List of all the recipes: 1210 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.
49K5 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.
85K4.4 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...
79K5 2 hours 11 min.
[Asparagus "en petit pois"]
Asparagus "en petit pois"
As the name suggests, this historic recipe (see below for more details) treats asparagus like peas, Napoleonic French style: first cooked the usual way, then cut small (to look like peas), cooked again in stock, and finished with a cream and egg yolk sauce.
365 42 min.
[Avocado "tarte fine"]
Avocado "tarte fine"
The French "tarte fine" (pronounced "feen") is a literally a thin tart, made on a precooked flat base of puff pastry. This delicious, crisp, savoury tart is topped with cream cheese, slices of avocado, a trickle of lime juice and fresh coriander.
1,470 59 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.
54K5 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.
6,8764.5 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.
8,4134.3 30 min.
[Avocado with Tuna]
Avocado with Tuna
Here is a quick recipe for a simple starter: avocado, tuna, chopped herbs and mayonnaise.
12K5 12 min.
[Avocado, artichoke and chicken salad]
Avocado, artichoke and chicken salad
This fairly simple recipe combines slices of avocado, spring onions, diced chicken and artichoke hearts in a good vinaigrette dressing.
1,283 23 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.
2,546 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.
3,592 42 min.
[Baked eggs with chicken and spinach]
Baked eggs with chicken and spinach
A classic recipe for baked eggs (œufs cocotte), cooked in ramekins with a base layer of spinach and diced chicken.
2,0384 27 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.
27K5 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!
7,8874.2 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.
4,7245 32 min.
[Bisto-style canapés]
Bisto-style canapés
This recipe captures the hearty and slightly raffish style of French bistro cuisine: fried rounds of baguette with egg, fried ham and a topping of melted cheese.
596 39 min.
[Bistro-style beetroot salad]
Bistro-style beetroot salad
Beetroot salad is a well-known classic, but have you come across the "bistro" version? The beetroot is still diced, but raw and served with croutons and fried ham in a rémoulade dressing.
2,724 38 min.
[Bistro-style red endive salad]
Bistro-style red endive salad
Have you tried red Belgian endives? They are similar in size to the more common white sort, just as crunchy, but slightly less bitter. They are the main feature in this salad inspired by French bistro cuisine: combined with chopped hard-boiled eggs, fried ham and croutons, in a rémoulade dressing.
2,094 29 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.
7,8054 6 min.
[Breton coleslaw]
Breton coleslaw
Coleslaw with a French twist from Brittany, using finely sliced raw cauliflower instead of cabbage.
2,025 17 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.
78K3.8 35 min.
[Brussels sprout salad]
Brussels sprout salad
It might seem unlikely, but Brussels sprouts are very good raw, like in this salad, pepped up with lemon and Parmesan.
565 32 min.
[Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits]
Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits
For an ideal aperitif snack, why not try these delicious savoury biscuits made with cashew nuts and Parmesan?
741 1 hour 55 min.
[Cauliflower and chickpea salad]
Cauliflower and chickpea salad
Chickpeas go well with cauliflower, so here is a salad that makes the most of this with sliced radishes for extra crunch.
573 19 min.
[Cauliflower and egg salad]
Cauliflower and egg salad
This very simple recipe combines crunchy raw cauliflower with hard-boiled eggs and herbs in a rémoulade dressing.
1,387 19 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.
27K4.1 1 hour 38 min.
[Cauliflower, chicken and avocado salad]
Cauliflower, chicken and avocado salad
In this really simple recipe, crunchy cauliflower is balanced with the soft texture of avocado and tender morsels of diced chicken. A delicious summer salad.
1,464 28 min.
[Cauliflower, red bean and avocado salad]
Cauliflower, red bean and avocado salad
This combination of crunchy (raw cauliflower) and soft textures (red beans and avocado), in a rémoulade dressing with fresh herbs, makes a simple yet delicious salad.
559 19 min.
[Celeriac Rémoulade ]
Celeriac Rémoulade
A classic recipe of traditional French bistro cooking (winter salad).
90K5 18 min.
[Celeriac soup with mustard]
Celeriac soup with mustard
This delicious creamy soup is very quick to make.
34K4.6 43 min.
[Cervelas salad]
Cervelas salad
This bistro-style salad combines potatoes and gherkins with, of course, the famous cervelas sausage.
21K4.4 54 min.
[Chicken and Avocado Salad]
Chicken and Avocado Salad
A delicious salad of radishes, tomato, avocado and chicken.
8,0415 32 min.
[Chicken club sandwich]
Chicken club sandwich
In this club sandwich: chicken marinated in lime, fried bacon, lettuce, red onion and mayonnaise.
32K4.1 1 hour 42 min.
[Chickpea salad]
Chickpea salad
This quick salad includes chickpeas, of course, but with spring onions, radishes and chopped coriander, too.
11K4.7 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.
30K 24.5 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.
112K4.3 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.
3,918 38 min.
[Comtoise endive salad]
Comtoise endive salad
An endive salad given a hearty boost with fried croutons, diced Comté cheese and Morteau sausage.
1 26 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.
32K5 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.
46K4.1 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.
28K 14.8 1 hour 38 min.
[Cream of cauliflower soup with smoked haddock ]
Cream of cauliflower soup with smoked haddock
This soup with a difference plays up an amazing flavour combination: creamy cauliflower with morsels of smoked haddock.
2,266 24 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.
12K5 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.
34K3.8 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.
4,155 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.
34K4.1 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.
83K4 46 min.
[Crunchy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon]
Crunchy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon
Crunchy slices of cauliflower and radish in a delicately flavoured lemon mayonnaise.
8,2934.6 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.
3,755 41 min.
[Crunchy radish and carrot salad]
Crunchy radish and carrot salad
Quick and straightforward, this fresh, crunchy salad is ideal for early spring.
1,980 16 min.
[Crunchy salad]
Crunchy salad
Crunchy vegetables, pine nuts and rice with a rémoulade dressing.
43K 14.6 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.
7,6674.6 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.
37K 24.8 41 min.
[Cubed salad]
Cubed salad
For this fun salad, all the ingredients are cut into small dice, hence the name.
15K4.3 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.
49K4.6 28 min.
[Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad]
Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad
A bold salad idea that brings together 3 ingredients which rarely end up on the same plate: cucumber, avocado and mussels, in a rémoulade dressing.
1,472 21 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.
24K4.6 40 min.
[Du Barry soup]
Du Barry soup
Du Barry is a creamy cauliflower soup, including small whole pieces of cauliflower.
78K5 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.
30K5 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.
4,8455 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.
70K4 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!
20K4.6 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.
13K5 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.
19K4.3 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.
2,852 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.
16K4.9 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.
77K5 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.
31K4.6 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.
79K5 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).
6,7664.6 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.
6,4353.8 2 hours 29 min.
[Gougères]
Gougères
Gougères are small cheese choux pastries, sometimes (like here) with bits of ham.
70K 13.8 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.
56K 14.9 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.
4,465 27 min.
[Green hummus]
Green hummus
You are probably already familiar with classic hummus. Here's a "green" version, still mainly chickpeas, but with added herbs and vegetables.
1,147 17 min.
[Green Piedmont Salad]
Green Piedmont Salad
In this version of Piedmont salad, the usual tomato has been replaced by raw courgette.
14K3.9 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.
59K4.1 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.
12K4.3 8 min.
[Ham spirals]
Ham spirals
These puff pastry spirals made with smoked ham are delicious and quick to make.
22K3.8 58 min.
[Hearty leek and sprout soup]
Hearty leek and sprout soup
The method for this rustic winter soup is anything but typical: the sprouts are first roasted in the oven, before being mixed with the leeks (pre-cooked with onions) and simmered in chicken stock. Served with morsels of crispy ham, the full-on flavour is sure to hit the mark.
743 1 hour 29 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,...
124K 64 4 days 15 hours 50 min.
[Hummus]
Hummus
Hummus (or houmous), is one of the famous and delicious Lebanese "mezzes".
94K4.7 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.
82K3.9 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.
24K 14 49 min.
