List of all the recipes: 1019 recipes (without meat)

List of all the recipes
Asparagus "en petit pois"
Asparagus "en petit pois"
As the name suggests, this historic recipe (see below for more details) treats asparagus like peas, Napoleonic French style: first cooked the usual way, then cut small (to look like peas), cooked again in stock, and finished with a cream and egg yolk sauce.
15K 42 min. May 2nd 2021
Avocado "tarte fine"
Avocado "tarte fine"
The French "tarte fine" (pronounced "feen") is a literally a thin tart, made on a precooked flat base of puff pastry. This delicious, crisp, savoury tart is topped with cream cheese, slices of avocado, a trickle of lime juice and fresh coriander.
24K 59 min. July 15th 2020
Avocado and smoked salmon terrine
Avocado and smoked salmon terrine
In this colourful terrine, layers of avocado alternate with smoked salmon and diced tomato in balsamic vinegar.
157K5 4 hours 7 min. April 10th 2011
Avocado mousse with sorrel
Avocado mousse with sorrel
Avocado is rarely paired with sorrel, yet they go well together as the slight acidity of the sorrel balances the smooth richness of the avocado nicely. In this recipe they are combined in a cool, fresh avocado and sorrel mousse, served here with eggy bread fingers.
3,346 43 min. July 6th 2022
Avocado with gravlax
Avocado with gravlax
Diced avocado with morsels of gravlax salmon and cream cheese with herbs for a simple yet delicious starter.
37K4.5 18 min. July 31th 2016
Avocado with Sautéed Prawns
Avocado with Sautéed Prawns
Just a classic prawn cocktail with avocado? Oh, no! The prawns in this recipe are sautéed briefly to enhance the flavour, then mixed with a curry mayonnaise.
46K4.3 30 min. March 6th 2016
Avocado with Tuna
Avocado with Tuna
Here is a quick recipe for a simple starter: avocado, tuna, chopped herbs and mayonnaise.
63K5 12 min. April 29th 2015
Baby courgette salad
Baby courgette salad
Early in the season, it is easy to find young courgettes that are still small and delightfully crunchy raw. They are ideal for this salad recipe, combined with radishes and tuna in a lemon mayonnaise.
23K 21 min. July 31th 2019
Beetroot and black radish salad
Beetroot and black radish salad
The slight bitterness of black radish goes well with the sweetness of beetroot in this very simple salad recipe.
8,122 27 min. December 8th 2021
Beetroot and cream cheese verrines
Beetroot and cream cheese verrines
Diced beetroot, marinated in lemon juice and walnut oil, between layers of cream cheese with herbs.
91K5 2 hours 46 min. May 29th 2013
Beetroot salad with cashew nuts
Beetroot salad with cashew nuts
This pink — almost hot pink — salad gets its colour from the raw beetroot, teamed here with toasted cashew nuts and fried croutons.
24K5 32 min. July 29th 2018
Bistro-style endive salad
Bistro-style endive salad
This delicious late-winter salad is made with red endives, slivers of Mimolette* cheese and toasted walnuts. In France it is known as a "Dutch" salad and typical bistro fare. *Currently banned in the USA.
4,837 27 min. March 27th 2022
Bread with Tomato
Bread with Tomato
This tomato-flavoured bread, the famous "pan con tomate" of our Spanish friends, is ridiculously simple, but such a treat! It only takes a few minutes to prepare and makes a delicious aperitif snack.
38K4 6 min. November 8th 2015
Breton coleslaw
Breton coleslaw
Coleslaw with a French twist from Brittany, using finely sliced raw cauliflower instead of cabbage.
20K 17 min. January 8th 2020
Broad bean salad with Parmesan
Broad bean salad with Parmesan
A salad that combines crunchy almonds, tender broad beans, with the flavours of balsamic vinegar, parmesan and herbs.
253K3.8 35 min. February 21th 2011
Brussels sprout salad
Brussels sprout salad
It might seem unlikely, but Brussels sprouts are very good raw, like in this salad, pepped up with lemon and Parmesan.
11K 32 min. March 28th 2021
Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits
Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits
For an ideal aperitif snack, why not try these delicious savoury biscuits made with cashew nuts and Parmesan?
11K 1 hour 55 min. March 31th 2021
Cauliflower and chickpea salad
Cauliflower and chickpea salad
Chickpeas go well with cauliflower, so here is a salad that makes the most of this with sliced radishes for extra crunch.
11K 19 min. February 14th 2021
Cauliflower and egg salad
Cauliflower and egg salad
This very simple recipe combines crunchy raw cauliflower with hard-boiled eggs and herbs in a rémoulade dressing.
27K 19 min. July 1st 2020
Cauliflower tabouleh
Cauliflower tabouleh
In this tabouleh recipe, the couscous or bulgur is replaced with grated cauliflower florets. This gives it a very fresh and amazing flavour.
105K4.1 1 hour 38 min. April 22th 2012
Cauliflower, red bean and avocado salad
Cauliflower, red bean and avocado salad
This combination of crunchy (raw cauliflower) and soft textures (red beans and avocado), in a rémoulade dressing with fresh herbs, makes a simple yet delicious salad.
11K 19 min. April 21th 2021
Celeriac and parsley soup
Celeriac and parsley soup
A very simple but delicious soup, this may well win you over (if need be) to the flavour of celeriac, partnered here with parsley.
6,181 34 min. March 9th 2022
Celeriac and sesame soup
Celeriac and sesame soup
Celeriac soup with a double dose of sesame flavour: tahini (sesame paste) in the smooth, creamy soup and a crunchy sesame-seed crumble scattered on top.
3,379 58 min. April 3rd 2022
Celeriac Rémoulade
Celeriac Rémoulade
A classic recipe of traditional French bistro cooking (winter salad).
373K5 18 min. December 21th 2020
Celeriac soup with mustard
Celeriac soup with mustard
This delicious creamy soup is very quick to make.
126K4.6 43 min. May 4th 2012
Cervelle de Canut
Cervelle de Canut
In French, this curious name means "silk-weaver's brain", but don't be alarmed, this tasty "brain" consists of cottage cheese mixed with herbs, vinegar and finely chopped shallots. The Canuts were the silk weavers in the area around Lyon, France. In the nineteenth century this was one of their...
8,898 1 hour 21 min. August 1st 2021
Chickpea salad
Chickpea salad
This quick salad includes chickpeas, of course, but with spring onions, radishes and chopped coriander, too.
53K4.7 14 min. May 28th 2014
Corn salad with croutons
Corn salad with croutons
Corn salad (or lamb's lettuce) leaves mixed with chopped hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, spring onions, butter-fried croutons, and - of course - a good vinaigrette dressing.
106K5 54 min. April 8th 2012
Cornouaillaise salad
Cornouaillaise salad
This salad combines the soft texture of haricot beans with the crunch of croutons. Translator's note: Brittany has its own equivalent of the British Cornwall (hence the similar name), showing how close the languages and cultural roots of the two regions are.
5,599 12 hours 56 min. February 23th 2022
Courgette tart with mint
Courgette tart with mint
Fried rounds of courgette in a puff pastry case with a feta and mint filling. You will find that this combination of feta with mint gives an agreeable fresh lift to this tart.
140K4.1 1 hour 23 min. June 11th 2011
Crackers
Crackers
These crisp savoury biscuits are ideal for dipping into a sauce as an aperitif snack. It is quite easy to make your own crackers at home and they are much healthier and even more delicious than the commercial kind.
102K 14.8 1 hour 38 min. December 9th 2012
Cream of cauliflower soup with smoked haddock
Cream of cauliflower soup with smoked haddock
This soup with a difference plays up an amazing flavour combination: creamy cauliflower with morsels of smoked haddock.
19K 24 min. March 18th 2020
Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup
Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup
This is a very simple recipe: lots of winter vegetables cooked in chicken stock, then blended. The soup's special finishing touch comes from cream and a spoonful of mustard.
60K5 1 hour 23 min. January 14th 2015
Cretan salad
Cretan salad
A hint of Crete in the flavours of this salad, with a mix of crunchy and soft textures: diced tomatoes, sliced spring onions, feta and tuna.
36K 49 min. August 29th 2018
Crispy cheese parcels
Crispy cheese parcels
Small crisp parcels filled with cheese and linseeds, hot and crunchy on the outside, melting in the middle. They can be served with a light green salad.
120K4.1 37 min. December 18th 2011
Crunchy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon
Crunchy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon
Crunchy slices of cauliflower and radish in a delicately flavoured lemon mayonnaise.
39K4.6 16 min. March 11th 2018
Crunchy courgette and mushroom salad
Crunchy courgette and mushroom salad
This very simple salad contains a mix of crunchy raw ingredients, balanced by the softer texture of tuna, and dressed with mayonnaise.
24K 41 min. October 21th 2018
Crunchy radish and carrot salad
Crunchy radish and carrot salad
Quick and straightforward, this fresh, crunchy salad is ideal for early spring.
26K 16 min. June 17th 2020
Crunchy salad
Crunchy salad
Crunchy vegetables, pine nuts and rice with a rémoulade dressing.
132K 14.6 36 min. April 3rd 2011
Crunchy spring salad
Crunchy spring salad
Fresh and crunchy, this colourful spring salad combines baby courgettes, radishes, cauliflower, beetroot and spring onions with chopped herbs in a good vinaigrette.
37K4.6 27 min. May 22th 2016
Crunchy verrines
Crunchy verrines
Little verrines filled with a mixture of cottage cheese (fromage blanc), cream and coriander with diced radish, gherkin and shallot.
121K 24.8 41 min. November 24th 2011
Cubed salad
Cubed salad
For this fun salad, all the ingredients are cut into small dice, hence the name.
66K4.3 49 min. August 4th 2014
Cucumber and salmon salad
Cucumber and salmon salad
For this summer salad: slices of cucumber, morsels of smoked salmon, diced avocado and a little tuna, dressed in a herb mayonnaise.
157K4.6 28 min. August 15th 2010
Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad
Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad
A bold salad idea that brings together 3 ingredients which rarely end up on the same plate: cucumber, avocado and mussels, in a rémoulade dressing.
16K 21 min. August 9th 2020
Du Barry soup
Du Barry soup
Du Barry is a creamy cauliflower soup, including small whole pieces of cauliflower.
242K5 1 hour 1 min. October 17th 2018
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
A buttered ramekin, a layer of mushrooms, a layer of spinach, a little cream and an egg added on top in two stages.
117K5 1 hour 30 min. December 30th 2019
Eggs with mayonnaise
Eggs with mayonnaise
Simply known as "œufs-mayo" in French bistros, these hard-boiled eggs are garnished with mayonnaise and are best served with sharply flavoured crudités to balance their creaminess. For this recipe, I have chosen a salad of grated carrot with shallot.
52K5 33 min. October 5th 2014
Endive and beer soup
Endive and beer soup
For this soup, the endives (chicory) and onions are cooked gently together first before adding the vegetable stock and beer. The endives and beer give the soup a hint of bitterness and a unique flavour.
65K4.3 1 hour 5 min. January 12th 2014
Endive and cheese salad with croutons
Endive and cheese salad with croutons
This starts out as a classic salad of shredded endives, but is pepped up with sliced spring onions, fried croutons and chunks of cheese.
24K 31 min. May 12th 2019
Endive and walnut salad
Endive and walnut salad
This salad has a double dose of walnut flavour: walnut oil in the vinaigrette and crunchy walnut kernels.
59K4.9 22 min. May 11th 2014
Four-tier glasses
Four-tier glasses
This starter recipe, served in a glass, consists of four tiers of different vegetable preparations. Each can be made the day before, and it's only the assembly that is tricky.
242K5 1 hour 36 min. June 2nd 2015
French bean salad with vinaigrette
French bean salad with vinaigrette
A very simple recipe for a salad of green (or yellow) French beans: The beans are boiled first, then thoroughly drained and served mixed with herbs, chopped shallot and a good vinaigrette (french dressing).
43K4.6 35 min. October 27th 2016
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.
41K3.8 2 hours 29 min. December 30th 2019
Grandma's salad
Grandma's salad
This salad harks back to the ones French grandmas used to make: green beans and potatoes (preferably still warm) mixed with diced cheese, parsley and chopped onion in a good vinaigrette dressing.
14K 1 hour 4 min. September 29th 2021
Greek salad
Greek salad
This is a classy version of that perfect summer food, Greek salad. The only difficult part is the care and patience needed for dicing the vegetables.
179K 14.9 57 min. July 13th 2010
Green and red salad with sardines and eggs mimosa
Green and red salad with sardines and eggs mimosa
This colourful salad combines green lettuce, rosy beetroot, the flavour of eggs mimosa and sardines, and crunchy croutons.
5,019 27 min. March 13th 2022
Green avocado salad
Green avocado salad
This salad is all green and fresh, with diced avocado, lettuce, spring onion and the softness of pieces of hard-boiled egg. The flavour is brought out further with a lime and olive-oil dressing, pepped up with a touch of Tabasco.
36K 27 min. July 8th 2018
Green hummus
Green hummus
You are probably already familiar with classic hummus. Here's a "green" version, still mainly chickpeas, but with added herbs and vegetables.
15K 17 min. November 29th 2020
Guacamole
Guacamole
For this typically Mexican recipe there are two main methods: smooth mashed avocado (made with a blender), or simple mashed avocado (made with a fork) with small pieces. And you can add, or not, finely diced tomato. You will find the first version (smooth) below.
271K4.1 1 hour 21 min. November 26th 2011
Hummus
Hummus
Hummus (or houmous), is one of the famous and delicious Lebanese "mezzes".
307K4.7 16 min. May 30th 2020
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
This recipe is made from vegetables cut small and blanched, mixed with pieces of salt-cod and cream, then baked in small soup dishes with a puff pastry lid.
254K3.9 4 hours 35 min. September 7th 2018
Italian toast
Italian toast
These Italian toasts are slices of fried bread with pesto, omelette and cooked tomatoes, garnished with a basil leaf.
81K 14 49 min. December 1st 2013
Jerusalem artichoke salad
Jerusalem artichoke salad
This very simple salad combines thick slices of tender Jerusalem artichokes with chopped hard-boiled eggs. The salad can be served warm, with the artichokes freshly cooked, or cold later.
21K 28 min. March 22th 2020
Kalamata Salad
Kalamata Salad
The Kalamata salad (a Greek city in the Peloponese) is made of tomatoes, feta cheese and pine nuts roasted with a lemon, olive oil and oregano sauce.
3,161 47 min. August 14th 2022
Lebanese Tabbouleh
Lebanese Tabbouleh
Lebanese tabbouleh is different from the classic version. It is made from bulgur wheat (burghul), rather than semolina and, most characteristically, includes a lot of parsley.
62K3.9 48 min. September 28th 2014
Lebanese-style chickpea salad
Lebanese-style chickpea salad
This salad combines chickpeas with cauliflower in a light yoghurt dressing, flavoured with lemon juice and sesame paste.
21K5 24 min. February 9th 2020
Leek and potato soup
Leek and potato soup
A classic of French family cooking.
458K5 42 min. October 3rd 2010
Leeks in vinaigrette
Leeks in vinaigrette
A classic dish of French family and bistro cooking. It's both simple and good. The secret lies in cooking the leeks until they are only just tender, so that they keep their lovely green colour. The special vinaigrette includes herbs and hard-boiled eggs.
161K4.3 45 min. September 29th 2012
Lemony cabbage and potato salad
Lemony cabbage and potato salad
This salad combines, on the one hand, finely shredded cabbage with herbs and, on the other, diced potatoes. The fresh, summery dressing is made with olive oil and lemon.
11K5 28 min. July 7th 2021
Light Broccoli Soup
Light Broccoli Soup
This soup is simple and light but tasty, made with a delicate vegetable stock and broccoli.
46K4.6 29 min. December 16th 2015
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
It is quite easy to make your own garlic and herb cream cheese, rather like the well-know Boursin. It's fresh, much better, of course, and delicious, especially with a piece of toast.
171K3.9 35 min. June 12th 2011
Mexican salad
Mexican salad
This Mexican-inspired salad combines red kidney beans with avocado, chopped onions and tomatoes. It is dressed with olive oil, lime and a touch of Tabasco heat.
55K5 28 min. October 9th 2019
Mexican tart
Mexican tart
This unusual tart features two star ingredients of South American cuisine: red kidney beans and avocado. The shortcrust pastry case is filled with a red bean and onion purée, then topped with sliced avocado dressed with lime and garnished with fresh coriander.
38K 1 hour 17 min. December 30th 2019
Mimosa eggs
Mimosa eggs
Mimosa eggs are hard boiled eggs where the yolks are removed, chopped and mixed with a herb mayonnaise, then this mix is used to refill the whites. It's a classic recipe of traditional French bistro cooking.
268K 25 46 min. February 21th 2011
Mini cheese and mustard toasts
Mini cheese and mustard toasts
For an aperitif snack with a difference, try these little toasted slices of baguette topped with cheese and mustard. Easy to make and can be served in a jiffy.
35K 24 min. June 28th 2020
Mixed salad
Mixed salad
Mixed salad is one of those simple but delicious summer recipes which go so well with a barbeque. It's a mix of several fresh vegetables, herbs and French dressing (vinaigrette).
267K4.6 1 hour February 21th 2011
Mixed salad stack
Mixed salad stack
A stack ("pressé" in French) can be made of sliced vegetables or other ingredients piled up and pressed in a ring mould to keep them in shape. The ring is removed before serving. This stack consists of tomato, avocado, red onion, hard-boiled egg and anchovy fillets. Serve surrounded with with a...
44K5 30 min. November 25th 2015
Mixed salad with curry mayo
Mixed salad with curry mayo
A mixed salad (avocado, artichokes, mushrooms and tuna) in a classic mayonnaise, but pepped up with a good dose of curry.
30K 30 min. September 19th 2018
Mixed tomato salad
Mixed tomato salad
This end-of-summer recipe is very simple: just fresh tomatoes with chopped shallot and herbs in a vinaigrette, but we can play up the variety of flavours and colours to make it something with real eye appeal and, above all, delicious!
32K4.3 20 min. September 21th 2016
Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad
Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad
This salad is a good way to enjoy tomatoes at the height of their season, and all the different varieties available with their different flavours and colours.
93K4.3 1 hour 3 min. September 16th 2012
Mushroom velouté
Mushroom velouté
This smooth, creamy soup with its lovely mushroom flavour is quick and easy to make.
126K4 55 min. February 9th 2012
Nanou's red cabbage salad
Nanou's red cabbage salad
If you are used to the usual red cabbage salad (just cabbage in a vinaigrette), I hope you will be agreeably surprised with this more sophisticated version using herbs, diced Parmesan and fried croutons.
14K 30 min. November 22th 2020
Olive twists
Olive twists
These savoury puff-pastry twists (rather like smoked salmon sacristains) make an ideal aperitif snack. The pastry is simply spread with tapenade.
43K3.6 1 hour 39 min. September 7th 2018
Paimpol salad
Paimpol salad
This warm Paimpol salad captures the flavours of Brittany with mussels and white beans. These are combined with crunchy slices of baby courgette.
24K 13 hours 22 min. August 7th 2019
Pan bagnat
Pan bagnat
Pan Bagnat is a traditional recipe from the Nice area. The name means "soaked bread", as it consists of a round bread roll that has been drenched with a mix of oil and vinegar then filled vegetables and fish. Years ago this was the snack that fisherman took with them on their boats, but this is a...
137K4.1 43 min. October 18th 2020
Pea and avocado salad
Pea and avocado salad
This very green salad recipe combines the soft texture of peas, avocado and hard-boiled eggs with the crunch of flaked almonds. Shavings of Mimolette add a colourful finishing touch with both flavour and bite.
19K 29 min. July 5th 2020
Pesto crackers
Pesto crackers
These are delicious little aperitif biscuits, really crisp and with the full-on flavour of pesto. They can be eaten on their own with dips, such as hot tomato or houmous.
31K 24.1 1 hour 41 min. July 24th 2021
Poivrade Artichoke Salad
Poivrade Artichoke Salad
"Poivrade" artichokes are the small purple ones, often eaten raw in salads. Choose the smallest ones, as they are the tenderest and have practically no fibrous "choke". For this recipe, they are combined as a salad with herbs, spring onion and Parmesan shavings in an olive oil and lemon dressing.
73K5 23 min. August 26th 2015
Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup
Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup
This soup has a naturally smooth and creamy texture. The blend of autumnal potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) and celeriac flavours is warmed with French mustard.
39K4.6 51 min. December 30th 2019
Potimarron and leek soup
Potimarron and leek soup
This autumnal soup combines the flavours of Japanese chestnut pumpkin (potimarron) and leeks - they go so well together. The resulting soup is velvety smooth and delicious.
60K 13.9 1 hour 7 min. November 29th 2017
Prawn salad with a crunch
Prawn salad with a crunch
This salad combines contrasting crunchy ingredients (radish, cucumber, gherkins, onions) with the softer textures of cold rice and tomatoes. The oven-roasted prawns are addded hot. The salad is brought together with herbs and a vinaigrette dressing.
83K3.9 1 hour 51 min. September 15th 2013
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.
313K4.1 1 hour 10 min. October 13th 2010
Purple sprouting broccoli and endive salad
Purple sprouting broccoli and endive salad
This crunchy salad combines endives with purple sprouting broccoli and radishes in a good herb vinaigrette.
8,748 31 min. May 5th 2021
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.
245K5 27 min. October 13th 2010
Radish and mushroom salad
Radish and mushroom salad
This quick salad balances the crunch of radishes with the yielding texture of mushrooms.
19K 19 min. September 13th 2020
Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts
Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts
A lightly spiced mousse, made with raw beetroot, with a layer in the centre of finely diced beetroot and roughly chopped walnuts. Discover or rediscover the taste of raw beetroot, very special and so "earthy".
330K5 47 min. October 13th 2010
Raw beetroot salad
Raw beetroot salad
This is a very simple salad. It contains raw beetroot (of course), but also walnuts, parmesan shavings and a vinaigrette made with balsamic vinegar.
134K4.1 31 min. November 2nd 2015
Raw green asparagus salad
Raw green asparagus salad
Full of spring flavour, this salad partners raw green asparagus with sliced radishes, herbs and slivers of Cheddar.
2,947 20 min. May 11th 2022
Red cabage salad with toasted almonds
Red cabage salad with toasted almonds
This salad has a lovely crunch to it: not just the red cabbage, but also from thinly sliced radishes and toasted almonds.
23K 28 min. May 26th 2019
Red cabbage salad with chives
Red cabbage salad with chives
This simple winter salad recipe combines red cabbage with spring onions (or chives) in a good vinaigrette.
51K5 20 min. February 18th 2015
Red endive appetizers
Red endive appetizers
Red endive (radicchio) leaves can be filled to make very elegant snacks. The filling shown here combines cheese with sardines.
25K 20 min. May 13th 2020
Rémoulette of celeriac
Rémoulette of celeriac
This is a variation on the popular French rémoulade (a celeriac salad, similar to coleslaw). Here, a julienne of celeriac is mixed with chopped shallot, fresh herbs and a lemony rémoulade dressing.
24K 33 min. February 24th 2019
Rice and fresh spinach salad
Rice and fresh spinach salad
Spinach is usually eaten cooked. Though seen less often, it can also be eaten raw, like in this salad where it is combined with rice, crunchy radishes and tinned tuna.
21K 27 min. January 29th 2020
Rice and purple-sprouting broccoli salad
Rice and purple-sprouting broccoli salad
Like a classic rice salad, but with the crunch of purple-sprouting broccoli.
7,571 15 min. July 28th 2021
Salade Niçoise
Salade Niçoise
Salade Niçoise is a typical Mediterranean dish that originated around the French city of Nice. As there is no real "official" recipe, everyone has their own personal version. This is mine.
80K4.9 40 min. June 7th 2018
Salmon and spinach quiche
Salmon and spinach quiche
This quiche recipe uses a traditional filling mixture, but adds slices of smoked salmon and blanched spinach.
387K 14 1 hour 11 min. April 17th 2022
Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses
Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses
These moist-textured savoury madeleines have a delicious combination of 2 cheeses: Cheddar and Parmesan. They make an ideal aperitif snack.
