List of recipes using Water: 111 recipes

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["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.
45,0015/5 for 1 ratings 59 min.
[Du Barry soup]
Du Barry soup
Du Barry is a creamy cauliflower soup, including small whole pieces of cauliflower.
73,3575/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 1 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.
3,7823.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 29 min.
[Houmous]
Houmous
Houmous (or hummus or homos), is one of the famous and delicious lebanese "mézzés".
88,8445/5 for 2 ratings 16 min.
[Leek and potato soup]
Leek and potato soup
A classic of French family cooking.
72,6385/5 for 1 ratings 42 min.
[Mushroom velouté]
Mushroom velouté
This smooth, creamy soup with its lovely mushroom flavour is quick and easy to make.
30,2014/5 for 4 ratings 55 min.
[Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup]
Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup
A smooth and fragrant soup, it's much better with potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) than ordinary pumpkin.
75,9774.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Quick courgette soup with cheese]
Quick courgette soup with cheese
This really is an express recipe, less than 30 minutes from washing courgettes to serving soup.
77,3745/5 for 1 ratings 27 min.
[Sesame fried scampi]
Sesame fried scampi
Scampi, coated with a sesame crust, fried quickly, and served with a herb salad.
94,0355/5 for 1 ratings 33 min.
[Sorrel soup]
Sorrel soup
Smooth with a slight sharpness, this soup has a very particular taste.
72,7503.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 4 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...
885 42 min.
[Langoustine gratin]
Langoustine gratin
This elegant gratin has a layer of brunoise vegetables in the bottom, with langoustine tails (scampi) cooked in two stages on top, finished with a thick creamy sauce, made with the "fumet" from the langoustines. This recipe is quite long to make, but can be prepared in stages over a number of days....
4,1423.9/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 15 min.
[Langoustine sabayon tart]
Langoustine sabayon tart
For this recipe, the tart cases are made with sheets of filo pastry. These are filled with langoustines coated in a delicious lime-flavoured sabayon.
11,7193.8/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Salmon chard rolls]
Salmon chard rolls
For this dish only the green part of the chard is used. The blanched leaves are rolled around grilled salmon portions. The rolls are served coated with a savoury lemon sabayon, or the sauce of your choice.
48,7473.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Turban of sole with langoustines]
Turban of sole with langoustines
The turban is made from a rolled fillet of sole poached in fish stock. Each turban is then filled with sautéed langoustines and a tasty cream sauce, flavoured with langoustine stock. This dish takes quite a long time to make because of the langoustine stock, but you will really impress your guests.
12,2884.1/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 44 min.
[Confit of carrots with bacon]
Confit of carrots with bacon
As with any confit, these carrots are cooked long and slow. This is done in the oven in chicken stock, with the carrots rolled in a strip of bacon or cured ham that has been lightly fried.
3,6364.8/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 32 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...
4,964 14.8/5 for 12 ratings 50 min.
[Quick chicken curry]
Quick chicken curry
This curry is quick to make if you have left over cooked chicken, and is always delicious.
44,8305/5 for 13 ratings 33 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.
4,7424.6/5 for 14 ratings 15 hours 3 min.
[Sausage and lentils "en cocotte"]
Sausage and lentils "en cocotte"
This is a casserole-style version of the traditional French sausage-and-lentils recipe with a special feature: the lentils are cooked in just the right amount of water. The other ingredients add flavour as does, most importantly, the sausage (preferably smoked). When pricked, this will release its...
3,6284.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Steak burger topped with egg]
Steak burger topped with egg
A succulent steak burger, topped with a perfect egg. Here are all the tips you need to produce this simple but delicious dish.
59,4494.9/5 for 11 ratings 52 min.
[Cassoulet]
Cassoulet
Cassoulet is typical, even emblematic, of southern French cuisine. It is a "slow food" casserole in which meat and vegetables, particualrly dried beans, are cooked together for a long time. Here is a simplified version of this famous dish.
25,6024.1/5 for 16 ratings 16 hours 9 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.
20,0234.2/5 for 10 ratings 5 hours 10 min.
[Chicken pie]
Chicken pie
Apart from the obvious chicken, this pie's puff pastry "lid" also conceals mushrooms, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and leeks.
23,2994.3/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 29 min.
[Couscous]
Couscous
In couscous, the meat and vegetable mixture is rather long to cook, but not difficult. And the couscous itself (a kind of coarse semolina) is simple and quick to prepare.