[Jerusalem artichoke salad]
Jerusalem artichoke salad
This very simple salad combines thick slices of tender Jerusalem artichokes with chopped hard-boiled eggs. The salad can be served warm, with the artichokes freshly cooked, or cold later.
1,812 28 min.
[Julia salad]
Julia salad
This salad takes its inspiration from the famous Caesar salad, but is simpler. The combination of chicken with croutons is a delicious way to use up leftovers.
675 32 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.
12K4.9 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.
13K3.9 48 min.
[Lebanese-style chickpea salad]
Lebanese-style chickpea salad
This salad combines chickpeas with cauliflower in a light yoghurt dressing, flavoured with lemon juice and sesame paste.
1,9695 24 min.
[Leek and Jerusalem artichoke soup]
Leek and Jerusalem artichoke soup
Jerusalem artichoke and leek is a much rarer combination than the classic potato and leek, but it works rather well, as you will see in this recipe.
360 51 min.
[Leek and potato soup]
Leek and potato soup
A classic of French family cooking.
76K5 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.
39K4.3 45 min.
[Lemony cabbage and potato salad]
Lemony cabbage and potato salad
This salad combines, on the one hand, finely shredded cabbage with herbs and, on the other, diced potatoes. The fresh, summery dressing is made with olive oil and lemon.
1865 28 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.
5,1885 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.
11K3.8 43 min.
[Light Broccoli Soup]
Light Broccoli Soup
This soup is simple and light but tasty, made with a delicate vegetable stock and broccoli.
9,4254.6 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.
42K3.9 35 min.
[Little vegetable omelettes]
Little vegetable omelettes
As an appetiser or starter, little thick soft omelettes, with diced tomato, courgette and smoked ham.
69K4 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.
2,8715 28 min.
[Mexican tart]
Mexican tart
This unusual tart features two star ingredients of South American cuisine: red kidney beans and avocado. The shortcrust pastry case is filled with a red bean and onion purée, then topped with sliced avocado dressed with lime and garnished with fresh coriander.
3,159 1 hour 17 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.
75K 25 46 min.
[Mini cheese and mustard toasts]
Mini cheese and mustard toasts
For an aperitif snack with a difference, try these little toasted slices of baguette topped with cheese and mustard. Easy to make and can be served in a jiffy.
1,467 24 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).
70K4.6 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...
8,7635 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.
3,505 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!
7,6494.3 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.
25K4.3 1 hour 3 min.
[Mushroom velouté]
Mushroom velouté
This smooth, creamy soup with its lovely mushroom flavour is quick and easy to make.
33K4 55 min.
[Nanou's red cabbage salad]
Nanou's red cabbage salad
If you are used to the usual red cabbage salad (just cabbage in a vinaigrette), I hope you will be agreeably surprised with this more sophisticated version using herbs, diced Parmesan and fried croutons.
930 30 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.
8,0023.6 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.
3,296 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...
39K4.1 43 min.
[Pea and avocado salad]
Pea and avocado salad
This very green salad recipe combines the soft texture of peas, avocado and hard-boiled eggs with the crunch of flaked almonds. Shavings of Mimolette add a colourful finishing touch with both flavour and bite.
1,237 29 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.
6,879 24.1 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.
48K 14.5 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.
14K5 23 min.
[Polish-style beetroot salad]
Polish-style beetroot salad
This salad combines raw beetroot with fried potato slices and morsels of smoked sausage.
7152 41 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.
5,0874.6 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.
6,679 13.9 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.
24K3.9 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.
79K4.1 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...
12K4.1 1 hour 10 min.
[Purple sprouting broccoli and endive salad]
Purple sprouting broccoli and endive salad
This crunchy salad combines endives with purple sprouting broccoli and radishes in a good herb vinaigrette.
274 31 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.
106K5 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.
80K5 27 min.
[Radish and mushroom salad]
Radish and mushroom salad
This quick salad balances the crunch of radishes with the yielding texture of mushrooms.
1,414 19 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.
88K 24.6 2 hours 5 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".
95K5 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.
42K4.1 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.
3,322 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.
12K5 20 min.
[Red endive appetizers]
Red endive appetizers
Red endive (radicchio) leaves can be filled to make very elegant snacks. The filling shown here combines cheese with sardines.
1,856 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.
3,101 33 min.
[Rice and fresh spinach salad]
Rice and fresh spinach salad
Spinach is usually eaten cooked. Though seen less often, it can also be eaten raw, like in this salad where it is combined with rice, crunchy radishes and tinned tuna.
2,432 27 min.
[Roscoff salad]
Roscoff salad
This Roscoff salad, named after the pretty little town on the Brittany coast, is a delicious mix of regional ingredients: sliced cauliflower, smoked sausages and, of course, onions.
2,967 2 32 min.
[Salad paysanne]
Salad paysanne
This rustic traditional dish (literally "peasant salad") combines cold sliced potatoes and green beans (cooked separately) with chopped red onion and fried lardons. The salad is finished with a vinaigrette dressing and parsley, or your choice of herbs.
2,835 17 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.
16K4.9 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.
110K 14 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.
8,8144.4 37 min.
[Scandinavian cocktail]
Scandinavian cocktail
A very refreshing starter, containing prawns and smoked fish.
78K5 54 min.
[Sesame fried scampi]
Sesame fried scampi
Scampi, coated with a sesame crust, fried quickly, and served with a herb salad.
97K5 33 min.
[Simple mushroom salad with thyme and lemon, 3 ways]
Simple mushroom salad with thyme and lemon, 3 ways
This aptly named salad is a breeze because you can enjoy it three different ways: raw, marinated or cooked, all prepared exactly the same way.
2,206 19 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.
82K5 1 hour 23 min.
[Small foie gras pasties]
Small foie gras pasties
Dainty pasties, filled with a morsel of seasoned foie gras.
68K4.6 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".
13K4.9 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.
67K 33.9 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.
81K4.4 2 hours 3 min.
[Sorrel soup]
Sorrel soup
Smooth with a slight sharpness, this soup has a very particular taste.
77K3.8 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.
2,855 58 min.
[Soup Cornouaillaise]
Soup Cornouaillaise
This rustic soup comes from Cornouailles in Brittany – France's very own Cornwall. It is made with fried bacon and onions, and thickened with a little buckwheat flour, typical of the region.
577 42 min.
[Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts]
Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts
Toasting cashews greatly improves both their flavour and texture over the plain raw nuts. This is also the ideal opportunity to spice them up a little, like in this very simple recipe.
1,362 29 min.
[Spring radish and avocado salad]
Spring radish and avocado salad
This spring salad makes the most of the season's big radishes, balancing their crunch with the soft texture of avocado, in a rémoulade dressing.
224 29 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.
3,229 25 min.
[Super-green, super-thrifty soup]
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
It's all too easy to just throw away the leaves or other green parts of our usual fresh vegetables. This is a real shame, because most of them can be cooked, as in this very green soup that uses up radish tops, spring onion greens and pea pods. I'm sure you'll get how it's "green" in every sense:...
1,584 53 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.
49K5 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.
2,898 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.
56K 15 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.
95K4.4 57 min.
[Thin summer tart "à la grecque"]
Thin summer tart "à la grecque"
A fresh, summery tart with a thin base of pre-cooked puff pastry, spread with a cream-feta mixture, and topped with slices of tomato and cucumber.
102 51 min.
[Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart]
Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart
For this sophisticated recipe, we'll be preparing a disc of tomato jelly to sit on a puff pastry base. This is topped with slices of avocado in a lime dressing.
1,017 5 hours 16 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.
51K4.2 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.
45K5 6 hours 12 min.
[Tomato tart]
Tomato tart
This tart is very easy and quick to prepare.
62K4.8 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.
45K4.8 2 hours 35 min.
[Tomatoes Macédoine ]
Tomatoes Macédoine
Tomatoes macédoine are stuffed salad tomatoes, filled with a macédoine of vegetables in mayonnaise.
14K4 45 min.
[Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup]
Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup
This soup combines the earthy flavours of Jerusalem artichokes and turnips. This is the chance to use not only the roots, but the turnip tops as well, if possible.
209
[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).
84K4.3 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...
3,778 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.
2,779 18 min.
