 2 ratings 21 min.
[Noisette butter]
Noisette butter
"Noisette" means hazelnut in French. Noisette butter is made by melting butter, then boiling and raising it to a high temperature until it takes on both a light brown hazelnut colour and also a characteristic nutty smell. Compared with simple clarified butter, this noisette butter has a delicate...
1,0754.5/5 for 2 ratings 15 min.
[Nougatine]
Nougatine
Nougatine is a delicious nut toffee: caramel mixed with toasted flaked almonds. Not a dessert in itself, it is often used to decorate cakes and pastries. But those who enjoy good things are sure to want to eat it on its own!
20,2834/5 for 5 ratings 32 min.
[Pan-fried potatoes]
Pan-fried potatoes
What could be simpler than fried potatoes? No need of a recipe for that! Quite right, but it's also very easy to end up making fried mash instead. Here are the main pitfalls to avoid.
63,1004.4/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 37 min.
[Pancake batter]
Pancake batter
Here is a pancake batter that is a little more sophisticated than the traditional version. The pancakes will be tastier with a softer texture.
23,1404/5 for 12 ratings 13 min.
[Panna cotta]
Panna cotta
Panna cotta is an Italian dessert which means "cooked cream". It's a set vanilla cream, similar to blancmange, which is frequently served with other things like fruit coulis (fruit purée), caramel etc.. Here is the basic panna cotta recipe.
76,5154.3/5 for 9 ratings 25 min.
[Pear compote ]
Pear compote
Stewed pears are not as easy to prepare as stewed apples, as they contain more juice and you risk ending up with more of a coulis than a compote. So here are two simple methods to help you succeed.
27,0064.3/5 for 15 ratings 37 min.
[Pesto]
Pesto
Pesto is an Italian sauce made from pine nuts, Parmesan and basil. It's very simple but quite delicious, and goes particularly well with pasta.
60,807 25/5 for 13 ratings 22 min.
[Pickled gherkins]
Pickled gherkins
Preparing your own gherkins in vinegar is quite straightforward, if you know how to avoid a few pitfalls. Here's a recipe which works every time.
92,832 73.1/5 for 9 ratings 4 hours 36 min.
[Pilau rice]
Pilau rice
Pilau rice (also called "restaurant rice" in France) is a way of cooking rice that's very different from using a rice-cooker. In this recipe, the rice is first "pearled" with onion in olive oil, then chicken stock is added, and the whole lot is put in the oven. This produces a very tasty moist rice,...
80,682 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 33 min.
[Pistachio confectioner's custard]
Pistachio confectioner's custard
This is very similar to the classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), but its marked pistachio taste brings a distinctive flavour to a whole range of desserts.
1,684 31 min.
[Pistachio cream]
Pistachio cream
Very similar to almond cream, pistachio cream is ideal for filling or topping all kinds of cakes and tarts. Just like almond cream, it swells during cooking.
59,098 44.1/5 for 16 ratings 33 min.
[Pistachio powder or paste]
Pistachio powder or paste
Pistachio paste has a similar texture to almond paste, but the similarity ends there, as its flavour and colour are quite characteristic.
93,810 133.8/5 for 6 ratings 48 min.
[Poached eggs]
Poached eggs
Poached eggs are cooked, without the shell, in barely simmering (nearly boiling) water. White should be firm and yolk soft, that's the difficulty. This recipe teaches you how to succeed with three important points.
59,9175/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 40 min.
[Poaching syrup]
Poaching syrup
Less sweet than normal sugar syrup, poaching syrup is specially for slow cooking fruits to be used in other recipes.
74,2955/5 for 13 ratings 14 min.
[Polenta]
Polenta
Polenta is made from maize meal and can be prepared in a number of ways. In this recipe, it is cooked in milk, then moulded and set before being fried.
18,5755/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Potato purée ]
Potato purée
The French have fond childhood memories of this, and while nothing will ever be as good as "Maman" made, here's a fairly straightforward way to make it.
54,6825/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 35 min.
[Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée]
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée
Potimarron can be easily made into purée, you don't need to peel it, which makes for a quick and delicious recipe.
65,1044.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Praline]
Praline
Praline is a preparation of caramelized nuts (in this case almonds), with a very characteristic flavour. Either crushed or as a paste, it is used to fill or flavour all manner of things like creams, chocolates, biscuits, etc.
69,5915/5 for 1 ratings 55 min.
[Preserved lemons]
Preserved lemons
For this recipe, the lemons are sliced first (this makes them easier to use later), then salted to drain off the juice before being bottled in herb-flavoured olive oil. These preserved lemons can be used in all sorts of dishes, especially with fish and poultry.
19,258 15/5 for 13 ratings 12 hours 36 min.
[Preserved tomatoes]
Preserved tomatoes
Softer than dried tomatoes, they can be used as a kind of chutney in pasta dishes for instance, or simply served to accompany an aperitif.
