List of recipes using Flour: 164 recipes

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[Crackers]
Crackers
These crisp savoury biscuits are ideal for dipping into a sauce as an aperitif snack. It is quite easy to make your own crackers at home and they are much healthier and even more delicious than the commercial kind.
23,9715/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Foie gras fingers]
Foie gras fingers
An elegant canapé which consists of a crisp layer of shortcrust pastry topped with a layer of foie gras.
28,4084.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 50 min.
[French onion soup]
French onion soup
This warming onion soup is an emblematic French dish, both in bistro cuisine and home cooking. This is a very classic version. The long, slow cooking is the secret to revealing its full flavour.
3,7803.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 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.
3,5314.1/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 41 min.
[Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses]
Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses
These moist-textured savoury madeleines have a delicious combination of 2 cheeses: Cheddar and Parmesan. They make an ideal aperitif snack.
5,2744.4/5 for 10 ratings 37 min.
[Sesame fried scampi]
Sesame fried scampi
Scampi, coated with a sesame crust, fried quickly, and served with a herb salad.
94,0305/5 for 1 ratings 33 min.
[Tomato tatin]
Tomato tatin
A savoury shortcrust pastry with Parmesan is used to cover tomatoes cooked in two stages, first in the pan, then in the oven. As for a classic tart tatin, the whole thing is then turned upside down.
42,3244.8/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 35 min.
[Cod loin with saffron]
Cod loin with saffron
A thick, deboned loin of fish (cod in this case), pan-fried and served with a reduced white-wine and cream sauce, flavoured with shallot and saffron.
10,8444.4/5 for 12 ratings 47 min.
[Crunchy little pieces of fish]
Crunchy little pieces of fish
Small pieces of fish, dipped in beated egg then in breadcrumbs, and fried. Preferably serve with something with slightly acidic like herb salad, or Béarnaise sauce.
66,5285/5 for 13 ratings 49 min.
[Fillets of sole meunière]
Fillets of sole meunière
Sole "meunière" gets its name no doubt from the flour used to coat the fish ("meunière" is French for miller's wife). It is a classic of French bistro cuisine, rich with butter, basically simple, but easy to do badly. Here are all the tips you need to succeed, using fillets rather than fish on the...
13,2844.3/5 for 15 ratings 24 min.
[Fish fillet with preserved lemons]
Fish fillet with preserved lemons
A thick fish fillet stuffed with slices of preserved lemon - crispy on the outside and tender inside.
20,1494.2/5 for 10 ratings 36 min.
[Fish in a sesame crust]
Fish in a sesame crust
Fish portions cooked in 2 stages: first in the pan, then in the oven, covered with a sesame paste which turns crisp when baked.
32,5444.4/5 for 12 ratings 42 min.
[Langoustine sabayon tart]
Langoustine sabayon tart
For this recipe, the tart cases are made with sheets of filo pastry. These are filled with langoustines coated in a delicious lime-flavoured sabayon.
11,7173.8/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Lobster Thermidor]
Lobster Thermidor
In this recipe, the lobster are cooked first in a court bouillon (stock), then the flesh is removed and cut into small pieces before being cooked with the cream and alcohol. The dish is browned in the oven to finish.
34,834 14.7/5 for 18 ratings 35 min.
[Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce]
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce
For this recipe, the red mullet fillets are fried in a large saucepan, then removed and kept hot. The "jus court" sauce is made by reducing dry white wine with spring onions in the pan used to cook the fish. The small quantity of sauce left (its French name literally means "short juice") is very...
3,0923.8/5 for 17 ratings 30 min.
[Boeuf (beef) bourguignon]
Boeuf (beef) bourguignon
Bœuf bourguignon is a traditional recipe of French cuisine (bourguignon means from Burgundy). It's chunks of meat cooked slowly with bacon, onions, carrots and mushrooms in red wine.
105,687 32.5/5 for 2 ratings 4 hours 20 min.
[Carbonnade]
Carbonnade
Carbonnade is a dish that comes from Belgium and the north of France. Large pieces of beef are slowly simmered in beer with carrots and onions. Here's a personal version.
36,292 14/5 for 4 ratings 2 hours 44 min.
[Coq au vin]
Coq au vin
Coq au vin is one of those iconic classics of French cuisine, though these days it is more likely to be made with chicken. The poultry is marinated in red wine, fried, then flambéed in cognac before being simmered slowly in the wine marinade. It has much in common with that other classic, boeuf...
6,3984.2/5 for 11 ratings 14 hours 44 min.
[Fillet of beef in a rosemary crust]
Fillet of beef in a rosemary crust
This is a sophisticated way to cook beef fillet (tenderloin): we make an unleavened bread dough (which will not be eaten), adding plenty of salt and lots of roughly chopped springs of rosemary. The beef fillet is seared all over in a frying pan, then wrapped in the dough before being cooked in a hot...
4,958 14.8/5 for 12 ratings 50 min.
[Hamburgers]
Hamburgers
Hamburgers don't have to be the greasy flabby things you find in fast-food outlets, well-made they can be excellent. It's a very convivial recipe as everything goes on the table, and everyone assembles their own burger according to personal taste.
