List of recipes using Caster sugar: 275 recipes
List of recipes using Caster sugar
- Starters : 2 recipes
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- Desserts : 242 recipes
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- Basic recipes : 53 recipes
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- World recipes : 11 recipes
Foie gras cured in saltThis 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.
540K5 2 days 16 hours 28 min. December 23th 2017
Home-made terrine of foie grasPreparing 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,...
5.1M 64 4 days 15 hours 50 min. December 18th 2022
GravlaxGravlax 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.
50K5 12 hours 21 min. July 11th 2016
Eggs meuretteEggs 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.
180K 14.1 1 hour 11 min. March 29th 2020
"BN style" chocolate-filled biscuitsThese 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!
181K 24.6 5 hours 12 min. March 21th 2011
Agen prune cakeThis 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.
26K3 1 hour 51 min. September 16th 2018
Almond mug cake for MaryMug 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.
88K4.3 9 min. June 22th 2014
Almond tuilesThese 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.
360K4 1 hour 18 min. August 21th 2019
Almonds pyramidsIf 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.
26K 35 min. January 13th 2021
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.
22K 1 hour 8 min. October 4th 2020
AmarettiAmaretti are little Italian almond biscuits. They are a bit like meringues, very sweet, and made with ground almonds.
55K4.5 1 hour 3 min. May 31th 2015
Angevin plum pâtéThe Angevin pie, as its name does not indicate it, is a dessert, a kind of plum pie made with a shortcrust pastry. It is a dessert from the old days, which has crossed the ages while remaining in Anjou (the famous "Loire valley" in France).
6,284 1 hour 31 min. July 31th 2022
Apple and almond gratinImagine 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!
39K4.6 1 hour 5 min. February 8th 2017
Apple Batter PuddingsSimilar to a traditional French "clafoutis", usually made with cherries, this simple apple and almond dessert is quick to make.
39K4.8 41 min. March 30th 2016
Apple charlotte with toasted briocheThis 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.
258K3.8 2 hours 20 min. June 5th 2013
Apple crispsThis 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.
34K4.5 2 hours 8 min. April 19th 2017
Apple custard tartYou 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.
21K 2 hours 37 min. July 26th 2020
Apple macaronadeThis gratin-style apple pudding has an almond "macaronade" crust for a delicious combination of flavours.
16K 1 hour 15 min. December 27th 2020
Apple pasteApple paste, like most other fruit pastes, is a simple mixture of apple juice, sugar and a gelling agent - pectin here.
53K5 10 days 48 min. November 6th 2019
Apple PieThis 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.
51K3.7 54 min. September 11th 2018
Apple StrudelApple 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.
47K5 1 hour 32 min. September 11th 2018
Apple Tatin TerrineImagine a sweet terrine, made of layers of apples with sugar, cooked slowly in the oven until caramelized. Serve warm in slices with custard.
61K4.1 3 hours 28 min. December 14th 2014
Apricot blancmangeBlancmange 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.
291K4 3 hours 14 min. August 23th 2011
Apricot jam with vanillaA really flavoursome apricot jam, minimally sweetened, with a hint of vanilla and the discreet crunch of the almond-like kernels.
13K 5 hours 4 min. July 14th 2021
Arizona cupcakesCupcakes 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.
176K 14.6 1 hour 49 min. October 13th 2010
Autumn apple and plum crumble pieThis 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.
27K 1 hour 37 min. October 27th 2019
Baked AlaskaThe 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...
35K4.3 6 hours 47 min. November 12th 2017
Blackberry and almond fondant tartBalckberries 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...
26K 3 hours 46 min. December 30th 2019
Blackcurrant jellyBlackcurrants are full of flavour and make an excellent jelly. In the depths of winter, you'll be glad you made some now.
11K4 57 min. September 8th 2021
Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrineVanilla-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.
176K4.9 1 hour 9 min. September 12th 2010
Blackcurrant-almond muffinsBlackcurrant muffins with a rather special ground almond dough. Blackurrants give a delicious hint of acidity, which goes very well with the almond flavour.
238K3.8 49 min. February 21th 2011
Bonnevaux apple tartThis 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...
32K4 2 hours 7 min. November 2nd 2016
Bounty-style tart for AlisonThis Bounty-style tart combines, as you might expect, chocolate and coconut in a sweetcrust pastry case.
116K 14 1 hour 34 min. June 2nd 2015
Breton apple and rhubarb tartThis 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.
28K5 1 hour 44 min. December 30th 2019
Brioche galetteThis galette (flat cake) is made with brioche dough, stuck with little pieces of butter and sprinkled with sugar.
79K4.8 2 hours 3 min. February 23th 2012
Brioche TatinFor this filled brioche, the apples are cooked separately, as for a tart tatin (caramelized), then sandwiched between two circles of brioche dough.