80,0284.8/5 for 10 ratings 5 hours 6 min.
[Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)]
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)
Puff pastry is an incredible assembly of thin layers of butter enclosed in thin layers of dough. After cooking this give a succession of thin crisp pastry leaves that produce exceptional desserts or pies. It's a jewel of French patisserie. Making your own puff pastry is not very difficult, it's just...
100,939 44/5 for 3 ratings 2 hours 45 min.
[Quince and apple compote]
Quince and apple compote
This compote is a tricky balancing act between the characteristic quince flavour and just enough apples to sweeten it. You should end up with a compote that has a delicate quince flavour rounded out by the apples and brown sugar.
3,6593/5 for 2 ratings 59 min.
[Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)]
Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)
Real custard or vanilla sauce consists of egg yolks beaten with sugar and cooked slowly in vanilla milk. It is the base or the accompaniment for many desserts.
112,730 24/5 for 3 ratings 44 min.
[Rémoulade dressing]
Rémoulade dressing
This dressing is a kind of mayonnaise with vinegar, used for some salads like celeriac rémoulade. Usually it is prepared from mayonnaise, but here is another version, simpler and just as tasty.
100,8424.1/5 for 16 ratings 6 min.
[Rémoulette dressing]
Rémoulette dressing
This is similar to rémoulade dressing, but with lemon juice instead of vinegar and with chopped chives added. The name comes from the French for chives: "ciboulette". In technical terms, it is a cold emulsion, like mayonnaise. Not just a tasty dressing for vegetables and salads, it also goes well...
1,024 8 min.
[Rich hazelnut buttercream]
Rich hazelnut buttercream
This delicious preparation is an alternative to almond frangipane: a nutty buttercream enriched with eggs, designed to be cooked into various pastries.
3,2114.1/5 for 16 ratings 40 min.
[Roquefort sauce]
Roquefort sauce
This is an ideal sauce to make when you have been cooking meat, as it uses the juices left in the pan, but there's a tip for making it without meat juices.
58,6464.9/5 for 11 ratings 22 min.
[Royal icing]
Royal icing
Royal icing is a mixture of egg white and icing sugar. From its pasty consistency when fresh, it dries to give a lovely white crust.
27,5734.6/5 for 11 ratings 13 min.
[Sauce Normande (for fish)]
Sauce Normande (for fish)
Sauce Normande (or Normandy sauce) is a classic of French cuisine. It is rather "old school", but deliciously velvety and comes in two versions, one for meat and one for seafood. Here is the version to accompany fish or shellfish.
9,9925/5 for 13 ratings 40 min.
[Sausagemeat]
Sausagemeat
Sausagemeat is a mixture of fatty pork (belly bacon here) with leaner meat, all minced and seasoned. In this version I have used veal as the additional meat.
9,9273.8/5 for 17 ratings 15 min.
[Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)]
Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
French-style scrambled eggs are rather special. It's not very difficult, just a bit long because it's cooked slowly in a bain-marie. Eventually you will get a delicious, refined and delicate preparation which can be eaten "as it is" or added to another recipe.
75,9135/5 for 1 ratings 30 min.
[Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)]
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)
This is for sweet or savoury tarts, quiches or pies. The difference between this and sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) is in the very small amount of sugar and the absence of ground almonds.
103,710 23.8/5 for 11 ratings 31 min.
[Stewed apple (compote)]
Stewed apple (compote)
Here is a very basic but delicious recipe, and the pitfalls to avoid.
108,650 14.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Stewed apricots]
Stewed apricots
Here is how to make delicious stewed apricots, both an easy and a more sophisticated way.
193,583 124.1/5 for 33 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[Stewed plums]
Stewed plums
Quick and simple, stewed plums can also be spread like jam.
58,2032.6/5 for 7 ratings 38 min.
[Stewed rhubarb]
Stewed rhubarb
This is perhaps the best known use of rhubarb, and can be used as the basis for other recipes.
72,1044.4/5 for 18 ratings 55 min.
[Sugar syrup]
Sugar syrup
This syrup is mainly used as a basis for all sorbet recipes, which consist of this syrup and fruit pulp, but it can be also used to soak biscuits for example, or for fruit salads.
118,4895/5 for 1 ratings 8 min.
[Sweet pastry]
Sweet pastry
This sweet pastry is one of the basics of French pâtisserie, just like shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) and sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée). It is less rich in butter, so less "short" but crisper, it can be used in all tart recipes, or for any other pastry-based desserts.
2,358 13 min.
[Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)]
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)
Sweetcrust pastry is one of the basic pastry of French patisserie, used in many tart and cakes recipes, but it can also be rolled out and cut into biscuits, delicious with tea or coffee. This recipe is given for those who have a mixer (Kenwood, KitchenAid or other), but it can also be done with your...