86,1664.8/5 for 20 ratings 33 min.
[Rabbit civet]
Rabbit civet
Rabbit civet is a classic dish of French cuisine. The word "civet" comes from "cive", an old word for onion. These days, the name refers to chunks of meat, marinated then cooked slowly in red wine with bacon, mushrooms and onions. This tasty stew or casserole, with its very tender meat, is like my...
10,5824/5 for 1 ratings 15 hours 20 min.
[Rabbit civet "à la normande"]
Rabbit civet "à la normande"
In French cooking, "à la normande" means there are apples involved, as Normandy is famous for them. In this twist on the classic civet, the rabbit meat is cooked on the bone in cider, after marinating overnight. The sauce is made at the end with the cooking juices and cream.
4,7384.6/5 for 14 ratings 15 hours 3 min.
[Spring veal sauté ]
Spring veal sauté
This sauté combines small chunks of veal with spring onions in a white-wine sauce with just a dash of cream.
13,0524.6/5 for 14 ratings 56 min.
[Wiener Schnitzel]
Wiener Schnitzel
A Wiener schnitzel is a thin veal cutlet (escalope) coated in breadcrumbs.
27,2814.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 20 min.
[Cheese Soufflé]
Cheese Soufflé
A soufflé - one of those dishes with a reputation for being tricky to get right. In fact, it's not as difficult as all that. The important thing is to break the process down into stages: start by making the bechamel sauce, add some cheese (this turns it into a Mornay sauce), then add the egg yolks...
23,949 14.4/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Cheese tart]
Cheese tart
This is a very simple recipe for a "Pontarlier" style cheese tart that allows you to prepare a number at the same time. They freeze very well, so you can easily stock up for later.
20,0214.2/5 for 10 ratings 5 hours 10 min.
[Flamiche]
Flamiche
Flamiche is a savoury tart from the Picardy region of northeasten France. It is a cousin of quiche lorraine, but the pastry is characteristically made with lard and the filling has neither bacon nor eggs. This version contains a mixture of endives and leeks (white part only).
3,629 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Grated potato cakes]
Grated potato cakes
These grated potato cakes (similar to hash browns, but without the onion) can be deep or pan fried. They are excellent with meat, but quite delicious on their own. Children love them.
11,9714.3/5 for 10 ratings 39 min.
[Leek and tuna loaf]
Leek and tuna loaf
This loaf is a savoury cake (quite popular in France) made with tinned tuna and leeks that have been lightly cooked with shallot.
50,0584.4/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 18 min.
[Nanou's tuna tart]
Nanou's tuna tart
Crisp puff pastry topped with tuna, mushrooms and cooked shallots.
29,4674.2/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 36 min.
[Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble]
Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble
A small ramekin filled with sausage sandwiched between two layers of cooked mushrooms, topped with a savoury crumble made with cancoillotte (a cheese typical of eastern France). All the French region of Franche-comté is in this recipe: Morteau sausage, cancoillotte cheese, and Jura white wine.
86,858 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 3 hours
[Spinach and Comté Loaf]
Spinach and Comté Loaf
For this savoury cake-style loaf, we use a plain basic mixture and add wilted spinach wth shallots and diced Comté cheese.
5,2284.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Vegetable clafoutis]
Vegetable clafoutis
Clafoutis, the traditional French batter puddings, are normally sweet, but here is a savoury version: a layer of mixed vegetables (pre-cooked in this case) in a gratin dish with a cheesy mixture poured over, then baked in the oven. Here I have used diced carrots and courgettes, chopped onion, fried...
4,9844.7/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 31 min.
["BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits]
"BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits
These are similar to the BN biscuits so well-known in France. They are a sandwich of chocolate filling between two layers of biscuit. Children adore them!
45,844 24.6/5 for 10 ratings 5 hours 12 min.
[Almond mug cake for Mary]
Almond mug cake for Mary
Mug cakes are fun and quick to make. They cook in the microwave in about a minute and a half. This almond version is similar to the small cakes known as financiers.
10,8644.3/5 for 15 ratings 9 min.
[Almond tuiles]
Almond tuiles
These delicious little biscuits ("tiles" in French) get their crunch and lightness from the use of flaked almonds rather than ground. It is not difficult to succeed, you just need to work fast after taking them out of the oven.
94,9145/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 18 min.
[Arizona cupcakes]
Arizona cupcakes
Cupcakes are small sponge cakes. In their original American version, they are usually decorated with brightly coloured icing. Here's a version inspired by the famous saguaro cactus, so common in Arizona.
58,597 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Arlesian Biscuits]
Arlesian Biscuits
These small almond and lemon-flavoured biscuits have a short, melt-in-the-mouth texture. They are known as "sablés arlésiens" in French.
10,1215/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Autumn apple and plum crumble pie]
Autumn apple and plum crumble pie
This crumble with a difference captures real autumn flavours: apples, plums and hazelnuts. For a change, the crumble topping is pressed into a thin crust, more like a pie.
170 1 hour 37 min.