59K4.4 37 min. May 8th 2016
Scandinavian cocktail
Scandinavian cocktail
A very refreshing starter, containing prawns and smoked fish.
278K5 54 min. February 21th 2011
Seb's Italian-style aperitif slices
Seb's Italian-style aperitif slices
These Italian-inspired snacks are ideal for a light supper or with an aperitif: a thin slice of bread spread with pesto, sliced potatos, hard-boiled egg and a generous sliver of Parmesan. Pop them in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese.
6,566 49 min. January 12th 2022
Sesame fried scampi
Sesame fried scampi
Scampi, coated with a sesame crust, fried quickly, and served with a herb salad.
277K5 33 min. November 11th 2012
Simple mushroom salad with thyme and lemon, 3 ways
Simple mushroom salad with thyme and lemon, 3 ways
This aptly named salad is a breeze because you can enjoy it three different ways: raw, marinated or cooked, all prepared exactly the same way.
27K 19 min. January 15th 2020
Smoked salmon sacristains
Smoked salmon sacristains
Sacristain (sexton in English, a strange name though common in French cooking) is a small pastry twist, made with puff pastry. There are many recipes with different flavours, sweet or savoury. Here is one with smoked salmon, ideal as an aperitif.
209K 33.9 1 hour 30 min. February 21th 2011
Smooth mixed vegetable soup
Smooth mixed vegetable soup
Any vegetables you have, cut into small pieces, mixed with a shallot cooked in butter, cooked together then blended. Even better when it's cold outside.
308K4.4 2 hours 3 min. January 3rd 2014
Sorrel soup
Sorrel soup
Smooth with a slight sharpness, this soup has a very particular taste.
367K3.8 1 hour 4 min. May 8th 2011
Souda salad
Souda salad
The port of Souda in Crete is the inspiration for this colourful salad, combining cucumber and tomatoes with feta cheese. This salad is best served cold from the fridge, perfect for a hot summer's day.
23K 58 min. July 7th 2019
Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts
Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts
Toasting cashews greatly improves both their flavour and texture over the plain raw nuts. This is also the ideal opportunity to spice them up a little, like in this very simple recipe.
23K 29 min. September 20th 2020
Spring courgette and tuna salad
Spring courgette and tuna salad
Crunchy baby courgettes, spring onion, fresh herbs and tuna in a rémoulade dressing combine to make a true spring salad.
3,022 17 min. June 5th 2022
Spring radish and avocado salad
Spring radish and avocado salad
This spring salad makes the most of the season's big radishes, balancing their crunch with the soft texture of avocado, in a rémoulade dressing.
8,943 29 min. June 16th 2021
Springtime mixed salad
Springtime mixed salad
This salad is a way to make the most of the first baby courgettes (if you can get them). The crunchy little darlings are mixed with shredded lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, tinned tuna and diced cheese.
46K 25 min. June 5th 2019
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
It's all too easy to just throw away the leaves or other green parts of our usual fresh vegetables. This is a real shame, because most of them can be cooked, as in this very green soup that uses up radish tops, spring onion greens and pea pods. I'm sure you'll get how it's "green" in every sense:...
17K 53 min. June 24th 2020
Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern couscous salad., moistened with olive oil and lemon juice. Its flavour comes from plenty of fresh herbs (mint and parsley at the very least), onion and tomatoes. This refreshing dish is ideal for warm summer or autumn days.
42K 3 hours 24 min. July 6th 2022
Tahitian salad
Tahitian salad
This Tahitian-inspired salad combines fish cured in lemon juice with lettuce, tomatoes and raw mushrooms.
9,079 43 min. October 6th 2021
The total turnip
The total turnip
The whole turnip goes into this recipe, in which ramekins are filled with both the root vegetable and its leaves.
284K4.4 57 min. February 21th 2011
Thin summer tart "à la grecque"
Thin summer tart "à la grecque"
A fresh, summery tart with a thin base of pre-cooked puff pastry, spread with a cream-feta mixture, and topped with slices of tomato and cucumber.
7,281 51 min. July 18th 2021
Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart
Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart
For this sophisticated recipe, we'll be preparing a disc of tomato jelly to sit on a puff pastry base. This is topped with slices of avocado in a lime dressing.
16K 5 hours 16 min. September 30th 2020
Tomato and courgette tart
Tomato and courgette tart
This summer tart has a puff pastry base topped with a rosette of sliced tomatoes and sautéd courgettes. For a more substantial dish, add some diced feta on top before cooking.
206K4.2 2 hours 5 min. July 18th 2010
Tomato and cream cheese terrine
Tomato and cream cheese terrine
Tomatoes marinated in olive oil and lime, then arranged in alternating layers with cream cheese: one layer with herbs and the other with walnuts.
138K5 6 hours 12 min. October 30th 2011
Tomato tart
Tomato tart
This tart is very easy and quick to prepare.
261K4.8 1 hour 18 min. January 13th 2011
Tomato tatin
Tomato tatin
A savoury shortcrust pastry with Parmesan is used to cover tomatoes cooked in two stages, first in the pan, then in the oven. As for a classic tart tatin, the whole thing is then turned upside down.
128K4.8 2 hours 35 min. December 5th 2010
Tomatoes Macédoine
Tomatoes Macédoine
Tomatoes macédoine are stuffed salad tomatoes, filled with a macédoine of vegetables in mayonnaise.
52K4 45 min. September 17th 2014
Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup
Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup
This soup combines the earthy flavours of Jerusalem artichokes and turnips. This is the chance to use not only the roots, but the turnip tops as well, if possible.
9,260 June 6th 2021
Turnip and sesame puree (tahina) soup
Turnip and sesame puree (tahina) soup
For this quick soup, 15 minutes, an original turnip taste with sesame purée (tahina).
211K4.3 35 min. February 29th 2012
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...
32K 42 min. April 10th 2019
Two-colour cauliflower salad
Two-colour cauliflower salad
Towards the end of winter you can sometimes find purple cauliflower, as well as the usual white sort, or purple-headed broccoli (calabrese). Mix the varieties for a delicious, crunchy two-tone salad.
25K 18 min. April 7th 2019
Vegetable rosette tart
Vegetable rosette tart
Blanched courgettes and carrots arranged in a rosette with a feta filling.
158K3.8 1 hour 52 min. October 6th 2010
Vegetable tartare
Vegetable tartare
This amazing recipe from a great chef is surprisingly straightforward to make. You will need lots of different raw vegetables. These are diced really small, then bound with mayonnaise.
57K4.4 49 min. October 19th 2014
Verrine of avocado mousse and crab
Verrine of avocado mousse and crab
A layer of light avocado mousse on a bed of crab meat in a herb rémoulade dressing.
158K5 35 min. October 16th 2011
Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad
Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad
In this recipe, the broccoli is served only just cooked and still warm with tuna, chopped shallot and cherry tomatoes in a good vinaigrette dressing.
44K4 22 min. March 3rd 2016
Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes
Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes
This salad combines red onion, purple artichokes cut small and slices of warm potato, dressed with a good vinaigrette.
83K3.8 54 min. October 14th 2012
Warm scallop and cabbage salad
Warm scallop and cabbage salad
This salad combines the crunchiness of raw white cabbage, the softness of fried scallops and yielding cooked potatoes, bound in a good herb vinaigrette.
46K5 26 min. January 11th 2015
White asparagus salad
White asparagus salad
This spring salad combines warm white asparagus, hard-boiled eggs and small croutons, dressed with a tasty herb vinaigrette.
94K4.3 48 min. May 21th 2014
Zucchini and tomato remoulade
Zucchini and tomato remoulade
A quick summer salad with Provencal flavors: zucchini, tomatoes and shallots, bound with a remoulade and basil sauce.
1,672 35 min. September 11th 2022
Baked salmon fillet
Baked salmon fillet
This is a quick recipe for salmon fillet, surrounded by sliced potatoes and baked with lemon juice, olive oil and herbs.
89K4.6 33 min. March 26th 2015
Baked sea bass fillet with lemon and tarragon
Baked sea bass fillet with lemon and tarragon
This really simple recipe allows the natural nobility of sea bass to shine through: fillets baked until just done, complemented with lemon and tarragon.
24K 34 min. June 30th 2021
Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds
Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds
Tasty morsels of red mullet, fried with poppy seeds and served as canapés on toast with feta, basil and preserved tomatoes.
35K4.2 45 min. July 13th 2016
Ch'ti mussel tarts
Ch'ti mussel tarts
A blind-baked puff pastry case, filled with shelled mussels in a velvety sauce made with beer and Maroilles cheese.
18K 1 hour 19 min. October 7th 2020
Chilli langoustines
Chilli langoustines
The langoustines in this recipe are cooked in two stages: boiled briefly in salted water, then sautéed before being spiced and flambéed in cognac. They are served here with a creamy sauce and potato grenaille.
31K5 1 hour 9 min. October 12th 2016
Cockles and cabbage with smoky cream sauce
Cockles and cabbage with smoky cream sauce
I think you'll like this straightforward recipe which brings together cockles and cabbage with a smoky cream sauce.
6,352 1 hour 6 min. December 15th 2021
Cod loin with saffron
Cod loin with saffron
A thick, deboned loin of fish (cod in this case), pan-fried and served with a reduced white-wine and cream sauce, flavoured with shallot and saffron.
88K4.4 47 min. December 17th 2014
Crab Cakes
Crab Cakes
These crab cakes are a mixture of crab meat - of course - with onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg and mayonnaise. The cakes are made fairly thick and shallow fried in a pan, but they can also be deep fried.
54K4.7 1 hour 3 min. July 1st 2015
Cretan-style salmon
Cretan-style salmon
Cooked chopped leek and shallot with cubes of salmon, served in a yogurt, tomato and feta sauce.
159K5 1 hour 1 min. February 8th 2020
Crispy prawn rolls
Crispy prawn rolls
The prawns are fried, then mixed with finely diced carrots and courgettes before being rolled up in a sheet of brik or filo pastry.
63K4.8 34 min. July 27th 2014
Crunchy little pieces of fish
Crunchy little pieces of fish
Small pieces of fish, dipped in beated egg then in breadcrumbs, and fried. Preferably serve with something with slightly acidic like herb salad, or Béarnaise sauce.
236K5 49 min. February 21th 2011
Crusty cockle tart
Crusty cockle tart
A small puff pastry tart case filled with cockles in a cream and egg-yolk sauce ("a la poulette" in French).
89K4.3 2 hours 52 min. March 17th 2013
Curried mussels with cabbage
Curried mussels with cabbage
The mussels are cooked "à la marinière", then shelled and served in a creamy curry sauce with shredded, barely-tender cabbage.
25K 1 hour 24 min. December 30th 2019
Curried tuna cubes
Curried tuna cubes
In this recipe chunky cubes of fresh tuna are marinated, then double-dipped to coat them before cooking: first in curry spices, then breadcrumbs. The cubes of fish are pan-fried to a crispy coating on the outside but stay tender in the middle.
47K4.9 2 hours 40 min. June 22th 2016
Erika's ceviche
Erika's ceviche
Ericka's ceviche is a Peruvian version of the classic South American dish. The diced fish is cured (effectively "cooked") in lime juice. This dish is fairly simple to make, but delicous and full of fresh flavours.
43K 1 hour 9 min. December 30th 2019
Fillet of salmon meunière
Fillet of salmon meunière
A fillet of salmon can be cooked in a similar way to sole: à la meunière. The fish is lightly floured, pan-fried in butter and served drizzled with lemony butter and flat-leaved parsley. Every bit as good as sole.
20K 25 min. April 11th 2021
Fillets of sole Dieppoise
Fillets of sole Dieppoise
In principal, fillets of sole Dieppoise are poached and served with a creamy sauce and small shellfish. I am offering a new twist on the dish, with the fish sautéed rather than poached, a cream sauce flavoured with mussel stock, and served with shellfish (mussels, cockles and clams), mushrooms and...
48K3.9 1 hour 27 min. December 30th 2019
Fillets of sole meunière
Fillets of sole meunière
Sole "meunière" gets its name no doubt from the flour used to coat the fish ("meunière" is French for miller's wife). It is a classic of French bistro cuisine, rich with butter, basically simple, but easy to do badly. Here are all the tips you need to succeed, using fillets rather than fish on the...
162K4.3 24 min. November 10th 2014
Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta
Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta
A fillet of blackspot sea bream (though you can use another fish), fried rapidly and served with a creamy cheese polenta and sautéed cherry tomatoes.
36K4.3 23 min. September 4th 2016
Fish "à la Bordelaise"
Fish "à la Bordelaise"
Fish "à la Bordelaise" is a fillet topped with a crust of breadcrumbs, herbs and onions cooked in white wine, then oven-baked until golden brown. It is a classic frozen family meal that many French children have grown up with, but here is a home-made version that is far better.
51K5 1 hour 7 min. February 20th 2019
Fish fillet in express cooking envelope
Fish fillet in express cooking envelope
Vegetables cut in small dice and precooked, fish fillet, lemon juice, olive oil, and 2 minutes in the microwave.
323K 23.8 1 hour 19 min. June 11th 2011
Fish fillet with preserved lemons
Fish fillet with preserved lemons
A thick fish fillet stuffed with slices of preserved lemon - crispy on the outside and tender inside.
102K4.3 36 min. January 30th 2013
Fish in a salt crust
Fish in a salt crust
Fish cooked in a salt crust is simply baked in the oven, surrounded and completely covered by a layer of coarse salt. This allows the fish to cook gently and it should be eaten as soon as the salt crust is opened. In this version, it is stuffed with lemon and herbs. Using a thermometer is the best...
144K3.8 1 hour 8 min. January 29th 2012
Fish in a seed crust
Fish in a seed crust
Fish fillets coated with a mixture of breadcrumbs and seeds, then fried.
67K4.2 30 min. June 1st 2014
Fish in a sesame crust
Fish in a sesame crust
Fish portions cooked in 2 stages: first in the pan, then in the oven, covered with a sesame paste which turns crisp when baked.
134K4.4 42 min. February 28th 2012
Fish in white wine
Fish in white wine
This recipe for cooking fish in the oven is both simple and delicious. The fish is cooked with herbs and onions in white wine. It is served in a light sauce, made with the cooking juices and a little lemon juice.
90K4.3 56 min. December 14th 2016
Fish Mousselines
Fish Mousselines
Mousselines are a lighter version of the classic French quenelles, but without breadcrumbs. They are poached first in fumet (fish stock), then served "en gratin" in sauce normande.
57K 24.6 38 min. December 29th 2018
Fish terrine with spinach and tomatoes
Fish terrine with spinach and tomatoes
This terrine is made up of alternating layers of fish fillets with spinach and preserved tomatoes. It is cooked gently in the oven, then served in slices (yes, it really is a kind of terrine) with hollandaise sauce, for example.
16K5 1 hour 52 min. November 8th 2020
Fisherman's Ragout
Fisherman's Ragout
This ragout combines vegetables (cut small and cooked until just tender in vegetable stock) with a mix of cockles and chunks of fish, all simmered together with cream and saffron.
79K4.1 2 hours 17 min. December 30th 2019
Gravlax
Gravlax
Gravlax is a Nordic speciality and consists of boned salmon dry-cured overnight in salt and sugar. The cured salmon can be eaten like smoked salmon, just with a trickle of lemon juice, or with a light sauce of cream cheese and herbs.
46K5 12 hours 21 min. July 11th 2016
Grilled fillet of salmon with corn-salad cream
Grilled fillet of salmon with corn-salad cream
A salmon fillet, grilled slowly to keep the inside tender, served with sesame rice and a little corn salad cream. You'll love it...
245K 13.9 1 hour 14 min. October 13th 2010
Koulibiak in pie dish
Koulibiak in pie dish
Koulibiak is a traditional russian recipe from, usually served in a flat puff pastry fish shape. Here is an easier version, in a pie dish.
333K3.8 3 hours 19 min. September 7th 2018
Langoustine and leek tarts
Langoustine and leek tarts
Small puff pastry cases filled with a layer of chopped leeks, fried langoustines (also known as scampi or Dublin Bay prawns), topped with hollandaise sauce.
91K4.2 1 hour 28 min. May 13th 2012
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....
40K3.9 2 hours 15 min. December 30th 2019
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.
55K3.8 1 hour 6 min. July 2nd 2014
Lobster Thermidor
Lobster Thermidor
In this recipe, the lobster are cooked first in a court bouillon (stock), then the flesh is removed and cut into small pieces before being cooked with the cream and alcohol. The dish is browned in the oven to finish.
135K 14.7 35 min. January 22th 2012
Mackerel Fillets in White Wine
Mackerel Fillets in White Wine
Mackerel fillets in white wine are the kind of thing we normally buy ready-made in a tin, as a quick snack. But preparing them at home is straightforward and so much better. Here is how to create this classic yourself, step by step.
41K3.7 2 hours 26 min. October 28th 2015
Mackerel rillettes
Mackerel rillettes
This recipe for mackerel rillettes (or potted mackerel) starts with poaching the fish. The flesh is then taken off the bones and forked into a seasoned mixture of butter, mustard, cream and lemon juice. In France this is traditionally eaten as an aperitif snack, served on small slices of toast.
29K 1 hour June 19th 2019
Marinated tuna and cabbage
Marinated tuna and cabbage
Grilled tuna, marinated in lemon and herbs, accompanied by finely sliced cabbage, which is cooked in the tuna cooking pan to enjoy the flavours.
2,117 1 hour 5 min. August 21th 2022
Marinated tuna with herbs
Marinated tuna with herbs
Here is a very simple recipe, preferably for a barbecue or plancha, but could be made in the kitchen. As for any summer-barbecue-backyard recipe, all proportons can be varied according to taste.
245K4.3 1 hour 22 min. February 21th 2011
Mussels marinière
Mussels marinière
This is the most classic way of preparing mussels, simple and delicious.
191K5 1 hour 4 min. September 4th 2011
Mussels with beurre d'escargot
Mussels with beurre d'escargot
In this recipe, the mussels are cooked briefly first in salted water, just until they open. They are then shelled and popped in the oven for a few minutes with a knob of beurre d'escargot (butter for snails).
23K 21 min. December 2nd 2018
Nicholas's fish
Nicholas's fish
This is a very easy recipe, everything hinges on the brief cooking of the leeks, then the fish.
229K4.8 56 min. February 21th 2011
Normandy seafood stew
Normandy seafood stew
A "marmite normande" is a combination of different seasonal julienne vegetables and a mix of shellfish, rapidly sautéed, then deglazed with cider. The vegetables and shellfish are then simmered together in cream, which intensifies the flavours while it gently reduces and thickens. This recipe is...
38K3 2 hours 13 min. January 9th 2019
Pan-fried fish fillets, braised cabbage with Noilly Prat
Pan-fried fish fillets, braised cabbage with Noilly Prat
In this recipe, finely shredded cabbage is braised rapidly, then finished with Noilly Prat and a little cream. This is served to accompany a simple but delicious pan-fried fillet of fish.
14K 44 min. February 7th 2021
Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage
Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage
In this recipe a salmon steak is accompanied with blanched white cabbage and a rich sherry vinegar sauce.
100K4.5 1 hour 2 min. January 3rd 2014
Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce
Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce
The chanterelles are fried first briefly, then the scallops fried in the same pan. The pan is deglazed with Noilly to make a delicious cream sauce.
206K4.5 1 hour 6 min. November 28th 2010
Parcels of fish fillet in spinach
Parcels of fish fillet in spinach
These parcels are made with small pieces of fish fillet, wrapped in a blanched spinach leaf and lightly fried in butter. They can be served with a salted white wine sabayon (as in the recipe of scallops with crunchy vegetables), a beurre blanc, a dash of olive oil with herbs, or any other sauce of...
219K5 2 hours 23 min. March 18th 2013
Pollack fillet baked with rice and vegetables.
Pollack fillet baked with rice and vegetables.
This oven-baked recipe teams layers of rice and vegetables (sesame-flavoured rice, sautéed courgettes, onions and tomatoes) with fillets of fish (pollack here) and thyme laid on top. Everything is then cooked together in the oven.
38K4.3 1 hour 7 min. September 25th 2016
Quick prawn curry
Quick prawn curry
A very quick way to prepare a creamy prawn curry with lime and spring onion.
110K5 34 min. August 12th 2015
Red mullet fillets in a quick marinade
Red mullet fillets in a quick marinade
For this recipe, the marinade is made in a jiffy: oil, lemon, parsley, salt and pepper. The red mullet fillets are marinaded for an hour, then pan-fried quickly. They are served with plain white rice.
61K4.6 1 hour 21 min. February 22th 2015
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce
For this recipe, the red mullet fillets are fried in a large saucepan, then removed and kept hot. The "jus court" sauce is made by reducing dry white wine with spring onions in the pan used to cook the fish. The small quantity of sauce left (its French name literally means "short juice") is very...
28K3.8 30 min. June 25th 2017
Red sea bream fillets in a soy-sauce marinade
Red sea bream fillets in a soy-sauce marinade
In this recipe, fillets of red sea bream are marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice and olive oil before being pan fried.
79K4.9 25 min. March 16th 2014
Rosemary steamed fish
Rosemary steamed fish
In this recipe the fish is cooked in steam perfumed with rosemary, which makes it tender and aromatic, served on a bed of onions fondue and finished with a dry white wine sauce.
310K3.8 1 hour March 29th 2020
Salmon "en papillote" with small vegetables
Salmon "en papillote" with small vegetables
A fresh salmon escalope just salt and pepper with small dices of small vegetables.
225K 15 1 hour 28 min. June 22th 2011
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.
150K3.8 1 hour 21 min. August 8th 2010
Salmon marinated like herring
Salmon marinated like herring
In this recipe, the salmon is cured in coarse salt, then left to marinate in oil with herbs, spices, carrots and onions. Salmon prepared like this is served sliced thinly on a bed of potatoes.
121K 44.6 1 day 38 min. December 4th 2011
Salmon rillettes
Salmon rillettes
A terrine of two kinds of salmon (cooked and smoked) with butter and lemon.
262K4.3 2 hours 38 min. March 26th 2013
Salmon with sorrel
Salmon with sorrel
Salmon with sorrel is the perfect mix with tender salmon and the slight acidity of sorrel.
277K 15 1 hour 23 min. October 13th 2010
Scallops au gratin
Scallops au gratin
Scallops rapidly pan-fried, then arranged in shells on a bed of finely chopped leeks, topped with a bechamel sauce and browned in the oven.
44K 1 hour 7 min. January 13th 2019
Scallops with cabbage julienne
Scallops with cabbage julienne
Pan-fried scallops in a sauce of their juices deglazed with a little Noilly Prat, served with a julienne of blanched cabbage in cream.
113K4.6 1 hour 21 min. December 31th 2013
Scallops with fondue of leeks
Scallops with fondue of leeks
In this very creamy dish, the scallops are pan-fried, then the leeks fondue is added to absorb all the flavours.
295K 24.6 23 min. March 6th 2020
Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan
Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan
In this recipe scallops are fried quickly, then cooked aaparagus tips are added with a sprinkling of parmesan to serve.
223K4.1 38 min. February 21th 2011
Scallops with sorrel and Noilly Prat
Scallops with sorrel and Noilly Prat
Sorrel is often used with salmon, and very successfully, but it goes very well with scallops in this recipe, given a boost with Noilly Prat vermouth.
8,055 43 min. November 24th 2021
Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips.
Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips.
For this dish, the langoustines and asparagus tips are sautéed bafore being mixed with the beaten eggs and finished like scrambled eggs.
20K 50 min. August 28th 2019
Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote
Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote
In this recipe, the fillets of sea bass are laid on a julienne of leeks (the white part), covered with a coriander cream sauce and cooked "en papillote".
43K5 52 min. February 19th 2017
Sea bass with Indian spices
Sea bass with Indian spices
In this recipe, the whole secret is in the cooking. The sea bass (or other fish of your choice) is simply fried with an Indian spice mix.
7,012 22 min. September 1st 2021
Seafood feuillantines
Seafood feuillantines
Little savoury "millefeuilles" with a very Breton taste of the sea: a mix of crab and salmon in a herb mayonnaise, piled up between crisp circles of buckwheat pancake.
83K5 48 min. April 28th 2013
Seafood rice salad
Seafood rice salad
This warm rice salad ("riz du pêcheur" – fisherman's rice in French) combines cooked rice with sautéed prawns, mussels and flaked salmon in a rémoulade dressing.