99,3445/5 for 1 ratings 33 min.
[Swiss meringues]
Swiss meringues
Swiss meringues are a variant of the classic French meringue. The eggs whites and sugar are beaten together in a bain-marie at first, then beaten stiff as normal. This makes for a firmer meringue which can be used to make small items or figures to decorate cakes or ice creams (such as mushrooms,...
21,8713.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Tapenade]
Tapenade
Tapenade is a classic of Mediterranean cuisine, basically a purée of black olives and olive oil. This version is little more sophisticated, with a less marked olive flavour.
47,219 14.1/5 for 16 ratings 13 min.
[Toasted flaked almonds]
Toasted flaked almonds
Toasted flaked almonds are the perfect finishing touch for desserts, ice creams in particular, because of their delightful crunch.
49,9504.8/5 for 20 ratings 19 min.
[Tomato pesto]
Tomato pesto
This is a variation on the classic pesto sauce (basil and pine nuts), using cherry tomatoes, basil and almonds.
32,2884.5/5 for 11 ratings 13 min.
[Vanilla sugar]
Vanilla sugar
Almost essential in patisserie, you can find it in expensive little sachets of about 10g. It's necessary to distinguish between the vanilla sugar which really contains vanilla, and vanillin sugar, purely chemical which has never seen a vanilla pod. Here is how to quickly make a whole jar full of...
115,594 15/5 for 1 ratings 26 min.
[Vegetable stock]
Vegetable stock
Vegetable stock is a very easy and versatile basic recipe. It can be used in many different ways: for cooking rice, making soups, sauces, etc. It's a good idea to keep a supply of vegetable stock in your fridge or freezer.
36,7494.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour
[Vol-au-vent cases]
Vol-au-vent cases
Vol-au-vents, whether large or bite-sized, need a special pastry case that is hollow to take the filling. Here is how to prepare these delicate cases using puff pastry.
26,0934.1/5 for 10 ratings 44 min.
[Walnut paste]
Walnut paste
Very similar to marzipan (almond paste) in method, walnut paste is very tasty.
89,476 64.3/5 for 3 ratings 14 min.
[Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)]
Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)
This yeast-based flaky dough (or croissant dough) is where puff pastry meets a yeast dough (such as brioche dough). This means that not only will we get flaky layers, but the dough will also swell and rise. The method is along the same lines as for a feuilletage: the basic dough is first kneaded,...
950 2 3 hours 58 min.
[Cooking sugar]
Cooking sugar
Cooking sugar, which is one of the basics of patisserie and sweet-making, is a delicate operation in which sugar is heated from 100°C or 212°F to 180°C or 356°F. Here is some information on this tricky subject. [Translator's note: the terms used below correspond to the French tradition, as often...
33,8005/5 for 19 ratings 43 min.
[Don't add a stock cube whole]
Don't add a stock cube whole
If you add a stock cube to a recipe, it's much better to not add it whole, because it will take a long time to dissolve.
30,2225/5 for 1 ratings 2 min.
[Don't throw apricot stones away]
Don't throw apricot stones away
You might not think so to look at them, but apricot stones contain an edible kernel which you can use in your recipes. Here is how to extract them.
10,2993.5/5 for 2 ratings 18 min.
[How to add beaten eggs whites to a mixture]
How to add beaten eggs whites to a mixture
It is common in cooking or pastry, having beaten whites mix preparation to another without making them completely fall, here are some tips to help you to.
11,2994.3/5 for 15 ratings 10 min.
[How to bake blind a pastry cake ]
How to bake blind a pastry cake
This method allows you to cook the bottom of a tart, and then fill with a preparation which may or may not need further cooking (fruit, chocolate, crème patissière , etc...).
27,8555/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[How to beat egg whites]
How to beat egg whites
Beat egg whites is very common in cooking and pastry, here are some tips to get there easily.
32,0045/5 for 1 ratings 5 min.
[How to break a chocolate bar into small pieces]
How to break a chocolate bar into small pieces
Most of the time chocolate needs to be broken into small pieces before use, because it melts faster and more evenly. Here is a way to do it quickly.
19,2623/5 for 2 ratings 1 min.
[How to butter a dish or a mould easily ]
How to butter a dish or a mould easily
Often when making gratins, crumbles or other oven-cooked dishes, you will need to butter the dish or mould. To butter (or grease) means to rub inside the mould with a knob of butter to prevent the mixture sticking too much. Instead of putting a knob of butter in the dish and wiping with paper, here...
11,4054.1/5 for 19 ratings 1 min.
[How to choose an avocado well ]
How to choose an avocado well
It is not so easy to choose a good avocado, tasty and well ripe. Here are some tips to help you.
9,6894.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 min.
[How to cook bacon and remove excess fat]
How to cook bacon and remove excess fat
To prevent excess fat in a recipe using bacon, you can "blanch" it before use, leaving most of the fat in the pan with the water.