62K3.7 3 hours 21 min. September 10th 2018
Buckwheat almond biscuitsIn 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.
67K4 2 hours 40 min. October 7th 2015
Candied grapefruit peelNot 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.
334K 14 1 day 1 hour 21 min. December 20th 2018
CannelésCannelés are a speciality from the French city of Bordeaux. These delicious little cakes have a crunchy exterior and a soft centre.
94K5 1 day 1 hour 29 min. December 16th 2012
Caramel rice puddingWe 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.
240K5 1 hour 37 min. February 11th 2011
Caramel semolina pudding with raisinsSemolina 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.
30K 48 min. December 30th 2020
Caramelised apple custardsA Parisian flan-style egg custard, poured over sautéed and caramelised (flambéed, even) apples, baked in individual ramekins.
14K 59 min. June 9th 2021
Caramelised apple pieApple pie made with caramelised apples.
239K4.3 1 hour 55 min. September 11th 2018
Caramelized apple "moelleux" cakeThe apples in this recipe are caramelized in a mixture of butter and sugar, then cooled before being added to the "moelleux" batter (which makes a soft, moist cake). The result is a delicious cake combining apple and caramel flavours.
9,980 1 hour 56 min. November 7th 2021
Caramelized apple and walnut cakeA variation on the classic walnut cake, with a luscious centre of caramelized apple slices, flambéed in Calvados.
32K 1 hour 33 min. June 7th 2020
Caramelized apple rice puddingThis recipe combines a classic rice pudding with caramelized apples and a crunchy topping inspired by crumble. Served in glasses, this makes an original and delicious dessert.
9,2931 1 hour 9 min. November 28th 2021
Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwiThis "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).
86K 15 45 min. April 29th 2012
Caramelized pear custard tartYou 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.
41K 2 1 hour 3 min. July 13th 2022
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custardCold grapefruit quarters with slices of hot caramelized pineapple, lime custard (crème anglaise) and citrus crunch.
242K4.6 2 hours 5 min. December 20th 2010
Checkerboard biscuitsThese biscuits are half and half chocolate and almond in a checkerboard pattern, both in colour and flavour.
123K5 4 hours 24 min. March 8th 2012
Cherry clafoutisA clafoutis batter and cherries lightly cooked in sugar and Kirsch, then de-stoned. The clafoutis is baked in the oven.
122K4.3 1 hour 17 min. June 19th 2011
Chestnut cakeThis delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and sweet chestnut purée.
305K5 1 hour 13 min. May 8th 2020
Chocolate and matcha tea biscuitsLittle spiral biscuits flavoured with chocolate and matcha green tea.
91K4 3 hours February 19th 2012
Chocolate and vanilla crème brûléeThis 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.
42K5 1 hour 59 min. December 30th 2019
Chocolate creamA 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.
243K4.2 3 hours 6 min. October 13th 2010
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousseThis 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).
240K 15 59 min. March 11th 2011
Chocolate eclairsThis 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...
281K 34.5 3 hours 52 min. February 6th 2011
Chocolate mousseHere 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.
456K3.7 40 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate mousse with hazelnutsHere 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!
35K5 55 min. November 26th 2017
Chocolate mug cakeA mug cake is fun to make and only takes a few minutes. It cooks in just one and a half minutes in the microwave.
97K5 11 min. June 4th 2014
ChouquettesChouquettes 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.
206K4.8 1 hour 25 min. September 10th 2018
Citrus tartThis 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.
17K 2 hours 31 min. July 8th 2020
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...
32K4.9 1 hour 17 min. November 1st 2017
Coconut pyramidsSmall coconut cakes, golden, crusty, and soft inside.
317K3.7 49 min. February 21th 2011
Coconut-vanilla cream for ElsaA 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...
198K3.8 4 hours 58 min. February 21th 2011
Comtoise apple charlotteThis "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.
28K 1 hour 32 min. September 15th 2019
Confit of quinces in MacvinIn 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.
15K 1 hour 20 min. January 10th 2021
Cookies of the CamisardsThis recipe, very simple, of small cakes of the Cevennes with the flour of chestnut and oats, is always a delight.
995 1 hour 22 min. March 19th 2023
Corsican tartsTwo 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.
72K4.3 3 hours 22 min. February 23th 2014
Creamy plum and pear clafoutisHere 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.
34K 53 min. November 3rd 2018
Crème bruléeCrème 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...
1.6M 74.3 4 hours 38 min. December 31th 2011
Crème caramelCrème 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.
241K5 3 hours 33 min. February 21th 2011
Crêpes SuzetteCrêpes 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.
126K4.1 48 min. February 28th 2013
Double raspberry tartletsLittle sweetcrust pastry cases filled with a raspberry jelly, then topped with a raspberry-flavoured whipped cream. Despite their intense raspberry flavour, these tartlets are lovely and light.