[Valay salad]
Valay salad
This salad combines ratte potatoes, lettuce, radishes and chicken with a herb dressing.
22K3.9 1 hour 3 min.
[Vegetable rosette tart]
Vegetable rosette tart
Blanched courgettes and carrots arranged in a rosette with a feta filling.
57K3.8 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.
16K4.3 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.
42K5 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.
35K4.3 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.
8,1674 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.
27K4.2 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.
4,563 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.
50K4.6 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.
23K3.8 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.
12K5 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.
14K4.3 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.
27K5 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.
15K4.6 33 min.
[Baked sea bass fillet with lemon and tarragon]
Baked sea bass fillet with lemon and tarragon
This really simple recipe allows the natural nobility of sea bass to shine through: fillets baked until just done, complemented with lemon and tarragon.
226 34 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.
8,2264.2 45 min.
[Ch'ti mussel tarts]
Ch'ti mussel tarts
A blind-baked puff pastry case, filled with shelled mussels in a velvety sauce made with beer and Maroilles cheese.
1,654 1 hour 19 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.
6,7235 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.
15K4.4 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.
13K4.7 1 hour 3 min.
[Creamy "terre et mer" pots]
Creamy "terre et mer" pots
Diced fish (la mer), boiled vegetables and fried lardons (la terre), with all the delicious flavours of land and sea brought together in a creamy sauce.
1,868 2 53 min.
[Cretan-style salmon ]
Cretan-style salmon
Cooked chopped leek and shallot with cubes of salmon, served in a yogurt, tomato and feta sauce.
50K5 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.
15K4.8 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.
69K5 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).
24K4.3 2 hours 52 min.
[Curried mussels with cabbage]
Curried mussels with cabbage
The mussels are cooked "à la marinière", then shelled and served in a creamy curry sauce with shredded, barely-tender cabbage.
2,407 1 hour 24 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.
10K4.9 2 hours 40 min.
[Erika's ceviche]
Erika's ceviche
Ericka's ceviche is a Peruvian version of the classic South American dish. The diced fish is cured (effectively "cooked") in lime juice. This dish is fairly simple to make, but delicous and full of fresh flavours.
4,256 1 hour 9 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...
54K4.7 1 hour 40 min.
[Fillet of salmon meunière]
Fillet of salmon meunière
A fillet of salmon can be cooked in a similar way to sole: à la meunière. The fish is lightly floured, pan-fried in butter and served drizzled with lemony butter and flat-leaved parsley. Every bit as good as sole.
571 25 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...
11K3.9 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...
17K4.3 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.
8,2374.3 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.
9,2415 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.
90K 23.8 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.
23K4.3 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...
31K3.8 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.
18K4.2 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.
35K4.4 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.
6,4744.3 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.
14K 24.6 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.
75K4.3 1 hour 34 min.
[Fish terrine with spinach and tomatoes]
Fish terrine with spinach and tomatoes
This terrine is made up of alternating layers of fish fillets with spinach and preserved tomatoes. It is cooked gently in the oven, then served in slices (yes, it really is a kind of terrine) with hollandaise sauce, for example.
1,1895 1 hour 52 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.
17K4.1 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.
7,7285 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...
71K 13.9 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.
108K4.7 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.
28K4.2 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....
7,5663.9 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.
15K3.8 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.
39K 14.7 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.
9,8233.7 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.
2,990 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.
77K4.3 1 hour 22 min.
[Mussels marinière]
Mussels marinière
This is the most classic way of preparing mussels, simple and delicious.
41K5 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...
3,001 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).
3,460 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.
75K4.8 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...
4,6263 2 hours 13 min.
[Pan-fried fish fillets, braised cabbage with Noilly Prat]
Pan-fried fish fillets, braised cabbage with Noilly Prat
In this recipe, finely shredded cabbage is braised rapidly, then finished with Noilly Prat and a little cream. This is served to accompany a simple but delicious pan-fried fillet of fish.
633 44 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.
27K4.5 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.
80K4.5 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...
75K5 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.
8,0504.3 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.
27K5 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.
16K4.6 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...
6,1033.8 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.
20K4.9 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.
88K4.9 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 onions fondue and finished with a dry white wine sauce.
87K3.8 1 hour
[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.
73K 15 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.
52K3.8 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.
36K 44.6 1 day 38 min.
[Salmon rillettes]
Salmon rillettes
A terrine of two kinds of salmon (cooked and smoked) with butter and lemon.
86K4.3 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.
81K 15 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.
4,294 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.
31K4.6 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.
92K4 2 hours 56 min.
[Scallops with fondue of leeks]
Scallops with fondue of leeks
In this very creamy dish, the scallops are pan-fried, then the leeks fondue is added to absorb all the flavours.
70K 24.6 23 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.
66K4.1 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.
2,669 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".
5,7905 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.
26K5 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...
7,5014.8 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.
44K4.1 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.
5,476 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.
85K4.3 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.
12K5 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...
17K 14.7 2 hours 16 min.
[Tahitian style fish]
Tahitian style fish
Little pieces of fish marinated overnight a night in lime juice.
76K5 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.
14K4.7 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.
16K4.1 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).
87K5 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.
5,9833.8 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...
10K5 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.
84K4.4 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.
110K 32.5 4 hours 20 min.
[Cajun pork with rice.]
Cajun pork with rice.
In Cajun cooking, rice dishes with meat, like the famous jambalaya, take pride of place. Here is a simplified version using marinated pork.
3,315 2 hours 27 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.
40K 14 2 hours 44 min.
[Chicano burger]
Chicano burger
Time for a fresh take on burgers with this Mexican-inspired version. The beef patty is pepped up with chilli spices and partnered with a plainer patty made with red kidney beans.
495 1 hour 2 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.
30K4.8 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.
76K 15 1 hour 39 min.
[Chinese style chicken]
Chinese style chicken
Only "chinese style", not a true chinese recipe.
75K4 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.
6,6344.8 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...
10K4.2 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...
9,6854 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.
3,820 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.
52K4.5 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.
83K3.8 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...
6,8903.8 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...
7,542 14.8 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...
89K3.8 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.
90K4.8 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.
10K3.8 52 min.
[Involtinis]
Involtinis
Involtinis are small rolls of meat, usually veal, and cheese. Here is my version.
83K4.4 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.
49K 14.6 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.
80K3.8 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.
94K4.2 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...
6,8544.1 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.
8,3345 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.
296K 34.1 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.
6,0414.5 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".
14K4.1 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.
118K 23.7 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.
56K 134.2 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.
28K3.5 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.
7,3244.3 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.
7,2534.6 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.
7,2404.7 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.
3,164 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.
100K 25 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.
48K5 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...
15K4 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.
8,1644.6 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.
7,1894.6 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.
43K4.9 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...
20K4.3 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...
6,7424.5 5 hours 39 min.
[Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.]
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Roasting "in the bag" is a simple but long method. The meat is sealed in a bag and cooked slowly at moderate temperature, keeping it very tender and with an amazing flavour. Meat cooked like this produces delicious juicies without adding anything else. These can be used to cook vegetables to a...
5,294 5 hours 43 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...
5,8244.6 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!
12K4.9 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...
7,1594.5 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.
3,9885 1 hour 53 min.
[Sautéed pork with mushrooms in a cream sauce.]
Sautéed pork with mushrooms in a cream sauce.
For this rich and succulent dish, we begin by frying the mushrooms then the pork separately, before adding the cream, to bring out the fullest flavours.
1,340 49 min.
[Sautéed turmeric chicken with mushrooms]
Sautéed turmeric chicken with mushrooms
For this dish, the chicken and mushrooms are first sautéed separately, then combined in a cream and turmeric sauce.
688 1 hour 2 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.
24K3.9 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.
16K4.5 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.
62K4.9 52 min.
[Tomato meat balls]
Tomato meat balls
Meat balls in a tasty tomato sauce with herbs and white wine.
58K5 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.
39K 33.7 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.
21K4.3 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).
8,8655 2 hours 27 min.
[Veal Marengo]
Veal Marengo
Marengo made with chunks of veal, simmered long and slow in a tomato sauce with mushrooms and onions. This is a recipe with historical roots, named after one of Napoleon's battles, near Marengo in Italy in June 1800.