85,7734.3/5 for 4 ratings 2 hours 36 min.
[Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds]
Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds
Risotto is one of the great Italian recipes. It's the special way in which rice is cooked and mixed with several other things, which produces this famous dish. One can make different flavour risottos, here is a fairly simple recipe with diced vegetables and flax seeds.
79,113 14.2/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Eggs meurette]
Eggs meurette
Eggs meurette or "œufs à la bourguignonne" is a great classic of French cooking, and of Burgundy in particular. It consists of poached eggs on a bed of fried onions and bacon, served on a slice of fried bread. This is topped with a tasty reduced red wine sauce.
57,230 14.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 29 min.
[Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or]
Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or
This is a rather special risotto recipe with Morel mushrooms, cooked with Jura Vin Jaune wine, and with Mont d'Or cheese added just before serving to make it extra creamy. With the trio of morels, Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or, this is an ideal way to bring together the delicious flavours of the...
3,9003.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 53 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.
848 1 hour 14 min.
[Spaghetti Bolognese]
Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti "bolognese" (after the town of Bologna, Italiy) is a well-known dish, but so often amounts to nothing more than pasta topped with minced meat in a plain tomato sauce. Here is a more traditional version, in which the sauce is made with tomatoes, herbs, red wine and - of course - meat.
11,4773.8/5 for 21 ratings 1 hour 19 min.
[Caramel rice pudding]
Caramel rice pudding
We start with a classic rice pudding and add beaten eggs, this is poured onto hot caramel in the bottom of a dish, and then cooked in a bain-marie in the oven until firm like a cake.
67,4155/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 37 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...
62,452 34.5/5 for 2 ratings 3 hours 52 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.
9,9614/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Fresh fruit in sabayon]
Fresh fruit in sabayon
Fresh grapefruit and / or pears, covered with a sabayon and a pinch of citrus crunch.
78,6484.7/5 for 20 ratings 55 min.
[Gingerbread]
Gingerbread
Maybe this recipe will bring back memories.
63,0494.2/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 4 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.
[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.
30,4104.3/5 for 20 ratings 6 hours 38 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.
403 3 hours 13 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!
301 1 hour 33 min.
[Minted Melon]
Minted Melon
It is tempting to call this a melon Mojito: little balls of ripe melon in a light Mojito-flavoured syrup with mint, rum and lime.
7,0694.5/5 for 11 ratings 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.
16,5294.4/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 50 min.
[Nougat]
Nougat
Nougat is a sweet made with honey and almonds that has changed very little since ancient times. The nougat we know today is the Montelimar variety, in which egg whites are added to the basic recipe for a lighter texture. Here is a simplified version.
23,575 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 41 min.
[Quick orange marmalade]
Quick orange marmalade
Just oranges (organic) and sugar in this simplified marmalade recipe.
10,8164.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 11 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).
19,6983.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 33 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.
4,3975/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 46 min.
[Valay-Brest]
Valay-Brest
A Valay-Brest is a mini eclair, filled with apple-flavoured confectioner's custard and topped with a rectangle of walnut nougatine.
12,1244.1/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Ali Baba bread]
Ali Baba bread
This bread is so-called because its magical sesame flavour is non-negotiable! The triple dose comes from tahini (sesame paste), sesame oil added to the dough before kneading, and toasted sesame seeds both in the dough and on top of the loaves. The texture is soft, rather like ciabatta, but with a...
3,066 4 hours 23 min.
[Aperitif rolls]
Aperitif rolls
These are small, bite-sized, soft bread rolls made with bacon bits and topped with grated cheese.
25,0594/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 31 min.
[Bacon rolls]
Bacon rolls
These tasty little rolls are enriched with bacon bits and toasted sesame seeds. The slightly flaky texture comes from lard, folded in like for puff pastry. Served sliced, these make an ideal savoury snack to share with friends over a drink.
3,4264.6/5 for 14 ratings 3 hours 38 min.
[Benoîton]
Benoîton
This curious name (explained below) applies to a small bread fingers made with a blend of wheat and rye flour, enriched with raisins and almonds.
2,623 4 hours 32 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.
89,5163.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 21 min.
[Classic French white bread]
Classic French white bread
This is the recipe for classic, everyday French bread raised with yeast. French bakers call this "pain courant". It is quicker and easier to make than leavened bread or new leavened bread, so ideal for a beginner.