9,266 1 hour 7 min. October 27th 2021
Elsa's Comtoise galetteThis galette is a classic Comtois dessert that resembles choux pastry (pâte à choux).
80K4 46 min. January 20th 2013
Eton messBehind this strange name there lurks a delicious traditional English dessert made of meringues, strawberries and cream.
149K5 4 hours 55 min. July 25th 2010
Finger biscuitsThese small biscuits, that look a bit like savoy biscuits, are delicious alone or with Champagne, but are also the base for charlottes or Tiramisu.
319K5 50 min. July 30th 2021
Flaked almond tartThis 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...
37K4.8 1 hour 24 min. August 27th 2017
Flambéd bananasThe 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.
300K 14 40 min. February 21th 2011
FlognardeFlognarde 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...
61K4 47 min. December 30th 2019
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.
157K4.2 2 hours 43 min. September 18th 2011
FramboisierThis 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...
38K3.8 2 hours 38 min. July 16th 2017
French Family CakeThe 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.
59K4 1 hour 12 min. October 12th 2014
Fresh fruit in sabayonFresh grapefruit and / or pears, covered with a sabayon and a pinch of citrus crunch.
271K4.7 55 min. February 21th 2011
Fresh mint ice-creamThis well-flavoured ice-cream is excellent on its own, or in profiteroles with a chocolate sauce for example.
497K4.6 1 hour 34 min. February 21th 2011
Frozen cottage cheese with strawberriesHere 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.
42K 13 min. April 24th 2019
Fruit crumbleA fruit pudding: very easy to do and delicious: just a layer of fruit with a golden crunchy topping.
334K4.0 1 hour 11 min. February 21th 2011
Fruit paste : BlackcurrantIf you like the taste of blackcurrant, this recipe is for you, the very pronounced taste of blackcurrant and its small acidity, in a delicious treat.
5,329 2 hours 40 min. November 6th 2022
Galette CharentaiseThis is a traditional cake from France's Charente region. The recipe is straightforward and the cake is slightly dense in texture, but quite delicious.
33K5 2 hours 45 min. August 26th 2018
Gâteau BasqueThis 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...
51K4.7 2 hours 51 min. September 11th 2018
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.
79K4 1 hour 10 min. September 11th 2018
Gâteau NantaisThis 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.
37K3.9 1 hour 28 min. January 8th 2017
Grandma Solange's biscuitsThese biscuits are very simple to make and delicious with tea or coffee. They are easy enough for children to enjoy making them.
50K4.1 44 min. November 12th 2014
Grapefruit moelleuxThe 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.
36K5 1 hour 7 min. March 24th 2019
Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulisA small chocolate cake, still runny in the middle, served with a raspberry coulis.
313K5 1 hour 21 min. October 3rd 2010
Hazelnut and orange cakeA 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...
32K5 2 hours 15 min. January 23th 2019
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".
469K 25 3 hours 59 min. June 15th 2020
Ice-cream VacherinIce-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...
151K4.5 8 hours 45 min. December 21th 2014
Jam doughnutsThese were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.
141K4.5 4 hours 23 min. May 27th 2011
Jelly-style plum jamLots 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.
63K 13 hours 11 min. October 13th 2019
Kouign-amannKouign-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.
122K4.3 6 hours 38 min. May 24th 2018
Kouign-amann briocheThis 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...
44K4.3 15 hours 55 min. December 30th 2019
Lemon and grated apple tartYou'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!).
42K4 1 hour 42 min. September 29th 2019
Lemon and lime cakesThese 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.
28K 1 hour 44 min. April 3rd 2019
Lemon and lime custard tartThis 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.
44K 3 hours 13 min. December 30th 2019
Lemon creamsThese 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).
29K4.1 41 min. December 6th 2017
Lemon tartLemon 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!
29K 1 hour 33 min. September 18th 2019
Liège wafflesLiège 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.
239K5 1 hour 55 min. July 12th 2011
Like BountyYou 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.
133K4.6 1 hour 54 min. August 1st 2011
Lime meringue tartFor 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.
25K 1 hour 54 min. July 1st 2018
Little apple and verbena tartsA sweetcrust pastry case, filled with a smooth verbena-flavoured diplomat cream, and topped with caramelised apples. You will see how well the caramelised apples and verbena go together.
7,417 59 min. January 9th 2022
Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisinsThese 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...
284K3.8 1 hour 31 min. September 11th 2018
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centreThese little cakes have a chocolate and hazelnut ganache in the centre. This recipe is an opportunity to see the pâtisserie technique of insertion, which allows preparations to be elegantly hidden inside others.
8,647 1 hour 24 min. February 20th 2022
Little caramelized peach tartsThis 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, .