9,024 26 min. October 17th 2021
Seared tuna with lemon and lime
Seared tuna with lemon and lime
This is a very simple way to prepare and cook tuna - a fish that tends to dry out very quickly if you are not careful about how you cook it. In this recipe the tuna medallions are marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon and lime, before being seared briefly on both sides. Serve with rice cooked...
32K4.8 2 hours 18 min. July 23th 2017
Spaghetti with mussels and basil
Spaghetti with mussels and basil
Mussels and pasta cooked separately, then combined in a cream sauce made with the reduced mussel juices.
136K4.1 1 hour 40 min. September 14th 2011
Spicy seafood plancha
Spicy seafood plancha
A mix of diced fish and uncooked prawns marinated with spices and then simply cooked on a plancha. The fish benefits from the acidic citrus note provided by the lime, and the prawns from a little vinegar.
24K 1 hour 33 min. March 11th 2018
Stock-pot fish
Stock-pot fish
A julienne of vegetables (small sticks) mixed with choice morsels of fish, slowly cooked in vegetable stock.
282K4.3 2 hours 36 min. December 31th 2013
Summer Salmon Blanquette
Summer Salmon Blanquette
This simple blanquette is a creamy dish of pan-fried salmon chunks with fresh broad beans and mushrooms. Although it is just right for the start of summer, it can be made at any time of year.
48K5 59 min. July 5th 2015
Tagliatelle with cockles
Tagliatelle with cockles
In this recipe, the cockles and pasta are prepared separately, then mixed with the sauce at the last minute. The cockles are first cooked quickly, then shelled carefully (I find it unpleasant to have to do this on the plate) and the cooking juices are used to prepare a cream sauce. The tagliatelle...
109K 14.7 2 hours 16 min. June 24th 2018
Tahitian style fish
Tahitian style fish
Little pieces of fish marinated overnight a night in lime juice.
249K5 12 hours 57 min. February 21th 2011
Tender tuna
Tender tuna
Cooking tuna can be tricky: undercooked it is unappetising, overcooked it dries out rapidly. Here is a method which guarantees that your tuna will be perfectly cooked and tender.
127K4.7 49 min. March 26th 2014
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.
70K4.1 1 hour 44 min. November 23th 2014
"Day After Pork Belly" Soup
"Day After Pork Belly" Soup
If you have made cured pork belly with lentils, you will no doubt have some of the stock left from cooking the meat and lentils. This will be full of flavour, so can be turned into a quick and delicious soup. Here's how to do it.
38K4.1 35 min. November 15th 2015
"Oeufs rabattus" with leeks
"Oeufs rabattus" with leeks
This quick French way of cooking eggs is similar to an omelette, but with the egg simply drawn in towards the centre during the brief cooking. The eggs here are cooked with sautéed leeks and served with delicious morteau sausage "crisps".
25K4.3 44 min. March 29th 2017
Aligot
Aligot
Aligot is a traditional family dish from the Auvergne mountains in France. It is basically a potato purée enriched with cheese and stirred for a long time.
100K4.2 1 hour 17 min. April 5th 2012
Asparagus and spinach gratin
Asparagus and spinach gratin
A quick vegetable gratin made with asparagus and spinach cooked beforehand, in a bechamel sauce and topped with slivers of Brie.
9,132 1 hour 2 min. June 20th 2021
Baby broad beans and peas with rice and mascarpone
Baby broad beans and peas with rice and mascarpone
Fresh spring vegetables (peas and young broad beans here) with white rice, made creamy at the last minute with a little mascarpone.
2,994 37 min. July 3rd 2022
Baked Camembert with Walnuts
Baked Camembert with Walnuts
Camembert can be melted in the oven, like this hot box cheese, but here it has the added delight of toasted chopped walnuts, served on a bed of hot potatoes.
36K3.8 56 min. March 13th 2016
Baked leek and Camembert slices
Baked leek and Camembert slices
In this recipe slices of bread are topped with creamed leeks and slivers of Camembert before browning in the oven.
34K4.8 21 min. March 6th 2020
Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables
Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables
The classic hot box method is a delicious way to serve Mont d'Or cheese. For a more original twist, this recipe adds mixed vegetables. The cheese is baked in the oven as usual, but filled with the diced vegetables and mushrooms.
32K3.8 58 min. February 26th 2017
Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce
Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce
You will no doubt have baked potatoes the classic way, but here's a version inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi, served with a delicious tuna and caper sauce, and a poached egg.
17K 1 hour 16 min. September 27th 2020
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Here's how to prepare good baked potatoes, and two ideas for toppings. Herb butter can be easily be made in advance and store in the fridge folded in plastic film, it can also be served with red meat because it look like very much to the "Beurre maitre d'hotel" (butler's butter, usually with parsley...
178K 13.8 1 hour 42 min. October 24th 2010
Baker's tuna and mushroom tart
Baker's tuna and mushroom tart
A baker's tart, sometimes called a baker's pizza, is a tart with a base made of bread dough. This version, without tomatoes, combines tuna with mushrooms.
25K 1 hour 2 min. July 24th 2019
Big knife-cut chips (French fries)
Big knife-cut chips (French fries)
These chips (French fries) are made from potatoes steamed then fried in their skins. Usually we make big ones (3 times the usual French fry) and serve 2 or 3 per guest.
253K4.1 1 hour 19 min. February 21th 2011
Breton leek and mushroom tart
Breton leek and mushroom tart
This is a "tart" with a difference: the case is not made with pastry, but with a double layer of lightly buttered Breton galettes (buckwheat pancakes). The filling is made with shallots, sautéed mushrooms, leeks and cream. You might have noticed that this recipe includes the key elements of...
30K4.3 1 hour 13 min. December 30th 2019
Breton Sandwich
Breton Sandwich
This is a sandwich with a difference: its Breton character comes not only from the crab in mayonnaise, but also from pieces of "galette" (buckwheat pancake), fried in butter.
38K3.8 22 min. November 11th 2015
Broccoli savoury custard
Broccoli savoury custard
This light and delicious savoury custard with broccoli is perfect to serve with meat or fish in a sauce.
71K4 44 min. October 18th 2015
Cauliflower and avocado rémoulade
Cauliflower and avocado rémoulade
The combination of cauliflower and avocado is generally a successful one. In this recipe the cauliflower is grated tabbouleh style then mixed with the avocado and a rémoulade dressing for a fresh, summery starter.
3,364 22 min. June 26th 2022
Cauliflower and chickpea purée
Cauliflower and chickpea purée
Cauliflower and chickpeas go really well together. Here they are combined in a creamy purée which makes a delicious accompaniment for red meat, for example.
17K 42 min. January 27th 2021
Cauliflower and purple eggplant with Greek pesto
Cauliflower and purple eggplant with Greek pesto
Mediterranean flavors for this recipe where cauliflower and purple eggplant are bound together with a Greek-style "pesto".
1,595 56 min. September 4th 2022
Cauliflower coconut curry
Cauliflower coconut curry
Curry sauces are often heavy with cream, but here's one that's non-dairy, made with coconut milk, so much lighter. It's every bit as delicious.
5,379 54 min. February 27th 2022
Cauliflower curry
Cauliflower curry
Plenty of flavour in this cauliflower curry: from the hot spices, of course, but also from dry-roasted cashew nuts.
109K4.8 54 min. January 19th 2014
Celeriac and mushroom gratin
Celeriac and mushroom gratin
This gratin combines sliced celeriac simmered in milk with fried mushrooms.
56K5 1 hour 8 min. November 9th 2014
Celeriac in cream and mustard sauce
Celeriac in cream and mustard sauce
The celeriac in this dish is cooked in two stages: pan-fried first, then braised in cream with mustard. It can be enjoyed as the main feature with rice or cous-cous, for example, or served to accompany meat.
23K 43 min. December 15th 2019
Chard and potato gratin
Chard and potato gratin
All of the chard leaves (greens and stalk) will be used in this recipe. They are first boiled, then layered with sliced potatoes and topped with a bechamel sauce.
26K 1 hour 6 min. June 10th 2020
Cheese and tomato tart
Cheese and tomato tart
A thin puff pastry base, precooked to be extra crisp, filled after cooling with a bed of cream cheese, then a generous layer of tomatoes (as many different colours as possible) to create a colourful and flavoursome tart.
13K 1 hour 44 min. September 2nd 2020
Cheese Soufflé
Cheese Soufflé
A soufflé - one of those dishes with a reputation for being tricky to get right. In fact, it's not as difficult as all that. The important thing is to break the process down into stages: start by making the bechamel sauce, add some cheese (this turns it into a Mornay sauce), then add the egg yolks...
100K 14.4 1 hour 34 min. September 11th 2013
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.
74K4.2 5 hours 10 min. February 3rd 2013
Chilli potato wedges
Chilli potato wedges
To make these spicy wedges, the potatoes are boiled whole first, then cut, coated in your choice of spices and cooked in the oven until browned and beautifully crisp.
11K 1 hour 51 min. May 16th 2021
Country vegetable soup
Country vegetable soup
In this "country" (paysanne) style soup, the vegetables are left in small pieces, rather than blended.
70K 14.3 1 hour 11 min. April 2nd 2014
Courgettes (zuchinis)
Courgettes (zuchinis)
A classic gratin, but with the courgettes cooked separately to prevent too much juice being released during the oven cooking, and so make a dish that is barely moist.
479K 13.7 1 hour 20 min. October 13th 2010
Creamy artichokes
Creamy artichokes
This hearty vegetable recipe uses the whole globe artichoke (heart and leaves), combining the creamy artichoke texture with the crunch of sautéed potatoes.
14K 1 hour 18 min. August 6th 2020
Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin
Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin
This is an artichoke recipe with a difference: we'll be using both heart and leaves, first steamed, then lightly sautéed before being blended with cancoillotte cheese to make a creamy purée. This is then browned in individual ramekins.
12K 49 min. December 9th 2020
Creamy rice with green asparagus and sorrel
Creamy rice with green asparagus and sorrel
This recipe partners green asparagus with sorrel, which adds a slight bitterness and hint of acidity, and cooked rice, all blended to a rich finish with cream.
11K 44 min. May 26th 2021
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.
232K 14.2 1 hour 49 min. February 21th 2011
Creamy risotto with vegetables
Creamy risotto with vegetables
Risotto is one of the many delights of italian cooking... Here is a version with vegetables cooked separately, and their stock used to cook rice. Delicious, as you will see...
341K5 2 hours 53 min. June 12th 2011
Creamy spinach and potato gratin
Creamy spinach and potato gratin
This is a gratin with a difference: before going in the oven, the layers of spinach and potato are topped with cream in which Mont d'Or cheese has been melted (or another cheese, if you prefer).
44K 1 hour 5 min. December 17th 2017
Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls
Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls
These crispy rolls have a mashed potato filling with mushrooms and herbs.
45K5 46 min. July 26th 2015
Crispy potato galette with leeks
Crispy potato galette with leeks
For this recipe, we make a "galette" of fried potatoes, then add layer of steamed leeks and melt cheese over the top. The galette is folded over, rather like an omelette, before being cut into portions.
35K4.1 39 min. May 5th 2016
Crispy smoked salmon and herb rolls
Crispy smoked salmon and herb rolls
This recipe is for rolls of brik or filo pastry with a filling of smoked salmon, eggs, herbs and mustard. These are cut into sections before being cooked in the oven.
50K4.1 48 min. February 26th 2015
Curried polenta
Curried polenta
Made like a classic polenta, then pepped up with curry powder and mixed with morsels of separately cooked globe artichoke.
2,851 44 min. May 25th 2022
Curried prawn risotto
Curried prawn risotto
In this recipe, the prawns are fried separately first with curry powder, then added to the risotto.
79K3.9 59 min. December 30th 2019
Duet of creamed cauliflower and cabbage
Duet of creamed cauliflower and cabbage
For this creamy "duet", the cauliflower and cabbage are boiled first, then mixed just before serving with a reduced cream sauce.
18K 52 min. July 4th 2021
Eggs Comtoise
Eggs Comtoise
In this recipe from eastern France, an egg yolk sits inside a potato nest with a topping of hot cancoillote cheese. The nest is served with fried sliced potatoes.
33K3.8 40 min. January 17th 2016
Eggs in brioche nests
Eggs in brioche nests
This is an original way to serve an egg: with cheese in a savoury brioche nest. This looks elegant for when you have guests and it is delicious as well.
41K4.1 3 hours 37 min. December 6th 2015
Eggs in tomato shells
Eggs in tomato shells
This is a novel way of cooking eggs: in tomato "shells" or egg-cups! For extra flavour, we'll put a spoonful of caramelized onions in the tomato first.
39K3.9 1 hour 3 min. October 11th 2015
Eggs with tomatoes and courgettes
Eggs with tomatoes and courgettes
Melting courgettes with tomatoes and onions into which the eggs are slid carefully, without breaking the yolk, and cooked gently. The secret of success in this recipe is to combine the tomatoes and courgettes when they are really soft, and cook the egg white, leaving the yolk still runny.
61K3.8 52 min. September 27th 2015
Feta and spinach brik pie
Feta and spinach brik pie
In this recipe, a feta and cream filling is sandwiched between layers of spinach and wrapped in brik (or filo) pastry.
58K 24.8 55 min. December 10th 2014
Filo leeks and cheese tart
Filo leeks and cheese tart
This is a very quick tart recipe, where the crust is made by a stacking filo pastry sheets.
263K4.3 1 hour 14 min. April 17th 2022
Fine multi-tomato tart
Fine multi-tomato tart
This simple but very elegant tart makes the most of different tomato varieties. Their diversity allows us to create a multi-coloured tart, featuring all their attractive shades.
26K 59 min. October 14th 2018
Flamiche
Flamiche
Flamiche is a savoury tart from the Picardy region of northeasten France. It is a cousin of quiche lorraine, but the pastry is characteristically made with lard and the filling has neither bacon nor eggs. This version contains a mixture of endives and leeks (white part only).
28K 14.5 1 hour 16 min. April 30th 2017
Fresh spinach with cream
Fresh spinach with cream
Fresh spinach, simply wilted, reheated in a sauce of thickened cream with shallot, and served with quarters of hard-boiled egg.
317K3.8 1 hour 43 min. September 29th 2012
Fried bread with leek and poached egg
Fried bread with leek and poached egg
A slice of fried buttered bread with fried sliced leek, topped with a poached egg. For the best effect, split the egg open just before serving.
31K4.8 31 min. September 18th 2016
Fried cheese toasties with avocado
Fried cheese toasties with avocado
Cheese toasties just got naughtier: pan-fried with butter, the French way. Serve with sliced avocado and lime juice for a delicious contrast of hot and crunchy with cold and yielding – and a clearer conscience!
12K 28 min. January 20th 2021
Fried eggs with tomatoes
Fried eggs with tomatoes
In this recipe, thick slices of tomato are cooked first, then the eggs are left to cook gently in the spaces between them. Particularly delicious served simply with a trickle of balsamic vinegar.
67K4.8 31 min. November 27th 2013
Genoese croque-monsieur
Genoese croque-monsieur
Here is an Italian version of the famous French toasted sandwich: a croque-monsieur from Genoa. The two slices of fried bread hold together scrambled egg, pesto and grated Parmesan.
33K 24 min. July 22th 2018
Glazed mushrooms with plain rice
Glazed mushrooms with plain rice
In this very simple recipe, the mushrooms are lightly sautéed, then glazed with soy sauce and lemon juice, and served on a bed of plain white rice.
11K 29 min. May 19th 2021
Gnocchi alla romana
Gnocchi alla romana
Gnocchi are a type of pasta made with flour and potatoes or, as here, semolina. For this recipe, the gnocchi are made quite large and cooked "au gratin", topped with grated cheese.
25K 2 hours 59 min. July 29th 2020
Grated potato cakes
Grated potato cakes
These grated potato cakes (similar to hash browns, but without the onion) can be deep or pan fried. They are excellent with meat, but quite delicious on their own. Children love them.
120K4.3 39 min. November 23th 2014
Gratin "grilled inside"
Gratin "grilled inside"
We think of a classic gratin, potatoes and cauliflower, but in this recipe we start by grilling them before assembling the gratin, which gives a slightly crunchy texture, and especially a delicious taste.
1,490 1 hour 44 min. September 25th 2022
Gratin Dauphinois
Gratin Dauphinois
This recipe is a bit sensitive for people from Dauphiné (a French area around the city of Grenoble), many of them are sure to have the "true" recipe. Here is the version of the famous French chef Michel Guérard. The most interesting thing about gratin Dauphinois, is that it has a delicate hint of...
368K 25 1 hour 3 min. August 13th 2016
Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or
Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or
This gratin has layers of potatoes and sautéed endives, topped with Mont d'Or cheese and browned in the oven.
36K5 58 min. February 14th 2016
Gratin of purple artichokes
Gratin of purple artichokes
This is a very simple recipe: just potatoes, purple artichokes, a sprinkling of Parmesan and into the oven it goes...
45K4.1 42 min. November 30th 2014
Gratin slices with spinach
Gratin slices with spinach
A slice of bread with a gratin of bechamel containing hard-boiled egg and topped with cheese, served with fresh spinach.
79K4.1 1 hour 33 min. March 20th 2013
Greek-style stuffed courgettes
Greek-style stuffed courgettes
Courgettes filled with a mixture of feta, pine nuts and lemon, then cooked gratin-style in the the oven.
4,290 50 min. July 17th 2022
Green asparagus omelette
Green asparagus omelette
Small spears of green asparagus steamed and sliced, served with grated Parmesan in the middle of an omelette.
126K3.8 33 min. May 6th 2012
Green beans "Napoléon"
Green beans "Napoléon"
Apparently, Napoléon Bonaparte had a delicate stomach, so his cook made his cream sauces a little gentler with tomato. Here is a version for green beans, cooked in two stages, with a cream and tomato sauce.
7,642 48 min. October 24th 2021
Grilled cheese
Grilled cheese
This is the classic American pan-fried sandwich, the "grilled cheese". The French have their own, slightly different speciality: croque-monsieur.
34K5 21 min. June 8th 2016
Harvest Gratin
Harvest Gratin
Purple artichokes, cauliflower and mozzarella combined with bechamel sauce in a gratin to cheer up the end of summer.
38K4.1 1 hour 15 min. September 20th 2015
Home-made potato crisps
Home-made potato crisps
Making your own potato crisps (or chips, if you are American) is quite easy. All you need to do is slice potatoes and fry them. That is all well and good in principle, but there are a few tips it is important to know. I'll explain them for you in this recipe.
86K3.9 26 min. March 19th 2014
Hot box cheese
Hot box cheese
This recipe is a great classic from Franche-Comté (area of eastern France). A Mont-dor cheese (from this area) is oven cooked in its wooden box with a little dry white wine, and served melted over baked potatoes. It's a dish for a winter evening meal with friends, very easy to prepare, everything...
301K4.3 58 min. February 11th 2016
Individual creamy endive gratins
Individual creamy endive gratins
In this recipe, the endives are first blanched, then baked with cream and mushrooms in individual cassolettes (small gratin dishes or large ramekins).
100K4.6 1 hour 5 min. March 4th 2012
Layered Leek and Egg Gratin
Layered Leek and Egg Gratin
This gratin combines parboiled leeks with chopped hard-boiled eggs in thin layers.
43K4.1 49 min. January 10th 2016
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise
This is a quiche-style tart with a Piedmont-inspired twist: the filling is made with eggs, mascarpone (lighter than the usual cream) and Parmesan. The tart still has a moist texture to balance the puff-pastry crust, with the flavour of leeks and purple artichokes.
33K5 1 hour 25 min. December 7th 2016
Leek and broccoli "à la flamande"
Leek and broccoli "à la flamande"
Leeks "à la flamande" (Flemish style) are traditionally served with melted butter mixed with chopped hard-boiled eggs. In this version with broccoli, the vegetables are steamed and the sauce is pepped up with a little mustard.
7,263 44 min. December 12th 2021
Leek and fresh tuna tart
Leek and fresh tuna tart
The puff pastry case is filled with a layer of leek, lightly fried chunks of fresh tuna and a quiche mixture.
59K5 1 hour 15 min. April 17th 2022
Leek and Mimolette tart
Leek and Mimolette tart
This baked tart has a shortcrust pastry case, filled with a layer of chopped, braised leeks topped with a bechamel sauce with eggs and Mimolette cheese.
44K4.1 1 hour 16 min. June 9th 2020
Leek and tuna loaf
Leek and tuna loaf
This loaf is a savoury cake (quite popular in France) made with tinned tuna and leeks that have been lightly cooked with shallot.
167K4.4 1 hour 18 min. October 3rd 2010
Mixed vegetable curry
Mixed vegetable curry
A mix of vegetables (pumpkin, leek, chickpeas...) cooked in coconut milk and curry spices. Serve this dish with rice, preferably basmati, for an authentic touch.
32K5 57 min. January 12th 2020
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...
36K3.8 1 hour 53 min. September 4th 2018
Mushroom and artichoke omelette
Mushroom and artichoke omelette
This French "broken" omelette is not neatly folded like a classic omelette. There is more filling than egg: mushrooms and artichokes here, pan-fried with spring onions. It can be served flat, like a Spanish omelette, but I prefer the more original broken look.
35K3.9 54 min. June 30th 2016
Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin
Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin
This recipe uses pan-fried mushrooms and shallots in cream as the filling for Breton "galettes": traditional buckwheat pancakes. The stuffed pancakes are then baked gratin-style with cheese and cream.
79K4.6 55 min. April 20th 2016
Mushroom tart
Mushroom tart
Puff pastry, cream and mushroom "duxelle" are the perfect combination to create an elegant savoury tart with a crisp, flaky base.
9,034 52 min. November 10th 2021
Mushrooms à la grecque
Mushrooms à la grecque
Mushrooms "à la grecque" (Greek-style) is a simple way to enhance sautéed mushrooms with the flavours of olive oil, herbs and lemon. A common variation is to add tomatoes – just one of many possibilities.
14K 25 min. January 24th 2021
Mushrooms on toast, French style
Mushrooms on toast, French style
This is a French version of mushrooms on toast! The mushrooms are simmered in cream then served on a slice of fried buttered bread.
195K3.8 2 hours 5 min. April 6th 2017
Nanou's tuna tart
Nanou's tuna tart
Crisp puff pastry topped with tuna, mushrooms and cooked shallots.
106K4.2 1 hour 36 min. September 11th 2011
Norwegian tartines
Norwegian tartines
Scandinavian-style bread with smoked trout, and a fresh topping with herbs and shallots.
17K 28 min. February 19th 2020
Oven-roasted Sprouts
Oven-roasted Sprouts
Here is an original way to pep up Brussels sprouts: roasted in the oven. Cooked this way, they will be lightly crisped on the outside and melting in the middle.
140K4 53 min. February 10th 2016
Pan-fried cheese, egg and spinach toastie
Pan-fried cheese, egg and spinach toastie
Here's a new French twist on the famous American grilled cheese. This version plays on the great combination of spinach and eggs.
8,820 36 min. August 15th 2021
Parmesan cauliflower cheese
Parmesan cauliflower cheese
In this recipe, the cauliflower is cooked first in milk and this is used to make a Parmesan-bechamel sauce. The dish is topped with more Parmesan before being browned in the oven.
9,535 1 hour 34 min. December 1st 2021
Pasta with mushrooms
Pasta with mushrooms
Your choice of pasta (spaghetti, penne or whatever) in a creamy sauce with mushrooms and shallots.
103K4.3 37 min. June 15th 2016
Penne with Mushrooms
Penne with Mushrooms
Sautéed mushrooms in a cream sauce with penne - a simple, delicious recipe.
38K5 37 min. February 28th 2016
Penne with purple artichokes
Penne with purple artichokes
In this recipe, the purple artichokes are braised in white wine, then mixed with the penne and parmesan.
54K5 52 min. February 11th 2016
Pissaladière with puff pastry
Pissaladière with puff pastry
This savoury tart is a traditional speciality around Nice, on France's Cote d'Azur. Originally, pissaladière had much in common with its Italian cousin, the pizza, but made with onions, anchovies and olives, and without tomatoes. This is a slightly different version, more friable (with a...