53,238 44.8/5 for 5 ratings 14 min.
[How to cook caramelized puff pastry well]
How to cook caramelized puff pastry well
When puff pastry is caramelized to use in patisseries like millefeuille, French chefs call it a "feuilletage" (which means "lamination" or "leafing"). This is baked on its own before being assembled with cream, fruit, etc. The baking needs to be carefully managed: the pastry should puff into layers,...
5,4655/5 for 19 ratings 36 min.
[How to cook hard-boiled eggs properly ]
How to cook hard-boiled eggs properly
A hard-boiled egg is properly cooked when: shell is not broken, white and yolk are firm, yolk is only yellow with no traces of green around it. Here are some tips to make this easy.
94,459 45/5 for 3 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[How to cook Morteau sausage well]
How to cook Morteau sausage well
This is, in my opinion, the best smoked sausage. You can cook it in a number of ways, here are three of the best known.
53,1444.6/5 for 5 ratings 40 min.
[How to cook pasta properly]
How to cook pasta properly
Here is some advice for pasta that's properly cooked and doesn't stick.
55,5634.8/5 for 12 ratings 22 min.
[How to cook potato grenaille ]
How to cook potato grenaille
The French call very small potatoes "grenaille". This is a typical way of cooking them: the tiny potatoes are pan-fried in their skins and make an excellent accompanient for meat. Grenaille can be made with any kind of potato; it is a question of size, rather than variety, though I think that...
18,6444.8/5 for 12 ratings 43 min.
[How to cook red meat properly]
How to cook red meat properly
Cooking red meat well is not as simple as it might seem. Even if you start with high quality meat, with poor cooking it can become dry and tough. Here's a way that will guarantee you a perfect result.
88,1273/5 for 9 ratings 1 hour 24 min.
[How to cook rice in rice-cooker]
How to cook rice in rice-cooker
Cooking rice in a specially adapted "rice-cooker" is practical and quick: you don't have to watch it during cooking, it's fast (15 minutes) and the rice-cooker switches automatically to "keep warm".
76,348 14.9/5 for 20 ratings 20 min.
[How to divide a preparation evenly]
How to divide a preparation evenly
It often happens in cooking: one makes a cream for 6 people in a saucepan, then the recipe says "divide the cream evenly between the glasses", which usually gets done by eye with varying degrees of success. To divide out the preparation more precisely, here's a simple tip just using weighing scales.
9,8445/5 for 13 ratings 16 min.
[How to dust]
How to dust
"Dusting" in cooking is sprinkling a very fine layer of something in powder form. Icing sugar or cocoa powder on cakes for example. As this is not very easy to do evenly, here is a way to do it.
20,0635/5 for 1 ratings 2 min.
[How to extract passion fruit juice]
How to extract passion fruit juice
Passion fruit are rather strange fruit as they do not really have much flesh, but rather seeds surrounded by a fine layer of pulp. Here is a way to extract the juice.
82,357 32.3/5 for 4 ratings 20 min.
[How to freeze plums]
How to freeze plums
When fruit is in season, there's sometimes a glut - far more than we can use at once. Freezing is a good solution, but plums and other stone fruit should not be frozen whole; the fruit will be unappetizing when thawed. Here's a simple method for successful freezing.
455 12 hours 40 min.
[How to fry eggs well]
How to fry eggs well
You've probably heard the expression: "S/he can't even cook an egg," suggesting that the person referred is a hopeless cook. In reality, frying eggs well isn't as easy as it might appear. The two most frequent errors: the white develops a brown crust around the outside which is unpleasant in the...
41,6254.6/5 for 14 ratings 20 min.
[How to glaze a tart ]
How to glaze a tart
Professional pastrycooks usually say that "a beautiful cake is already half sold", it is one of the reasons why they do not put a tart on sale without glazing it ("abricoter" in Fench), i.e. coating it with a thick apricot syrup. This glaze gives a glossy finish to the tart (see the photographs...
25,8984.7/5 for 11 ratings 7 min.
[How to grill salmon well]
How to grill salmon well
This is not as simple as it might at first appear. A properly grilled piece of salmon should be crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. This soft interior is achieved by very strict timing (cooking fish just right is a sign of a true chef), as undercooked it is unpleasant, and overcooked the...
15,7034.3/5 for 15 ratings 22 min.
[How to heat milk without it catching on the bottom of the pan]
How to heat milk without it catching on the bottom of the pan
Very often when you heat milk in a saucepan, it forms at the bottom of the pan (especially if the milk boiled) a sticky and brown bottom of milk that burned and attached. To avoid this here is a very simple and very effective tip.
26,8085/5 for 3 ratings 1 min.