37K3.8 1 hour 15 min. September 11th 2016
Little chocolate and hazelnut fondantsChocolate fondants are small cakes that are meltingly moist and oh, so chocolatey! This version adds toasted hazelnuts.
17K 1 hour 7 min. September 9th 2020
Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrinesThis is a fresh-flavoured verrine with 3 different flavoured layers: vanilla panna cotta, clementine and chestnut mousse.
165K 13.5 25 min. December 11th 2022
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,...
1.6M 714.6 2 hours 38 min. October 3rd 2019
MadeleinesMadeleines, the delicious little cake so French, that everyone loves, and which, of course, always makes its little nod to Proust and his novel "Du coté de chez Swann". Small cake that is not so simple to succeed perfectly, that is to say to obtain the small bulging side on the top. But don't...
7,0784 12 hours 46 min. November 18th 2022
Melon with port sorbetThis recipe is a new twist on the classic melon with port: melon balls served on a bed of port sorbet.
84K4.9 49 min. October 6th 2013
MeringuesA very simple recipe but which always impresses.
373K4.5 4 hours 17 min. June 10th 2019
Milk rollsThis sweet milk bread, made as baps or rolls, with its sugar topping is delicious for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
172K 13.8 5 hours 31 min. September 11th 2018
Mini palmiersPalmiers 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.
68K5 39 min. September 11th 2018
Mint and chocolate creamInspired by the chocolate cornstarch cream, this cold cream, with the very matching flavors of mint and chocolate, will give you a delicious and quick dessert.
5,903 43 min. July 10th 2022
Minted MelonIt is tempting to call this a melon Mojito: little balls of ripe melon in a light Mojito-flavoured syrup with mint, rum and lime.
45K4.5 45 min. September 13th 2015
MirlitonsMirlitons are little puff-pastry tarts with an almond cream filling.
68K3.9 1 hour 27 min. August 19th 2015
Moist chocolate cakeA moist, loaf-shaped cake with all the chocolate flavour that comes from a double dose: melted chocolate and cocoa powder.
63K5 1 hour 11 min. December 30th 2018
Mousse with two chocolatesChocolate 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.
16K 43 min. April 25th 2021
Nanou's apple and almond cakeApples and almonds are the dominant flavours in this old family cake recipe, but these are joined by delightful notes of lemon and rum.
12K 2 hours 14 min. November 14th 2021
Nanou's chocolate cakeA moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
262K4.6 1 hour 45 min. June 22th 2013
New tiramisuThis 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.
356K3.3 54 min. January 19th 2015
NonettesNonettes 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.
77K4.4 1 hour 50 min. June 2nd 2015
Norman flambéed applesApples sautéed in butter and sugar, then flambéed in Calvados (from Normandy) and served with real custard.
40K1 38 min. December 30th 2019
NougatNougat 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.
104K 15 1 hour 41 min. June 19th 2013
Oat shortbread biscuitsLittle biscuits with home-made oat flour (made from rolled oat flakes).
252K 15 2 hours 41 min. February 21th 2011
Oatmeal cakeThis 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.
76K 24.2 1 hour 8 min. September 20th 2017
Oaty walnut cakeThis 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.
65K 15 2 hours 34 min. April 19th 2015
Pain perduThis 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!
149K3.8 39 min. July 20th 2011
Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumbleThis is a glass of pannacotta, with a layer of blackcurrent coulis, and a crunchy almond crumble scatterd on top.
228K3.8 1 hour 22 min. February 21th 2011
Passion fruit jelliesUsually 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 .
307K4 2 hours 30 min. July 4th 2018
Peach and verbena feuilletéIn 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...
24K4.1 2 hours 23 min. September 3rd 2017
Pear and lime meringue pieA 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.
236K 23.8 2 hours 36 min. February 21th 2011
Pear charlotteA charlotte filled with pear mousse (made with whipped cream and pear coulis).
111K4.1 13 hours 59 min. April 7th 2013
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tartA sweetcrust pastry case filled with pistachio cream, topped with pear and grapefruit slices.
74K4.3 1 hour 37 min. February 17th 2013
Pears and caramelised walnut samosasSamosas 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.
311K4 1 hour 21 min. October 13th 2010
Pears in red wine with blackcurrantPears cooked until soft in a red wine and blackcurrant syrup, served with the reduced syrup and custard sauce (crème anglaise).
225K4.1 2 hours 35 min. February 21th 2011
Pecan fruit rollsThese pecan nut and dried fruit rolls, wrapped in golden caramelized puff pastry, are really delicious.
93K4.9 1 hour 21 min. September 11th 2018
Pets de nonneThese 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...].
55K4.1 45 min. June 18th 2014
Piedmont pyramidsIf 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.