34K3.8 1 hour 38 min. May 7th 2017
Poached eggs with spinach and Comté milk
Poached eggs with spinach and Comté milk
The combination of eggs with spinach is always a winner, but this recipe elevates it to another level with the original and delicious flavour added by the Comté milk.
5,282 1 hour 7 min. January 19th 2022
Polenta with beetroot tops
Polenta with beetroot tops
Creamy polenta with beetroot tops just briefly wilted in a frying pan with spring onion.
2,707 31 min. June 8th 2022
Polenta with Mont d'Or
Polenta with Mont d'Or
This recipe offers you a way to make polenta that will turn out creamy, with the woody notes of the Mont d'Or.
5,444 31 min. January 5th 2022
Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg
Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg
A "cake" of fried polenta, blanched spinach and a soft-poached egg on top, with a cream, shallot and white-wine sauce poured over just before serving.
53K5 1 hour 11 min. June 3rd 2018
Pollack Parmentier
Pollack Parmentier
"Parmentier", in French cuisine, means topped or mixed with mashed potato. This fishy version is made with pollack (or another fish, if you prefer), poached, flaked, and mixed with cooked onions, mashed potatoes and a little thyme. This is then topped with grated cheese and browned in the oven,...
26K4.8 56 min. October 1st 2017
Potato and broccoli gratin
Potato and broccoli gratin
A very simple recipe: a layer of potatoes, a layer of broccoli, bechamel sauce and grated cheese.
203K3.8 2 hours 1 min. September 21th 2011
Potato gratin
Potato gratin
This classic French recipe is made with sliced potatoes baked in milk and browned on top.
1.1M 14.6 1 hour 47 min. February 21th 2011
Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon
Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon
For potato waffles, the flour in the mixture for the sweet version is replaced with instant dried potato. This is a way of making delicious savoury waffles. Adding ribbons of smoked salmon, like here, turns them into a proper meal, though they can be also be served as an accompaniment.
44K4.5 39 min. April 22th 2018
Potatoes with smoked salmon
Potatoes with smoked salmon
This is a very simple recipe with a delicious result: potatoes, smoked salmon and a herb sauce.
45K 15 36 min. June 28th 2015
Potimarron and Parmesan tart
Potimarron and Parmesan tart
This moist tart has a shortcrust pastry case, filled with a mixture of potimarron purée and Parmesan, bound with egg.
22K 2 hours 14 min. December 12th 2018
Potimarron braised in meat jus
Potimarron braised in meat jus
This is a very quick and simple recipe which makes an excellent accompaniment for roast meat, for example. It is also a good Sunday night dish.
35K 1 hour 5 min. February 25th 2018
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.
35K 1 hour 14 min. January 27th 2019
Purple artichokes braised in white wine
Purple artichokes braised in white wine
In this recipe, small purple artichokes are trimmed and braised (i.e. simmered gently in a small quantity of liquid) in white wine.
55K4.3 40 min. June 29th 2014
Quartet of brassicas with cream
Quartet of brassicas with cream
Four kinds of brassicas (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, romanesco and broccoli), blanched separately, then combined to finish with cream and chopped parsley.
123K4.6 2 hours 41 min. January 16th 2013
Quiche Bretonne
Quiche Bretonne
This quiche from Brittany has a puff-pastry base topped with an assortment of fish and shellfish with a classic quiche filling. After baking in a hot oven, the crusty pastry is a great foil for the moist filling with all its seafood flavours.
38K 1 hour 40 min. April 17th 2022
Rata-tart
Rata-tart
"Rata-tart" is a tart filled with ratatouille and polenta. The layer of polenta in the bottom separates the pastry from the ratatouille and so keeps it crisp.
61K4.5 1 hour 15 min. October 27th 2013
Ratatouille
Ratatouille
Ratatouille is a typical Mediterranean dish. The best-known version comes from Nice. It is a ragout of different vegetables (aubergines, peppers, courgettes, onions) in a tomato sauce.
92K5 1 hour 52 min. September 29th 2013
Ratatouille confite
Ratatouille confite
In this ratatouille recipe, the vegetables are cooked longer than usual to get a richer melting dish.
199K 13.8 2 hours 40 min. June 12th 2011
Real home-made chips*
Real home-made chips*
It's not easy to make these - the original "French fries" - well at home, that is, to produce golden and crunchy chips from fresh potatoes. Here is a way of doing it in three cooking stages, which gives very good results: melting in the middle, crunchy on the outside, and a nice golden colour....
398K5 1 hour 47 min. December 30th 2019
Rice à la grecque
Rice à la grecque
Rice cooked "à la grecque" (Greek-style) is enlivened with sautéed leeks and mushrooms, cream and feta, to which the cooked rice is added at the end. This is a hearty dish, usually served in its cooking pot in the centre of the table, so everyone can help themselves.
22K 48 min. October 28th 2020
Rice with spring greens
Rice with spring greens
This combination of spring cabbage and leeks, cooked separately then mixed with rice, is a simple recipe and everything can be prepared in advance.
3,210 44 min. June 6th 2022
Roast Brussels sprouts with sage and lemon
Roast Brussels sprouts with sage and lemon
This makes a change from the usual ways of cooking sprouts: oven-roasted with sage and lemon, topped with grated Parmesan. They can be served as the main feature, or to accompany meat, for example.
11K 1 hour 4 min. February 3rd 2021
Roast cabbage with lemon
Roast cabbage with lemon
It's not always easy to find new and appealing ways to cook cabbage, but this recipe – which is fairly simple – will give you a really delicious roast cabbage, flavoured with lemon and tarragon.
22K5 53 min. August 26th 2020
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
These roast potatoes with echoes of Provence are cooked in 2 stages: boiled first, then finished in the oven until golden and crisp. They can be served on their own, to accompany meat, or simply with a good green salad.
13K 1 hour 45 min. September 12th 2021
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting cauliflower in the oven is a delicious way to enjoy the vegetable: golden-brown on the outside and melt-in-the-mouth inside. In this recipe, the cauliflower is blanched first, then brushed with herb butter before roasting in the oven.
53K5 1 hour 12 min. March 27th 2016
Roasted cauliflower
Roasted cauliflower
This is how Yotam Ottolenghi does roasted cauliflower: whole, served with a green parsley tahini sauce.
26K 2 hours 32 min. April 19th 2020
Salmon and leek fondue tart
Salmon and leek fondue tart
This delicious, creamy tart is full of flavour: big chunks of salmon marinated before cooking and laid on a bed of leek fondue in a shortcrust pastry case. You'll love it!
27K 48 min. March 6th 2020
Salmon and Spinach Gratin
Salmon and Spinach Gratin
This gratin has a layer of spinach, a layer of salmon with tomato and a layer of potato purée topped with grated cheese.
46K4.3 46 min. January 27th 2016
Salt cod brandade
Salt cod brandade
"Brandade de morue" is a classic of French bistro cuisine, especially in the south. It is a puréed mixture of salt cod and olive oil with (or sometimes without) potatoes. Here is a simplified version.
73K4 1 hour 32 min. March 2nd 2014
Sautéed Green Vegetables
Sautéed Green Vegetables
A recipe full of gorgeous greens: broccoli, romanesco, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. The vegetables are cooked separately in stock before being lightly sautéed with shallot. This is a simple dish, though it takes a while to prepare, and is delicious, light and healthy.
49K4.1 37 min. December 2nd 2015
Sautéed green vegetables
Sautéed green vegetables
Just fresh vegetables, each sautéed in turn in olive oil, then combined with chopped spring onions and parsley.
61K4.1 1 hour 5 min. June 15th 2014
Sautéed oyster mushrooms
Sautéed oyster mushrooms
When oyster mushrooms are about, it's worth making the most of them. Why not try this very simple sauté recipe? The mushrooms are fried and finished with just a little parsley and lemon juice.
18K 22 min. January 6th 2021
Scallop and leek pancakes
Scallop and leek pancakes
These pancakes are filled with pan-fried scallops and creamed leeks.
48K4.3 13 min. March 6th 2020
Scrambled eggs and leeks on toast
Scrambled eggs and leeks on toast
Scrambled eggs on toast, but with a difference: the eggs are partnered with smoked cheese and topped with just-cooked shredded leeks.
3,336 57 min. March 23th 2022
Scrambled eggs with butter-fried bread and fresh spinach
Scrambled eggs with butter-fried bread and fresh spinach
Fresh spinach, butter-fried bread and scrambled eggs: simply delicious.
274K3.8 2 hours March 18th 2013
Seafood sauerkraut
Seafood sauerkraut
The French version of sauerkraut (choucroute) is normally served with meat, especially pork and sausage, but here is a seafood version with fish and shellfish. Do give it a try, as it's simple to make and delicious!
158K4 1 hour 37 min. April 17th 2011
Sesame rice
Sesame rice
Sesame rice is a simple recipe: once cooked, the rice is dressed with a drizzle of sesame oil, then mixed with toasted sesame seeds. This delicious double sesame flavour makes it an ideal accompaniment for meat or fish.
11K 19 min. November 17th 2021
Shakshuka
Shakshuka
This spicy, ratatouille-style tomato and onion purée can be eaten on its own or to accompany other dishes. Here, I've baked it in individual ramekins, topped with an egg. This recipe originated in North Africa and has spread all around the Mediterranean.
22K5 1 hour 38 min. January 19th 2020
Shiitake eggs
Shiitake eggs
By French standards, this hardly qualifies as an omelette: beaten eggs, simply slammed in the pan with sautéed shiitake mushrooms in soy sauce.
16K5 34 min. March 7th 2021
Small ratatouille with
Small ratatouille with
It's a hotch-potch of vegetables, cooked in two stages, onto which eggs are broken and cooked until the white only is just firm.
245K5 1 hour 3 min. June 12th 2011
Smoked haddock and leek fondue tartines
Smoked haddock and leek fondue tartines
These tartines are built up with layers of leek fondue, sliced raw mushrooms and smoked haddock, then popped in the oven for a few minutes.
17K 31 min. April 15th 2020
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin
This gratin has an unusual twist: it not only combines potatoes with potimarron, the potatoes are boiled in the water left after cooking a Morteau sausage, to give a lovely smoky flavour. Guaranteed to transport your tastebuds to eastern France!
24K 2 hours 10 min. March 13th 2019
Snails in a brioche
Snails in a brioche
A flat brioche filled with snails, themselves filled with a knob of sophisticated beurre d'escargot. The flat round shape is reminiscent of the old-fashioned French snail dishes. Cut into bite-sized morsels, this makes a good aperitif snack.
29K 1 hour 43 min. November 11th 2018
Sorrel omelette
Sorrel omelette
A sorrel omelette is, unsurprisingly, a classic omelette with chopped sorrel added, but it is also served with a reduced cream and sorrel sauce.
3,532 47 min. June 1st 2022
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Halfway between an omelette and a soufflé, this quick recipe give a light and delicious result. The secret is mainly in the two cooking methods: frying pan, then oven.
409K4.7 51 min. June 22th 2013
Spaghetti with mushrooms
Spaghetti with mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushrooms are cooked in the oven first and are then combined with the cooked spaghetti, shallots and dressed with white wine and soy sauce.
51K4.1 1 hour 3 min. March 12th 2015
Spaghetti with smoked salmon
Spaghetti with smoked salmon
After cooking the spaghetti as usual, strips of smoked salmon are added with cream, lemon, Parmesan and egg yolks.
124K3.8 37 min. March 10th 2013
Spiced butternut gratin
Spiced butternut gratin
For this recipe, the butternut squash is cooked in two stages: first roasted, then finished in a gratin with Mornay sauce (bechamel with cheese).
7,141 1 hour 19 min. December 19th 2021
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
This delicious twist on cauliflower cheese is cooked in 3 stages: the cauliflower is steamed on its own before being fried with the spices. It is then topped with cheese and breadcrumbs, and browned in the oven.
25K 1 hour 1 min. May 24th 2020
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
The cauliflower in this recipe is cooked two different ways: first oven-roasted with chilli spices, then finished with a creamy gratin topping, made with its own trimmings.
4,512 1 hour 23 min. March 20th 2022
Spinach and cashew brik rolls
Spinach and cashew brik rolls
Brik (or filo) pastry with a filling of cream cheese, cooked spinach and cashew nuts.
17K 31 min. February 26th 2020
Spinach and chick peas "à la milanaise"
Spinach and chick peas "à la milanaise"
An Italian-style combination of spinach, chick peas and tomatoes, flavoured with thyme and Parmesan.
3,100 18 min. June 15th 2022
Spinach and Comté Loaf
Spinach and Comté Loaf
For this savoury cake-style loaf, we use a plain basic mixture and add wilted spinach wth shallots and diced Comté cheese.
78K4.3 1 hour 13 min. April 17th 2016
Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin
Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin
In this gratin, spinach and hard-boiled eggs are combined with bechamel sauce and topped with grated cheese.
119K4.7 35 min. December 18th 2013
Spinach and ricotta ravioli
Spinach and ricotta ravioli
The filling for these ravioli is a delicious mixture of ricotta with cooked spinach, egg and lightly toasted pine nuts. The ravioli are first boiled in salted water, then baked gratin-style with cream, Parmesan and sage.
39K 14.8 1 hour 12 min. May 29th 2016
Spinach brik parcels
Spinach brik parcels
Crispy brik parcels, filled with a mixture of spinach, feta and chopped shallot.
99K5 43 min. May 5th 2013
Spinach Croque-monsieur
Spinach Croque-monsieur
A croque-monsieur is a French toasted sandwich. Here, the 2 slices of buttered bread are filled with bechamel sauce, hard-boiled eggs, blanched spinach and melted cheese. The assembled sandwich is popped in the oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese.
48K4.5 45 min. May 24th 2015
Spinach Mornay
Spinach Mornay
This gratin is made with a layer of pre-cooked spinach, then sliced hard-boiled eggs and a Mornay sauce (an enriched bechamel with cheese).
38K 40 min. February 27th 2019
Spinach Omelette
Spinach Omelette
An ultra-simple but delicious omelette recipe. The beaten eggs are poured over spinach that has already been cooked with shallots.
58K4.7 17 min. May 1st 2016
Spinach on toast with bechamel
Spinach on toast with bechamel
A slice of buttered toast, layers of spinach and sliced hard-boiled egg, topped with bechamel sauce and grated cheese, then browned in the oven.
49K4.3 33 min. February 11th 2015
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon
For this very simple recipe, steamed leeks (cooked in 2 stages) are served with a sabayon made with mushroom "jus", preferably from morels. The sabayon is the major taste element in this dish, and adds a delicious woodland-mushroom flavour.
24K4.1 37 min. June 11th 2017
Stuffed artichokes au gratin
Stuffed artichokes au gratin
For this recipe we'll attempt to use the whole of the artichoke: the heart, of course, but also the leaf bases in bechamel sauce with mushrooms and shallots, as a tasty filling for the hearts.
67K5 1 hour 33 min. August 30th 2017
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed Mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushrooms are stuffed with caramelized onions, topped with cheese and cooked in the oven. As mushrooms tend to give off a lot of liquid, especially when very fresh, the cooking is done in two stages.
43K4.1 57 min. October 4th 2015
Summery cheese on toast
Summery cheese on toast
Lightly toasted bread topped with a mixture of cream cheese, chopped spring onions, sliced radishes and fresh herbs.
29K4 21 min. July 20th 2016
Tartine du pêcheur
Tartine du pêcheur
This is a French twist on that store-cupboard basic, sardines on toast: sardine fillets in oil and sliced spring onion, topped with a poached egg.
31K4.7 15 min. June 1st 2016
Thaï rice with small vegetables
Thaï rice with small vegetables
Vegetables cut in small dice, cooked in stages, and mixed with cooked Thaï rice. Delicious alone or served with meat for example.
258K4.7 1 hour 34 min. February 21th 2011
The strange gratin
The strange gratin
Here is a recipe for a gratin that is a little unusual in its ingredients, which allows the use of vegetable tops and leftover cheese, but for a very successful taste despite everything.
4,221 1 hour 30 min. July 20th 2022
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
A tomato tart is a real taste of summer: this one uses cherry tomatoes, finished with a drizzle of pesto after cooking. Cherry tomatoes are an ideal way to add a variety of colours for a tart that looks just as good as it tastes.
18K 1 hour 1 min. August 23th 2020
Thin spinach and potato tart
Thin spinach and potato tart
A savoury tart with a thin puff pastry base, crushed potatoes, spinach, bechamel sauce and topped with a sprinkling of grated cheese.
10K5 58 min. June 13th 2021
Tomato feuilleté with pesto
Tomato feuilleté with pesto
This is a fairly simple recipe, but the result is an elegant, thin tart, bursting with delicious Italian colour. The base is a a feuilletage, but savoury this time, topped with the concentrated flavours of Italian cuisine: pesto, tomatoes and Parmesan.
25K4.1 59 min. September 8th 2018
Tomato omelette
Tomato omelette
Tomato omelette is a great classic of Provençale cuisine. This is my personal version with mushrooms.
101K4.6 1 hour 1 min. November 11th 2012
Tomatoes Provençal
Tomatoes Provençal
This is a great classic dish of Provençal cuisine: tomato halves topped with a kind of stuffing mixture of breadcrumbs, parsley and garlic. In this version, they are served on a bed of white rice.
28K4.3 1 hour 9 min. December 30th 2019
Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin
Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin
The small squash used here is the Japanese chestnut pumpkin or "potimarron". For this gratin, we scrape out the seeds and fill the centre with a mixture of three sorts of cheese and cream, then bake it in the oven until the pumpkin flesh is soft. Served straight from the oven like this, it is good...
56K4.1 53 min. January 24th 2016
Truffade original
Truffade original
Truffade is a traditional dish from the Auvergne region of France. It is simple and delicious: potatoes are cooked slowly in a covered pan, then sliced local cheese is melted in towards the end of cooking.
18K 1 hour 33 min. August 12th 2021
Tuna pasta
Tuna pasta
This is typical Sunday night fare, or for when you've simply had enough of cooking. An easy but delicious, creamy combination of pasta and tuna.
19K 15 min. March 14th 2021
Two-cheese vegetable gratin
Two-cheese vegetable gratin
This is a vegetable gratin with a difference: 3 layers of different vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli and aubergine) with two different cheeses for a flavousome topping: Comté and Époisse.
28K 1 hour 23 min. October 16th 2019
Vegetable pie
Vegetable pie
Three layers of vegetables, baked in puff pastry.
221K3.9 1 hour 21 min. September 10th 2018
Warm autumn salad
Warm autumn salad
Not quite "surf and turf", but land meets sea in this salad which combines poached fish with cauliflower and buttery fried croutons.
26K4.3 45 min. November 22th 2017
Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses
Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses
For this recipe, the cauliflower is steamed until just tender, then mixed while still warm with diced Mimolette and Cantal cheeses and a good vinaigrette.
31K4.5 31 min. July 3rd 2016
Warm Leek and Potato Salad
Warm Leek and Potato Salad
This simple salad combines leeks (boiled and thoroughly drained) with sliced potatoes in a good vinaigrette.
45K4.6 40 min. February 21th 2016
Welsh-style potato purée
Welsh-style potato purée
A Welsh-style twist on the classic potato purée (posh mash!), with finely sliced leeks, cooked until just done to keep their lovely green colour. This dish could be the main feature or served on the side with meat, for example.
6,082 25 min. December 26th 2021
White bean gratin "à l'italienne"
White bean gratin "à l'italienne"
White haricot beans enriched with the Mediterranean flavours of tomatoes and herbs. The beans are boiled first then mixed with chopped tomatoes and finished gratin-style in the oven.
9,613 13 hours 2 min. August 25th 2021
"BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits
"BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits
These are similar to the BN biscuits so well-known in France. They are a sandwich of chocolate filling between two layers of biscuit. Children adore them!
176K 24.6 5 hours 12 min. March 21th 2011
4 pears salad with vanilla
4 pears salad with vanilla
It's a very easy recipe, everything depends on the choice of differents kinds of pears all fully ripe, to give a delicious contrast in the mouth.
201K4.2 37 min. February 21th 2011
Agen prune cake
Agen prune cake
This cake from Agen, in southwestern France, is a type of brioche. Inspired by the famous "tarte au sucre" (sugar tart), it is like a thick "galette" with a moist texture, filled with prunes and marzipan with Armagnac.
23K3 1 hour 51 min. September 16th 2018
Almond mug cake for Mary
Almond mug cake for Mary
Mug cakes are fun and quick to make. They cook in the microwave in about a minute and a half. This almond version is similar to the small cakes known as financiers.
82K4.3 9 min. June 22th 2014
Almond tuiles
Almond tuiles
These delicious little biscuits ("tiles" in French) get their crunch and lightness from the use of flaked almonds rather than ground. It is not difficult to succeed, you just need to work fast after taking them out of the oven.
355K4 1 hour 18 min. August 21th 2019
Almonds pyramids
Almonds pyramids
If you are already familiar with coconut pyramids, you might like to try these almonds flavoured pyramids. The recipe is very straightforward, but these little cakes, with their crisp outside and moist centre, are simply delicious.
22K 35 min. January 13th 2021
Alsatian apple tart
Alsatian apple tart
This tart from France's Alsace region has a sweet pastry (or sweetcrust) case, filled with raw apple slices and a light vanilla egg-custard mixture, then baked.
40K 54 min. July 13th 2022
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
This gluten-free cake is called "amandier" in French, as it is made with ground almonds instead of flour (the same word also means almond tree). The texture is moist and the flavour is, well, almondy.
18K 1 hour 8 min. October 4th 2020
Amaretti
Amaretti
Amaretti are little Italian almond biscuits. They are a bit like meringues, very sweet, and made with ground almonds.
52K4.5 1 hour 3 min. May 31th 2015
Amiens macaroons
Amiens macaroons
These macaroons, famous since the 16th century, are small, soft almond-flavoured cakes. This recipe is much easier to make than the one for the classic Parisian macarons.
79K5 49 min. February 13th 2013
Angevin plum pâté
Angevin plum pâté
The 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).
3,414 1 hour 31 min. July 31th 2022
Apple amandine tarts from Brélès
Apple amandine tarts from Brélès
Amandines are small sweetcrust pastry tarts filled with fruit and topped with almond cream. Here's a rather more sophisticated version made with stewed apple, rice pudding and almond cream.
166K3.7 1 hour 10 min. March 1st 2012
Apple and almond gratin
Apple and almond gratin
Imagine a gratin, but sweet, made with apples and toasted ground almonds. This delicious dessert combines apples and almonds with a vanilla custard-like mixture - simply yummy!
37K4.6 1 hour 5 min. February 8th 2017
Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies
Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies
These brioche pies look like muffins with their "mushroom" tops. They are filled with quartered apples and a little blackcurrant jelly.
35K4.5 2 hours 55 min. September 10th 2018
Apple and blackcurrant tarts
Apple and blackcurrant tarts
These little tarts taste every bit as good as they look. The sweetcrust pastry cases are filled with a layer of stewed apple and topped with a blackcurrant crémeux. This offers your guests a delightful element of surprise, as the apple flavour is only discovered as they eat it (but only if you've...
15K 1 hour 8 min. October 10th 2021
Apple and pear tart
Apple and pear tart
Apples and pears are combined in this sophisticated autumn tart. The pears are laid decoratively on top of stewed apple.
72K 24.9 59 min. October 27th 2014
Apple Batter Puddings
Apple Batter Puddings
Similar to a traditional French "clafoutis", usually made with cherries, this simple apple and almond dessert is quick to make.
37K4.8 41 min. March 30th 2016
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche
This rather special charlotte is made with toasted slices of brioche instead of finger biscuits and stewed apples. Cooked once assembled, it can be eated warm or cold.
254K3.8 2 hours 20 min. June 5th 2013
Apple crisps
Apple crisps
This is a really simple recipe - there's really not much to do, other than wait while the crisps (or chips for Americans) cook gently in the oven.
31K4.5 2 hours 8 min. April 19th 2017
Apple custard tart
Apple custard tart
You may well know the classic Parisian custard tart (or "flan"), traditionally vanilla-flavoured. Here is an apple version, with extra apple flavour as the custard is made with apple juice. This is topped with delicious caramelized apple slices.