[How to heat plates]
How to heat plates
In restaurants serving "à l'assiette", wich means that your dish is presented already served on a plate, it's very important for the plates to be hot, otherwise dishes arrive cold and it's the customer that (rightly) becomes heated. At home it's worth doing the same thing: you are sure to serve hot...
26,734 45/5 for 2 ratings 22 min.
[How to keep a tart pastry case crisp]
How to keep a tart pastry case crisp
The problem with tarts, and fruit tarts in particular, is that the filling (fruit, cream or whatever) ends up soaking into the pastry and turns it soft. Here is a professional tip for avoiding this problem: spread a thin layer of white chocolate, which does not have a strong flavour, in the bottom...
20,3954.7/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour
[How to keep meat tender after cooking]
How to keep meat tender after cooking
When you cook meat, the cooking heat causes the juices to run back inside, so the outside dries up somewhat. Here is a tip to avoid this.
12,9644.3/5 for 15 ratings 5 min.
[How to know when a cake is cooked ]
How to know when a cake is cooked
It's a frequently asked question and it's not so easy to answer it, especially for beginners: you can have a cake that's nice and golden brown outside, but which is not cooked enough in the middle.
13,3564.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 min.
[How to make a good pastry tart case ]
How to make a good pastry tart case
Lining a tin or mould with pastry to make a tart or pie seems simple enough: you roll out the pastry, put it in the tin and trim off any overhanging bits. It may not be rocket science, but if you want a tart with a perfect pastry case, it really helps to take care over a few details, which I will...
470 42 min.
[How to make chocolate chips]
How to make chocolate chips
These chocolate chips, very fine, are perfect for decorating a dessert, but they can also be incorporated in a preparation like mint ice-cream for example.
51,8923.8/5 for 17 ratings 5 min.
[How to make fleur de sel (salt flakes)]
How to make fleur de sel (salt flakes)
French "fleur de sel" is a salt with a special texture, formed by the action of the wind on salt marshs. The wind dries the surface of the water which has a high salt concentration (this will later become sea salt) producing thin flaky crystals.
45,460 45/5 for 5 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[How to make marzipan decorations]
How to make marzipan decorations
Making marzipan decorations for cakes or desserts is fairly simple. Here are some tips to make it even easier.
55,237 25/5 for 1 ratings 13 min.
[How to make ravioli]
How to make ravioli
In theory, making ravioli is fairly simple: just roll out wide bands of thin fresh pasta dough and encase small pieces of pre-prepared filling between two sheets of pasta. In practice, it's a bit trickier than that and having the right equipment is important. This recipe shows you how to make...
7,2855/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[How to peel a fruit]
How to peel a fruit
Usually French chefs says "peler à vif", which means to completely peel the fruit (removing skin and core) and keep only the very best of the flesh. Here is a method for grapefruit, but it can be used for all the other citrus fruit, and many other fruits.
35,3874.3/5 for 10 ratings 32 min.
[How to peel a garlic clove easily]
How to peel a garlic clove easily
Here are, in a video, how to from a head of garlic to clove ready to be used.
9,245 24.3/5 for 15 ratings 5 min.
[How to peel a pineapple]
How to peel a pineapple
For most recipes it is necessary to completely peel the pineapple, and to keep only the flesh which is then often cut into small pieces. Here is a method.
34,4703.7/5 for 19 ratings 20 min.
[How to peel tomatoes using a flame]
How to peel tomatoes using a flame
The classic and most usual way to peel tomatoes is by plunging them first into boiling water, then into cold. But there is another method, "flame peeling", which is quicker than boiling water as it bursts the tomato skins open very rapidly. Here is how to do it.
379 11 min.
[How to poach peaches]
How to poach peaches
To poach peaches, we begin rather like for tomatoes. To peel them, we boil them for a few seconds, then plunge them into cold water.Once the skin has been removed, they are poached gently in a light syrup.
55,0773/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[How to prepare a bain-marie]
How to prepare a bain-marie
A bain-marie is the best way to cook or heat a preparation gently without risk of burning.
23,0535/5 for 2 ratings 7 min.
[How to prepare a lettuce]
How to prepare a lettuce
It is much more economical to buy a whole lettuce than separate leaves in a plastic packet. And it's so simple to prepare - you can see how here.
15,3194.9/5 for 20 ratings 28 min.
[How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron)]
How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron)
Here is how to prepare a pumpkin for use in a recipe like the delicious potimarron soup.
56,6004.6/5 for 14 ratings 25 min.
[How to prepare an avocado]
How to prepare an avocado
Here is how to get from an avocado only the flesh of the fruit.
23,305 14/5 for 2 ratings 11 min.
[How to prepare an onion or shallot]
How to prepare an onion or shallot

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[How to prepare asparagus]
How to prepare asparagus
Preparing asparagus spears properly involves washing and peeling, then cooking them just right. Here is a simple way to do this.
9,6214.9/5 for 19 ratings 33 min.