29,1934.1/5 for 16 ratings 3 hours 50 min.
[Cornmeal baps for Anne]
Cornmeal baps for Anne
These small round baps are made with a mix of wheat flour and fine cornmeal. The dominant corn gives a moist and very yellow crumb.
83,2124.3/5 for 15 ratings 6 hours 23 min.
[Cretan Bread]
Cretan Bread
This Cretan (or Cretan-style) bread has a soft dough, enriched with olive oil, preserved tomatoes, green olives and cooked onions.
7,4424.3/5 for 15 ratings 4 hours 26 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).
80,8944.1/5 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.
23,9564/5 for 2 ratings 5 hours 27 min.
[French baguettes]
French baguettes
This classic of French baking is rather different from the recipe for leavened bread, it's a question of making a good crust and light crumb along the whole length. To succeed, you should know that there are two secrets: water first of all (much more than for normal bread), and the working of the...
165,221 255/5 for 3 ratings 5 hours 6 min.
[Leavened bread]
Leavened bread
It might be harder to achieve good results than with traditional yeast bread, but what a flavour! It also keeps better.This recipe is designed for baking bread in a wood-fired oven but, of course, you can use the conventional oven in your kitchen.
197,712 24.1/5 for 11 ratings 6 hours 26 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.
24,1095/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 45 min.
[Mixed seed grissini]
Mixed seed grissini
Little crusty bread sticks of Italian origin, these are delicious for aperitifs, plain or with dips like tuna rillettes, guacamole or houmous.
76,4384.2/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 30 min.
[Mustard baps]
Mustard baps
These baps are perfect burger buns: soft, with a distinctive mustard flavour and the added crunchy texture of toasted mustard seeds. These will give your burgers a gentle hint of mustard, but without the normal "bite".
3,010 2 4 hours 45 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...
207,527 284.1/5 for 31 ratings 7 days 15 min.
[New leavened bread]
New leavened bread
This new recipe for leavened bread is simple and delicious, but needs rather long resting times. If you'd like more more information about making your own bread, look at this dedicated page.
132,503 34.3/5 for 6 ratings 7 hours
[Olive and pesto bread]
Olive and pesto bread
This bread with olives and pesto has a very Italian flavour: a ciabatta dough, herbes de Provence and green olives. The loaf is baked in a tin, with a thin layer of pesto spread in the middle between two pieces of dough, and green olives (with stones removed) pressed into the top.
4,3363.8/5 for 20 ratings 3 hours 57 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...
12,4555/5 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.
13,4164.6/5 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.
89,208 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.
77,2774.6/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 10 min.
[Poitevin twist]
Poitevin twist
This short baguette, from the Poitou region of western France is soft-textured, made with walnuts, walnut oil and goat's cheese. As the name suggests, the bread is twisted, rather than slashed, just before it goes into the oven.
1,400 3 hours 19 min.
[Seeded loaf]
Seeded loaf
This seeded bread is based on a French baguette dough, with a mix of dry-roasted seeds added (poppy, millet, linseed, sesame...). Delicious on its own, this bread makes excellent toast to go with foie gras, adding an amazing complementary crunch.
10,3493.8/5 for 17 ratings 4 hours 27 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.
77,0934/5 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.
13,1754.3/5 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).
25,0634.3/5 for 15 ratings 4 hours 12 min.
[Blackcurrant liqueur]
Blackcurrant liqueur
The fruit liqueurs (or "creams" in French) are a mix of neutral alcohol in which fruits are macerated, and sugar syrup. They are the basis of the very famous "Kir", mixture of dry white wine and blackcurrant liqueur. This recipe is for blackcurrant, but it can be made with other soft fruits like...
122,233 44.7/5 for 3 ratings 51 min.
[Butter cream]
Butter cream
Butter cream is made with egg yolk, sugar syrup and, of course, butter. These days it has fallen rather out of fashion, probably because it's very rich, but it still has its aficionados. Here is the classic plain version, which you can lighten and flavour as you wish.
61,8574.6/5 for 14 ratings 58 min.
[Chocolate Chantilly ]
Chocolate Chantilly
If we look at the more scientific side of Chantilly cream we can see that it's mainly cream, and cream is a mix of very small droplets of milk fat and water, which is called an emulsion. When we whip this emulsion, we incorporate air into it and so create a mousse or foam. In the end Chantilly is a...
22,0275/5 for 13 ratings 15 min.