1,409 2 hours 54 min.
[Wiener Schnitzel]
Wiener Schnitzel
A Wiener schnitzel is a thin veal cutlet (escalope) coated in breadcrumbs.
31K4.1 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.
7,6864.1 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".
5,1754.3 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.
13K5 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.
29K4.2 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).
12K4.1 46 min.
[Asparagus and spinach gratin]
Asparagus and spinach gratin
A quick vegetable gratin made with asparagus and spinach cooked beforehand, in a bechamel sauce and topped with slivers of Brie.
281 1 hour 2 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.
85K5 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.
7,7874 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.
9,0013.8 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.
7,9314.8 21 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.
6,0813.8 58 min.
[Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce ]
Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce
You will no doubt have baked potatoes the classic way, but here's a version inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi, served with a delicious tuna and caper sauce, and a poached egg.
1,210 1 hour 16 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...
54K 13.8 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.
3,016 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.
3,078 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.
72K4.1 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.
77K4.1 1 hour 19 min.
[Bistro sandwich]
Bistro sandwich
The filling for this indulgent baguette sandwich is made with hard-boiled eggs and cold meat in a rémoulade dressing.
1,794 18 min.
[Boulangère potatoes]
Boulangère potatoes
This great classic of French home cooking consists of sliced potatoes with slivers of bacon between, on a bed of onion fondue, moistened with poultry (or beef) stock and baked in the oven. It takes a fairly long time, but is so good, and reheats very well.
2,207 2 1 hour 36 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?".
64K 23.9 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...
5,2484.3 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.
10K4.1 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.
9,9483.8 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.
9,3404 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.
71K 34.1 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.
30K4.1 16 hours 9 min.
[Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.]
Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie.
You may well have come across hachis parmentier, the French version of shepherd's pie. Here's a variation using puréed haricot beans, inspired by another classic French dish: cassoulet.
1,834 54 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.
3,054 58 min.
[Cauliflower and chickpea purée]
Cauliflower and chickpea purée
Cauliflower and chickpeas go really well together. Here they are combined in a creamy purée which makes a delicious accompaniment for red meat, for example.
584 42 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.
16K4.8 54 min.
[Celeriac and mushroom gratin]
Celeriac and mushroom gratin
This gratin combines sliced celeriac simmered in milk with fried mushrooms.
15K5 1 hour 8 min.
[Celeriac in cream and mustard sauce]
Celeriac in cream and mustard sauce
The celeriac in this dish is cooked in two stages: pan-fried first, then braised in cream with mustard. It can be enjoyed as the main feature with rice or cous-cous, for example, or served to accompany meat.
2,687 43 min.
[Chard and potato gratin]
Chard and potato gratin
All of the chard leaves (greens and stalk) will be used in this recipe. They are first boiled, then layered with sliced potatoes and topped with a bechamel sauce.
1,816 1 hour 6 min.
[Cheese and tomato tart]
Cheese and tomato tart
A thin puff pastry base, precooked to be extra crisp, filled after cooling with a bed of cream cheese, then a generous layer of tomatoes (as many different colours as possible) to create a colourful and flavoursome tart.
1,035 1 hour 44 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...
27K 14.4 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.
22K4.2 5 hours 10 min.
[Chicken and avocado bagels]
Chicken and avocado bagels
Bagels filled with herby cream cheese, topped with morsels of fried chicken and slivers of avocado.
394 37 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.
17K5 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.
17K 14.4 1 hour 40 min.
[Chicken Brussels pie]
Chicken Brussels pie
This is a novel twist on the well known cottage or shepherd's pie idea (minced meat topped with mashed potato). Why not try this "Brussels" pie with a mixture of mashed potato and Brussels sprouts on top of chopped chicken?
2,078 1 hour 24 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.
27K4.3 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.
6,3174.1 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.
2,356 36 min.
[Chilli chicken and spinach gratin]
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
A classic combination of chicken and spinach is pepped up with chilli spices and balanced with a velvety bechamel sauce, topped with cheese and browned in the oven.
385 1 hour 35 min.
[Chilli potato wedges]
Chilli potato wedges
To make these spicy wedges, the potatoes are boiled whole first, then cut, coated in your choice of spices and cooked in the oven until browned and beautifully crisp.
320 1 hour 51 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.
6,8784.1 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!
15K4.2 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.
14K 14.3 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.
90K 13.7 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.
92K4.3 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.
71K 15 1 hour 2 min.
[Creamy artichokes]
Creamy artichokes
This hearty vegetable recipe uses the whole globe artichoke (heart and leaves), combining the creamy artichoke texture with the crunch of sautéed potatoes.
1,141 1 hour 18 min.
[Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin]
Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin
This is an artichoke recipe with a difference: we'll be using both heart and leaves, first steamed, then lightly sautéed before being blended with cancoillotte cheese to make a creamy purée. This is then browned in individual ramekins.
749 49 min.
[Creamy rice with green asparagus and sorrel ]
Creamy rice with green asparagus and sorrel
This recipe partners green asparagus with sorrel, which adds a slight bitterness and hint of acidity, and cooked rice, all blended to a rich finish with cream.
277 44 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.
83K 14.2 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...
98K5 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).
6,390 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.
10K5 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.
7,9454.1 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.
72K5 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.
12K4.1 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.
31K5 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.
12K 14.1 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.
8,4135 49 min.
[Curried prawn risotto]
Curried prawn risotto
In this recipe, the prawns are fried separately first with curry powder, then added to the risotto.
18K3.9 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.
4,667 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.
25K3.9 51 min.
[Duet of creamed cauliflower and cabbage ]
Duet of creamed cauliflower and cabbage
For this creamy "duet", the cauliflower and cabbage are boiled first, then mixed just before serving with a reduced cream sauce.
243 52 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.
7,8193.8 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.
10K4.1 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.
8,4063.9 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 fondue onions and bacon, served on a slice of fried bread. This is topped with a tasty reduced red wine sauce.
61K 14.1 1 hour 11 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.
9,9083.8 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.
15K3.8 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.
73K5 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!).
27K4.3 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.
117K 13.9 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.
14K 24.8 55 min.
[Filet mignon with asparagus]
Filet mignon with asparagus
In this recipe, the filet mignon of pork is pan-fried and the pan deglazed with wine, then cream added with chunks of both green and white asparagus.
127 1 hour 2 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.
67K4.3 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.
3,804 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).
6,480 14.5 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...
6,7084.6 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.
26K3.8 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.
68K3.8 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.
8,6994.8 31 min.
[Fried cheese toasties with avocado]
Fried cheese toasties with avocado
Cheese toasties just got naughtier: pan-fried with butter, the French way. Serve with sliced avocado and lime juice for a delicious contrast of hot and crunchy with cold and yielding – and a clearer conscience!
1,041 28 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.
11K 15 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.
19K4.8 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).
33K4.9 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.
4,616 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.
13K3.8 1 hour 14 min.
[Glazed mushrooms with plain rice]
Glazed mushrooms with plain rice
In this very simple recipe, the mushrooms are lightly sautéed, then glazed with soy sauce and lemon juice, and served on a bed of plain white rice.
363 29 min.
[Gnocchi alla romana]
Gnocchi alla romana
Gnocchi are a type of pasta made with flour and potatoes or, as here, semolina. For this recipe, the gnocchi are made quite large and cooked "au gratin", topped with grated cheese.
1,490 2 hours 59 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.
17K4.3 39 min.
[Gratin Comtois]
Gratin Comtois
This version of Gratin Comtois begins like the classic gratin dauphinois, but uses Morbier cheese, and diced Morteau sausage for a hint of smoky flavour. There's no denying it, this is a rich and hearty dish!
1,220 1 hour 13 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...
92K 25 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.
5,9235 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.
4,7863.8 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.
8,2075 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...
11K4.1 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.
7,4233.6 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.
23K4.1 1 hour 33 min.
[Gratin-style spinach and chicken omelette ]
Gratin-style spinach and chicken omelette
A simple omelette treated more like a gratin: the omelette forms the bottom layer in the dish, topped with chicken and spinach in a cream sauce and browned in the oven.
2,691 43 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.