[How to prepare broccoli]
How to prepare broccoli
Broccoli are vegetable cousins to cauliflowers. Here's how to prepare them for using in a recipe.
58,2223/5 for 2 ratings 35 min.
[How to prepare cabbage]
How to prepare cabbage
Cabbage can be used cooked or raw, whole leaves or in julienne. Here is how to prepare a cabbage julienne.
60,297 13.9/5 for 11 ratings 43 min.
[How to prepare carrots]
How to prepare carrots
Here's how to prepare carrots, from the simplest way (peeled then rinsed) to a more sophisticated version where only the very best ofthe vegetable is kept.
30,7794.6/5 for 14 ratings 14 min.
[How to prepare cauliflower]
How to prepare cauliflower
This is how to start with a whole califlower and finish with only the best of the vegetable.
26,6844.1/5 for 16 ratings 33 min.
[How to prepare cockles]
How to prepare cockles
Cockles are small Atlantic shellfish which can be used in many delicious dishes. However, they need to be prepared with care before cooking. Here is a simple way to do this.
50,966 14.2/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 52 min.
[How to prepare corn salad]
How to prepare corn salad
Corn salad (or lamb's lettuce) is a green salad plant. It can be used like lettuce, but requires careful preparation as it is often grown in sand. Here is how to prepare corn salad from the freshly picked plant to the leaves ready to use.
13,6484.1/5 for 16 ratings 20 min.
[How to prepare courgettes]
How to prepare courgettes
Preparing courgettes is fairly simple. You just need to remember 3 things: 1) the bigger they are, the less good they will be, 2) they never need to be peeled, and 3) the central part with the seeds is pretty tasteless.
17,992 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 29 min.
[How to prepare cucumber]
How to prepare cucumber
Or how to start with a whole cucumber and finish with small crunchy dice, ready to be added to a salad.
29,8204.5/5 for 11 ratings 39 min.
[How to prepare egg glaze]
How to prepare egg glaze
Bakers and pastry chefs use a glaze ("dorure" in French - the same word as for gilding) made with whole full eggs, beaten in a blender. This is used with a brush on pastry that would not naturally brown during cooking (brioche, puff pastry, ...).
42,7994.7/5 for 3 ratings 2 min.
[How to prepare endives ]
How to prepare endives
A very classic recipe, but which can easily fail due to two main errors: too much water in bottom of dish because endives give off a lot, and endives that are too bitter so that children hate it. Here is a method which avoids these two problems.
29,6273.7/5 for 18 ratings 26 min.
[How to prepare leeks]
How to prepare leeks
Leeks are vegetables that are often muddy, we must be careful when washing them to remove mud that would be very unpleasant to "discover" the plate.
31,5695/5 for 1 ratings 30 min.
[How to prepare purple artichokes]
How to prepare purple artichokes
The small purple artichokes, which are more tender than the larger green ones, are almost entirely edible. But they need to be prepared in a particular way. Here is how to do this fairly easily.
43,289 14/5 for 1 ratings 19 min.
[How to prepare rhubarb]
How to prepare rhubarb
Rhubarb and its characteristic flavour can be the basis of delicious desserts, but it needs to be prepared a certain way before using.
13,7894.9/5 for 12 ratings 30 min.
[How to prepare romanesco]
How to prepare romanesco
Here is how to take a whole romanesco and end up with small pieces ready to use in a recipe.
21,792 25/5 for 1 ratings 28 min.
[How to prepare sorrel]
How to prepare sorrel
Here is how to clean and cut fresh leaves to use in a recipe, by removing stalks and central vein, to retain only the very best of the sorrel.
64,5074/5 for 2 ratings 34 min.
[How to prepare spinach]
How to prepare spinach
For most people (and me most of all), spinach brings back bad memories of canteens... But, well prepared, it's a fine and delicate vegetable which goes remarkably well with scrambled eggs, fish, and many another things. Here are two ways of preparing it.
91,7553.7/5 for 7 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[How to prepare tomatoes]
How to prepare tomatoes
Yes, I know you will say to me: why peel tomatoes? The answer is very simple: it's much better, gives a better texture, softer in the mouth. The skin is tough, adds nothing to the taste (and you will have noticed that commercial tomatoes have practically no taste), and finally it's there (on/under...
86,555 24/5 for 8 ratings 40 min.
[How to prevent a sheet of paper sliding]
How to prevent a sheet of paper sliding
If you put cooking parchment on a baking sheet, you will find it slides all over the place, which is annoying.
8,4274.5/5 for 19 ratings 3 min.
[How to prevent bad breath after eating garlic]
How to prevent bad breath after eating garlic
The main problem with garlic, is that even a long while after eating it, you often still have the smell on your breath.