[Choux pastry (pâte à choux)]
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)
Choux pastry is used for making profiteroles, eclairs and other small pastries.
139,1864.5/5 for 4 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Citrus crunch]
Citrus crunch
These are fine crumbs of candied citrus peel. It can be used to sprinkle a dessert or other preparation to add both crunch and the flavour of the chosen citrus fruit. It is easy to prepare well in advance, and will keep in an airtight jar. This recipe is given for clementines, but can be made with...
67,3893.7/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Citrus syrup]
Citrus syrup
This citrus-flavoured syrup blends the bitterness of the zest with the delicious acidity of the juice. It can be used to soak biscuits or cakes when making desserts. You can make this with whatever citrus fruits you prefer. It can be prepared in advance and will keep for several days.
1,106 1 hour 13 min.
[Italian Meringue]
Italian Meringue
Italian meringue is made with sugar cooked to 120°C or 248°F. This is different from the French, which is made from caster sugar. The cooked sugar gives a softer meringue which can be added to other preparations or use as it is.
103,5384.3/5 for 15 ratings 30 min.
[Pilau rice]
Pilau rice
Pilau rice (also called "restaurant rice" in France) is a way of cooking rice that's very different from using a rice-cooker. In this recipe, the rice is first "pearled" with onion in olive oil, then chicken stock is added, and the whole lot is put in the oven. This produces a very tasty moist rice,...
80,700 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 33 min.
[Pistachio powder or paste]
Pistachio powder or paste
Pistachio paste has a similar texture to almond paste, but the similarity ends there, as its flavour and colour are quite characteristic.
93,838 133.8/5 for 6 ratings 48 min.
[Poaching syrup]
Poaching syrup
Less sweet than normal sugar syrup, poaching syrup is specially for slow cooking fruits to be used in other recipes.
74,3095/5 for 13 ratings 14 min.
[Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée]
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée
Potimarron can be easily made into purée, you don't need to peel it, which makes for a quick and delicious recipe.
65,1134.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Praline]
Praline
Praline is a preparation of caramelized nuts (in this case almonds), with a very characteristic flavour. Either crushed or as a paste, it is used to fill or flavour all manner of things like creams, chocolates, biscuits, etc.
69,6035/5 for 1 ratings 55 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...
100,987 44/5 for 3 ratings 2 hours 45 min.
[Quince and apple compote]
Quince and apple compote
This compote is a tricky balancing act between the characteristic quince flavour and just enough apples to sweeten it. You should end up with a compote that has a delicate quince flavour rounded out by the apples and brown sugar.
3,6673/5 for 2 ratings 59 min.
[Stewed apple (compote)]
Stewed apple (compote)
Here is a very basic but delicious recipe, and the pitfalls to avoid.
108,684 14.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Stewed apricots]
Stewed apricots
Here is how to make delicious stewed apricots, both an easy and a more sophisticated way.
193,648 124.1/5 for 33 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[Stewed plums]
Stewed plums
Quick and simple, stewed plums can also be spread like jam.
58,2232.6/5 for 7 ratings 38 min.
[Sugar syrup]
Sugar syrup
This syrup is mainly used as a basis for all sorbet recipes, which consist of this syrup and fruit pulp, but it can be also used to soak biscuits for example, or for fruit salads.
118,4995/5 for 1 ratings 8 min.
[Vegetable stock]
Vegetable stock
Vegetable stock is a very easy and versatile basic recipe. It can be used in many different ways: for cooking rice, making soups, sauces, etc. It's a good idea to keep a supply of vegetable stock in your fridge or freezer.
36,7764.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour
[Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)]
Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)
This yeast-based flaky dough (or croissant dough) is where puff pastry meets a yeast dough (such as brioche dough). This means that not only will we get flaky layers, but the dough will also swell and rise. The method is along the same lines as for a feuilletage: the basic dough is first kneaded,...
958 2 3 hours 58 min.
[Cooking sugar]
Cooking sugar
Cooking sugar, which is one of the basics of patisserie and sweet-making, is a delicate operation in which sugar is heated from 100°C or 212°F to 180°C or 356°F. Here is some information on this tricky subject. [Translator's note: the terms used below correspond to the French tradition, as often...
33,8075/5 for 19 ratings 43 min.
[How to cook pasta properly]
How to cook pasta properly
Here is some advice for pasta that's properly cooked and doesn't stick.