21K 35 min. December 2nd 2020
Pink Reims biscuitsThese biscuits are a speciality of Reims. They have a light texture, rather like finger biscuits, and are traditionally rectangular and coloured pink.
95K3.8 46 min. February 12th 2014
Pistachio ice creamRediscover the real, delicate taste of pistachio in this ice cream with its very definite flavour.
92K 13.8 51 min. October 1st 2014
Pistachio panna cotta with custardIn this dessert, the pistachio panna cotta is teamed with real vanilla custard and topped with a few caramelised pistachios.
29K 25 3 hours 12 min. February 18th 2018
Pistachio shortbread biscuitsThese melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are "double pistachio", as they contain both pistachio paste and toasted chopped pistachios.
123K 54.6 2 hours 58 min. April 19th 2012
Pistachio tiramisuIn this slightly unusual tiramisu, the classic Amaretto is partially replaced by whisky, which goes better with the pistachio flavour.
192K 25 50 min. June 2nd 2013
Plain cakeThis is a classic, loaf-shaped cake, deliberately left plain for you to embellish as you choose.
65K3.7 1 hour 26 min. December 30th 2019
Plum and almond panna cottaThe 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.
28K 3 hours 25 min. October 20th 2019
Plum tartThis 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.
195K4.9 2 hours 37 min. September 6th 2017
Poppy seed and lemon cakeThis flavour combination is trending right now - and rightly so. Here, lemon partners poppy seeds in a moist loaf-style cake.
33K 2 1 hour 54 min. November 17th 2019
ProfiterolesSmall choux pastry puffs, filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with a rich smooth chocolate sauce.
293K 14.5 1 hour 35 min. October 13th 2010
Prune FarFar 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.
216K 15 1 hour 10 min. October 3rd 2010
Puits d'amourThis 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.
94K4.4 1 hour 43 min. August 23th 2015
Quick bramble jellyFruit 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.
253K4.2 47 min. July 5th 2013
Quick orange marmaladeJust oranges (organic) and sugar in this simplified marmalade recipe.
133K3.9 1 hour 11 min. February 26th 2014
Quick Strawberry MillefeuilleA 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...
49K5 48 min. May 3rd 2015
Quince jellyThis quince jelly, with a very pronounced taste, will delight lovers of this fruit.
5,246 1 hour 45 min. October 23th 2022
Raspberry muffinsDelicious when still warm.
288K5 43 min. February 21th 2011
Rhubarb tartThis version of rhubarb tart uses a sweetcrust pastry base, almond cream, diced rhubarb cooked until just tender and a rhubarb syrup glaze.
80K4.3 2 hours 10 min. July 14th 2013
Rice pudding (riz au lait)My personal version of this classic family recipe.
370K5 38 min. December 18th 2018
Rice pudding with fruit and nutsThis 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.
26K4.5 1 hour 5 min. June 18th 2017
Rum babasRum baba is a classic French dessert, consisting of a small cake soaked in rum syrup and filled with a little Chantilly (whipped cream).
82K3.9 3 hours 33 min. November 24th 2013
Saint Honoré cakeThe 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.
104K4.7 2 hours 51 min. April 14th 2013
Santiago CakeSantiago 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.
57K5 52 min. April 24th 2016
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrupPear halves sautéed in butter and sugar served with real custard (crème anglaise) and a reduced blood-orange syrup.
136K3.7 1 hour 4 min. February 20th 2011
Sesame cookiesThese soft little cookies have a double whammy of sesame flavour from toasted seeds combined with a little sesame oil.
56K 2 hours 57 min. December 30th 2019
Sicilian Epiphany PieThis 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.
56K3 1 hour 1 min. January 1st 2020
Soft fruits in sabayonThis 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.
249K3.9 46 min. February 21th 2011
Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reductionServing 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.
31K 1 hour 23 min. June 30th 2019
Strawberry and rhubarb crumbleA 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.
132K5 1 hour 40 min. May 18th 2019
Strawberry CharlotteThis 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.
127K5 3 hours 9 min. June 17th 2012
Strawberry feuilletéThis 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.
35K3.8 43 min. May 27th 2018
Strawberry mousse with mascarponeThis dessert is bursting with strawberry flavour. The creamy mascarpone mousse is made with a cream whipper and served on a bed of lightly sweetened fresh strawberries.
13K 24 min. August 22th 2021
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrinesChopped kiwi with lemon, ripe strawberries and smooth mascarpone cream.
44K5 22 min. June 12th 2016
Tart TatinTart 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...
377K 13.8 1 hour 17 min. October 30th 2015
Tarte à l'colocheThis is a tart from northern France combining apples with caramel. The name in the ch'ti dialect means "bubble tart", on account of the bubbles made by the caramel while it is cooking.
11K 1 hour 47 min. October 20th 2021
Tarte NormandeThis 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.