[Bonnevaux apple tart]
Bonnevaux apple tart
This is without doubt the easiest apple tart you can make: a simple pastry case (a sweetened sort of shortcrust pastry without egg) and apples - that's all! It's the tart my grandmother Jeanne made when I was a boy (a long time ago, as you can probably gather) and my father's favourite dessert.In...
4,0764/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 7 min.
[Buckwheat almond biscuits]
Buckwheat almond biscuits
In this sweet biscuit recipe, some of the normal wheat flour is replaced with buckwheat flour and ground almonds. This gives them a very distinctive flavour.
7,5794/5 for 2 ratings 2 hours 40 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.
543 1 hour 25 min.
[Cannelés]
Cannelés
Cannelés are a speciality from the French city of Bordeaux. These delicious little cakes have a crunchy exterior and a soft centre.
21,3085/5 for 1 ratings 1 day 1 hour 29 min.
[Caribbean upside-down cake]
Caribbean upside-down cake
The dominant flavours in this cake are pineapple and almonds. The pineapple is caramelized first separately, with brown sugar and lime, before being laid in the bottom of the tin. The cake batter is then poured over. The cooked cake is turned out to reveal the lovely golden pineapple layer on top a...
6,7014.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[Checkerboard biscuits]
Checkerboard biscuits
These biscuits are half and half chocolate and almond in a checkerboard pattern, both in colour and flavour.
28,9835/5 for 13 ratings 4 hours 24 min.
[Cherry clafoutis]
Cherry clafoutis
A clafoutis batter and cherries lightly cooked in sugar and Kirsch, then de-stoned. The clafoutis is baked in the oven.
30,1894.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Chestnut cake]
Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and pieces of glacé chestnuts are incorporated in the dough.
72,3715/5 for 1 ratings 53 min.
[Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes]
Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes
This recipe allows you to enjoy a delicious brownie-style combination of melting fudgy texture and cake, with the distinct flavours of chocolate and chestnut purée.
6,8085/5 for 1 ratings 53 min.
[Chocolate almond cookies]
Chocolate almond cookies
Cookies made with ground almonds, chocolate chips and a little cocoa.
71,624 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits]
Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits
Little spiral biscuits flavoured with chocolate and matcha green tea.
26,0044/5 for 12 ratings 3 hours
[Chocolate cake]
Chocolate cake
A traditional-style recipe for a moist chocolate cake with plenty of chocolate flavour.
8,075 44/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Chocolate eclairs]
Chocolate eclairs
This might appear to be a straightforward recipe: choux pastry, chocolate confectioner's custard and fondant icing, but in practice it is quite technically tricky and all three stages need care to produce a perfect result.But don't let that discourage you; there are demonstration videos and I will...
62,444 34.5/5 for 2 ratings 3 hours 52 min.
[Chocolate madeleines]
Chocolate madeleines
Simple and delicious, goes very well with tea or coffee.
80,4453.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Chocolate mug cake]
Chocolate mug cake
A mug cake is fun to make and only takes a few minutes. It cooks in just one and a half minutes in the microwave.
11,9605/5 for 1 ratings 11 min.
[Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)]
Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)
The French name for these tubular biscuits means "Russian cigarettes". Cigarettes Russes are perfect for serving with ice cream or other desserts. The basic biscuit is fairly easy to make; the tricky bit is rolling the tube once cooked.
18,167 34.5/5 for 2 ratings 46 min.
[Coconut tuiles]
Coconut tuiles
Delicate tuiles with coconut. Very thin, they are both crunchy and melt-in-the-mouth. Delicious on their own or to accompany an ice-cream or cream dessert, perhaps a sophisticated one like coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa .
103,4144.8/5 for 4 ratings 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.
15,3244.3/5 for 11 ratings 3 hours 22 min.
[Creamy plum and pear clafoutis]
Creamy plum and pear clafoutis
Here is a clafoutis that is quick to make, with a delicate blend of plums and pears. This recipe can be varied easily to use any good fruit in season.
1,461 53 min.
[Diamond biscuits]
Diamond biscuits
These round biscuits no doubt get their name from the coating of sparkling sugar crystals around the edge.
1,078 1 hour 47 min.
[Elsa's Comtoise galette]
Elsa's Comtoise galette
This galette is a classic Comtois dessert that resembles choux pastry (pâte à choux).
20,5944/5 for 20 ratings 46 min.
[Financiers]
Financiers
This delicious little cake gets its name from its shape, in the form of a gold ingot.
98,229 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 32 min.
[Finger biscuits]
Finger biscuits
These small biscuits, that look a bit like savoy biscuits, are delicious alone or with Champagne, but are also the base for charlottes or Tiramisu.
103,8325/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour
[Flognarde]
Flognarde
Flognarde is a dessert that originated in France's Limousin region. The recipe is very simple: a vanilla-flavoured egg custard, thickened with flour, and sometimes made with seasonal fruit (apples, cherries, pears...). This is a very old recipe that has come down to us virtually unchanged since...
4,8464/5 for 1 ratings 47 min.