18K 2 hours 37 min. July 26th 2020
Apple macaronade
Apple macaronade
This gratin-style apple pudding has an almond "macaronade" crust for a delicious combination of flavours.
13K 1 hour 15 min. December 27th 2020
Apple paste
Apple paste
Apple paste, like most other fruit pastes, is a simple mixture of apple juice, sugar and a gelling agent - pectin here.
45K5 10 days 48 min. November 6th 2019
Apple Pie
Apple Pie
This classic of family cooking is quite simple: just a puff pastry "shell" sealing in lightly sweetened slices of apple. During cooking, the fruit softens to resemble stewed apple. Serve warm, if possible, to enjoy at its best.
49K3.7 54 min. September 11th 2018
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
The French semelle is a flat rectangular tart with a base of puff pastry. In this version, a layer of stewed apple is spread on the pastry, then topped with finely-sliced fruit.
129K4.3 1 hour 5 min. October 28th 2011
Apple Strudel
Apple Strudel
Apple strudel is a traditional pastry from central Europe. It is like a large apple turnover, usually served in slices. Here is a version with apples, walnuts, almonds and rum-soaked raisins.
44K5 1 hour 32 min. September 11th 2018
Apple Tatin Terrine
Apple Tatin Terrine
Imagine a sweet terrine, made of layers of apples with sugar, cooked slowly in the oven until caramelized. Serve warm in slices with custard.
58K4.1 3 hours 28 min. December 14th 2014
Apricot and almond cream tart
Apricot and almond cream tart
Half apricots arranged on a thin layer of almond cream.
307K4.1 1 hour 45 min. February 21th 2011
Apricot blancmange
Apricot blancmange
Blancmange is a very old dessert recipe, going back to the middle-ages. Updated for our century, it's almond milk with whipped cream and a smooth apricot puree.
288K4 3 hours 14 min. August 23th 2011
Apricot fool
Apricot fool
The traditional fruit fool is a rather old-fashioned dessert, consisting of whipped cream (Chantilly) with a fruit coulis gently folded into it.
169K5 17 min. August 8th 2010
Apricot jam with vanilla
Apricot jam with vanilla
A really flavoursome apricot jam, minimally sweetened, with a hint of vanilla and the discreet crunch of the almond-like kernels.
10K 5 hours 4 min. July 14th 2021
Arizona cupcakes
Arizona cupcakes
Cupcakes are small sponge cakes. In their original American version, they are usually decorated with brightly coloured icing. Here's a version inspired by the famous saguaro cactus, so common in Arizona.
173K 14.6 1 hour 49 min. October 13th 2010
Arlesian Biscuits
Arlesian Biscuits
These small almond and lemon-flavoured biscuits have a short, melt-in-the-mouth texture. They are known as "sablés arlésiens" in French.
55K5 1 hour 33 min. July 30th 2014
Autumn apple and plum crumble pie
Autumn apple and plum crumble pie
This crumble with a difference captures real autumn flavours: apples, plums and hazelnuts. For a change, the crumble topping is pressed into a thin crust, more like a pie.
24K 1 hour 37 min. October 27th 2019
Baked Alaska
Baked Alaska
The name may be odd, but Baked Alaska is an elegant dessert. The core of this version is a "sandwich" of vanilla ice cream and blackcurrant sorbet between 2 layers of sponge soaked in rum-flavoured syrup. This is then covered in a layer of meringue and put in a very hot oven for just a few minutes...
31K4.3 6 hours 47 min. November 12th 2017
Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux
Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux
Under this pretty name, my personal version of "Les pommes au four" (baked apples).
230K 24.2 1 hour 7 min. February 21th 2011
Belle-helene in a glass
Belle-helene in a glass
It's a recipe where you make 4 layers of different creams in a small glass: vanilla cream, small dice of pear cooked in maple syrup, chocolate mousse and whipped cream. It should be served to your guests cool but not too cold .
238K3.8 1 hour 47 min. February 21th 2011
Black Forest gateau
Black Forest gateau
Black Forest gateau is a sophisticated dessert which comes from Germany. It is essentially a combination of four flavours: chocolate, cherries, cream and kirsch. Here is my own version.
134K4.6 2 hours 32 min. November 27th 2011
Blackberry and almond fondant tart
Blackberry and almond fondant tart
Balckberries and almonds go so well together: the slight tartness of the berries is the perfect foil for the sweeter almonds. This combination makes for a delicious tart. The sweetcrust pastry case is filled with a blackberry jelly and an almond panna cotta, presented in a bold and unusual way as a...
23K 3 hours 46 min. December 30th 2019
Blackcurrant and chestnut verrines
Blackcurrant and chestnut verrines
Blackcurrants and chestnuts and go together really well, as the tang of the one balances the gentle sweetness of the other. Here they are combined in a verrrine, with a blackcurrant crémeux and chestnut mousse, served with a little sablé biscuit.
14K 1 hour 9 min. November 1st 2020
Blackcurrant jelly
Blackcurrant jelly
Blackcurrants are full of flavour and make an excellent jelly. In the depths of winter, you'll be glad you made some now.
8,1074 57 min. September 8th 2021
Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith
Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith
If you love the taste of blackcurrants (like Edith), this sorbet is for you...
230K4.9 23 min. October 13th 2010
Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine
Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine
Vanilla-lime, confectioner's custard and blackcurrant coulis, topped with a layer of whipped cream (chantilly) and dusted with a little matcha green tea powder. Light and flavoursome.
173K4.9 1 hour 9 min. September 12th 2010
Blackcurrant-almond muffins
Blackcurrant-almond muffins
Blackcurrant muffins with a rather special ground almond dough. Blackurrants give a delicious hint of acidity, which goes very well with the almond flavour.
232K3.8 49 min. February 21th 2011
Bonnevaux apple tart
Bonnevaux apple tart
This is without doubt the easiest apple tart you can make: a simple pastry case (a sweetened sort of shortcrust pastry without egg) and apples - that's all! It's the tart my grandmother Jeanne made when I was a boy (a long time ago, as you can probably gather) and my father's favourite dessert.In...
29K4 2 hours 7 min. November 2nd 2016
Bounty-style tart for Alison
Bounty-style tart for Alison
This Bounty-style tart combines, as you might expect, chocolate and coconut in a sweetcrust pastry case.
113K 14 1 hour 34 min. June 2nd 2015
Breton apple and rhubarb tart
Breton apple and rhubarb tart
This rhubarb and apple tart is given a Breton twist with a base of traditional, butter-rich, sablé biscuit. This is topped with an apple "crémeux" filling. The finishing touch is a layer of rhubarb, cut on the diagonal and oven-poached in a syrup of its own juice.
25K5 1 hour 44 min. December 30th 2019
Breton strawberry and verbena tart
Breton strawberry and verbena tart
Strawberries and verbena go well together. In this recipe they are combined as a verbena crémeux with whole fresh strawberries on a Breton sablé base.
24K 1 hour 47 min. August 11th 2019
Brioche galette
Brioche galette
This galette (flat cake) is made with brioche dough, stuck with little pieces of butter and sprinkled with sugar.
76K4.8 2 hours 3 min. February 23th 2012
Brioche slices with almond cream
Brioche slices with almond cream
A brioche slice, soaked in rum syrup and covered with almond cream, then browned in the oven. It's a dessert, and also a pastry which goes very well with tea or coffee at the end of the afternoon, especially when it's cold outside.
191K4.1 54 min. June 13th 2013
Brioche Tatin
Brioche Tatin
For this filled brioche, the apples are cooked separately, as for a tart tatin (caramelized), then sandwiched between two circles of brioche dough.
60K3.7 3 hours 21 min. September 10th 2018
Buckwheat almond biscuits
Buckwheat almond biscuits
In this sweet biscuit recipe, some of the normal wheat flour is replaced with buckwheat flour and ground almonds. This gives them a very distinctive flavour.
63K4 2 hours 40 min. October 7th 2015
Calissons
Calissons
Calissons are a sweet from Provence - Aix-en-Provence is famous for them - made with almonds and candied fruit, covered with royal icing. This is a slightly simplified version, which is every bit as good.
120K 53.3 1 hour 28 min. February 12th 2012
Canadian apple crumble
Canadian apple crumble
The classic apple crumble is given a Canadian twist here: rolled oats in the topping and a drizzle of maple syrup over the apples. These two small changes make the flavour very distinctive and very, well... Canadian.
43K3 1 hour 25 min. August 4th 2019
Canadian rice pudding
Canadian rice pudding
You are no doubt familiar with classic rice pudding, so simple and delicious. Well, here's a version with a Canadian twist: sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar, added in two stages.
21K 1 hour 7 min. January 31th 2021
Candied grapefruit peel
Candied grapefruit peel
Not really a dessert, more a kind of sweet. After soakiing, strips of grapefruit skin are cooked very slowly to conservethem in sugar. It's a real treat with coffee at the end of a meal.
320K 14 1 day 1 hour 21 min. December 20th 2018
Cannelés
Cannelés
Cannelés are a speciality from the French city of Bordeaux. These delicious little cakes have a crunchy exterior and a soft centre.
91K5 1 day 1 hour 29 min. December 16th 2012
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.
236K5 1 hour 37 min. February 11th 2011
Caramel semolina pudding with raisins
Caramel semolina pudding with raisins
Semolina pudding, like rice pudding, is a throwback to another era – time to rediscover its delights! This is an updated version, with a caramel sauce and raisins. Its smooth, creamy texture comes from the custard added towards the end.
24K 48 min. December 30th 2020
Caramelised apple custards
Caramelised apple custards
A Parisian flan-style egg custard, poured over sautéed and caramelised (flambéed, even) apples, baked in individual ramekins.
11K 59 min. June 9th 2021
Caramelised apple pie
Caramelised apple pie
Apple pie made with caramelised apples.
235K4.3 1 hour 55 min. September 11th 2018
Caramelized apple "moelleux" cake
Caramelized apple "moelleux" cake
The 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.
7,482 1 hour 56 min. November 7th 2021
Caramelized apple and walnut cake
Caramelized apple and walnut cake
A variation on the classic walnut cake, with a luscious centre of caramelized apple slices, flambéed in Calvados.
27K 1 hour 33 min. June 7th 2020
Caramelized apple rice pudding
Caramelized apple rice pudding
This 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.
6,403 1 hour 9 min. November 28th 2021
Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi
Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi
This "classy restaurant" style dessert consists of a sort of dish made of caramelized brioche filled with a mix of pear compote and kiwi salad with vanilla, served surrounded by real custard (crème anglaise).
84K 15 45 min. April 29th 2012
Caramelized pear custard tart
Caramelized pear custard tart
You may well be familiar with the famous French custard tart, with its creamy vanilla egg-custard filling. It can also be made in individual portions, in ramekins, for example. Here is a delicious version with caramelized pears.
36K 2 1 hour 3 min. July 13th 2022
Caribbean upside-down cake
Caribbean upside-down cake
The dominant flavours in this cake are pineapple and almonds. The pineapple is caramelized first separately, with brown sugar and lime, before being laid in the bottom of the tin. The cake batter is then poured over. The cooked cake is turned out to reveal the lovely golden pineapple layer on top a...
45K4.5 1 hour 7 min. December 30th 2019
Chantilly rice pudding
Chantilly rice pudding
A rice pudding with a difference: it is cooked the classic way and left to cool. Whipped cream is then gently folded in to give a light-textured and original dessert.
24K 2 hours 50 min. April 1st 2020
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard
Cold grapefruit quarters with slices of hot caramelized pineapple, lime custard (crème anglaise) and citrus crunch.
238K4.6 2 hours 5 min. December 20th 2010
Checkerboard biscuits
Checkerboard biscuits
These biscuits are half and half chocolate and almond in a checkerboard pattern, both in colour and flavour.
118K5 4 hours 24 min. March 8th 2012
Cherry and pistachio tarts
Cherry and pistachio tarts
A shortcrust pastry case baked with pistachio cream, then topped with Griottine cherries.
162K 25 1 hour 20 min. July 4th 2010
Cherry clafoutis
Cherry clafoutis
A clafoutis batter and cherries lightly cooked in sugar and Kirsch, then de-stoned. The clafoutis is baked in the oven.
119K4.3 1 hour 17 min. June 19th 2011
Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits
Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits
Here's a really simple recipe for little nutty biscuits, combining hazelnuts with a double dose of chestnut flavour: flour and purée (crème de marrons).
12K3 2 hours 1 min. February 28th 2021
Chestnut cake
Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and sweet chestnut purée.
294K5 1 hour 13 min. May 8th 2020
Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes
Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes
This recipe allows you to enjoy a delicious brownie-style combination of melting fudgy texture and cake, with the distinct flavours of chocolate and chestnut purée.
49K5 53 min. January 31th 2016
Chestnut moelleux
Chestnut moelleux
"Moelleux" means soft, and is also the name given to the gooey, soft-centred cakes that are popular in France. These muffin-style cakes are doubly chestnutty: there is chestnut purée in the mixture and pieces of marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) in the middle as well. The result is a little...
28K 15 1 hour 13 min. February 11th 2018
Chestnut mousse in a whipper
Chestnut mousse in a whipper
In France, chestnut mousse is sometimes called "Mousse Mont Blanc". It is a delicious combination of whipped cream with chestnut purée, traditionally mixed in very gently. Here is a simple, rapid version, made with a cream whipper.
23K 9 min. October 18th 2020
Chinois
Chinois
"Chinese" - what a strange name for this cake! A kind of brioche, filled with confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière) which can be decorated with fondant icing.
246K 24.7 5 hours 29 min. September 10th 2018
Chocolate almond cookies
Chocolate almond cookies
Cookies made with ground almonds, chocolate chips and a little cocoa.
212K 14.3 1 hour 49 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits
Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits
Little spiral biscuits flavoured with chocolate and matcha green tea.
89K4 3 hours February 19th 2012
Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée
Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée
This crème brûlée recipe is a sophisticated combination in three layers: chocolate ganache, vanilla custard, and, of course, a delicious thin crust of caramel. It is more complicated than a simple chocolate crème brûlée, but well worth the effort when you see your guests' reactions.
39K5 1 hour 59 min. December 30th 2019
Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake
A traditional-style recipe for a moist chocolate cake with plenty of chocolate flavour.
58K 44 1 hour 16 min. December 25th 2015
Chocolate cereal bars
Chocolate cereal bars
These have a chocolate sweetcrust pastry base, topped with dried fruit, toasted nuts and seeds, bound with a brown-sugar and butter mixture, then gently baked. Once the flapjack-like cake has cooled, it can be cut into bars.
19K 1 hour 18 min. July 11th 2018
Chocolate cream
Chocolate cream
A very simple recipe with a really chocolatey taste. Cream, milk and chocolate, mixed with egg-yolks and sugar, then cooked in the oven in a bain-marie, like for crème brulée.
237K4.2 3 hours 6 min. October 13th 2010
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse
This is a chocolate cream with chopped candied grapefruit peel and caramelized nuts added to give bit of crunch. The small pot of cream is topped with an Irish coffee mousse (flavours of coffee, fresh cream, sugar and whisky).
237K 15 59 min. March 11th 2011
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...
276K 34.5 3 hours 52 min. February 6th 2011
Chocolate madeleines
Chocolate madeleines
Simple and delicious, goes very well with tea or coffee.
286K3.8 1 hour 15 min. March 10th 2019
Chocolate mendiants
Chocolate mendiants
Mendiants are made with a thin layer of chocolate, stuck with toasted nuts, dried and candied fruit.
26K 1 hour 2 min. May 27th 2020
Chocolate mousse
Chocolate mousse
Here is a simple quick recipe for chocolate mousse. It is just necessary to be careful at the final stage, when mixing the melted chocolate and the beaten egg-whites.
451K3.7 40 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Here is a marvellous new chocolate mousse recipe that will delight real chocoholics. This is a rich, gourmet version, though not over-sweet and with the added crunchy texture of toasted hazelnuts. You'll love this one!
31K5 55 min. November 26th 2017
Chocolate muffins
Chocolate muffins
Variation on muffins recipe. In this version each one is filled with a dark chocolate ganache.
293K4.3 1 hour 15 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate mug cake
Chocolate mug cake
A mug cake is fun to make and only takes a few minutes. It cooks in just one and a half minutes in the microwave.
92K5 11 min. June 4th 2014
Chocolate rice pudding
Chocolate rice pudding
If you're already a fan of classic rice pudding, I'm sure you'll enjoy this even more comforting version, made with two kinds of chocolate.
20K 29 min. November 15th 2020
Chocolate tart
Chocolate tart
As you can see, there's very little added sugar in this recipe, so it's a very chocolatey and bitter-sweet tart.
268K 15 2 hours 26 min. November 16th 2013
Chocolate thins with toasted nuts
Chocolate thins with toasted nuts
A very thin disc of chocolate, topped with toasted nuts and candied grapefruit peel.
235K4 2 hours 22 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles: those dreamy, creamy chocolatey treats, rolled in cocoa powder or a mix of chopped dry-roasted pistachios and almonds.
38K5 2 hours 54 min. January 6th 2016
Chouquettes
Chouquettes
Chouquettes are small choux puffs with sugar crystals on the top. They are usually eaten plain, but can also be filled with a variety of things: cream, fruit, chocolate... whatever you like.
202K4.8 1 hour 25 min. September 10th 2018
Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)
Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)
The French name for these tubular biscuits means "Russian cigarettes". Cigarettes Russes are perfect for serving with ice cream or other desserts. The basic biscuit is fairly easy to make; the tricky bit is rolling the tube once cooked.
81K 54.5 46 min. May 25th 2014
Citrus tart
Citrus tart
This is an unconventional tart, though the recipe is quite simple: no cream filling in the bottom, just slices of lightly poached fruit in a sweetcrust pastry case.
15K 2 hours 31 min. July 8th 2020
Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette"
Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette"
This "Marie-Antoinette" clafoutis is a lighter version of the traditional fruit-in-batter baked dessert, almost a soufflé, with apples and lemon. The apples are sautéed in butter and Calvados, then combined with a lemon-flavoured confectioner's custard, lightened with raw meringue. This mixture is...
28K4.9 1 hour 17 min. November 1st 2017
Clafoutis-style plum financier
Clafoutis-style plum financier
The classic French "financier" is normally a little cake, but it can also be made clafoutis-style over fruit in an oven-proof dish.
16K 1 hour 2 min. May 17th 2020
Clementine sorbet
Clementine sorbet
To capture the delicate flavour of clementines, we need to use not only the juice, but also a little zest to add a delicious hint of bitternes. Here's a simple method using sugar cubes.
104K4.3 2 hours 47 min. December 24th 2018
Cochelin d'Evreux
Cochelin d'Evreux
This cochelin, from the town of Evreux in Normandy, is a sort of giant apple turnover, flavoured with vanilla. It is served in slices, like a cake.
57K5 2 hours 2 min. September 10th 2018
Coconut "croute à thé"
Coconut "croute à thé"
Here's a coconut version of the classic French "croute à thé" cake. The double coconut flavour comes from the sweetcrust pastry as well as the filling.
6,829 52 min. August 29th 2021
Coconut pyramids
Coconut pyramids
Small coconut cakes, golden, crusty, and soft inside.
313K3.7 49 min. February 21th 2011
Coconut tuiles
Coconut tuiles
Delicate tuiles with coconut. Very thin, they are both crunchy and melt-in-the-mouth. Delicious on their own or to accompany an ice-cream or cream dessert, perhaps a sophisticated one like coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa .
293K4.8 1 hour 12 min. October 13th 2010
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
A dessert in three layers: a first of smooth vanilla cream, a second of coconut cream (also very smooth), and to finish, a thin crunchy layer of coconut tuiles. In the spirit of crème brulée: break through the crisp surface layer to discover the smooth melting coconut and vanilla creams beneath. A...
195K3.8 4 hours 58 min. February 21th 2011
Comtoise apple charlotte
Comtoise apple charlotte
This "Comtoise" charlotte, inspired by the Franche-Comté region of eastern France, is a more rustic take on the famous dessert. It is made with sliced bread, lightly buttered and fried, then filled with sugared apple pieces, drizzled with clarified butter and baked.
25K 1 hour 32 min. September 15th 2019
Confit of quinces in Macvin
Confit of quinces in Macvin
In this simple recipe, the sliced quinces are gently stewed in Jura Macvin until melting and caramelized. Served with real custard, this gives a delightful contrast of flavour and colour.
12K 1 hour 20 min. January 10th 2021
Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices
Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices
In this fairly straightforward recipe pineapple wedges are poached gently in a honey syrup flavoured with vanilla and star anise. This transforms the pineapple into flavoursome morsels that melt in the mouth.
12K 1 hour 12 min. March 10th 2021
Corsican tarts
Corsican tarts
Two typically Corsican ingredients are brought together in this recipe: chestnuts and clementines. Chestnut flour is used in the sweetcrust pastry and the tarts are filled with a mouth-watering clementine jelly.
70K4.3 3 hours 22 min. February 23th 2014
Coupe Augustin
Coupe Augustin
A "coupe Augustin" is a kind of sundae made with mint ice cream, slices of white peach poached in a light syrup, Chantilly cream, raspberry coulis and topped with toasted flaked almonds.
62K4.7 28 min. September 8th 2013
Creamy plum and pear clafoutis
Creamy plum and pear clafoutis
Here is a clafoutis that is quick to make, with a delicate blend of plums and pears. This recipe can be varied easily to use any good fruit in season.
30K 53 min. November 3rd 2018
Crème brulée
Crème brulée
Crème brûlée (burned cream) is quite easy to prepare: it's a simple egg-cream dessert. The only difficulty is in making the delicious crunchy caramel layer on top. The perfect crème brulée (for me) is a cold and soft cream, with on top a nice hot caramel crust. This is a completely new version...
1.6M 74.3 4 hours 38 min. December 31th 2011
Crème caramel
Crème caramel
Crème caramel (upside-down caramel cream) is a classic of bistro cuisine. The vanilla cream is made with eggs, cooked in a dish with a layer of caramel in the bottom, and placed in a bain-marie. It's traditionally served turned out so that the liquid caramel runs down over the cream.
234K5 3 hours 33 min. February 21th 2011
Crêpes Suzette
Crêpes Suzette
Crêpes Suzette are pancakes filled with orange-flavoured butter (butter and sugar mixed with Grand Marnier), caramelized in a pan and soaked in orange-flavoured syrup. This is an modified version of the recipe invented by Auguste Escoffier.
121K4.1 48 min. February 28th 2013
Crisp apricot and pistachio tart
Crisp apricot and pistachio tart
This delightful tart has a caramelized puff-pastry base, topped with apricots and pistachios. The recipe is simple and delicious.
3,925 1 hour 14 min. June 19th 2022
Croute à thé
Croute à thé
Under this strange name (literally "crust for tea") there hides a delicious cake in crusty sweet pastry, filled with a smooth almond mixture and icing sugar on top. It's an excellent cake for tea time, but it goes very well with fruit salad for example.
262K 14.9 1 hour 12 min. May 5th 2021
Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan
Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan
The filling of this pistachio flan with almonds and apricots contrasts with crisp case, made with puff pastry, rather than the more usual shortcrust pastry.
36K4.3 1 hour 21 min. July 13th 2022
Diamond biscuits
Diamond biscuits
These round biscuits no doubt get their name from the coating of sparkling sugar crystals around the edge.
31K 1 hour 47 min. December 30th 2019
Dijonnaise pear cake
Dijonnaise pear cake
This moist cake with a pear-dijonnaise centre is made with a "moelleux" batter. The pears are cooked first in blackcurrant-flavoured crème de cassis.
4,362 1 hour 44 min. January 30th 2022
Double raspberry tartlets
Double raspberry tartlets
Little 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.
6,900 1 hour 7 min. October 27th 2021
Elsa's Comtoise galette
Elsa's Comtoise galette
This galette is a classic Comtois dessert that resembles choux pastry (pâte à choux).
77K4 46 min. January 20th 2013
Epiphany galette
Epiphany galette
Here is the recipe for the very classic but delicious "galette des rois" (Epiphany galette) in puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) with almond cream or frangipane . You will also see some professional tips to easily handle the dough, and obtain a nice and regular galette.