31K 1 hour 30 min. December 30th 2019
Tatin apple diplomat tartThis 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.
27K 2 hours 18 min. November 20th 2019
Tatin apples with mascarpone creamSmall pieces of apple cooked "tatin" style (caramelized in a pan) with a light mascarpone cream.
164K4.3 1 hour 3 min. November 20th 2011
Tea and white chocolate biscuitsThis 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.
123K4.8 4 hours 10 min. September 11th 2018
TiramisuClassic 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.
469K5 49 min. July 27th 2013
Toasted-flour biscuitsThis 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...
40K4.5 2 hours 43 min. September 11th 2018
Toffee apple upside-down cakeWith 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.
36K5 1 hour 46 min. December 4th 2016
Two-coloured chocolate-orange tartThis 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...
45K5 2 hours 35 min. April 15th 2015
Valay-BrestA Valay-Brest is a mini eclair, filled with apple-flavoured confectioner's custard and topped with a rectangle of walnut nougatine.
59K4.1 1 hour 28 min. May 14th 2014
Vanilla ice creamRediscover the full flavour of a real vanilla ice cream with this classical recipe.
408K3.8 1 hour 7 min. November 6th 2017
Victoria pineapple and lime tartsThis recipe for dainty tarts has sweetcrust pastry (preferably with coconut) cases, filled with sautéed Victoria pineapple and topped with a lime crémeux.
12K 21 min. October 10th 2021
Warm apple feuillantinesIt'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,...
306K5 3 hours 9 min. May 28th 2012
"Psychedelic" sandwich breadThis 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...
46K 4 hours 13 min. February 6th 2019
Brioche royaleBrioche 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.
40K2 16 hours 47 min. May 5th 2019
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.
418K4.6 5 hours 27 min. October 30th 2021
CiabattaCiabatta 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.
271K3.8 3 hours 21 min. October 24th 2017
Cornmeal baps for AnneThese small round baps are made with a mix of wheat flour and fine cornmeal. The dominant corn gives a moist and very yellow crumb.
242K4.3 5 hours 53 min. October 24th 2017
Kugelhof for NanouThis recipe is emblematic of Alsatian baking, but a more personal version (and a bit richer).
261K4.4 3 hours 15 min. August 2nd 2019
MounaMouna 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...
44K1 18 hours 31 min. May 22th 2019
Nantes TourtonThe "tourton Nantais" is a sweet loaf from Nantes, somewhere between bread and brioche, but without egg and only a small amount of butter.
62K4.3 7 hours 34 min. September 12th 2018
Old style briocheClassical 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.
286K4.6 14 hours 6 min. December 19th 2014
PanettonePanettone 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...
116K5 1 day 1 hour 19 min. April 15th 2020
Pitta breadThis Lebanese speciality is made as a flat round pocket, which can be filled with all manner of things.
504K 14.5 2 hours 55 min. February 21th 2011
Pizza doughPizza 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.
485K4.6 1 hour 59 min. August 27th 2020
Pogne de RomansPogne 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...
59K4.7 1 day 17 hours 38 min. October 7th 2018
Rolled chestnut and apple briocheThis 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.
36K 24 15 hours 52 min. September 12th 2018
Sandwich breadSoft and moist, almost like brioche, it can be made in a tin or mould or as a classic long French-style loaf.
327K3.9 3 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Blackcurrant liqueurThe 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...
813K 44.7 51 min. August 3rd 2013
Mulled apple juiceThis very simple recipe will give you a warming drink with an amazing flavour of apples and spices. Just the thing to serve to your guests as a "trou normand" (traditionally a small glass of calvados served between courses), or to round off a meal with the dessert.
22K 1 hour 18 min. February 16th 2020
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne styleIf it's cold or you're in the snow, you will appreciate mulled wine which warms body and soul... There are as many mulled wine recipes as ski runs, so here is a basic one that you can easily adapt to your taste.
227K 14 1 hour 32 min. February 21th 2011
Four quartersIt'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.
300K3.7 1 hour 15 min. February 21th 2011
"Moelleux" cake batterThis French-style "moelleux" cake batter gives a softer, moister texture than a classic cake batter. It can be made plain or varied with different flavourings.
14K 19 min. January 26th 2022
Almond dacquoiseA dacquoise is a sort of almond meringue that can be eaten like a biscuit or can be used as the base of more sophisticated desserts.
184K5 44 min. June 28th 2011
Almond macaroon cakeThis 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.
41K4.3 58 min. December 30th 2019
Apple confectioner's custardFor this strongly apple-flavoured version of confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), apple juice is used instead of milk and the quantity of sugar is reduced.
104K4.6 21 min. July 23th 2014
Basic cake batter - the French wayThe French have adopted the word "cake" for one that will stand up to being transported (usually made a loaf tin and sometimes called a "travel cake" in French). There are many versions, but here is a new basic recipe to which you can your choice of flavours (pistachio, lemon, chocolate...) and...