[French Family Cake]
French Family Cake
The idea of a "family" cake can mean so many different things, depending on where your family came from. This French version consists of a layer of pears in liquid caramel, topped with a basic cake mixture, similar to the four quarters recipe.
9,9604/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Fruit crumble]
Fruit crumble
A fruit pudding: very easy to do and delicious: just a layer of fruit with a golden crunchy topping.
71,2214.0/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Galette Charentaise]
Galette Charentaise
This is a traditional cake from France's Charente region. The recipe is straightforward and the cake is slightly dense in texture, but quite delicious.
3,8255/5 for 21 ratings 2 hours 45 min.
[Gâteau Basque ]
Gâteau Basque
This traditional Basque dessert is similar to a gâteau breton (brittany butter cake), but very moist as it is filled with a rum-flavoured confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream). This is a fairly simple recipe, though as the dough is fragile and difficult to handle, I...
6,2704.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 51 min.
[Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)]
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)
Gâteau breton is a rich cake that uses a lot of butter (from Brittany, of course) with sugar, egg yolks and a little rum to add flavour. This cake is traditionally served with coffee.
18,8094.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Gâteau Nantais]
Gâteau Nantais
This traditional cake from the French city of Nantes is deliciously moist, flavoured with almonds, vanilla and rum. For the finishing touch, the top is covered with boozy white icing.
3,6533.9/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Gingerbread]
Gingerbread
Maybe this recipe will bring back memories.
63,0434.2/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Grandma Solange's biscuits]
Grandma Solange's biscuits
These biscuits are very simple to make and delicious with tea or coffee. They are easy enough for children to enjoy making them.
10,0104.1/5 for 16 ratings 44 min.
[Grapefruit moelleux]
Grapefruit moelleux
The french love their "moelleux" — moist fondant cakes, often with a melting centre. These little mini-moelleux are flavoured with grapefruit. The grapefruit flavour is brought out fully by using a combination of juice, zest and candied peel.
8555/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis]
Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis
A small chocolate cake, still runny in the middle, served with a raspberry coulis.
87,0105/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Hazelnut and orange cake]
Hazelnut and orange cake
A very elegant cake topped with a sprinkling of hazelnut crumble, and with a double helping of orange flavour from chopped candied peel and the orange syrup soaked into the cake after cooking. The recipe is rather sophisticated, inspired by those used by pastry cooks at the INBP. It is a bit...
8945/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 15 min.
[Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)]
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
A traditional recipe from Franche-comté, it's a flat round kind of brioche, covered with an egg cream called "Goumeau".
80,861 25/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 59 min.
[Jam doughnuts]
Jam doughnuts
These were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.
38,2334.5/5 for 6 ratings 4 hours 23 min.
[Kouign-amann]
Kouign-amann
Kouign-amann is a traditional cake from Brittany. the name means butter cake in Breton (Kouign = cake, amann = butter). It is a sort of caramelized millefeuille, crunchy on the outside and melting in the middle.
30,4064.3/5 for 20 ratings 6 hours 38 min.
[Kouign-amann brioche]
Kouign-amann brioche
This is unusual brioche is halfway to being a Breton Kouign-amann. The difference is in the treatment of the dough, which is layered with sugar and butter. The basic dough is rolled out with butter in stages, like for croissants, but with 2 "turns" of sugar for one of butter (granulated and vanilla...
4,4304.3/5 for 12 ratings 15 hours 55 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.
853 1 hour 44 min.
[Liège waffles]
Liège waffles
Liège waffles have a very distinctive texture: quite dense with the crunch of sugar crystals. They also have a characteristic form: round and fairly small. Then there's that special flavour that comes with the delicious light caramel crust.
61,6715/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 55 min.
[Linzer torte]
Linzer torte
Linzer torte, or tart from Linz (Austria), has a cinnamon-flavoured crust filled with raspberry jam. The special and rather crumbly sweet pastry used for the case is made with cinnamon, ground almonds and the yolks of hard-boiled eggs. There are many different versions. In this rather unusual one,...
4,1114.7/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Little Christmas biscuits]
Little Christmas biscuits
These little chocolate biscuits are decorated with marzipan. They are ideal to accompany a festive dessert.
21,348 24.2/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 41 min.
[Milk rolls]
Milk rolls
This sweet milk bread, made as baps or rolls, with its sugar topping is delicious for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
36,940 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 5 hours 31 min.
[Moist chocolate cake]
Moist chocolate cake
A moist, loaf-shaped cake with all the chocolate flavour that comes from a double dose: melted chocolate and cocoa powder.
1,300 1 hour 11 min.
[Moist Lemon Cake]
Moist Lemon Cake
This is similar to the basic "four quarters" cake, but with the delicious double lemon flavour that comes from using both zest and juice.
5,3845/5 for 2 ratings 46 min.
[Nanou's chocolate cake]
Nanou's chocolate cake
A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
77,6634.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 45 min.
[Nonettes]
Nonettes
Nonettes are small, jam-filled cakes from a bygone age. They originated in Dijon, where they were made by nuns (hence the name, which means "little nun" in French). The traditional version is closer to the French "pain d'épices", but this recipe has a more of a citrus flavour, made with marmalade.