253K 24.5 3 hours 8 min. January 6th 2021
Eton mess
Eton mess
Behind this strange name there lurks a delicious traditional English dessert made of meringues, strawberries and cream.
146K5 4 hours 55 min. July 25th 2010
European glass
European glass
A little dessert that's rather long to make, but which will always impress your guests. Layered in a glass: a jellied red fruit coulis, a layer of pineapple charlotte cream, a layer of kiwi coulis, topped with a peeled clementine segment. It's "european" because it resembles the italian flag, and in...
212K5 2 hours 29 min. August 15th 2010
Exotic fruit tart
Exotic fruit tart
An exotic fruit tart (bananas, kiwi and pineapple), with crisp pastry and almond cream which are cooked beforehand. It's a rather simple recipe, but the final result will impress your guests.
289K5 2 hours 23 min. May 27th 2020
Express apple tart
Express apple tart
A fine apple tart, very quick to make.
337K 24.6 51 min. April 8th 2020
Fillings for macaroons
Fillings for macaroons
The macaroons recipe shows how to make these small cakes, and gives the example of a raspberry filling. Here are several other possibilities: Apricot macaroons, Chocolate macaroons, Mint macaroons, Blackcurrant macaroons.
270K 24.3 2 hours 1 min. May 30th 2020
Financiers
Financiers
This delicious little cake gets its name from its shape, in the form of a gold ingot.
314K 24.6 20 min. April 14th 2020
Finger biscuits
Finger biscuits
These small biscuits, that look a bit like savoy biscuits, are delicious alone or with Champagne, but are also the base for charlottes or Tiramisu.
314K5 50 min. July 30th 2021
Flaked almond tart
Flaked almond tart
This almond tart is an American-inspired version of the classic dessert. This one leaves out the almond cream or frangipane and uses flaked almonds instead. These are toasted, then mixed with cream and sugar. There's no point denying it, this is a rich dessert...
33K4.8 1 hour 24 min. August 27th 2017
Flambéd bananas
Flambéd bananas
The trick of this recipe is to end up with bananas caramelised on the outside, still firm on the inside, coated with a tasty syrup which is not 95% butter.
293K 14 40 min. February 21th 2011
Flognarde
Flognarde
Flognarde is a dessert that originated in France's Limousin region. The recipe is very simple: a vanilla-flavoured egg custard, thickened with flour, and sometimes made with seasonal fruit (apples, cherries, pears...). This is a very old recipe that has come down to us virtually unchanged since...
56K4 47 min. December 30th 2019
Fondant-iced pithivier
Fondant-iced pithivier
The classic French pithivier is a traditional dessert, rather like the Epiphany galette: puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) filled with almond cream. But there is also an iced cake version called a "pithivier fondant": moist, very simple, and without the puff pastry. Here's how to make it.
5,280 1 hour 58 min. March 2nd 2022
Fraisier (French strawberry cake)
Fraisier (French strawberry cake)
This classic French patisserie is a delicious assembly of 2 layers of genoa sponge filled with strawberries and crème mousseline (confectioner's custard with butter). The sponge is soaked in strawberry syrup and the cake is topped with a thin layer of marzipan.
154K4.2 2 hours 43 min. September 18th 2011
Framboisier
Framboisier
This is a classic French raspberry-flavoured dessert. It generally consists of raspberries in cream sandwiched between two layers of cake. In this version, the cake is genoa sponge and the cream is vanilla-flavoured and mixed with mascarpone. This is just as good made as a large rectangle or, as...
35K4 2 hours 38 min. July 16th 2017
French custard tart
French custard tart
Custard pie is made with a shortcrust pastry base, and filled with an egg vanilla "custard" mix (prepared beforehand). Filling and pastry cook together in the oven. It's a great classic of the French bakery, found in all good shops.
410K 234.4 1 hour 10 min. July 13th 2022
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.
56K4 1 hour 12 min. October 12th 2014
Fresh fruit in sabayon
Fresh fruit in sabayon
Fresh grapefruit and / or pears, covered with a sabayon and a pinch of citrus crunch.
268K4.7 55 min. February 21th 2011
Fresh mint ice-cream
Fresh mint ice-cream
This well-flavoured ice-cream is excellent on its own, or in profiteroles with a chocolate sauce for example.
491K4.6 1 hour 34 min. February 21th 2011
Frozen cottage cheese with strawberries
Frozen cottage cheese with strawberries
Here is a refreshing and very quick recipe (if your fruit is already prepared). In just a few seconds you can enjoy a delicious frozen cream cheese and strawberry dessert, with no need for an ice-cream maker.
38K 13 min. April 24th 2019
Frozen Nougat
Frozen Nougat
Impress your guests with this delightful dessert, a smooth mixture of meringue and dried fruit, which can easily be prepared several days beforehand.
253K4.5 1 hour 28 min. February 21th 2011
Fruit crumble
Fruit crumble
A fruit pudding: very easy to do and delicious: just a layer of fruit with a golden crunchy topping.
325K4.0 1 hour 11 min. February 21th 2011
Fruit salad
Fruit salad
To make a good fruit salad, there are three important points: Choose fruits that go well together (avoid putting soft pears with crunchy apples for example).Remove absolutely all skins and seeds.Bring it all together with a good home made sugar syrup added to the fruit juices.Here is a recipe which...
360K4.1 1 hour 13 min. April 20th 2020
Galette Charentaise
Galette Charentaise
This is a traditional cake from France's Charente region. The recipe is straightforward and the cake is slightly dense in texture, but quite delicious.
31K5 2 hours 45 min. August 26th 2018
Gâteau Basque
Gâteau Basque
This traditional Basque dessert is similar to a gâteau breton (brittany butter cake), but very moist as it is filled with a rum-flavoured confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream). This is a fairly simple recipe, though as the dough is fragile and difficult to handle, I...
47K4.7 2 hours 51 min. September 11th 2018
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)
Gâteau breton is a rich cake that uses a lot of butter (from Brittany, of course) with sugar, egg yolks and a little rum to add flavour. This cake is traditionally served with coffee.
77K4 1 hour 10 min. September 11th 2018
Gâteau Nantais
Gâteau Nantais
This traditional cake from the French city of Nantes is deliciously moist, flavoured with almonds, vanilla and rum. For the finishing touch, the top is covered with boozy white icing.
35K3.9 1 hour 28 min. January 8th 2017
Gingerbread
Gingerbread
Maybe this recipe will bring back memories.
252K4.2 1 hour 4 min. February 21th 2011
Grandma Solange's biscuits
Grandma Solange's biscuits
These biscuits are very simple to make and delicious with tea or coffee. They are easy enough for children to enjoy making them.
48K4.1 44 min. November 12th 2014
Granola
Granola
Granola is a tasty, crunchy cereal mix with nuts and seeds. Often thought of as an American version of muesli, it is bound with a little maple syrup and toasted in the oven. This is simple to prepare and goes well with lots of other things (dairy, fresh or stewed fruit, etc.) for a delicious...
32K 1 hour 5 min. November 10th 2019
Grapefruit moelleux
Grapefruit moelleux
The french love their "moelleux" — moist fondant cakes, often with a melting centre. These little mini-moelleux are flavoured with grapefruit. The grapefruit flavour is brought out fully by using a combination of juice, zest and candied peel.
32K5 1 hour 7 min. March 24th 2019
Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis
Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis
A small chocolate cake, still runny in the middle, served with a raspberry coulis.
309K5 1 hour 21 min. October 3rd 2010
Hazelnut and cherry financiers
Hazelnut and cherry financiers
In France, these little ingot-shaped cakes are known as "financiers". With their blend of hazelnut and Griottine-cherry flavours, they are sure to delight.
2,719 1 hour 18 min. May 22th 2022
Hazelnut and chocolate biscuits
Hazelnut and chocolate biscuits
This is a quick, simple recipe: the chocolate ganache topping and hazelnut sweetcrust pastry can both be prepared in advance.
4,650 56 min. March 16th 2022
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...
28K5 2 hours 15 min. January 23th 2019
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
A traditional recipe from Franche-comté, it's a flat round kind of brioche, covered with an egg cream called "Goumeau".
461K 25 3 hours 59 min. June 15th 2020
Ice-cream Vacherin
Ice-cream Vacherin
Ice-cream vacherin is a festive French dessert. It consists of two different flavours of ice cream (blackcurrant and vanilla here) sandwiched between two circles of meringue, topped with whorls of Chantilly (whipped cream) which is then frozen. It is not too complicated, but involves a bit of work...
144K4.5 8 hours 45 min. December 21th 2014
Individual charlottes with morello cherries
Individual charlottes with morello cherries
The French "griottines" are delicious little wild morello cherries, stoned and macerated in a Kirsch syrup, used here in individual vanilla charlottes.
175K 15 4 hours 49 min. February 21th 2011
Jam doughnuts
Jam doughnuts
These were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.
138K4.5 4 hours 23 min. May 27th 2011
Jamaican cup
Jamaican cup
A delicious combination of flavours: coffee with rum, the first in a cream, the second in a sabayon, with the added crunch of a few toasted almonds.
3,148 49 min. June 29th 2022
Jelly-style plum jam
Jelly-style plum jam
Lots of people make plum jam, but you can also elevate this to a rather elegant jelly, simply by removing the skins. It's not a true jelly (this is normally made with juice), but leans towards that style: light and, above all, delicious.
57K 13 hours 11 min. October 13th 2019
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.
118K4.3 6 hours 38 min. May 24th 2018
Kouign-amann brioche
Kouign-amann brioche
This is unusual brioche is halfway to being a Breton Kouign-amann. The difference is in the treatment of the dough, which is layered with sugar and butter. The basic dough is rolled out with butter in stages, like for croissants, but with 2 "turns" of sugar for one of butter (granulated and vanilla...
40K4.3 15 hours 55 min. December 30th 2019
Lemon and grated apple tart
Lemon and grated apple tart
You'll be amazed by the flavour of this tart, it's so distinctive and well-balanced. The apples are grated, rather than sliced, to mix well with the lemon juice and zest. The result is an exceptional tart (yes, really!).
37K4 1 hour 42 min. September 29th 2019
Lemon and lime cakes
Lemon and lime cakes
These little cakes get their double citrus flavour by combining the delicate bitterness of lemon and lime zest with the slight sharpness of the juice in a syrup, soaked into the cakes while still hot from the oven.
24K 1 hour 44 min. April 3rd 2019
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.
37K 3 hours 13 min. December 30th 2019
Lemon creams
Lemon creams
These light and flavoursome lemon creams are "set" by the curdling action of the lemon juice on the heated cream, so no thickening agent is needed. They are served in individual glasses, topped with a layer of fruit coulis (blackcurrant here).
25K4.1 41 min. December 6th 2017
Lemon Meringue Pie Verrines
Lemon Meringue Pie Verrines
This is a new twist on the classic lemon meringue pie. All the elements are there: sweet crunchy bits, meringue and lemon custard, but presented in layers in a glass.
46K5 21 min. July 12th 2015
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!
26K 1 hour 33 min. September 18th 2019
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Lemon tart is one of the great classics of French patisserie. The are lots of versions with different kinds of pastry and filling. This one uses sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) and lemon curd as the filling. Just top with meringue for that other classic: lemon meringue pie.
34K5 3 hours 21 min. March 23th 2016
Liège waffles
Liège waffles
Liège waffles have a very distinctive texture: quite dense with the crunch of sugar crystals. They also have a characteristic form: round and fairly small. Then there's that special flavour that comes with the delicious light caramel crust.
234K5 1 hour 55 min. July 12th 2011
Like Bounty
Like Bounty
You will no doubt be familiar with Bounty, the chocolate-covered coconut bar. Here's a melt-in-the-mouth version "on a plate" for a chic dessert.
131K4.6 1 hour 54 min. August 1st 2011
Lime meringue tart
Lime meringue tart
For this delicious tart, you will see how the crisp, sweet pastry is the perfect foil for the distinct taste and slight sharpness of the lime filling and, of course, the smoothness of the Italian meringue topping.
21K 1 hour 54 min. July 1st 2018
Linzer torte
Linzer torte
Linzer torte, or tart from Linz (Austria), has a cinnamon-flavoured crust filled with raspberry jam. The special and rather crumbly sweet pastry used for the case is made with cinnamon, ground almonds and the yolks of hard-boiled eggs. There are many different versions. In this rather unusual one,...
34K4.7 1 hour 5 min. November 27th 2016
Little apple and verbena tarts
Little apple and verbena tarts
A 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.
4,972 59 min. January 9th 2022
Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins
Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins
These are small apple turnovers ("chaussons") of puff pastry, filled with a mixture of caramelised almonds, stewed apple and rum-soaked raisins. To be eaten just as they are...
280K3.8 1 hour 31 min. September 11th 2018
Little blackcurrant and vineyard peach sablé tarts
Little blackcurrant and vineyard peach sablé tarts
Superb little tarts, bursting with summer flavours: a Breton sablé base, a blackcurrant crémeux, and topped with slices of vineyard (or blood) peaches, every bit as delicious as they are colourful..
14K 4 hours 19 min. August 12th 2020
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre
These 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.
5,534 1 hour 24 min. February 20th 2022
Little caramelized peach tarts
Little caramelized peach tarts
This is an elegant summer dessert: a thin base of puff pastry, topped with caramelized peach slices. For a delicious contrast of hot and cold, serve with the reduced caramel and citrus sauce poured over over hot and, at the last minute, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, .
34K3.8 1 hour 15 min. September 11th 2016
Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants
Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants
Chocolate fondants are small cakes that are meltingly moist and oh, so chocolatey! This version adds toasted hazelnuts.
15K 1 hour 7 min. September 9th 2020
Little Christmas biscuits
Little Christmas biscuits
These little chocolate biscuits are decorated with marzipan. They are ideal to accompany a festive dessert.
75K 24.2 2 hours 41 min. December 23th 2012
Little lime tarts
Little lime tarts
With this very quick recipe, you can make little tarts that are nothing like those you find in the shops.
111K4.3 40 min. October 10th 2021
Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines
Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines
This is a fresh-flavoured verrine with 3 different flavoured layers: vanilla panna cotta, clementine and chestnut mousse.
159K 15 25 min. March 5th 2012
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
This recipe really is "of the moment": the success of these small, highly-coloured cakes, in an infinite variety of flavours, is impressive. It's a recipe which needs some care, in order to produce a result worthy of a professional pastrychef. No problem, I will guide you through the recipe,...
1.5M 714.6 2 hours 38 min. October 3rd 2019
Madeleines
Madeleines
Madeleines, 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...
2,6484 12 hours 46 min. August 28th 2022
Melon with port sorbet
Melon with port sorbet
This recipe is a new twist on the classic melon with port: melon balls served on a bed of port sorbet.
78K4.9 49 min. October 6th 2013
Meringues
Meringues
A very simple recipe but which always impresses.
368K4.5 4 hours 17 min. June 10th 2019
Milk rolls
Milk rolls
This sweet milk bread, made as baps or rolls, with its sugar topping is delicious for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
168K 13.8 5 hours 31 min. September 11th 2018
Millefeuille
Millefeuille
Millefeuille is one of the best pastries available, if it is well made, i.e.: 2 layers of light vanilla cream between 3 layers of fine crispy (possibly caramelized) puff pastry.
308K4.6 1 hour 42 min. October 13th 2010
Mini almond-morello tarts
Mini almond-morello tarts
This very simple recipe is a good way to use up leftover sweetcrust pastry. The tiny tarts are filled with almond cream and topped with a morello cherry (French Griottines are best, if you can get them).
15K 24 min. March 1st 2020
Mini lemon millefeuilles
Mini lemon millefeuilles
These dainty and delicious mini millefeuilles have layers of puff pastry filled with lemon confectioner's custard (pastry cream). They are a bit tricky because they are quite fragile and do not keep well once assembled. But freshly made, they are a true delight.
22K 2 hours 22 min. March 25th 2018
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs
These mini choux puffs are topped with a layer of craquelin and filled with Mont-Blanc cream: a mixture of whipped cream and sweetened chestnut purée.
32K 1 hour 43 min. March 17th 2019
Mini palmiers
Mini palmiers
Palmiers are a traditional French patisserie, consisting of folded puff pastry caramelized with sugar. These small versions are made with the shop-bought puff pastry that comes ready-rolled in a circle.
65K5 39 min. September 11th 2018
Mint and chocolate cream
Mint and chocolate cream
Inspired 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.
3,742 43 min. July 10th 2022
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.
43K4.5 45 min. September 13th 2015
Mirlitons
Mirlitons
Mirlitons are little puff-pastry tarts with an almond cream filling.
64K4.1 1 hour 27 min. August 19th 2015
Moist cereal bars
Moist cereal bars
Whether bars or rounds, this recipe produces delicous small cereal cakes.
275K4.9 1 hour 5 min. February 21th 2011
Moist chocolate cake
Moist chocolate cake
A moist, loaf-shaped cake with all the chocolate flavour that comes from a double dose: melted chocolate and cocoa powder.
55K5 1 hour 11 min. December 30th 2018
Moist Lemon Cake
Moist Lemon Cake
This is similar to the basic "four quarters" cake, but with the delicious double lemon flavour that comes from using both zest and juice.
45K5 46 min. March 9th 2016
Mojito peaches
Mojito peaches
A simple fruit salad of white peaches bathed in mojito flavours: lime, rum and mint (with a delicate hint of vanilla).
16K 39 min. August 2nd 2020
Mousse with two chocolates
Mousse with two chocolates
Chocolate mousse is a great classic home-made dessert. Here's a version using two different chocolates (dark and milk) with a hint of vanilla, that owes much to a recipe by Christophe Michalak.
13K 43 min. April 25th 2021
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Apples and almonds are the dominant flavours in this old family cake recipe, but these are joined by delightful notes of lemon and rum.
8,877 2 hours 14 min. November 14th 2021
Nanou's chocolate cake
Nanou's chocolate cake
A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
258K4.6 1 hour 45 min. June 22th 2013
Nanterre brioche
Nanterre brioche
This is the classic, but delicious, brioche recipe that you can find in any good baker's. Her unique shape is made from small balls of dough put in a mould.
252K3.8 2 hours 26 min. September 10th 2018
New tiramisu
New tiramisu
This new version of tiramisu is easier, and in my opinion much better. You will certainly appreciate, like me, the light creamy taste, this time presented in brandy goblets.
350K3.3 54 min. January 19th 2015
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.
73K4.4 1 hour 50 min. June 2nd 2015
Norman flambéed apples
Norman flambéed apples
Apples sautéed in butter and sugar, then flambéed in Calvados (from Normandy) and served with real custard.
35K1 38 min. December 30th 2019
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.
99K 15 1 hour 41 min. June 19th 2013
Oat financiers for Louise
Oat financiers for Louise
These moist little petit-four cakes are called 'financiers' in French, as they are similar in shape to gold ingots! They go very well with tea or coffee. In this version, the usual ground almonds are replaced with rolled oats, blended to a powdery texture.
86K 23.9 45 min. October 21th 2012
Oat shortbread biscuits
Oat shortbread biscuits
Little biscuits with home-made oat flour (made from rolled oat flakes).
243K 15 2 hours 41 min. February 21th 2011
Oatmeal cake
Oatmeal cake
This cake has the distinctive and delicious flavour of old-fashioned rolled oats, also known as oatmeal. In the basic cake recipe, part of the flour is replaced with oats, which have been toasted, then blended.
68K 24.2 1 hour 8 min. September 20th 2017
Oaty walnut cake
Oaty walnut cake
This is a moist-textured walnut cake with rolled oats, but the real secret comes from dry-roasting the nuts before adding them to the mixture.
59K 15 2 hours 34 min. April 19th 2015
Pain perdu
Pain perdu
This is a sweet French version of "eggy bread": slices of bread soaked in a mixture of milk, cream, egg yolks and vanilla sugar, then pan-fried until golden. It's really simple and wickedly delicious!
145K3.8 39 min. July 20th 2011
Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble
Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble
This is a glass of pannacotta, with a layer of blackcurrent coulis, and a crunchy almond crumble scatterd on top.
224K3.8 1 hour 22 min. February 21th 2011
Paris-Brest
Paris-Brest
The Paris-Brest is a famous French patisserie: a ring of choux pastry, scattered with flaked almonds and icing sugar and filled with a praline cream. The name comes from a historic cycle race between Paris and Brest (600 km or 372 miles), as the shape is like a bicycle wheel.
169K4.6 2 hours 18 min. May 8th 2011
Parisian-style chocolate custard tart
Parisian-style chocolate custard tart
You may well already have met the classic French custard tart, with its vanilla filling. Here is a delicious chocolate-flavoured version.
31K 1 hour 8 min. July 13th 2022
Passion fruit jellies
Passion fruit jellies
Usually to make fruit jellies or (fruit "paste"), it's like jam but you need to cook fruit pulp and sugar much longer. Unfortunately, this long cooking is bad for both vitamins and flavour. In this recipe we use a special jam gelling agent, to reduce cooking time as much as possible .
301K4 2 hours 30 min. July 4th 2018
Peach and blackcurrant coupe
Peach and blackcurrant coupe
A delightful coupe combining mint-flavoured peaches with a scoop of blackcurrant sorbet.
43K3.8 55 min. September 7th 2014
Peach and blackcurrant sundae
Peach and blackcurrant sundae
Peach and blackcurrant flavours work well together. Here is an indulgent sundae that makes the most of this: poached peaches with blackcurrant sorbet and Chantilly cream. Delicious!
8,425 1 hour 2 min. August 18th 2021
Peach and green tea tart
Peach and green tea tart
This refined tart combines peaches with the delicate flavour of green tea. The sweetcrust pastry case is baked blind, then filled with a green-tea custard and topped with slices of poached white peaches.
32K5 1 hour 11 min. October 2nd 2016
Peach and mint salad
Peach and mint salad
Here is a very simple, fresh and delicious recipe; the flavour of mint goes very well with peaches.
291K 24 20 min. September 7th 2012
Peach and verbena feuilleté
Peach and verbena feuilleté
In French, a "feuilleté" can be anything, sweet or savoury, wrapped in or with a base of puff pastry, from a sausage roll to a millefeuille. This is an elegant tart-style feuilleté with a caramelized pastry base, topped with a light custard flavoured with verbena. This is based on a confectioner's...
22K4.1 2 hours 23 min. September 3rd 2017
Peach Melba
Peach Melba
Peach Melba is a famous dessert created in 1893 by an equally famous chef, Auguste Escoffier, and inspired by the singer Nellie Melba. There have been many versions of this well-known dish but, in principal, it consists of vanilla ice cream, poached peaches, raspberry coulis and sweetened whipped...
106K3.9 2 hours 20 min. September 9th 2012
Pear and chocolate Paris puddings
Pear and chocolate Paris puddings
Morsels of pear, caramelised in maple syrup, topped with a chocolate "Paris flan" custard, and baked in ramekins.
7,255 57 min. August 8th 2021
Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint
Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint
Thick slices of poached pears in a blind-baked sweetcrust pastry case, their centres filled with mint-flavoured confectioner's custard, and surrounded by a chocolate cream, set by baking briefly in the oven. The flavours of pears, chocolate and mint work perfectly together to create a truly...
18K 2 hours April 22th 2020
Pear and lime meringue pie
Pear and lime meringue pie
A layer of light lime cream and caramelized pears in a crisp pastry case, topped with Italian meringue, which is browned under the grill or with a flame.
232K 23.8 2 hours 36 min. February 21th 2011
Pear charlotte
Pear charlotte
A charlotte filled with pear mousse (made with whipped cream and pear coulis).
107K4.1 13 hours 59 min. April 7th 2013
Pear sorbet
Pear sorbet
For a great pear sorbet, choose your fruit carefully: they should be perfectly ripe and full of flavour. You will get good results with williams, but any other variety of your choice will work.
310K4 54 min. February 21th 2011
Pear tart with almond cream
Pear tart with almond cream
This is a very quick and easy tart to make, as everything (or almost) can be done in advance. A piece of sweetcrust pastry, some almond cream and pears? You have "everything you need".
337K4.3 1 hour 14 min. March 17th 2011
Pear verbena tarts
Pear verbena tarts
Crisp sweetcrust pastry cases, a velvety diplomat cream flavoured with verbena, and slices of poached pears for delicious and dainty pear verbena tarts.