10,017 24.5/5 for 18 ratings
[How to prevent butter burning during cooking]
How to prevent butter burning during cooking
Butter, which is excellent for fixing flavours in a recipe, burns if the temperature is too high. It darkens and produces unpleasant small black specks (by the way, note that the famous recipe "raie au beurre noir", ray in black butter, is a kind of sacrilege!).
22,305 24.1/5 for 19 ratings 3 min.
[How to prevent peeled fruit or vegetables turning brown]
How to prevent peeled fruit or vegetables turning brown
Most fruits turn brown soon after peeling due to oxydation, and this is unattractive. To prevent this, you will find many recipes that tell you to coat them with lemon juice as soon as they are peeled. It's relatively effective when fruit are simply to be used peeled, but if you want to make a...
17,3154/5 for 19 ratings 1 min.
[How to rehydrate dried mushrooms]
How to rehydrate dried mushrooms
Rehydrating dried mushrooms restoes them to something like their fresh texture, ready to use in a recipe. You will see that there is more to it than simply leaving them to soak in water. At the same time, we can also make a delicious mushroom "jus" to use in recipes. Throughout the recipe, I have...
4,7484.9/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[How to remove fat from meat juices]
How to remove fat from meat juices
After cooking meat, we are left with the delicious cooking juices, but these can often be rather fatty. Here is one simple and effective way to remove much of the fat.
3,3065/5 for 1 ratings 3 hours 4 min.
[How to roll out pastry for a tart]
How to roll out pastry for a tart
Rolling out pastry from a block and lining a tart mould or tin is not as straighforward as all that. To help you to succeed every time, here is a very simple tip. It will to change your opinion of tarts...
39,6614.6/5 for 14 ratings 23 min.
[How to seal a terrine or casserole dish]
How to seal a terrine or casserole dish
The French have a term for it: "luter", which means to seal around the lid of a cooking dish with dough. The dough forms a crust and hermetically seals in all the steam and flavours while the dish is cooking in the oven. This is a good way to concentrate flavours. The dish is brought to the table...
5,4633.8/5 for 17 ratings 33 min.
[How to slow cook meat]
How to slow cook meat
By cooking meat slowly with no added fat, it will become very tender - almost melt-in-the-mouth - and can be cut with a fork.
31,4315/5 for 13 ratings 4 hours 45 min.
[How to use a forcing bag (piping or icing bag) ]
How to use a forcing bag (piping or icing bag)
The forcing bag is the tool needed whenever you need to deposit a blob of something precisely in a particular place (in a mould, a glass, on a plate, etc). Here is how you do it.
25,699 15/5 for 1 ratings 22 min.
[How to use a vanilla pod effectively]
How to use a vanilla pod effectively
Vanilla pods are used in many recipes, but they need to treated in a particular way to be effective, detailed here.
68,9215/5 for 2 ratings 34 min.
[How to use gelatin]
How to use gelatin
Gelatin is a gelling agent use in some desserts where a rather firm texture is required when cold. It can also be used to stabilize a dessert (mousses especially) that you need to keep longer than usual.
22,8524.8/5 for 18 ratings 7 min.
[You should not add raisins to recipes dry ]
You should not add raisins to recipes dry
Used straight from the packet raisins are too dry and hard.
32,4724.1/5 for 16 ratings 36 min.
[You should not beat egg yolks at high speed to start with]
You should not beat egg yolks at high speed to start with
You should not start beating egg yolks and caster sugar at high speed, because this splashes drops of egg yolk against the sides of the bowl, which then go hard as they dry.
25,357 24.5/5 for 19 ratings
[You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar]
You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar
You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar for too long without beating them, because this contact "cooks" egg yolks and you will get small lumps of hard egg in your mixture.
10,0435/5 for 18 ratings
[You should not push with the sharp edge of a knife]
You should not push with the sharp edge of a knife
When you cut something into small pieces on your working surface, it's an automatic gesture to push the pile with your knife blade. It's a bad habit because this will blunt your blade.
9,9105/5 for 2 ratings 1 min.
[You should not put an aluminum container directly in the oven]
You should not put an aluminum container directly in the oven
If you put an aluminum container, containing food to be cooked or reheated, in your oven directly on the shelf, the shiny base will reflect a large part of the oven heat (like a mirror). This means that the food will take much longer to cook or heat through than usual.
86,465 83/5 for 9 ratings 1 min.
[You should not soak strawberries in water]
You should not soak strawberries in water
When using strawberries in a recipe, the usual way is to soak in water, which is actually a very bad idea. Just look at how to preserve them here.
38,1215/5 for 1 ratings 10 min.
[Bolognaise lasagne]
Bolognaise lasagne
Lasagne is an Italian pasta that comes in rectangular sheets. These are used to separate layers of filling, like a large savoury oven-baked millefeuille. A bolognaise lasagne combines bechamel sauce, minced meat and tomato sauce.
48,7924.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 3 min.