16,5164.4/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 50 min.
[Oat financiers for Louise]
Oat financiers for Louise
These moist little petit-four cakes are called 'financiers' in French, as they are similar in shape to gold ingots! They go very well with tea or coffee. In this version, the usual ground almonds are replaced with rolled oats, blended to a powdery texture.
21,752 23.9/5 for 19 ratings 45 min.
[Oat shortbread biscuits]
Oat shortbread biscuits
Little biscuits with home-made oat flour (made from rolled oat flakes).
72,188 15/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 41 min.
[Oatmeal cake]
Oatmeal cake
This cake has the distinctive and delicious flavour of old-fashioned rolled oats, also known as oatmeal. In the basic cake recipe, part of the flour is replaced with oats, which have been toasted, then blended.
3,042 24.2/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Oaty walnut cake ]
Oaty walnut cake
This is a moist-textured walnut cake with rolled oats, but the real secret comes from dry-roasting the nuts before adding them to the mixture.
8,314 15/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 34 min.
[Pink Reims biscuits]
Pink Reims biscuits
These biscuits are a speciality of Reims. They have a light texture, rather like finger biscuits, and are traditionally rectangular and coloured pink.
13,0493.8/5 for 10 ratings 46 min.
[Pistachio "Financiers"]
Pistachio "Financiers"
This version of the traditional French financiers is just as moist as the original but with a delicious pistachio flavour.
13,0544/5 for 20 ratings 34 min.
[Pistachio madeleines]
Pistachio madeleines
Firm on the outside, soft in the centre and with a prominent pistachio flavour, these madeleines are truly delicious.
26,022 25/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 39 min.
[Pistachio shortbread biscuits]
Pistachio shortbread biscuits
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are "double pistachio", as they contain both pistachio paste and toasted chopped pistachios.
30,0475/5 for 3 ratings 2 hours 58 min.
[Plain cake]
Plain cake
This is a classic, loaf-shaped cake, deliberately left plain for you to embellish as you choose.
10,2524/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 26 min.
[Provençal colombier for Pentecost]
Provençal colombier for Pentecost
The "colombier" (dove cake) is a traditional cake for Pentecost from the south of France, flavoured with orange and almonds. This very moist cake is quite dense as it is made with marzipan (almond paste). It can be eaten on its own or as a dessert, with or without ice cream.
3,0265/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Prune Far]
Prune Far
Far is a traditional recipe from Brittany in northwest France. The name comes from the Breton word 'farz' meaning flour. This is the traditional way, with prunes, but you can adapt it according to taste.
64,307 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Rum babas]
Rum babas
Rum baba is a classic French dessert, consisting of a small cake soaked in rum syrup and filled with a little Chantilly (whipped cream).
19,6953.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 33 min.
[Sesame cookies]
Sesame cookies
These soft little cookies have a double whammy of sesame flavour from toasted seeds combined with a little sesame oil.
298 2 hours 57 min.
[Strawberry and rhubarb crumble]
Strawberry and rhubarb crumble
A three-layer crumble: a layer of stewed rhubarb, then strawberries and a crumble topping. You'll see that the flavour of rhubarb goes very well with strawberries.
40,7215/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Tea and white chocolate biscuits]
Tea and white chocolate biscuits
This recipe combines the flavours of tea and chocolate. The tea is added to the dough in two forms: powder and liquid. The biscuits are dipped in white chocolate.
20,2664.8/5 for 12 ratings 4 hours 10 min.
[Toasted almond cake]
Toasted almond cake
A layer cake, with toasted almonds in the chocolate part.
65,5484.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 2 min.
[Toasted-flour biscuits]
Toasted-flour biscuits
This is a surprising biscuit recipe, in which the flour is not added in its normal state, but gently toasted beforehand in the oven. This light dry-roasting changes the taste considerably, giving these biscuits notes of honey, coffee and even spices. Their distinctive flavour goes very well with...
3,6485/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 43 min.
[Toffee apple upside-down cake]
Toffee apple upside-down cake
With a flavour reminiscent of the French classic tart tatin, this cake is made with a ring of tart apples arranged on a layer of caramel, then covered with the batter. After baking, the cake is turned out while still hot so that the caramelized apples are on the top with the moist cake underneath.
4,3935/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 46 min.
[Walnut short bread]
Walnut short bread
Those little biscuits are with good walnut taste, because walnut are shortly roasted before powdered, it's very simple and efficient.
31,3954.3/5 for 20 ratings 3 hours 1 min.
[Aperitif rolls]
Aperitif rolls
These are small, bite-sized, soft bread rolls made with bacon bits and topped with grated cheese.
25,0544/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 31 min.
[Burger buns]
Burger buns
Much better, softer, in particular not as sticky as the commercial buns, these buns are ideal for hamburgers, but you can also use them for sandwiches.
83,5864.3/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 48 min.
[Chocolate rolls (petits pains)]
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Here is a recipe for "real" chocolate petits pains, i.e. with a milk bread dough (not croissants dough) and with a stick of chocolate inside.