13K 1 hour 29 min. October 10th 2021
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart
A sweetcrust pastry case filled with pistachio cream, topped with pear and grapefruit slices.
71K4.3 1 hour 37 min. February 17th 2013
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas
Samosas are small parcels of filling wrapped in brik (or filo) sheets and either shallow or deep fried. Here is a sweet version, with pears and caramelised walnuts.
308K4 1 hour 21 min. October 13th 2010
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
Pears cooked until soft in a red wine and blackcurrant syrup, served with the reduced syrup and custard sauce (crème anglaise).
222K4.1 2 hours 35 min. February 21th 2011
Pecan fruit rolls
Pecan fruit rolls
These pecan nut and dried fruit rolls, wrapped in golden caramelized puff pastry, are really delicious.
90K4.9 1 hour 21 min. September 11th 2018
Pets de nonne
Pets de nonne
These small fritters are like mini doughnuts: they're simply made with choux pastry dough, then tossed in a little sugar. [Translator's note: their amusing French name literally means "nun's farts". So, maybe we'll leave it French...].
52K4.1 45 min. June 18th 2014
Piedmont pyramids
Piedmont pyramids
If you are already familiar with coconut pyramids, you might like to try these hazelnut-flavoured Piedmont pyramids. The recipe is very straightforward, but these little cakes, with their crisp outside and moist centre, are simply delicious.
18K 35 min. December 2nd 2020
Pink Reims biscuits
Pink Reims biscuits
These biscuits are a speciality of Reims. They have a light texture, rather like finger biscuits, and are traditionally rectangular and coloured pink.
88K3.8 46 min. February 12th 2014
Piped petits-fours
Piped petits-fours
As the name suggests, these are piped into shape using a forcing bag. These dainty little macaroon-like cakes are made with marzipan and have a soft, moist texture.
75K 1 day 32 min. December 30th 2019
Pistachio "Financiers"
Pistachio "Financiers"
This version of the traditional French financiers is just as moist as the original but with a delicious pistachio flavour.
60K4 34 min. March 10th 2019
Pistachio cake
Pistachio cake
Here's a loaf-style cake made with a classic batter, flavoured with pistachio (of course), and with a crunchy "macaronade" topping.
16K 1 hour 54 min. March 3rd 2021
Pistachio custard tart
Pistachio custard tart
Similar in texture to a classic rich French custard tart, this version has the same sweetcrust pastry case, but the filling has a delicious pistachio flavour, rather than the normal vanilla.
88K 24.3 46 min. July 13th 2022
Pistachio ice cream
Pistachio ice cream
Rediscover the real, delicate taste of pistachio in this ice cream with its very definite flavour.
85K 13.8 51 min. October 1st 2014
Pistachio madeleines
Pistachio madeleines
Firm on the outside, soft in the centre and with a prominent pistachio flavour, these madeleines are truly delicious.
94K 25 1 hour 39 min. March 10th 2019
Pistachio panna cotta with custard
Pistachio panna cotta with custard
In this dessert, the pistachio panna cotta is teamed with real vanilla custard and topped with a few caramelised pistachios.
25K 25 3 hours 12 min. February 18th 2018
Pistachio shortbread biscuits
Pistachio shortbread biscuits
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are "double pistachio", as they contain both pistachio paste and toasted chopped pistachios.
117K 54.6 2 hours 58 min. April 19th 2012
Pistachio tiramisu
Pistachio tiramisu
In this slightly unusual tiramisu, the classic Amaretto is partially replaced by whisky, which goes better with the pistachio flavour.
188K 25 50 min. June 2nd 2013
Plain cake
Plain cake
This is a classic, loaf-shaped cake, deliberately left plain for you to embellish as you choose.
62K3.7 1 hour 26 min. December 30th 2019
Plum and almond panna cotta
Plum and almond panna cotta
The combination of plums and almonds is always a winner. Here's a version that uses almonds to make a delicious panna cotta with a difference.
24K 3 hours 25 min. October 20th 2019
Plum and hazelnut crumble
Plum and hazelnut crumble
Plums and hazelnuts always go really well together, as you'll find in this late-summer crumble.
6,346 1 hour 16 min. September 15th 2021
Plum tart
Plum tart
This tart made with sweetcrust pastry and almond cream is especially tasty with those rather sour little plums that can be found in such profusion in late summer.
192K4.9 2 hours 37 min. September 6th 2017
Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine"
Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine"
This tart - with a nod to the French children's song - features produce the Lorraine region is famous for: plums and hazelnuts. The small, sweet mirabelles contrast with the larger plums and make the most of the different varieties.
23K 1 hour 56 min. September 1st 2019
Poire Belle Hélène
Poire Belle Hélène
Poire Belle Hélène is a fairly simple cold dessert. The pears are poached in a vanilla-flavoured syrup, then served on top of vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce poured over.
59K4.7 1 hour 46 min. April 6th 2014
Poppy seed and lemon cake
Poppy seed and lemon cake
This flavour combination is trending right now - and rightly so. Here, lemon partners poppy seeds in a moist loaf-style cake.
29K 2 1 hour 54 min. November 17th 2019
Praline rochers
Praline rochers
Here is how to prepare your own chocolate rochers with a chocolate praline filling covered in milk chocolate and chopped torrified almonds.
169K5 3 hours 13 min. August 28th 2011
Profiteroles
Profiteroles
Small choux pastry puffs, filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with a rich smooth chocolate sauce.
290K 14.5 1 hour 35 min. October 13th 2010
Provençal colombier for Pentecost
Provençal colombier for Pentecost
The "colombier" (dove cake) is a traditional cake for Pentecost from the south of France, flavoured with orange and almonds. This very moist cake is quite dense as it is made with marzipan (almond paste). It can be eaten on its own or as a dessert, with or without ice cream.
37K5 1 hour 6 min. December 30th 2019
Prune Far
Prune Far
Far is a traditional recipe from Brittany in northwest France. The name comes from the Breton word 'farz' meaning flour. This is the traditional way, with prunes, but you can adapt it according to taste.
212K 15 1 hour 10 min. October 3rd 2010
Puits d'amour
Puits d'amour
This delicious little cake's charming French name means "well of love". It is made up of layers of puff and choux pastry, assembled with a light caramel and filled with vanilla confectioner's custard.
90K4.4 1 hour 43 min. August 23th 2015
Quick bramble jelly
Quick bramble jelly
Fruit jelly is jam made with the juice only. All the skin and seeds are strained out, which gives a very smooth texture. Here's a quick recipe which will give you an excellent jelly, and which keeps the full flavour of the blackberries thanks to its very brief cooking.
245K4.2 47 min. July 5th 2013
Quick orange marmalade
Quick orange marmalade
Just oranges (organic) and sugar in this simplified marmalade recipe.
128K3.9 1 hour 11 min. February 26th 2014
Quick Strawberry Millefeuille
Quick Strawberry Millefeuille
A millefeuille (which in french means "thousand sheets") is a delicious pâtisserie consisting of layers of puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) sandwiched together with cream, fruit, etc. In this recipe, we will be using sheets of caramelized brik or filo, which makes a delicious, light...
47K5 48 min. May 3rd 2015
Quince paste
Quince paste
This traditional French "pâte de fruit" (fruit paste or leather) has a distinctive, firm consistency and is full of flavour, with the characteristic tang of quince. The preparation is rather long, but the result is well worth all the effort.
25K1 2 hours 3 min. December 3rd 2017
Raspberry muffins
Raspberry muffins
Delicious when still warm.
281K5 43 min. February 21th 2011
Raspberry sorbet
Raspberry sorbet
To make a seriously good raspberry sorbet, the fruit must be of the best quality, of course, but there is another little secret: you need to remove all the seeds to make a really smooth coulis. It is this smooth coulis that makes the sorbet so deliciously velvety.
29K4.6 2 hours 20 min. July 5th 2017
Raspberry tart
Raspberry tart
This gorgeous and delicious rasperry tart is not just any old fruit tart: the base is made with "sablé breton" dough, topped with a raspberry crémeux and a layer of whole fresh raspberries, finished with a glaze. It's a bit more complicated than a normal tart, but the result is well worth the...
41K5 1 hour 41 min. July 4th 2020
Rhubarb mousse
Rhubarb mousse
This delicious mousse is the perfect summer dessert: a delicate combination of stewed rhubarb and Italian meringue.
22K 33 min. August 25th 2019
Rhubarb tart
Rhubarb tart
This version of rhubarb tart uses a sweetcrust pastry base, almond cream, diced rhubarb cooked until just tender and a rhubarb syrup glaze.
78K4.3 2 hours 10 min. July 14th 2013
Rice pudding (riz au lait)
Rice pudding (riz au lait)
My personal version of this classic family recipe.
360K5 38 min. December 18th 2018
Rice pudding with fruit and nuts
Rice pudding with fruit and nuts
This is cooked like a normal rice pudding, but with fruit and nuts added halfway through: toasted almonds and pistachios, sautéed diced apple and strips of dried apricot. These added flavours and textures make an already creamy rice pudding even more delicious.
23K4.5 1 hour 5 min. June 18th 2017
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).
79K3.9 3 hours 33 min. November 24th 2013
Saint Honoré cake
Saint Honoré cake
The Saint Honoré cake is a famous example of French patisserie. It consists of a puff pastry base surrounded by a ring of caramel-coated choux puffs and topped with whipped cream (Chantilly). It is a bit tricky to make, but this recipe gives you all the hints you need.
101K4.7 2 hours 51 min. April 14th 2013
Santiago Cake
Santiago Cake
Santiago cake (or Torta de Santiago) has a lovely moist texture. It is made with almonds and lemon and contains no butter or flour. This Spanish speciality from Galicia is still often decorated with the cross of St James.
53K5 52 min. April 24th 2016
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup
Pear halves sautéed in butter and sugar served with real custard (crème anglaise) and a reduced blood-orange syrup.
133K3.7 1 hour 4 min. February 20th 2011
Sesame cookies
Sesame cookies
These soft little cookies have a double whammy of sesame flavour from toasted seeds combined with a little sesame oil.
50K 2 hours 57 min. December 30th 2019
Sicilian Epiphany Pie
Sicilian Epiphany Pie
This is a Sicilian version of the French Epiphany dessert, the "galette des rois". The puff pastry has a pistachio cream and ricotta filling with diced candied fruit.
53K3 1 hour 1 min. January 1st 2020
Simple maple-syrup tart
Simple maple-syrup tart
It would be hard to find a simpler tart recipe: just sweetcrust pastry filled with maple syrup, then baked.
43K4.2 46 min. November 5th 2014
Smart plum tart
Smart plum tart
This is a very simple tart recipe that combines the flavours of plums and hazelnuts. It stays crisp after cooking because it is baked in two stages.
6,776 1 hour 20 min. September 22th 2021
Soft apple cookies
Soft apple cookies
This French twist on the famous American treats delivers delicious apple flavour in cookies that are a little softer than usual.
7,938 57 min. December 5th 2021
Soft fruits in sabayon
Soft fruits in sabayon
This recipe is made by briefly cooking an assortment of soft fruits (raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, blueberries, currants...) with a little sugar to glaze them. They are served in a small dish, covered with a delicious sabayon which can be lightly "burned" on surface.
245K3.9 46 min. February 21th 2011
St Tropez tart
St Tropez tart
This famous dessert from St Tropez is more of a cake than a tart. The sugar-sprinkled brioche layers are sandwiched together with a rich vanilla filling which is a mixture of confectioner's custard and whipped cream.
86K3.8 3 hours 34 min. September 11th 2018
Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction
Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction
Serving strawberries in red wine is a classic French dessert. Here is a more sophisticated version, with the red wine reduced to a light syrup with notes of thyme and lemon.
28K 1 hour 23 min. June 30th 2019
Strawberries with mint and cream
Strawberries with mint and cream
Minty confectioner's custard, diced strawberries and whipped cream.
224K5 1 hour 30 min. February 21th 2011
Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad
Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad
This is a simple recipe, but quite delicious. The flavours and colours of strawberries and kiwis combine to create a refreshing and colourful summer fruit salad.
19K 17 min. July 22th 2020
Strawberry and rhubarb crumble
Strawberry and rhubarb crumble
A three-layer crumble: a layer of stewed rhubarb, then strawberries and a crumble topping. You'll see that the flavour of rhubarb goes very well with strawberries.
130K5 1 hour 40 min. May 18th 2019
Strawberry brunoise in a dessert-wine sabayon
Strawberry brunoise in a dessert-wine sabayon
This is a very simple recipe, but the result is absolutely delicious (as long as it's strawberry season, of course): morsels of really ripe strawberries in a sabayon made with sweet white wine.
10K 24 min. August 19th 2020
Strawberry Charlotte
Strawberry Charlotte
This is a faily quick charlotte recipe. It begins, as usual, by soaking finger biscuits in syrup, in this case flavoured with lime. The charlotte is then assembled with alternate layers of Chantilly (whipped cream) and strawberries.
124K5 3 hours 9 min. June 17th 2012
Strawberry feuilleté
Strawberry feuilleté
This elegant French dessert is not quite a tart. The base is a circle of puff pastry baked and caramelized, then topped when cold with a thin layer of lime-flavoured confectioner's custard and beautiful fresh strawberries.
33K3.8 43 min. May 27th 2018
Strawberry mousse with mascarpone
Strawberry mousse with mascarpone
This 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.
10K 24 min. August 22th 2021
Strawberry sorbet
Strawberry sorbet
The secret of a good strawberry sorbet is to use first class strawberries, very ripe and full of flavour, so do choose them with care. This recipe shows you how to lighten the texture of the sorbet by incorporating air.
64K4.6 31 min. July 9th 2014
Strawberry tart
Strawberry tart
For this great dessert classic: a sweetcrust pastry case, vanilla confectioner's custard and the best strawberries available. This recipe is simple yet demanding, but the result is an exceptional tart.
107K4.6 2 hours 30 min. June 16th 2013
Strawberry Verveine Tart
Strawberry Verveine Tart
This tart has a crisp sweetcrust pastry case filled with verveine-flavoured cream and, of course, strawberries.
49K3.8 1 hour 31 min. June 9th 2014
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines
Chopped kiwi with lemon, ripe strawberries and smooth mascarpone cream.
42K5 22 min. June 12th 2016
Strawberry-mint sorbet
Strawberry-mint sorbet
For this strawberry and mint-flavoured sorbet, we will be using an unusual method: blending the strawberries with mint leaves. This mixture is then left overnight for the flavours to mingle before being strained and then churned. This makes a delicious sorbet with its full-on strawberry flavour...
26K3.8 12 hours 26 min. August 13th 2017
Stuffed prunes
Stuffed prunes
Stuffed prunes are a sweetmeat made with halved dried prunes sandwiched together around a morsel of marzipan flavoured with Armagnac.
20K 20 min. July 18th 2018
Succès praliné (praline meringue)
Succès praliné (praline meringue)
The "succès" (success) is a classic of traditional French patisserie, made with two layers of almond meringue filled with praline butter cream. It's very rich and a little old-fashioned these days, but still has many faithful fans. The original recipe comes from the master chef Gaston Lenôtre, and...
328K 34.4 4 hours 16 min. June 20th 2010
Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany
Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany
Stewed apples, raisins soaked in whisky, toasted almonds, rolled in a lightly caramelized pancake.
228K4.3 2 hours 16 min. March 10th 2015
Tart Tatin
Tart Tatin
Tart tatin is one of the great classic desserts of French cooking. It's an apple tart cooked upside down. Apples are cooked in sugar until they caramelise. Then a circle of puff pastry is put on top, and the whole tart is baked at 356°F (180°C) for 20 minutes. To serve, the tart is turned over so...
367K 13.8 1 hour 17 min. October 30th 2015
Tarte à l'coloche
Tarte à l'coloche
This 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.
7,780 1 hour 47 min. October 20th 2021
Tarte Bourdaloue
Tarte Bourdaloue
This tart is a classic of French pâtisserie. It's quite simple: a sweetcrust pastry case filled with almond cream and pears poached in syrup. Invented in the middle of the 19th century, it gets its name not from its creator but from Rue Bourdaloue, the street where he had his pâtisserie.
21K 1 hour 27 min. March 15th 2020
Tarte Jurassienne
Tarte Jurassienne
This tarte jurassienne (from France's Jura region) has a sweetcrust pastry case, filled with rich hazelnut buttercream and topped with a rosette of apple slices that have been sautéed in Macvin du Jura liqueur.
37K 25 1 hour 17 min. December 30th 2019
Tarte Normande
Tarte Normande
This tart showcases ingredients from Normandy: the sweet pastry case is baked blind, then filled with apple sticks sautéed in Calvados, and a cream-egg mixture. The tart is then baked and dusted with icing sugar when cold.
26K 1 hour 30 min. December 30th 2019
Tatin apple diplomat tart
Tatin apple diplomat tart
This tart is every bit as good as it looks: a sweetcrust pastry case baked blind, then filled with diplomat cream and topped with apples cooked tatin-style, long and slow in butter and sugar until they caramelize.
24K 2 hours 18 min. November 20th 2019
Tatin apples with mascarpone cream
Tatin apples with mascarpone cream
Small pieces of apple cooked "tatin" style (caramelized in a pan) with a light mascarpone cream.
160K4.3 1 hour 3 min. November 20th 2011
Tea and white chocolate biscuits
Tea and white chocolate biscuits
This recipe combines the flavours of tea and chocolate. The tea is added to the dough in two forms: powder and liquid. The biscuits are dipped in white chocolate.
120K4.8 4 hours 10 min. September 11th 2018
Tiramisu
Tiramisu
Classic italian recipe (the name means "pull me up" or more poetically, "take me up to the sky"). It's similar to a charlotte in its structure: layers of flavoured biscuits between layers of smooth cream.
460K5 49 min. July 27th 2013
Toasted almond cake
Toasted almond cake
A layer cake, with toasted almonds in the chocolate part.
218K4.4 2 hours 2 min. July 5th 2016
Toasted-flour biscuits
Toasted-flour biscuits
This is a surprising biscuit recipe, in which the flour is not added in its normal state, but gently toasted beforehand in the oven. This light dry-roasting changes the taste considerably, giving these biscuits notes of honey, coffee and even spices. Their distinctive flavour goes very well with...
37K4.5 2 hours 43 min. September 11th 2018
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.
34K5 1 hour 46 min. December 4th 2016
Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart
Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart
This tart, with its twinned chocolate and orange flavours, is a bit fiddly to make. The fillings are fairly straightforward (classic chocolate ganache and orange curd), but it is tricky to ensure that the fillings do not run into each other. You will need to make a divider but, as you will see, this...
43K5 2 hours 35 min. April 15th 2015
Tyrolean apple crumble
Tyrolean apple crumble
You are no doubt familiar with fruit crumble, the home-cooking classic. Here's how they do it in the the Austrian Tyrol region: with apples, raisins and rolled oats.
7,180 1 hour 26 min. October 31th 2021
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.
56K4.1 1 hour 28 min. May 14th 2014
Vanilla ice cream
Vanilla ice cream
Rediscover the full flavour of a real vanilla ice cream with this classical recipe.
398K3.8 1 hour 7 min. November 6th 2017
Victoria pineapple and lime tarts
Victoria pineapple and lime tarts
This recipe for dainty tarts has sweetcrust pastry (preferably with coconut) cases, filled with sautéed Victoria pineapple and topped with a lime crémeux.
9,523 21 min. October 10th 2021
Viennese chocolate cups
Viennese chocolate cups
A Viennese-style hot chocolate comes topped with whipped cream. This more sophisticated dessert version is based on a thickened chocolate cream with a piped rosette of Chantilly cream on top.
11K 31 min. March 21th 2021
Walnut short bread
Walnut short bread
Those little biscuits are with good walnut taste, because walnut are shortly roasted before powdered, it's very simple and efficient.
130K4.3 3 hours 1 min. October 2nd 2011
Warm apple feuillantines
Warm apple feuillantines
It's a rather long recipe but which never fails to impress, perfect for a special dinner party. It's made up of 3 circles: one almond "tuile", 2 of caramelized brik sheets, with a caramelized apple layer between each, whipped cream on top, and custard all around. Everything, except whipped cream,...
303K5 3 hours 9 min. May 28th 2012
Windfall apple jelly
Windfall apple jelly
This jelly is an excellent way to make use of all those unripe apples that have dropped off the tree. They (or rather, their juice) makes a delicious jelly with a very delicate flavour. As these apples are green and generally tart, we need to use a little more gelling agent than for a normal jelly...
103K5 58 min. August 19th 2021
Yvetot Douillons
Yvetot Douillons
This dessert, named after a small town in Normandy, consists of a pear filled with confectioner's custard (French pastry cream), which is wrapped in a pancake and puff pastry, then baked. The "douillon" part of the name comes from a warm coat, the "douillette", of former times.
56K4.3 1 hour 3 min. November 26th 2014
"Psychedelic" sandwich bread
"Psychedelic" sandwich bread
This amazing-looking loaf uses a basic sandwich bread recipe, but half the dough is coloured yellow with turmeric, the other half black with squid ink. The two colours are then rolled up together to give the spiral effect you can see in the photo. The outside is coated with sesame seeds. This...
37K 4 hours 13 min. February 6th 2019
3-fruit brioche loaf
3-fruit brioche loaf
This long brioche is called a "lingot" (ingot) in French. It is filled with three layers of different fried fruits: apricots, raisins and cranberries. When sliced, the three layers are revealed - and it's every bit as delicious as it looks.
25K 2 hours 51 min. September 23th 2018
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...
26K5 4 hours 23 min. December 10th 2017
Baker's pizza
Baker's pizza
Baker's pizza is very quick to make using a basic bread dough. If you buy the dough ready-made (ask your local baker) and use a good tomato sauce from a jar, you can have it ready for the oven in under 10 minutes.
54K 38 min. March 31th 2019
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.
28K 4 hours 32 min. February 4th 2018
Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche)
Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche)
For brioche feuilletée (or flaky brioche), the brioche dough is treated like puff pastry, with layers of butter incorporated by repeated turning and rolling. Coarse sugar crystals add a sweet crunchiness. Needless to say, this is very rich and quite irresistible.
101K 24.6 3 hours 49 min. November 10th 2013
Brioche royale
Brioche royale
Brioche royale is a very rich brioche, made with candied fruit, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Just before baking, it is topped with "macaronade": a macaroon-style mixture of ground almonds and sugar with egg white. This creates a crust when baked and gives the brioche its elegant finish.
35K2 16 hours 47 min. May 5th 2019
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Here is a recipe for "real" chocolate petits pains, i.e. with a milk bread dough (not croissants dough) and with a stick of chocolate inside.
414K4.6 5 hours 27 min. October 30th 2021
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.
268K3.8 3 hours 21 min. October 24th 2017
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.
258K4.1 3 hours 50 min. June 6th 2017
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.
237K4.3 5 hours 53 min. October 24th 2017
Cramique
Cramique
Cramique is a kind of brioche from Belgium and northern France, made with raisins and pearl (or nib) sugar. It is traditionally served sliced with butter and jam.
56K 13 hours 55 min. September 12th 2018
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.
60K4.3 4 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Flaky brownie brioche
Flaky brownie brioche
This beautiful brioche contains the typical ingredients you'd expect in a brownie: chocolate, butter, brown sugar and pecan nuts. But these are not just thrown into the mixture; the brioche is layered with them to create a delicious culinary bridge between Europe's viennoiseries and the all-American...
33K4.3 16 hours 43 min. September 12th 2018
Flaky chocolate brioche
Flaky chocolate brioche
This is a rather special brioche: the dough is first layered with butter to make it flaky, then this is rolled around a chocolate filling. The recipe is quite long, but you will be astonished at the result. It is both light (in flaky layers) and rich (with its chocolate filling). As you can see...
62K4.5 16 hours 15 min. November 6th 2020
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...
1.0M 335 5 hours 6 min. October 24th 2017
French croissants
French croissants
In this famous and highly technical recipe from a piece of yeast-based flaky dough we are going to cut and shape ("roll") croissants.
570K 24.4 2 hours 34 min. June 26th 2019
Galette de Fougerolles
Galette de Fougerolles
This Galette de Fougerolles is a flattish cake filled with a hazelnut buttercream and topped just before baking with a "craquelin" (sweet cracker) crust, studded with griottine cherries.