25K3.8 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).
29K 14.7 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.
7,2425 21 min.
[Hachis parmentier]
Hachis parmentier
This is the French answer (meat with mashed potato and cheese) to the English cottage or shepherd's pie: a typical family recipe which is an excellent way of using up leftover meat. The proportions are vague here: you need "whatever you have left over"...
109K 24.4 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.
19K4.2 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..
2,882 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.
11K5 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.
8,6894.1 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.
17K3.9 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...
68K4.3 58 min.
[Hot sesame-cream chicken tartines]
Hot sesame-cream chicken tartines
Slices of lightly toasted bread topped with sesame and tarragon cream, morsels of chicken and a little grated cheese. Just popped in the oven for a few minutes to brown. [Translator's note: in French, a tartine is simply a slice of bread spread with something (butter, jam...) or an open sandwich,...
2,043 26 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.
73K5 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).
24K4.6 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.
14K4.8 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.
4,7174.7 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.
8,1794.1 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.
6,4535 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.
15K5 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.
11K4.1 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.
53K4.4 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.
5,430 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).
77K 34.7 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.
35K4.5 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.
53K 24.1 1 hour 26 min.
[Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets"]
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets"
You may already have come across the Mont d'Or hot box recipe, where the cheese is baked in the oven then poured over potatoes. Here's a version with a twist: crispy ham-wrapped potato wedges to dip in the box of melted cheese.
2,403 1 hour 45 min.
[Mixed vegetable curry]
Mixed vegetable curry
A mix of vegetables (pumpkin, leek, chickpeas...) cooked in coconut milk and curry spices. Serve this dish with rice, preferably basmati, for an authentic touch.
2,8825 57 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.
80K4.6 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.
3,4515 26 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...
7,0363.8 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.
3,588 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.
125K 14 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.
3,617 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.
8,3854.1 54 min.
[Mushroom bourguignon]
Mushroom bourguignon
These bourguignon-style mushrooms are cooked in a similar way to the classic beef dish, simmered with red wine and onions – flavours that go really well with mushrooms.
746 39 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.
10K4.6 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.
7,8404.6 55 min.
[Mushrooms à la grecque]
Mushrooms à la grecque
Mushrooms "à la grecque" (Greek-style) is a simple way to enhance sautéed mushrooms with the flavours of olive oil, herbs and lemon. A common variation is to add tomatoes – just one of many possibilities.
738 25 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.
39K3.8 2 hours 5 min.
[Nanou's tuna tart]
Nanou's tuna tart
Crisp puff pastry topped with tuna, mushrooms and cooked shallots.
32K4.2 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.
22K4.3 46 min.
[Norwegian tartines]
Norwegian tartines
Scandinavian-style bread with smoked trout, and a fresh topping with herbs and shallots.
1,913 28 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.
5,8504.6 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.
9,8944 53 min.
[Oxtail Parmentier]
Oxtail Parmentier
Rather like the classic hachis Parmentier, but using oxtail stewed very slowly in red wine and herbs.
110K4.7 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.
23K3.9 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.
8,3554.3 37 min.
[Pasta with mustard-cream sauce]
Pasta with mustard-cream sauce
Simple and quick to make, this is a delicious pasta recipe using lardons with a mustard-flavoured cream sauce.
1,581 17 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.
8,7293.8 23 min.
[Penne with Mushrooms]
Penne with Mushrooms
Sautéed mushrooms in a cream sauce with penne - a simple, delicious recipe.
8,9895 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.
12K5 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...
5,8113.8 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.
11K5 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,...
5,4814.8 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.
41K3.8 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.
31K 14.6 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...
2,758 1 hour 13 min.
[Potato gratin]
Potato gratin
This classic French recipe is made with sliced potatoes baked in milk and browned on top.
89K 14.6 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.
9,1554.5 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.
12K4.1 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.
3,1425 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.
11K 15 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.
78K 24 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.
3,618 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.
4,723 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.
3,285 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.
12K4.3 40 min.
[Purple artichokes in a cheesy gratin]
Purple artichokes in a cheesy gratin
Purple artichokes cooked in two stages: first boiled, then sautéed, and baked as a gratin in a Mornay sauce (cheesy bechamel) with morsels of fried ham.
725 1 hour 29 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.
36K4.6 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.
4,738 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.
21K4.9 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.
4,116 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).
5,5824.4 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.
18K4.5 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.
23K5 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.
70K 13.8 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....
58K5 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.
71K4 2 hours
[Rice à la grecque]
Rice à la grecque
Rice cooked "à la grecque" (Greek-style) is enlivened with sautéed leeks and mushrooms, cream and feta, to which the cooked rice is added at the end. This is a hearty dish, usually served in its cooking pot in the centre of the table, so everyone can help themselves.
1,151 48 min.
[Rice and peas]
Rice and peas
This is a very simple recipe that can made almost entirely with leftovers: chicken, rice and peas.
22K4.2 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.
5,3893.8 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.
2,259 48 min.
[Roast Brussels sprouts with sage and lemon]
Roast Brussels sprouts with sage and lemon
This makes a change from the usual ways of cooking sprouts: oven-roasted with sage and lemon, topped with grated Parmesan. They can be served as the main feature, or to accompany meat, for example.
461 1 hour 4 min.
[Roast cabbage with lemon]
Roast cabbage with lemon
It's not always easy to find new and appealing ways to cook cabbage, but this recipe – which is fairly simple – will give you a really delicious roast cabbage, flavoured with lemon and tarragon.
2,0865 53 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.
8,3165 1 hour 12 min.
[Roasted cauliflower]
Roasted cauliflower
This is how Yotam Ottolenghi does roasted cauliflower: whole, served with a green parsley tahini sauce.
1,774 2 hours 32 min.
[Röstis]
Röstis
Probably a swiss recipe originally, but also known in the French region of Franche-comté. This version is more sophisticated.
78K4.2 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...
6,567 1 hour 35 min.
[Salmon and leek fondue tart]
Salmon and leek fondue tart
This delicious, creamy tart is full of flavour: big chunks of salmon marinated before cooking and laid on a bed of leek fondue in a shortcrust pastry case. You'll love it!
2,106 48 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.
8,9014.3 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.
16K4 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.
64K4.6 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.
28K4.5 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).
172K5 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.
90K 24.6 3 hours
[Sausage rougail]
Sausage rougail
Sausage rougail is a typical dish from the cuisine of Réunion, the French island. It consists of fried sausages in a rich, spicy tomato stew.
1,092 1 hour 30 min.
[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.
70K3.9 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...
7,4914.6 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.
62K 14.3 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.
69K 15 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.
14K4.1 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.
7,0004.1 37 min.
[Sautéed oyster mushrooms]
Sautéed oyster mushrooms
When oyster mushrooms are about, it's worth making the most of them. Why not try this very simple sauté recipe? The mushrooms are fried and finished with just a little parsley and lemon juice.
848 22 min.
[Scallop and leek pancakes]
Scallop and leek pancakes
These pancakes are filled with pan-fried scallops and creamed leeks.
12K4.3 13 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.
109K3.8 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!
50K4 1 hour 37 min.
[Shakshuka]
Shakshuka
This spicy, ratatouille-style tomato and onion purée can be eaten on its own or to accompany other dishes. Here, I've baked it in individual ramekins, topped with an egg. This recipe originated in North Africa and has spread all around the Mediterranean.
2,3245 1 hour 38 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...
7,4444.6 2 hours 25 min.
[Shiitake eggs]
Shiitake eggs
By French standards, this hardly qualifies as an omelette: beaten eggs, simply slammed in the pan with sautéed shiitake mushrooms in soy sauce.
866 34 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.
22K5 50 min.
[Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli]
Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli
Blanched broccoli sautéed quickly with thin slices of fried chicken.
25K4.5 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.
73K5 1 hour 3 min.
[Smoked haddock and leek fondue tartines]
Smoked haddock and leek fondue tartines
These tartines are built up with layers of leek fondue, sliced raw mushrooms and smoked haddock, then popped in the oven for a few minutes.
1,418 31 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!
3,087 2 hours 10 min.