104,4574.6/5 for 18 ratings 5 hours 27 min.
[Ciabatta]
Ciabatta
Ciabatta is a small, very soft Italian bread. The name means "slipper". It normally takes a long time to prepare as a special leaven called "biga" is used, but this simplified version is quicker and just as good.
89,5133.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 21 min.
[Cornmeal baps for Anne]
Cornmeal baps for Anne
These small round baps are made with a mix of wheat flour and fine cornmeal. The dominant corn gives a moist and very yellow crumb.
83,2044.3/5 for 15 ratings 6 hours 23 min.
[Cramique]
Cramique
Cramique is a kind of brioche from Belgium and northern France, made with raisins and pearl (or nib) sugar. It is traditionally served sliced with butter and jam.
2,905 13 hours 55 min.
[Dipping bread with cheese]
Dipping bread with cheese
In France, "pain trempette" (dipping bread) is a loaf made to be broken easily into bite-sized morsels, perfect for serving with any dip. The dough is fairly soft and I have added shallots and fried bacon bits. The dip shown here is a hot box Mont d'Or, but there are plenty of other possibilities.
4,2494.1/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 50 min.
[Flaky brownie brioche]
Flaky brownie brioche
This beautiful brioche contains the typical ingredients you'd expect in a brownie: chocolate, butter, brown sugar and pecan nuts. But these are not just thrown into the mixture; the brioche is layered with them to create a delicious culinary bridge between Europe's viennoiseries and the all-American...
4,2174.3/5 for 15 ratings 16 hours 43 min.
[Flaky chocolate brioche]
Flaky chocolate brioche
This is a rather special brioche: the dough is first layered with butter to make it flaky, then this is rolled around a chocolate filling. The recipe is quite long, but you will be astonished at the result. It is both light (in flaky layers) and rich (with its chocolate filling). As you can see...
11,5734.5/5 for 2 ratings 17 hours 43 min.
[Fougasse with bacon and Comté]
Fougasse with bacon and Comté
This is a richer version of the traditional Mediterranean recipe (originaly, it was a simple olive oil bread).
80,8904.1/5 for 16 ratings 3 hours 9 min.
[Franche-Comté sticks]
Franche-Comté sticks
Thin baguettes made with Morteau sausage and cancoillotte cheese. The cancoillotte is added in the form of crumbled metton curds (normally melted in milk to make the creamy cancoillotte). Sliced thinly, these sticks make an ideal aperitif snack for sharing with friends.
23,9534/5 for 2 ratings 5 hours 27 min.
[Kugelhof for Nanou]
Kugelhof for Nanou
This recipe is emblematic of Alsatian baking, but a more personal version (and a bit richer).
75,0824.3/5 for 15 ratings 3 hours 15 min.
[Lumberjack turnovers]
Lumberjack turnovers
These are small stuffed bread turnovers (similar to calzone), made with fougasse dough and filled with bacon, mushrooms, onions, cheese and tomato sauce. Lovely and golden-brown after baking, they are best eaten hot or while still warm.
24,1045/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 45 min.
[Mouna]
Mouna
Mouna is a delicious citrus-flavoured brioche from the Oran region of Algeria. It origins are much disputed, but it was no doubt inspired by a brioche brought over by Spanish immigrants from the Valencia region: the "Mona de Pascua". However, it is also amusing to remember that the citizens of Oran...
1,0521/5 for 1 ratings 18 hours 31 min.
[Nantes Tourton]
Nantes Tourton
The "tourton Nantais" is a sweet loaf from Nantes, somewhere between bread and brioche, but without egg and only a small amount of butter.
10,2634.3/5 for 15 ratings 7 hours 34 min.
[Natural leaven]
Natural leaven
Leaven is a natural raising agent, a fermented mixture of water, flour and the microscopic yeasts which are present in the air. It's a delicate living substance, sensitive to the external environment. The recipe is around 4000 years old and dates back to the Egypt of the Pharaohs, via a beautiful...
207,485 284.1/5 for 31 ratings 7 days 15 min.
[Old style brioche]
Old style brioche
Classical version of brioche use yeast to raise the dough, but in this recipe some leaven is added. This make a more rustic brioche, with a small taste of leaven.
64,9304.6/5 for 14 ratings 14 hours 6 min.
[Panettone]
Panettone
Panettone is a brioche-style Italian loaf, made with dried fruit (raisins and candied peel) and flavoured with left-over citrus fruit. The recipe is a bit complicated but, above all, it takes time, a great deal of time...
12,4345/5 for 13 ratings 1 day 1 hour 19 min.
[Peanut rolls]
Peanut rolls
Combining soft and crunchy textures, these flavour-packed peanut rolls are delicious just as they are, but they are also ideal for burgers.
13,4144.6/5 for 14 ratings 4 hours
[Pitta bread]
Pitta bread
This Lebanese speciality is made as a flat round pocket, which can be filled with all manner of things.
89,204 14.5/5 for 10 ratings 2 hours 55 min.