27K 17 min. November 18th 2020
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cakeBiscuit 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.
94K5 1 hour 8 min. December 23th 2014
Breton sablé biscuit doughBrittany 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.
84K 26 min. August 1st 2018
Brioche doughIt'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.
488K 44.2 14 hours 27 min. September 16th 2020
Butter creamButter 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.
297K4.6 58 min. October 13th 2010
Caramelised walnutsThese delicious nuts can be used in several cakes, but you can also put them on ice-cream, pancakes, fruit salad, or eat them just as they are.
340K5 22 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate sauceThis rich smooth chocolate sauce, with its full flavour, is one of the indispensable ingredients of profiteroles, but it can be used with many others desserts.
277K 24 32 min. February 21th 2011
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)Choux pastry is used for making profiteroles, eclairs and other small pastries.
505K4.5 1 hour 4 min. February 13th 2022
Citrus crunchThese 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...
212K3.7 1 hour 16 min. February 2nd 2016
Citrus syrupThis 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.
46K 1 hour 13 min. December 30th 2019
Clear strawberry juiceIn French this is called a "clarification". The method for making a clear strawberry juice is simple, with little added sugar. The delicious juice obtained can be used in lots of recipes: mousse, cream, jelly, etc.
15K5 59 min. July 25th 2021
Clementine confectioner's custardThis clementine confectioner's custard makes the most of the delicious fruity flavour by using both the juice and zest.
13K 30 min. January 23th 2022
Clementine CreamyA clementine cremeux is a little different from cremeux based on pulpy fruits (such as blackcurrant or raspberry), this time more juice is used and the zest.
3,5662 2 hours 36 min. January 18th 2023
Coconut sweetcrust pastryYou might already be familiar with sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) which contains a small amount of ground almonds. This is the coconut version, made with dessicated coconut, ideal for tarts with a more exotic flavour.
30K1 13 min. October 25th 2020
Coffee custardYou are probably familiar with the classic real custard (crème anglaise). Here's a coffee-flavoured version.
9,106 29 min. May 4th 2022
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)Quite similar to crème anglaise but much thicker. It is used in many pastries like choux pastry (pâte à choux) or millefeuille.
702K 313.9 36 min. January 27th 2017
Fruit crémeuxThis kind of "crémeux" (it means "creamy", but contains no actual cream) is a basic recipe in the repertoire of French pastry chefs. It is smoother but less frothy than a mousse and uses gelatin to set it as it cools. Often used as a tart filling or in other desserts, crémeux is usually poured to...
133K2.8 40 min. September 12th 2020
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...
208K 53 1 hour 13 min. March 10th 2019
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...
897K 54 18 min. November 12th 2017
Italian MeringueItalian 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.
454K4.3 30 min. June 2nd 2015
Lemon Confectioner's CustardThis recipe is for a confectioner's custard with a difference: it's a little less sweet than the classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) and has double lemon flavour, using both zest and juice, for plenty of tangy lemon taste. It's the perfect filling for lemon...
174K4.4 23 min. May 9th 2018
Lime (or lemon) curdLime curd is a delicious conserve and variation on the traditional lemon curd, made with limes, eggs and butter. It's the perfect filling for either large or small tarts.
142K5 54 min. July 10th 2011
Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream)Taking its inspiration from lemon confectioner's custard, this version has a distinctive lime flavour. Both juice and zest are used to combine the juice's slight acidity with a hint of bitterness from the zest.
68K 56 min. July 21th 2019
Lime crémeuxThis "crémeux" is a creamy mixture ideal for filling tarts, either on its own or as a bottom layer topped with fruit, for example.
43K 46 min. April 14th 2021
Macaronade mixtureMacaronade is the sweet almond and egg-white mixture (inspired by macarons (the original french macaroons) that French pâtissiers use as a topping on cakes and brioches. It forms a delicious crust when baked.
40K 2 min. November 25th 2020
Muffin doughThis 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.
526K5 21 min. February 6th 2013
NougatineNougatine is a delicious nut toffee: caramel mixed with toasted flaked almonds. Not a dessert in itself, it is often used to decorate cakes and pastries. But those who enjoy good things are sure to want to eat it on its own!
295K3.9 32 min. March 29th 2018
Pancake batterHere is a pancake batter that is a little more sophisticated than the traditional version. The pancakes will be tastier with a softer texture.
300K3.8 13 min. February 2nd 2020
Panna cottaPanna cotta is an Italian dessert which means "cooked cream". It's a set vanilla cream, similar to blancmange, which is frequently served with other things like fruit coulis (fruit purée), caramel etc.. Here is the basic panna cotta recipe.