[Brownie]
Brownie
Brownie is a traditional North-American recipe for a moist chocolate cake with pecan nuts.
18,8154.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Caesar salad]
Caesar salad
Ceasar salad is a classic of North American cuisine. It consists of lettuce served with croutons and the famous Caesar dressing. Here's my own version.
19,6764.5/5 for 10 ratings 37 min.
[Chicken nems]
Chicken nems
Nems are probably the best known Far Eastern dish in France. These small crispy rolls can be made in different flavours: chicken, crab, pork, etc. Making your own is not very complicated, the only difficulty is in the rolling stage. You will find in this recipe full details on how to successfully...
104,9544/5 for 9 ratings 2 hours 21 min.
[Chorba]
Chorba
Chorba is a spicy meat and vegetable soup, typical of the Maghreb. This is my own personal version.
30,3015/5 for 2 ratings 2 hours 8 min.
[Colcannon]
Colcannon
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish, made by mixing creamy mashed potatoes (or purée) with cabbage, chives and spring onions. There are many different versions and ways to adapt this classic recipe. My version here serves it with baked sausages.
3,4994/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Coleslaw]
Coleslaw
Coleslaw is a cabbage salad that is popular in North America. This version includes carrots as well.
21,791 14.9/5 for 18 ratings 38 min.
[Cranachan]
Cranachan
Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert made with whipped cream, raspberries, rolled oats and whisky. In this recipe, the oats are made into a nougatine before being incorporated into the cream.
17,823 14.1/5 for 16 ratings 42 min.
[Doughnuts]
Doughnuts
Ring doughnuts are a traditional American treat. In the United States they are part of the culture and come plain or with lots of different icings and toppings. Here is a recipe for plain doughnuts to which you can add your own choice of icing.
21,7464.7/5 for 15 ratings 3 hours 13 min.
[Dublin fruit scones]
Dublin fruit scones
Scones originated in Britain and Ireland. The Irish version is often made plain and traditionally served with tea. Scones are more of a bread than a cake, eaten split in half and spread with butter or jam, for example. There are also sweeter versions and scones with dried fruit, like the ones I have...
33,4874.1/5 for 19 ratings 48 min.
[Enchiladas]
Enchiladas
Enchiladas are tortillas (cornmeal pancakes), filled with a pre-cooked filling, then topped with grated cheese and browned in the oven.
589 1 hour 41 min.
[Home-made doner kebab]
Home-made doner kebab
The kebab is a way of cooking meat that originated in the Middle East (the word means grill or grilled meat in different languages). The doner kebab is made up of slices of meat skewered and grilled vertically. The Turkish version is traditionally served with a yogurt and herb sauce in bread and/or...
56,638 15/5 for 2 ratings 2 hours 32 min.
[Hot tomato sauce]
Hot tomato sauce
This is a quick tomato sauce, just the thing for dipping crisps (chips, if you are American), or nachos. It is very similar to the sauce served with aperitif snacks in Tex-Mex restaurants.
21,5884.1/5 for 16 ratings 42 min.
[Key Lime Pie for Jeremy]
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy
Key Lime Pie is a famous speciality from the Keys region of southern Florida. This delicious tart is usually made with Key limes - a special variety. But in this simplified version, normal limes will work perfectly well.
21,743 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 50 min.
[Little lemon biscuits]
Little lemon biscuits
These small, lemon-flavoured biscuits are very easy to make and are inspired by the Italian "biscotti al limone".
10,3145/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 42 min.
[Mexican ceviche]
Mexican ceviche
Ceviche is typical of South American cuisine, made with avocados, tomatoes and fish fillet cured in lime juice. This is a personal version of Mexican-style ceviche.
99,927 15/5 for 1 ratings 3 hours 9 min.
[Minestrone]
Minestrone
Minestrone is a traditional Italian soup. It is made with a mix of vegetables and a poultry stock. It is quite simple to make, but preparing all the vegetables takes time.There are doubtless as many minestrone recipes as there are Italian cooks, but here is my version.
40,0754.3/5 for 15 ratings 3 hours 30 min.
[Naan]
Naan
Naan is a type of Asian bread made from wheat flour. This kind comes from the Punjab region of India.
38,6104.2/5 for 10 ratings 3 hours 42 min.
[Paella]
Paella
Paella is a traditional Spanish dish made with round rice, associated mainly with the Valencia region. The name comes from the large two-handled pan in which it is traditionally prepared. This is an adapted version with a mix of meat, vegetables and shellfish.
78,5584.1/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 58 min.
[Pan con tomate]
Pan con tomate
"Pan con tomate" (tomato toast) is a staple of Spanish cuisine, where it is often served as an aperitif snack. It is really simple to make and delicious: the bread is rubbed with half a tomato to soak it with the juice. After that, all it needs is seasoning and a drizzle of olive oil. This is a...
2,9874.8/5 for 12 ratings 7 min.