[Pizza dough]
Pizza dough
Pizza dough is a lind of bread dough with olive oil, which make it softer. This is the same dough that I use for pizzas and flammenkuches, this is no doubt incorrect, but it's very good nevertheless. At home we used to make pizza dough quite thick, and flammenkuche as thin as possible.
77,2534.6/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 10 min.
[Pogne de Romans]
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans is a kind of brioche lightly flavoured with orange and rum. It originated in Romans-sur-Isère, a town in south-east France. This recipe dates back to medieval times, when it was made in a ring (or crown) shape to celebrate the end of Lent, as eggs could then be used again. This more...
2,0684.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 day 17 hours 38 min.
[Pretzels]
Pretzels
Pretzels are bread sticks looped into a knot, probably with origins in southern Germany. The tops are sprinkled with poppy seeds or grains of coarse salt. Here is a fairly straightforward recipe that is simple to prepare.
25,9334.9/5 for 19 ratings 5 hours 21 min.
[Rolled chestnut and apple brioche]
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
This rolled brioche is made with a special dough, using a mixture of two flours: ordinary plain flour and chestnut flour. The prepared dough is then rolled up around a filling of apples sautéed with brown sugar.
4,301 24/5 for 12 ratings 15 hours 52 min.
[Sandwich bread]
Sandwich bread
Soft and moist, almost like brioche, it can be made in a tin or mould or as a classic long French-style loaf.
75,3873.9/5 for 11 ratings 3 hours 26 min.
[Saucipain]
Saucipain
Saucipain (or sausage bread) is a kind of savoury baguette. The dough contains small dice of dry-cured sausage or salami and is mixed with red wine instead of water. Served sliced in rounds, it makes a typically French aperitif snack.
9,7533.8/5 for 17 ratings 4 hours 26 min.
[Special small breads]
Special small breads
When you are have mastered the basic leavened bread, you certainly ought to try special breads: with nuts, cheese, seeds, etc... Here is a series of recipes, based on traditional leavened bread.
77,0884/5 for 20 ratings 6 hours 26 min.
[Tomato foccacia]
Tomato foccacia
Foccacia is an open-textured Italian bread. The French sometimes refer to it as the Italian fougasse. This version is made with preserved tomatoes, green olives and parmesan.
13,1704.3/5 for 15 ratings 4 hours 53 min.
[Two-olive ciabatta]
Two-olive ciabatta
Enjoy the real flavour and scent of the Mediterranean in this ciabatta made with two olives (green and black).
25,0574.3/5 for 15 ratings 4 hours 12 min.
[Cookies]
Cookies
Traditional american recipe for homely biscuits, which can be made in different flavours or with additions (seeds, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.).
97,6934/5 for 6 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Four quarters]
Four quarters
It's "the simpliest cake in the world", called four quarters, because it's made with 1/4 eggs, 1/4 sugar, 1/4 flour and 1/4 butter.
70,8003.7/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[X-Files cookies]
X-Files cookies
These cookies made with lime and almonds are a sure-fire hit with children. They enjoy the amusing shape, of course, but also the delicious flavour.
25,6544.1/5 for 16 ratings 3 hours 35 min.
[Almond macaroon cake]
Almond macaroon cake
This is a cake version of an almond meringue, moister and denser in texture. This cake can be eaten on its own or made smaller, like finger biscuits. It can also be used as the base in a boozy dessert, such as a framboisier.
3,4714.3/5 for 15 ratings 58 min.
[Béarnaise sauce]
Béarnaise sauce
This very tasty sauce, flavoured with tarragon, chervil and shallot, with its hint of acidity, is perfect for grilled fish or meats. Its well-known as a difficult sauce, but here are all the tips that you need to succeed.
102,2454/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Bechamel sauce]
Bechamel sauce
Bechamel sauce is a classic, made from a cooked butter-flour mix called "roux", where milk is added and slowly cooked. We get a thick sauce, used in many recipes.
91,8714/5 for 2 ratings 18 min.
[Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake]
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake
Biscuit de Savoie is not a "biscuit" in the English sense, just a very light sponge cake. It is delicious plain, but it can also be filled with cream, fruit, etc.
19,9805/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Breton sablé biscuit dough]
Breton sablé biscuit dough
Brittany is famous for its rich, sandy textured "sablé" biscuits. Similar to shortbread, they are made with lots of butter and egg yolk, and just a hint of vanilla. This dough can be made into simple biscuits – already delicious on their own – or used as the base for tarts and other desserts.
2,531 26 min.
[Brioche dough]
Brioche dough
It's a soft and rich dough, with butter and eggs which give a smooth and incredibly tasty brioche. This is the basic recipe for brioche dough, used for all other brioche-based recipes on the site.
113,965 24.2/5 for 6 ratings 14 hours 27 min.
[Chocolate sweetcrust pastry]
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry
This simplified sweetcrust pastry gets its chocolate flavour simply from cocoa powder, added towards the end of kneading. Chocolate aficionados will enjoy using this in all sorts of recipes that call for sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée).
1,9511/5 for 1 ratings 16 min.
[Choux pastry (pâte à choux)]
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)
Choux pastry is used for making profiteroles, eclairs and other small pastries.