321K4.3 25 min. February 21th 2011
Paris flan fillingThis is how to prepare the custard filling for a classic Parisian "flan". This is not the whole recipe, just the filling mixture, which can be used in lots of other flan-style recipes on this site.
33K 41 min. February 25th 2023
Pear compoteStewed pears are not as easy to prepare as stewed apples, as they contain more juice and you risk ending up with more of a coulis than a compote. So here are two simple methods to help you succeed.
437K4.3 37 min. April 26th 2012
Pistachio confectioner's custardThis is very similar to the classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), but its marked pistachio taste brings a distinctive flavour to a whole range of desserts.
153K4.7 31 min. November 21th 2018
Pistachio powder or pastePistachio paste has a similar texture to almond paste, but the similarity ends there, as its flavour and colour are quite characteristic.
334K 153.8 48 min. October 13th 2010
Poaching syrupLess sweet than normal sugar syrup, poaching syrup is specially for slow cooking fruits to be used in other recipes.
261K5 14 min. September 2nd 2012
PralinePraline 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.
241K3.5 55 min. August 3rd 2012
Quince compoteQuinces make an excellent compote, full of their delightful perfume and flavour. However, preparing the fruit is hard work, so here's a recipe to show you how to manage this.
22K 55 min. November 11th 2020
Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)Real custard or vanilla sauce consists of egg yolks beaten with sugar and cooked slowly in vanilla milk. It is the base or the accompaniment for many desserts.
386K 24.3 44 min. January 17th 2018
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.
355K 24 31 min. December 29th 2019
Stewed apple (compote)Here is a very basic but delicious recipe, and the pitfalls to avoid.
2.4M 14.8 1 hour 13 min. November 8th 2017
Stewed apricotsHere is how to make delicious stewed apricots, both an easy and a more sophisticated way.
712K 143.7 1 hour 25 min. August 13th 2014
Stewed plumsQuick and simple, stewed plums can also be spread like jam.
435K2.6 38 min. June 27th 2010
Stewed rhubarbThis is perhaps the best known use of rhubarb, and can be used as the basis for other recipes.
269K4.4 55 min. October 13th 2010
Sugar syrupThis 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.
712K5 8 min. February 21th 2011
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry is one of the basic pastry of French patisserie, used in many tart and cakes recipes, but it can also be rolled out and cut into biscuits, delicious with tea or coffee. This recipe is given for those who have a mixer (Kenwood, KitchenAid or other), but it can also be done with your...
446K 24.8 33 min. July 1st 2019
Vanilla sugarAlmost essential in patisserie, you can find it in expensive little sachets of about 10g. It's necessary to distinguish between the vanilla sugar which really contains vanilla, and vanillin sugar, purely chemical which has never seen a vanilla pod. Here is how to quickly make a whole jar full of...
391K 15 26 min. August 12th 2018
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,...
119K 4 3 hours 58 min. June 9th 2019
Cooking sugarCooking 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...
457K4.9 43 min. April 3rd 2019
How to cook caramelized puff pastry wellWhen puff pastry is caramelized to use in patisseries like millefeuille, French chefs call it a "feuilletage" (which means "lamination" or "leafing"). This is baked on its own before being assembled with cream, fruit, etc. The baking needs to be carefully managed: the pastry should puff into layers,...
224K 25 36 min. September 3rd 2017
You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugarYou should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar for too long without beating them, because this contact "cooks" egg yolks and you will get small lumps of hard egg in your mixture.
102K5 February 21th 2011
CranachanCranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert made with whipped cream, raspberries, rolled oats and whisky. In this recipe, the oats are made into a nougatine before being incorporated into the cream.
86K 14.1 42 min. October 13th 2013
DoughnutsRing 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.
90K4.7 3 hours 13 min. September 22th 2013
Dublin fruit sconesScones 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...
99K4.2 48 min. September 12th 2018
Little lemon biscuitsThese small, lemon-flavoured biscuits are very easy to make and are inspired by the Italian "biscotti al limone".
63K5 1 hour 42 min. September 14th 2014
NaanNaan is a type of Asian bread made from wheat flour. This kind comes from the Punjab region of India.
164K4 3 hours 42 min. September 25th 2011
NachosNachos (or tortilla chips) are small Tex-Mex snack triangles, often served with guacamole. Authentic nachos are made from tortillas, cut into triangles and fried, but here is a lighter, oven-baked version. The recipe is very simple, though the cutting out is a bit of work, and I've given you 2...
24K 1 hour 6 min. November 4th 2020
PavlovaPavlova is a dessert which originated in New Zealand (or was it Australia?). It consists of a meringue shell filled with a layer of whipped cream and topped with seasonal fruit.
101K4.3 2 hours 34 min. March 24th 2013
SushiSushi 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...
310K4.5 1 hour 38 min. October 13th 2010