55,5924.8/5 for 12 ratings 22 min.
[How to cook rice in rice-cooker]
How to cook rice in rice-cooker
Cooking rice in a specially adapted "rice-cooker" is practical and quick: you don't have to watch it during cooking, it's fast (15 minutes) and the rice-cooker switches automatically to "keep warm".
76,369 14.9/5 for 20 ratings 20 min.
[How to fry eggs well]
How to fry eggs well
You've probably heard the expression: "S/he can't even cook an egg," suggesting that the person referred is a hopeless cook. In reality, frying eggs well isn't as easy as it might appear. The two most frequent errors: the white develops a brown crust around the outside which is unpleasant in the...
41,6364.6/5 for 14 ratings 20 min.
[How to heat milk without it catching on the bottom of the pan]
How to heat milk without it catching on the bottom of the pan
Very often when you heat milk in a saucepan, it forms at the bottom of the pan (especially if the milk boiled) a sticky and brown bottom of milk that burned and attached. To avoid this here is a very simple and very effective tip.
26,8195/5 for 3 ratings 1 min.
[How to prepare endives ]
How to prepare endives
A very classic recipe, but which can easily fail due to two main errors: too much water in bottom of dish because endives give off a lot, and endives that are too bitter so that children hate it. Here is a method which avoids these two problems.
29,6343.7/5 for 18 ratings 26 min.
[How to rehydrate dried mushrooms]
How to rehydrate dried mushrooms
Rehydrating dried mushrooms restoes them to something like their fresh texture, ready to use in a recipe. You will see that there is more to it than simply leaving them to soak in water. At the same time, we can also make a delicious mushroom "jus" to use in recipes. Throughout the recipe, I have...
4,7614.9/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 10 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...
5,4783.8/5 for 17 ratings 33 min.
[How to use gelatin]
How to use gelatin
Gelatin is a gelling agent use in some desserts where a rather firm texture is required when cold. It can also be used to stabilize a dessert (mousses especially) that you need to keep longer than usual.
22,8564.8/5 for 18 ratings 7 min.
[Chicken nems]
Chicken nems
Nems are probably the best known Far Eastern dish in France. These small crispy rolls can be made in different flavours: chicken, crab, pork, etc. Making your own is not very complicated, the only difficulty is in the rolling stage. You will find in this recipe full details on how to successfully...
104,9984/5 for 9 ratings 2 hours 21 min.
[Chorba]
Chorba
Chorba is a spicy meat and vegetable soup, typical of the Maghreb. This is my own personal version.
30,3065/5 for 2 ratings 2 hours 8 min.
[Minestrone]
Minestrone
Minestrone is a traditional Italian soup. It is made with a mix of vegetables and a poultry stock. It is quite simple to make, but preparing all the vegetables takes time.There are doubtless as many minestrone recipes as there are Italian cooks, but here is my version.
40,0834.3/5 for 15 ratings 3 hours 30 min.
[Naan]
Naan
Naan is a type of Asian bread made from wheat flour. This kind comes from the Punjab region of India.
38,6154.2/5 for 10 ratings 3 hours 42 min.
[Paella]
Paella
Paella is a traditional Spanish dish made with round rice, associated mainly with the Valencia region. The name comes from the large two-handled pan in which it is traditionally prepared. This is an adapted version with a mix of meat, vegetables and shellfish.
78,5654.1/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 58 min.
[Papadums]
Papadums
Papadums (pronounced "poppadoms") or papad are very thin, crisp Indian crackers. They are often served as an aperitif snack in Indian restaurants. The tricky part of making them at home is rolling them out thinly enough.
14,0754.6/5 for 20 ratings 22 min.
[Sushi]
Sushi
Sushi is probably the best known element of Japanese cooking outside Japan. For the Japanese it's a culinary art learned over time from masters, but we can make simplified and easier sushi which are still pretty and delicious. The most common types of sushi are nigiri: a little oval-shaped mouthfuls...
95,8974.5/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Taos hotpot]
Taos hotpot
This hotpot inspired by a stay in Taos (New Mexico) is a mix of different meat and vegetables cooked long and slow, served with polenta. The preparation is rather long, as is the cooking time, but it reheats very well.
2,798 3 hours 14 min.
[Vietnamese prawns]
Vietnamese prawns
In this recipe, the prawns are first lightly fried, then spiced up with a piquant sauce.
22,2484.3/5 for 15 ratings 54 min.

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