139,1764.5/5 for 4 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Craquelin (sweet cracker dough)]
Craquelin (sweet cracker dough)
This sweet cracker dough ("craquelin" in French) is a very simple mixture: equal parts of flour, butter and light brown sugar. It is simlilar to a shortbread dough and can be rolled out very thinly and cut into any shape as desired. Craquelin is mostly used (though not exclusively) on top of choux...
8935/5 for 1 ratings 54 min.
[Fresh pasta dough]
Fresh pasta dough
You can use this dough to make lasagne, ravioli, spaghetti, etc. - in fact, any fresh pasta you wish.
21,0663.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Génoise (Genoa sponge)]
Génoise (Genoa sponge)
A Génoise (or Genoa sponge) is a very light and delicate cake. It is good on its own, but is more often used as the base for many different French-style gâteaux, with layers of mousse or cream between 2 (or more) layers of sponge. It is a tricky recipe to get right, rather technical, but here's a...
46,141 55/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Hollandaise sauce]
Hollandaise sauce
This sauce is quite similar to Béarnaise sauce, but with a light lemon flavour. It can be used hot, warm or cold on several things: vegetables, fish, eggs... Not easy to get right, like all "emulsified warm sauces" (Béarnaise, Hollandaise, etc.), but you will find all the tips you need here.
66,359 14.7/5 for 20 ratings 22 min.
[How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)]
How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)
A sabayon is a delicious and delicate preparation based on egg yolks and sugar, with a liquid added (wine, alcohol, fruit juice, etc), which is then whipped in a bain-marie until it is both light and smooth. Usually sabayon is sweet (syllabub), but you can make it savoury, in which case there is...
126,205 54/5 for 4 ratings 18 min.
[Meatballs]
Meatballs
Used in several recipes like couscous, meatballs can also be a dish on thier own. The secret of this recipe is in the mix of two different kinds of meat with a little Parmesan. Note that it's a dish children always love.
64,3394.7/5 for 7 ratings 43 min.
[Muffin dough]
Muffin dough
This dough can be used to make this delicious and classic of the English cooking: muffins. It can be sweet, in different flavours, with fruit, but also savoury in other recipes.
90,7675/5 for 2 ratings 21 min.
[Pancake batter]
Pancake batter
Here is a pancake batter that is a little more sophisticated than the traditional version. The pancakes will be tastier with a softer texture.
23,1404/5 for 12 ratings 13 min.
[Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)]
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)
Puff pastry is an incredible assembly of thin layers of butter enclosed in thin layers of dough. After cooking this give a succession of thin crisp pastry leaves that produce exceptional desserts or pies. It's a jewel of French patisserie. Making your own puff pastry is not very difficult, it's just...
100,949 44/5 for 3 ratings 2 hours 45 min.
[Sauce Normande (for fish)]
Sauce Normande (for fish)
Sauce Normande (or Normandy sauce) is a classic of French cuisine. It is rather "old school", but deliciously velvety and comes in two versions, one for meat and one for seafood. Here is the version to accompany fish or shellfish.
9,9955/5 for 13 ratings 40 min.
[Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)]
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)
This is for sweet or savoury tarts, quiches or pies. The difference between this and sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) is in the very small amount of sugar and the absence of ground almonds.
103,716 23.8/5 for 11 ratings 31 min.
[Sweet pastry]
Sweet pastry
This sweet pastry is one of the basics of French pâtisserie, just like shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) and sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée). It is less rich in butter, so less "short" but crisper, it can be used in all tart recipes, or for any other pastry-based desserts.
2,359 13 min.
[How to seal a terrine or casserole dish]
How to seal a terrine or casserole dish
The French have a term for it: "luter", which means to seal around the lid of a cooking dish with dough. The dough forms a crust and hermetically seals in all the steam and flavours while the dish is cooking in the oven. This is a good way to concentrate flavours. The dish is brought to the table...
5,4683.8/5 for 17 ratings 33 min.
[Brownie]
Brownie
Brownie is a traditional North-American recipe for a moist chocolate cake with pecan nuts.
18,8174.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Doughnuts]
Doughnuts
Ring doughnuts are a traditional American treat. In the United States they are part of the culture and come plain or with lots of different icings and toppings. Here is a recipe for plain doughnuts to which you can add your own choice of icing.
21,7474.7/5 for 15 ratings 3 hours 13 min.
[Dublin fruit scones]
Dublin fruit scones
Scones originated in Britain and Ireland. The Irish version is often made plain and traditionally served with tea. Scones are more of a bread than a cake, eaten split in half and spread with butter or jam, for example. There are also sweeter versions and scones with dried fruit, like the ones I have...
33,4894.1/5 for 19 ratings 48 min.
[Little lemon biscuits]
Little lemon biscuits
These small, lemon-flavoured biscuits are very easy to make and are inspired by the Italian "biscotti al limone".
10,3145/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 42 min.
[Naan]
Naan
Naan is a type of Asian bread made from wheat flour. This kind comes from the Punjab region of India.
38,6114.2/5 for 10 ratings 3 hours 42 min.

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