[Smoky sausage and mash]
Smoky sausage and mash
This is sausage and mash with a smoky Gallic twist: the smoked sausage (Morteau sausage here) is cooked in with the potatoes, so that they take on its smoky flavour. The potatoes are turned into a French-style purée – softer and richer than British mash.
88 1 hour 35 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.
3,849 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.
86K4.7 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.
15K3.8 1 hour 19 min.
[Spaghetti Carbonara]
Spaghetti Carbonara
A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.
85K 24.8 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.
12K4.1 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.
65K3.8 37 min.
[Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese]
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
This delicious twist on cauliflower cheese is cooked in 3 stages: the cauliflower is steamed on its own before being fried with the spices. It is then topped with cheese and breadcrumbs, and browned in the oven.
2,248 1 hour 1 min.
[Spinach and cashew brik rolls]
Spinach and cashew brik rolls
Brik (or filo) pastry with a filling of cream cheese, cooked spinach and cashew nuts.
2,447 31 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.
8,0504.3 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.
20K4.7 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.
8,5284.8 1 hour 12 min.
[Spinach brik parcels]
Spinach brik parcels
Crispy brik parcels, filled with a mixture of spinach, feta and chopped shallot.
26K5 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.
12K4.5 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).
5,935 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.
9,0644.7 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.
11K4.3 33 min.
[Split peas "à la française"]
Split peas "à la française"
To cook fresh peas à la française (French style), they are first blanched in boiling water, then combined with fried lardons and onion. This idea can also be used with split peas, but they need cooking for much longer.
1,831 54 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.
5,8454.1 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.
6,1525 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...
4,262 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.
15K5 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.
8,4184.1 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.
2,804 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...
10K4.3 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.
79K3.8 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.
6,2954 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?".
5,8974.8 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.
5,2124.3 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.
83K4.7 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.
3,098 54 min.
[Tartiflette]
Tartiflette
A personal version of a classic recipe from Savoy.
100K 14.6 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.
7,5644.7 15 min.
[Tex-Mex chicken burger]
Tex-Mex chicken burger
For this Tex-Mex inspired burger the usual beef pattie has been abandoned in favour of fried chicken with chilli, put together with sliced avocado and raw baby spinach.
183 47 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.
78K4.7 1 hour 34 min.
[Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart]
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
A tomato tart is a real taste of summer: this one uses cherry tomatoes, finished with a drizzle of pesto after cooking. Cherry tomatoes are an ideal way to add a variety of colours for a tart that looks just as good as it tastes.
1,115 1 hour 1 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).
9,8644.9 58 min.
[Thin spinach and potato tart]
Thin spinach and potato tart
A savoury tart with a thin puff pastry base, crushed potatoes, spinach, bechamel sauce and topped with a sprinkling of grated cheese.
245 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.
5,1524.1 59 min.
[Tomato omelette]
Tomato omelette
Tomato omelette is a great classic of Provençale cuisine. This is my personal version with mushrooms.
26K4.6 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.
5,0594.3 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...
9,4434.1 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...
11K4.3 1 hour 10 min.
[Truffade original]
Truffade original
Truffade is a traditional dish from the Auvergne region of France. It is simple and delicious: potatoes are cooked slowly in a covered pan, then sliced local cheese is melted in towards the end of cooking.
1,254 1 hour 33 min.
[Tuna pasta]
Tuna pasta
This is typical Sunday night fare, or for when you've simply had enough of cooking. An easy but delicious, creamy combination of pasta and tuna.
609 15 min.
[Turmeric risotto]
Turmeric risotto
A colourful and tasty risotto made with turmeric, and pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
6,386 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.
2,6554 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.
2,679 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.
32K4.2 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...
8,0404.7 1 hour 31 min.
[Vegetable pie]
Vegetable pie
Three layers of vegetables, baked in puff pastry.
68K3.9 1 hour 21 min.
[Vegetable tian]
Vegetable tian
A tian is a slow-cooked Mediterranean dish. It consists mainly of sliced vegetables packed in vertical rows and baked in the oven. This version, inspired by Isabelle's, is boosted with a little grilled ham and cheese.
1,647 2 hours 14 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.
5,4534.3 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.
6,7544.5 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.
8,0494.6 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.
21K3.7 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.
5,445 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.
25K5 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!
50K 24.6 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.
65K4.2 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.
4,202 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.
14K4.3 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.
101K5 1 hour 18 min.
[Almonds pyramids]
Almonds pyramids
If you are already familiar with coconut pyramids, you might like to try these almonds flavoured pyramids. The recipe is very straightforward, but these little cakes, with their crisp outside and moist centre, are simply delicious.
1,012 35 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.
7,242 54 min.
[Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)]
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
This gluten-free cake is called "amandier" in French, as it is made with ground almonds instead of flour (the same word also means almond tree). The texture is moist and the flavour is, well, almondy.
1,828 1 hour 8 min.
[Amaretti]
Amaretti
Amaretti are little Italian almond biscuits. They are a bit like meringues, very sweet, and made with ground almonds.
11K4.5 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.
24K5 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.
66K3.7 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!
6,5694.6 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.
9,8804.5 2 hours 55 min.
[Apple and blackcurrant tarts]
Apple and blackcurrant tarts
These little tarts taste every bit as good as they look. The sweetcrust pastry cases are filled with a layer of stewed apple and topped with a blackcurrant crémeux. This offers your guests a delightful element of surprise, as the apple flavour is only discovered as they eat it (but only if you've...
1,347 2 hours 8 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.
14K 24.9 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.
9,1154.8 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.
78K3.8 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.
5,1044.5 2 hours 8 min.
[Apple custard tart]
Apple custard tart
You may well know the classic Parisian custard tart (or "flan"), traditionally vanilla-flavoured. Here is an apple version, with extra apple flavour as the custard is made with apple juice. This is topped with delicious caramelized apple slices.
1,266 2 hours 37 min.
[Apple macaronade]
Apple macaronade
This gratin-style apple pudding has an almond "macaronade" crust for a delicious combination of flavours.
783 1 hour 15 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.
3,8615 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.
8,9303.7 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.
34K4.3 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.
12K5 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.
13K4.1 3 hours 28 min.
[Apricot and almond cream tart]
Apricot and almond cream tart
Half apricots arranged on a thin layer of almond cream.
73K4.1 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.
106K4.4 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.
60K5 17 min.
[Apricot jam with vanilla]
Apricot jam with vanilla
A really flavoursome apricot jam, minimally sweetened, with a hint of vanilla and the discreet crunch of the almond-like kernels.
158 5 hours 4 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.
62K 14.6 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.
13K5 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.
2,915 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...
6,3684.3 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).
80K 24.2 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 .
81K3.8 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.
35K4.6 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...
2,379 3 hours 46 min.
[Blackcurrant and chestnut verrines]
Blackcurrant and chestnut verrines
Blackcurrants and chestnuts and go together really well, as the tang of the one balances the gentle sweetness of the other. Here they are combined in a verrrine, with a blackcurrant crémeux and chestnut mousse, served with a little sablé biscuit.
1,250 1 hour 9 min.
[Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith]
Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith
If you love the taste of blackcurrants (like Edith), this sorbet is for you...
70K4.9 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.
59K4.9 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.
85K3.8 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...
6,6424 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.
33K 14 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.
3,1735 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.
3,016 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.
22K4.8 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.
67K4.1 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.
16K3.7 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.
10K4 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.
44K 53.3 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.
5,470 1 hour 25 min.
[Canadian rice pudding]
Canadian rice pudding
You are no doubt familiar with classic rice pudding, so simple and delicious. Well, here's a version with a Canadian twist: sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar, added in two stages.
711 1 hour 7 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.
83K 14 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.
24K5 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.
71K5 1 hour 37 min.
[Caramel semolina pudding with raisins]
Caramel semolina pudding with raisins
Semolina pudding, like rice pudding, is a throwback to another era – time to rediscover its delights! This is an updated version, with a caramel sauce and raisins. Its smooth, creamy texture comes from the custard added towards the end.
1,567 48 min.
[Caramelised apple custards]
Caramelised apple custards
A Parisian flan-style egg custard, poured over sautéed and caramelised (flambéed, even) apples, baked in individual ramekins.
422 59 min.
[Caramelised apple pie]
Caramelised apple pie
Apple pie made with caramelised apples.
70K4.3 1 hour 55 min.
[Caramelized apple and walnut cake]
Caramelized apple and walnut cake
A variation on the classic walnut cake, with a luscious centre of caramelized apple slices, flambéed in Calvados.
2,083 1 hour 33 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).
29K 15 45 min.
[Caramelized pear custard tart]
Caramelized pear custard tart
You may well be familiar with the famous French custard tart, with its creamy vanilla egg-custard filling. It can also be made in individual portions, in ramekins, for example. Here is a delicious version with caramelized pears.
4,155 2 1 hour 22 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...
9,8784.5 1 hour 7 min.
[Chantilly rice pudding]
Chantilly rice pudding
A rice pudding with a difference: it is cooked the classic way and left to cool. Whipped cream is then gently folded in to give a light-textured and original dessert.
2,152 2 hours 50 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.
96K4.6 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.
32K5 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.
65K 25 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.
33K4.3 1 hour 17 min.
[Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits]
Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits
Here's a really simple recipe for little nutty biscuits, combining hazelnuts with a double dose of chestnut flavour: flour and purée (crème de marrons).
6873 2 hours 1 min.
[Chestnut cake]
Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and sweet chestnut purée.
80K5 1 hour 13 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.
11K5 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...
7,960 15 1 hour 13 min.
[Chestnut mousse in a whipper ]
Chestnut mousse in a whipper
In France, chestnut mousse is sometimes called "Mousse Mont Blanc". It is a delicious combination of whipped cream with chestnut purée, traditionally mixed in very gently. Here is a simple, rapid version, made with a cream whipper.
1,706 9 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.
95K 24.7 5 hours 29 min.
[Chocolate almond cookies]
Chocolate almond cookies
Cookies made with ground almonds, chocolate chips and a little cocoa.
74K 14.3 1 hour 49 min.
[Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits]
Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits
Little spiral biscuits flavoured with chocolate and matcha green tea.
29K4 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.
9,0085 1 hour 59 min.
[Chocolate cake]
Chocolate cake
A traditional-style recipe for a moist chocolate cake with plenty of chocolate flavour.
11K 44 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.
4,199 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.
74K4.2 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).
82K 15 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...
66K 34.5 3 hours 52 min.
[Chocolate madeleines]
Chocolate madeleines
Simple and delicious, goes very well with tea or coffee.
84K3.8 1 hour 15 min.
[Chocolate mendiants]
Chocolate mendiants
Mendiants are made with a thin layer of chocolate, stuck with toasted nuts, dried and candied fruit.
2,226 1 hour 2 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.
98K3.7 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!
5,2545 55 min.
[Chocolate muffins]
Chocolate muffins
Variation on muffins recipe. In this version each one is filled with a dark chocolate ganache.
78K4.3 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.
15K5 11 min.
[Chocolate rice pudding]
Chocolate rice pudding
If you're already a fan of classic rice pudding, I'm sure you'll enjoy this even more comforting version, made with two kinds of chocolate.
1,406 29 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.
71K 15 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.
85K4 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.
10K5 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.
63K4.8 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.
25K 34.5 46 min.
[Citrus tart]
Citrus tart
This is an unconventional tart, though the recipe is quite simple: no cream filling in the bottom, just slices of lightly poached fruit in a sweetcrust pastry case.
1,183 2 hours 31 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...
5,2924.9 1 hour 17 min.
[Clafoutis-style plum financier ]
Clafoutis-style plum financier
The classic French "financier" is normally a little cake, but it can also be made clafoutis-style over fruit in an oven-proof dish.
1,603 1 hour 2 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.
13K4.3 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.
12K5 2 hours 2 min.
[Coconut pyramids]
Coconut pyramids
Small coconut cakes, golden, crusty, and soft inside.
82K3.7 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 .
108K4.8 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...
73K3.8 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.
2,550 1 hour 32 min.
[Confit of quinces in Macvin]
Confit of quinces in Macvin
In this simple recipe, the sliced quinces are gently stewed in Jura Macvin until melting and caramelized. Served with real custard, this gives a delightful contrast of flavour and colour.
718 1 hour 20 min.
[Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices]
Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices
In this fairly straightforward recipe pineapple wedges are poached gently in a honey syrup flavoured with vanilla and star anise. This transforms the pineapple into flavoursome morsels that melt in the mouth.
549 1 hour 12 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.
18K4.3 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.
19K4.7 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.
4,688 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...
192K 74.3 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.
70K5 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.
37K4.1 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.
60K 14.9 1 hour 12 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.
9,0154.3 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.
3,365 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).
24K4 46 min.
[Epiphany galette]
Epiphany galette
Here is the recipe for the very classic but delicious "galette des rois" (Epiphany galette) in puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) with almond cream or frangipane . You will also see some professional tips to easily handle the dough, and obtain a nice and regular galette.
81K 24.5 3 hours 8 min.
[Eton mess]
Eton mess
Behind this strange name there lurks a delicious traditional English dessert made of meringues, strawberries and cream.
55K5 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...
73K5 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.
71K5 2 hours 23 min.
[Express apple tart]
Express apple tart
A fine apple tart, very quick to make.
72K 24.6 51 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.
60K 24.3 2 hours 1 min.
[Financiers]
Financiers
This delicious little cake gets its name from its shape, in the form of a gold ingot.
101K 24.6 20 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.
108K5 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...
5,8444.8 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.
76K 14 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...
9,2714 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.
48K4.2 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...
6,0724 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.
108K 234.4 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.
12K4 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.
81K4.7 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.
83K4.6 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.
4,442 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.
83K4.5 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.
76K4.0 1 hour 11 min.
[Fruit salad]
Fruit salad
To make a good fruit salad, there are three important points: Choose fruits that go well together (avoid putting soft pears with crunchy apples for example).Remove absolutely all skins and seeds.Bring it all together with a good home made sugar syrup added to the fruit juices.Here is a recipe which...
79K4.1 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.
6,9705 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...
11K4.7 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.
23K4 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.
5,9953.9 1 hour 28 min.
[Gingerbread]
Gingerbread
Maybe this recipe will bring back memories.
66K4.2 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.
12K4.1 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...
2,511 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.
3,5395 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.
91K5 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...
3,5595 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".
85K 25 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...
16K4.5 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.
66K 15 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.
41K4.5 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.
2,862 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.
34K4.3 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...
8,0234.3 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!).
5,6644 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.
3,441 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.
2,814 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).
5,0784.1 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.
13K5 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!
2,608 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.
7,1725 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.
65K5 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.
44K4.6 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.
4,256 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,...
6,9414.7 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...
80K3.8 1 hour 31 min.
[Little blackcurrant and vineyard peach sablé tarts ]
Little blackcurrant and vineyard peach sablé tarts
Superb little tarts, bursting with summer flavours: a Breton sablé base, a blackcurrant crémeux, and topped with slices of vineyard (or blood) peaches, every bit as delicious as they are colourful..
1,387 4 hours 19 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, .
7,5923.8 1 hour 15 min.
[Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants]
Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants
Chocolate fondants are small cakes that are meltingly moist and oh, so chocolatey! This version adds toasted hazelnuts.
1,163 1 hour 7 min.
[Little Christmas biscuits]
Little Christmas biscuits
These little chocolate biscuits are decorated with marzipan. They are ideal to accompany a festive dessert.
24K 24.2 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.
38K4.3 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.
62K 15 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,...
262K 714.6 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.
21K4.9 49 min.
[Meringues]
Meringues
A very simple recipe but which always impresses.
94K4.5 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.
40K 13.8 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.
89K4.6 1 hour 42 min.
[Mini almond-morello tarts]
Mini almond-morello tarts
This very simple recipe is a good way to use up leftover sweetcrust pastry. The tiny tarts are filled with almond cream and topped with a morello cherry (French Griottines are best, if you can get them).
1,759 24 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.
5,110 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.
5,676 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.
17K5 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.
9,3384.5 45 min.
[Mirlitons]
Mirlitons
Mirlitons are little puff-pastry tarts with an almond cream filling.
18K4.1 1 hour 27 min.
[Moist cereal bars]
Moist cereal bars
Whether bars or rounds, this recipe produces delicous small cereal cakes.
136K4.9 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.
5,1015 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.
8,0265 46 min.
[Mojito peaches]
Mojito peaches
A simple fruit salad of white peaches bathed in mojito flavours: lime, rum and mint (with a delicate hint of vanilla).
1,261 39 min.
[Mousse with two chocolates]
Mousse with two chocolates
Chocolate mousse is a great classic home-made dessert. Here's a version using two different chocolates (dark and milk) with a hint of vanilla, that owes much to a recipe by Christophe Michalak.
454 43 min.
[Nanou's chocolate cake]
Nanou's chocolate cake
A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
81K4.6 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.
68K3.8 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.
106K3.3 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.
20K4.4 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.
5,2361 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.
26K 15 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.
25K 23.9 45 min.
[Oat shortbread biscuits]
Oat shortbread biscuits
Little biscuits with home-made oat flour (made from rolled oat flakes).
76K 15 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.
5,546 24.2 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.
11K 15 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!
43K3.8 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.
75K3.8 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.
52K4.6 2 hours 18 min.
[Parisian-style chocolate custard tart]
Parisian-style chocolate custard tart
You may well already have met the classic French custard tart, with its vanilla filling. Here is a delicious chocolate-flavoured version.
5,163 1 hour 26 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 .
90K4 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.
12K3.8 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.
7,4235 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.
87K 24 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...
5,2984.1 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...
30K3.9 2 hours 20 min.
[Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint]
Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint
Thick slices of poached pears in a blind-baked sweetcrust pastry case, their centres filled with mint-flavoured confectioner's custard, and surrounded by a chocolate cream, set by baking briefly in the oven. The flavours of pears, chocolate and mint work perfectly together to create a truly...
2,254 2 hours
[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.
76K 23.8 2 hours 36 min.
[Pear charlotte]
Pear charlotte
A charlotte filled with pear mousse (made with whipped cream and pear coulis).
30K4.1 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.
74K4 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".
78K4.2 1 hour 14 min.
[Pear verbena tarts]
Pear verbena tarts
Crisp, coconut sweetcrust pastry cases, a velvety diplomat cream flavoured with verbena, and slices of poached pears for delicious and dainty pear verbena tarts.
731 2 hours 29 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.
21K4.3 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.
103K4 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).
83K4.1 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.
31K4.9 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...].
13K4.1 45 min.
[Piedmont pyramids]
Piedmont pyramids
If you are already familiar with coconut pyramids, you might like to try these hazelnut-flavoured Piedmont pyramids. The recipe is very straightforward, but these little cakes, with their crisp outside and moist centre, are simply delicious.
1,433 35 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.
17K3.8 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.
6,076 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.
16K4 34 min.
[Pistachio cake]
Pistachio cake
Here's a loaf-style cake made with a classic batter, flavoured with pistachio (of course), and with a crunchy "macaronade" topping.
631 1 hour 54 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.
17K 24.3 1 hour
[Pistachio ice cream]
Pistachio ice cream
Rediscover the real, delicate taste of pistachio in this ice cream with its very definite flavour.
13K 13.8 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.
30K 25 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.
6,401 25 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.
37K 44.5 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.
121K 25 50 min.
[Plain cake]
Plain cake
This is a classic, loaf-shaped cake, deliberately left plain for you to embellish as you choose.
18K3.7 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.
2,880 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.
62K4.9 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.
2,668 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.
14K4.7 1 hour 46 min.
[Poppy seed and lemon cake]
Poppy seed and lemon cake
This flavour combination is trending right now - and rightly so. Here, lemon partners poppy seeds in a moist loaf-style cake.
2,339 2 1 hour 54 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.
43K5 3 hours 13 min.
[Profiteroles]
Profiteroles
Small choux pastry puffs, filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with a rich smooth chocolate sauce.
91K 14.5 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.
6,7475 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.
67K 15 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.
30K4.4 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.
53K4.3 47 min.
[Quick orange marmalade]
Quick orange marmalade
Just oranges (organic) and sugar in this simplified marmalade recipe.
14K3.9 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...
12K5 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.
5,7601 2 hours 3 min.
[Raspberry muffins]
Raspberry muffins
Delicious when still warm.
77K5 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.
6,5184.6 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...
5,0345 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.
2,480 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.
21K4.3 2 hours 10 min.
[Rice pudding (riz au lait)]
Rice pudding (riz au lait)
My personal version of this classic family recipe.
97K5 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.
6,1774.5 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).
23K3.9 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.
32K4.7 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.
8,3345 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.
50K3.7 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.
2,700 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.
13K3 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.
10K4.2 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.
83K3.9 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.
24K3.8 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.
3,337 1 hour 23 min.
[Strawberries with mint and cream]
Strawberries with mint and cream
Minty confectioner's custard, diced strawberries and whipped cream.
78K5 1 hour 30 min.
[Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad]
Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad
This is a simple recipe, but quite delicious. The flavours and colours of strawberries and kiwis combine to create a refreshing and colourful summer fruit salad.
1,633 17 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.
44K5 1 hour 40 min.
[Strawberry brunoise in a dessert-wine sabayon]
Strawberry brunoise in a dessert-wine sabayon
This is a very simple recipe, but the result is absolutely delicious (as long as it's strawberry season, of course): morsels of really ripe strawberries in a sabayon made with sweet white wine.
1,247 24 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.
33K5 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.
6,9823.8 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.
13K4.6 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.
28K4.6 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.
13K3.8 1 hour 31 min.
[Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines]
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines
Chopped kiwi with lemon, ripe strawberries and smooth mascarpone cream.
8,7045 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...
5,7973.8 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.
5,183 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...
82K 34.4 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.
74K4.3 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...
89K 13.8 1 hour 17 min.
[Tarte Bourdaloue]
Tarte Bourdaloue
This tart is a classic of French pâtisserie. It's quite simple: a sweetcrust pastry case filled with almond cream and pears poached in syrup. Invented in the middle of the 19th century, it gets its name not from its creator but from Rue Bourdaloue, the street where he had his pâtisserie.
2,617 1 hour 27 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.
5,409 25 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.
4,068 1 hour 30 min.
[Tatin apple diplomat tart]
Tatin apple diplomat tart
This tart is every bit as good as it looks: a sweetcrust pastry case baked blind, then filled with diplomat cream and topped with apples cooked tatin-style, long and slow in butter and sugar until they caramelize.
2,430 2 hours 18 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.
37K4.3 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.
23K4.8 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.
113K5 49 min.
[Toasted almond cake]
Toasted almond cake
A layer cake, with toasted almonds in the chocolate part.
69K4.4 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...
7,5015 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.
6,5675 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...
11K5 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.
15K4.1 1 hour 28 min.
[Vanilla ice cream]
Vanilla ice cream
Rediscover the full flavour of a real vanilla ice cream with this classical recipe.
85K3.8 1 hour 7 min.
[Victoria pineapple and lime tarts]
Victoria pineapple and lime tarts
This recipe for dainty tarts has sweetcrust pastry (preferably with coconut) cases, filled with sautéed Victoria pineapple and topped with a lime crémeux.
270 21 min.
[Viennese chocolate cups]
Viennese chocolate cups
A Viennese-style hot chocolate comes topped with whipped cream. This more sophisticated dessert version is based on a thickened chocolate cream with a piped rosette of Chantilly cream on top.
601 31 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.
34K4.3 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,...
96K5 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...
8,5535 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.
15K4.3 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...
4,726 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.
3,925 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...
6,8045 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.
28K4 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.
5,6374.6 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.
4,188 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.
5,448 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.
30K 24.6 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.
4,5322 16 hours 47 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.
109K4.6 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.
93K3.8 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.
33K4.1 3 hours 50 min.
[Comtois surprise bread]
Comtois surprise bread
In this recipe, a simple burger bun is hollowed out to hide a filling of fried potatoes and bacon in a pool of hot cancoillotte cheese. It is usual to eat the filling first, then the bread, still piping hot, with the remaining cheese. Children really love this!
1,663 38 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.
86K4.3 5 hours 53 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.