24K 3 hours 21 min. February 17th 2019
Hamburger buns
Hamburger buns
This recipe shows you how to make hamburger buns that are almost brioche style without being sweet.
130K4 3 hours 59 min. April 11th 2020
Jura bread
Jura bread
This speciality bread is full of all the character of the Jura: dry white wine (made with Savagnin grapes, of course), diced Comté cheese and toasted walnuts. "Jurassic bread" was is first name... The loaves can be made long, as shown here, or as small rolls. This is ideal as an aperitif snack,...
39K4.4 6 hours 9 min. October 24th 2017
Kugelhof for Nanou
Kugelhof for Nanou
This recipe is emblematic of Alsatian baking, but a more personal version (and a bit richer).
253K4.4 3 hours 15 min. August 2nd 2019
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.
1.1M 23.7 6 hours 26 min. May 23th 2017
Loaf for "les filles'"
Loaf for "les filles'"
This loaf for "the girls" in three colours is made by putting together three doughs, each with a different flavour: tomato for the red, pesto with olives for the green and onion for the white. The three different doughs fuse as they rise together in the tin before cooking, to produce an unusual...
46K4.6 4 hours 6 min. December 30th 2019
Mini apricot and pistachio brioches
Mini apricot and pistachio brioches
These mini brioches are made with dried apricots and have double pistachio flavour: in the dough itself, which is tinged green, and with dry-roasted pistachios added whole.
38K4.1 18 min. November 22th 2015
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.
241K4.2 2 hours 30 min. February 21th 2011
Mouna
Mouna
Mouna is a delicious citrus-flavoured brioche from the Oran region of Algeria. It origins are much disputed, but it was no doubt inspired by a brioche brought over by Spanish immigrants from the Valencia region: the "Mona de Pascua". However, it is also amusing to remember that the citizens of Oran...
38K1 18 hours 31 min. May 22th 2019
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".
24K 2 4 hours 45 min. December 30th 2019
Nantes Tourton
Nantes Tourton
The "tourton Nantais" is a sweet loaf from Nantes, somewhere between bread and brioche, but without egg and only a small amount of butter.
58K4.3 7 hours 34 min. September 12th 2018
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...
1.6M 284.2 7 days 15 min. April 3rd 2020
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.
855K 34.3 7 hours December 30th 2019
Ocean bread
Ocean bread
The idea for this bread was inspired by an amusing coincidence: the proportion of salt needed for good bread is 35 g of salt per litre of water, which just happens to be the exact concentration of salt in the Atlantic Ocean. So it's possible to make bread using sea water to provide all the salt...
151K 63.8 5 hours 7 min. October 24th 2017
Old style brioche
Old style brioche
Classical version of brioche use yeast to raise the dough, but in this recipe some leaven is added. This make a more rustic brioche, with a small taste of leaven.
281K4.6 14 hours 6 min. December 19th 2014
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.
45K3.8 3 hours 57 min. October 24th 2017
Pains briochés aux raisins
Pains briochés aux raisins
This classic French "viennoiserie" is a sweet bun containing confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière) and rum-soaked raisins. It demands a bit of skill, but is not too complicated.
117K4.8 2 hours 37 min. September 12th 2018
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...
103K5 1 day 1 hour 19 min. April 15th 2020
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.
61K4.6 4 hours October 24th 2017
Pistachio and goji pinwheels
Pistachio and goji pinwheels
Inspired by the traditional French "pain aux raisins" (like Danish pastries), here is a colourful and flavoursome version filled with pistachio cream and goji berries.
6,875 2 hours 19 min. October 10th 2021
Pitta bread
Pitta bread
This Lebanese speciality is made as a flat round pocket, which can be filled with all manner of things.
500K 14.5 2 hours 55 min. February 21th 2011
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.
479K4.6 1 hour 59 min. August 27th 2020
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans is a kind of brioche lightly flavoured with orange and rum. It originated in Romans-sur-Isère, a town in south-east France. This recipe dates back to medieval times, when it was made in a ring (or crown) shape to celebrate the end of Lent, as eggs could then be used again. This more...
49K4.7 1 day 17 hours 38 min. October 7th 2018
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.
31K 3 hours 19 min. December 19th 2018
Pretzels
Pretzels
Pretzels are bread sticks looped into a knot, probably with origins in southern Germany. The tops are sprinkled with poppy seeds or grains of coarse salt. Here is a fairly straightforward recipe that is simple to prepare.
115K4.9 5 hours 21 min. October 24th 2017
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
This rolled brioche is made with a special dough, using a mixture of two flours: ordinary plain flour and chestnut flour. The prepared dough is then rolled up around a filling of apples sautéed with brown sugar.
33K 24 15 hours 52 min. September 12th 2018
Sandwich bread
Sandwich bread
Soft and moist, almost like brioche, it can be made in a tin or mould or as a classic long French-style loaf.
318K3.9 3 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
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.
120K3.8 4 hours 27 min. October 24th 2017
Special Parmesan baguettes
Special Parmesan baguettes
This moist bread is generously flavoured with diced Parmesan, fried onions and mushrooms. In the form of mini-baguetttes (French sticks), it is easy to serve sliced and makes an ideal aperitif snack.
54K4 3 hours 43 min. October 24th 2017
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.
355K4 6 hours 26 min. October 13th 2010
Spring Bread
Spring Bread
Spring bread is flavoured with little pieces of preserved tomatoes, Parmesan and chive flowers (hence the name, as the flowers only appear for a brief period in spring). Shaped into long loaves or thin sticks, slices of this bread make a delicious aperitif snack.
45K4.3 4 hours 2 min. October 24th 2017
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.
64K4.3 4 hours 53 min. October 24th 2017
Tomato sauce for pizzas
Tomato sauce for pizzas
This is the sauce to put on pizza bases before the toppings.
494K4.3 1 hour 15 min. October 19th 2010
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).
100K4.3 4 hours 12 min. October 24th 2017
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...
804K 44.7 51 min. August 3rd 2013
Cocktails
Cocktails
Some cocktails recipe.
70K5 5 min. May 8th 2011
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate
Here's something simple to cheer up cold days, or a delight to look forward to on coming home after a walk in the rain.
189K4 23 min. December 19th 2010
Mulled apple juice
Mulled apple juice
This 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.
18K 1 hour 18 min. February 16th 2020
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
If it's cold or you're in the snow, you will appreciate mulled wine which warms body and soul... There are as many mulled wine recipes as ski runs, so here is a basic one that you can easily adapt to your taste.
223K 14 1 hour 32 min. February 21th 2011
Four quarters
Four quarters
It's "the simpliest cake in the world", called four quarters, because it's made with 1/4 eggs, 1/4 sugar, 1/4 flour and 1/4 butter.
296K3.7 1 hour 15 min. February 21th 2011
Four quarters (adding fruit)
Four quarters (adding fruit)
To improve a "four quarters" cake.
158K4.5 35 min. February 21th 2011
Italian hot chocolate
Italian hot chocolate
This delicious, custardy chocolate treat is made in minutes. A treat for kids (and big kids) to enjoy at teatime, or any other time.
108K 10 min. April 26th 2020
Oriane's tuna rillettes
Oriane's tuna rillettes
Quick to make, delicious as an aperitif.
177K5 17 min. February 21th 2011
Tomato ladybirds
Tomato ladybirds
Tomatoes filled with a tuna mayonnaise and rice mixture, in a fun ladybird shape that kids will love, served with a puree of fresh garden peas. A good way to encourage them to eat vegetables.
249K 14 1 hour 47 min. February 21th 2011
Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies
Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies
A traditional American recipe for homely biscuits, which can be made in different flavours or with additions (seeds, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.).
334K4 1 hour 49 min. January 5th 2020
X-Files cookies
X-Files cookies
These cookies made with lime and almonds are a sure-fire hit with children. They enjoy the amusing shape, of course, but also the delicious flavour.
92K4.1 3 hours 35 min. May 27th 2012
"Moelleux" cake batter
"Moelleux" cake batter
This 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.
9,186 19 min. January 26th 2022
Almond cream or frangipane
Almond cream or frangipane
Light and delicious, it is used in a lot of desserts like tarts, cakes and pies (epiphany galette).
406K 25 44 min. January 23th 2022
Almond dacquoise
Almond dacquoise
A dacquoise is a sort of almond meringue that can be eaten like a biscuit or can be used as the base of more sophisticated desserts.
179K5 44 min. June 28th 2011
Almond macaroon cake
Almond macaroon cake
This is a cake version of an almond meringue, moister and denser in texture. This cake can be eaten on its own or made smaller, like finger biscuits. It can also be used as the base in a boozy dessert, such as a framboisier.
36K4.3 58 min. December 30th 2019
Apple confectioner's custard
Apple confectioner's custard
For this strongly apple-flavoured version of confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), apple juice is used instead of milk and the quantity of sugar is reduced.
96K4.6 21 min. July 23th 2014
Armagnac marzipan
Armagnac marzipan
Almost the same as plain marzipan, but this almond paste is flavoured with a hint of Armagnac or Cognac.
26K5 9 min. September 12th 2018
Basic cake batter - the French way
Basic cake batter - the French way
The 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...
22K 17 min. November 18th 2020
Bavaroise cream
Bavaroise cream
A "bavaroise" is made with custard, set with gelatin after cooking, and with whipped cream added once it has cooled. This makes a delicious, smooth cream that can be used to create many different desserts.
4,558 40 min. May 8th 2022
Béarnaise sauce
Béarnaise sauce
This very tasty sauce, flavoured with tarragon, chervil and shallot, with its hint of acidity, is perfect for grilled fish or meats. Its well-known as a difficult sauce, but here are all the tips that you need to succeed.
312K4 1 hour 6 min. May 22th 2016
Bechamel sauce
Bechamel sauce
Bechamel sauce is a classic, made from a cooked butter-flour mix called "roux", where milk is added and slowly cooked. We get a thick sauce, used in many recipes.
371K4.3 18 min. February 21th 2011
Beurre blanc sauce
Beurre blanc sauce
Beurre blanc sauce is a great classic of French cuisine, made with vinegar, white wine and shallots. It is a wonderful accompaniment for fish and shellfish.
158K3.8 35 min. February 2nd 2012
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake
Biscuit de Savoie is not a "biscuit" in the English sense, just a very light sponge cake. It is delicious plain, but it can also be filled with cream, fruit, etc.
91K5 1 hour 8 min. December 23th 2014
Blackcurrant coulis
Blackcurrant coulis
Blackcurrants make a very good coulis, but it's a bit more difficult than with other fruits. Here is a simple method to help you succeed.
418K 23.5 25 min. February 21th 2011
Bouquet garni
Bouquet garni
Used very frequently in French cuisine, a secret of French chefs, it adds flavour to a lot of recipes, and it's easy to prepare. The basic principle is to make a small bundle of herbs, bind them in green leek leaves and to tie it up, so that the whole thing can be removed and discarded easily after...
381K3.5 12 min. March 21th 2017
Breton sablé biscuit dough
Breton sablé biscuit dough
Brittany is famous for its rich, sandy textured "sablé" biscuits. Similar to shortbread, they are made with lots of butter and egg yolk, and just a hint of vanilla. This dough can be made into simple biscuits – already delicious on their own – or used as the base for tarts and other desserts.
76K 26 min. August 1st 2018
Brioche dough
Brioche dough
It's a soft and rich dough, with butter and eggs which give a smooth and incredibly tasty brioche. This is the basic recipe for brioche dough, used for all other brioche-based recipes on the site.
477K 44.2 14 hours 27 min. September 16th 2020
Buckwheat pancakes
Buckwheat pancakes
Buckwheat pancakes (galettes de sarasin in French) are typical of Brittany and are often served as a savoury dish. They are made with buckwheat flour (a cereal-like seed which is gluten free).
142K 24.3 15 min. July 21th 2015
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.
290K4.6 58 min. October 13th 2010
Caramelised walnuts
Caramelised walnuts
These delicious nuts can be used in several cakes, but you can also put them on ice-cream, pancakes, fruit salad, or eat them just as they are.
328K5 22 min. February 21th 2011
Carrot-top pesto
Carrot-top pesto
You will no doubt be familiar with classic pesto. Here is an alternative, zero-waste version using carrot tops for a surprising pesto, full of fresh flavour.
22K 16 min. September 16th 2020
Chantilly cream
Chantilly cream
Chantilly cream, it's simply whipped liquid cream with sugar. It is use in many desserts, but already delicious simply with strawberries or other fruits.
634K5 18 min. September 17th 2013
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...
141K5 15 min. September 25th 2013
Chocolate ganache
Chocolate ganache
A chocolate ganache is a mixture of cream and chocolate made while hot. This gives a kind of paste which solidifies somewhat as it cools but remains fairly soft. This is the filling used in many chocolates.
299K 13.7 15 min. January 25th 2022
Chocolate sauce
Chocolate sauce
This rich smooth chocolate sauce, with its full flavour, is one of the indispensable ingredients of profiteroles, but it can be used with many others desserts.
267K 24 32 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry
This simplified sweetcrust pastry gets its chocolate flavour simply from cocoa powder, added towards the end of kneading. Chocolate aficionados will enjoy using this in all sorts of recipes that call for sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée).
40K1 16 min. July 4th 2018
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)
Choux pastry is used for making profiteroles, eclairs and other small pastries.
498K4.5 1 hour 4 min. February 13th 2022
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...
207K3.7 1 hour 16 min. February 2nd 2016
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.
39K 1 hour 13 min. December 30th 2019
Clarified butter
Clarified butter
This is a way of melting butter to eliminate all the impurities. The clarified butter can then be heated without spoiling, and is more digestible. It is ideal for cooking at high temperatures where small black specks would spoil the appearance, or for emulsified sauces like béarnaise or mousseline.
421K4.2 2 hours 14 min. June 21th 2017
Clear strawberry juice
Clear strawberry juice
In 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.
11K5 59 min. July 25th 2021
Clementine Chantilly
Clementine Chantilly
As the Clementine season is now in full swing, I would like to tempt you to try this surprisingly different clementine-flavoured Chantilly. The recipe is very simple but delicious.
6,809 20 min. February 2nd 2022
Clementine confectioner's custard
Clementine confectioner's custard
This clementine confectioner's custard makes the most of the delicious fruity flavour by using both the juice and zest.
7,599 30 min. January 23th 2022
Clementine diplomat cream
Clementine diplomat cream
Diplomat cream, as delicious as ever, in a double clementine-flavoured version. It can be used in lots of desserts and pastries.
12K 28 min. February 13th 2022
Cocktail sauce
Cocktail sauce
Cocktail sauce is a spicy mayonnaise with cognac, Tabasco and concentrated tomato paste (or purée) added.
183K4 9 min. October 13th 2010
Coconut paste
Coconut paste
Similar to marzipan or walnut paste, coconut paste can be used in a variety of cake or sweet recipes, but you can enjoy munching it just as it is.
253K 14.7 15 min. October 13th 2010
Coconut sweetcrust pastry
Coconut sweetcrust pastry
You 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.
26K1 13 min. October 25th 2020
Coffee custard
Coffee custard
You are probably familiar with the classic real custard (crème anglaise). Here's a coffee-flavoured version.
4,119 29 min. May 4th 2022
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Quite similar to crème anglaise but much thicker. It is used in many pastries like choux pastry (pâte à choux) or millefeuille.
685K 313.9 36 min. January 27th 2017
Coriander and cashew nut pesto
Coriander and cashew nut pesto
You are probably familiar with the classic pesto,made with basil and pine nuts. I'd like to tempt you with a rather different (but quite delicious) version, made with coriander and cashew nuts.
42K 26 min. December 9th 2018
Craquelin (sweet cracker dough)
Craquelin (sweet cracker dough)
This sweet cracker dough ("craquelin" in French) is a very simple mixture: equal parts of flour, butter and light brown sugar. It is simlilar to a shortbread dough and can be rolled out very thinly and cut into any shape as desired. Craquelin is mostly used (though not exclusively) on top of choux...
68K5 54 min. February 10th 2019
Cream and herb dressing
Cream and herb dressing
A quick and easy recipe for a cream and herb dressing to go with all kinds of dishes, from simple jacket potatoes to fish.
3,755 13 min. June 12th 2022
Cream sauce with Vin Jaune
Cream sauce with Vin Jaune
This sauce made with Vin Jaune ("yellow wine") is emblematic of Comtoise cuisine from Eastern France. It combines the smoothness of cream with the slight acidity and typical flavour of the Vin Jaune. The tricky aspect of cooking with Vin Jaune is that its fugitive flavour tends to disappear when...
117K 46 min. October 3rd 2018
Diplomat cream
Diplomat cream
Diplomat cream or "crème Madame" (a much prettier name) is one of many creams in French pâtisserie based on confectioner's custard. The classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) has gelatin added while hot, then whipped cream is folded in when cold. This gives a...
42K 1 hour 47 min. October 30th 2019
Dried apricots
Dried apricots
Making your own dried apricots at home is perfectly feasible. It's really quite simple, though it takes a long time. Basically, the apricots need to be cut in half, destoned, then the halves put to dry slowly for several hours in a cool oven.
89K4.2 6 hours 18 min. July 19th 2017
Feta in olive oil with herbs
Feta in olive oil with herbs
This recipe tells you how to preserve cubes of feta with herbs. It will keep for a long time and improves with keeping. Using this feta in a salad, such as Greek salad, adds an amazing flavour.
75K4.6 14 min. August 2nd 2015
Financier batter
Financier batter
This delicious mixture is for the classic little French cakes called "financiers" (because of their ingot shape), but it can also be used with fruit, like a clafoutis.
313K4.6 12 min. April 14th 2020
French dressing (vinaigrette)
French dressing (vinaigrette)
Here is a very simple recipe, but it could completely transform, maybe even transcend, your salad.
994K4.5 7 min. July 7th 2011
Fresh pasta dough
Fresh pasta dough
You can use this dough to make lasagne, ravioli, spaghetti, etc. - in fact, any fresh pasta you wish.
152K3.8 1 hour 13 min. December 6th 2012
Fruit coulis (fruit purée)
Fruit coulis (fruit purée)
Contrary to what people usually think, coulis is not just a simple fruit purée with sugar. Of course, this is the general principle, but it's possible to make something much better and more refined. This recipe is for a strawberry coulis (see below for other fruits): how to make it, but also how...
732K 44 24 min. October 20th 2012
Fruit crémeux
Fruit crémeux
This kind of "crémeux" (it means "creamy", but contains no actual cream) is a basic recipe in the repertoire of French pastry chefs. It is smoother but less frothy than a mousse and uses gelatin to set it as it cools. Often used as a tart filling or in other desserts, crémeux is usually poured to...
116K3.2 40 min. September 12th 2020
Génoise (Genoa sponge)
Génoise (Genoa sponge)
A Génoise (or Genoa sponge) is a very light and delicate cake. It is good on its own, but is more often used as the base for many different French-style gâteaux, with layers of mousse or cream between 2 (or more) layers of sponge. It is a tricky recipe to get right, rather technical, but here's a...
202K 53 1 hour 13 min. March 10th 2019
Greek Pesto
Greek Pesto
You may already know the pesto, this delicious Italian sauce, well here is the Greek variation of the thing: the basil is accompanied by thyme and oregano, and the Parmesan replaced by feta cheese. Greek flavors, but in an Italian spirit, a true European recipe.
4,821 18 min. July 24th 2022
Green bean purée
Green bean purée
Green (or French) beans are usually served whole, for instance as an accompanying vegetable or in a salad, but they make a good purée, too. This is tasty on its own, but also goes very well with meats, and children usually prefer it to "normal" beans.
54K 48 min. October 23th 2019
Green parsley sauce
Green parsley sauce
This sauce, with a great parsley taste, is perfect with steamed vegetables or fish. At the bottom you will find the coulis version of this recipe.
440K 44.3 23 min. February 21th 2011
Green parsley tahini sauce
Green parsley tahini sauce
This greeen sauce with tahini and parsley is an excellent accompaniment for lots of vegetables (raw or cooked) and also goes well with poultry.
27K 9 min. April 8th 2020
Gribouille dressing
Gribouille dressing
Gribouille dressing is based on a rémoulade dressing, with shallot, herbs, hard-boiled egg and tuna added. It goes well with fish and vegetables of all kinds and makes a great sandwich filling.
13K 18 min. February 17th 2021
Herb olive oil
Herb olive oil
This flavoured olive oil, easy to prepare, goes very well with Mediterranean cuisine: pizzas, pastas, pan bagnat, etc...
281K3.8 21 min. February 21th 2011
Herb salad
Herb salad
Herb salad is a small salad made with leaves of all kinds of aromatic herbs, it's highly flavoured, and should be considered almost as a condiment. It really is a salad, the leaves are not chopped.
209K4.6 22 min. October 13th 2010
Hollandaise sauce
Hollandaise sauce
This sauce is quite similar to Béarnaise sauce, but with a light lemon flavour. It can be used hot, warm or cold on several things: vegetables, fish, eggs... Not easy to get right, like all "emulsified warm sauces" (Béarnaise, Hollandaise, etc.), but you will find all the tips you need here.
216K 14.7 22 min. July 25th 2019
Home-made breadcrumb coating
Home-made breadcrumb coating
The crispy crust on many fried (or baked) foods comes from a breadcrumb coating. You can buy this, of course, but it's easy and much better to make your own at home. For one thing, you will know excatly what's in it – just bread – which is not the case for the commercial product. This is also a...
91K1 1 hour 7 min. October 28th 2018
Home-made chilli oil
Home-made chilli oil
It is very simple and economical to make your own chilli oil. Here's how to do it.
5,928 15 min. March 30th 2022
How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)
How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)
A sabayon is a delicious and delicate preparation based on egg yolks and sugar, with a liquid added (wine, alcohol, fruit juice, etc), which is then whipped in a bain-marie until it is both light and smooth. Usually sabayon is sweet (syllabub), but you can make it savoury, in which case there is...
882K 54 18 min. November 12th 2017
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.
450K4.3 30 min. June 2nd 2015
Leek fondue
Leek fondue
Leek fondue (literally "melted") consists of finely sliced leeks cooked until barely tender then simmered gently in cream until thickened. The aim is to keep the fresh green of the just-cooked leeks but with a lovely soft, melting consistency. This can be a side dish or an ingredient in lots of...
42K2 36 min. March 4th 2020
Lemon Confectioner's Custard
Lemon Confectioner's Custard
This recipe is for a confectioner's custard with a difference: it's a little less sweet than the classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) and has double lemon flavour, using both zest and juice, for plenty of tangy lemon taste. It's the perfect filling for lemon...
167K4.4 23 min. May 9th 2018
Lemon Mayonnaise
Lemon Mayonnaise
This is almost as simple to make as a plain mayonnaise, but with the double lemon flavour of both zest and juice for a delicate, fresh tang.
62K4.5 5 min. February 17th 2016
Lettuce "chiffonade"
Lettuce "chiffonade"
Chiffonade is a French term meaning "made of rags.", it consists of shredding the heart of a lettuce into thin ribbons.
190K 15 32 min. February 21th 2011
Light herb sauce
Light herb sauce
This is a very quick and easy recipe for a delicious sauce! It goes particularly well with baked potatoes, fish (such as salmon) and cold white meats.
68K4 8 min. May 20th 2015
Lime (or lemon) curd
Lime (or lemon) curd
Lime curd is a delicious conserve and variation on the traditional lemon curd, made with limes, eggs and butter. It's the perfect filling for either large or small tarts.
138K5 54 min. July 10th 2011
Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream)
Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream)
Taking its inspiration from lemon confectioner's custard, this version has a distinctive lime flavour. Both juice and zest are used to combine the juice's slight acidity with a hint of bitterness from the zest.
61K 56 min. July 21th 2019
Lime crémeux
Lime crémeux
This "crémeux" is a creamy mixture ideal for filling tarts, either on its own or as a bottom layer topped with fruit, for example.
34K 46 min. April 14th 2021
Macaronade mixture
Macaronade mixture
Macaronade 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.
30K 2 min. November 25th 2020
Macédoine of vegetables
Macédoine of vegetables
A macédoine is simply vegetables diced small (carrots and turnips) or cut small (green beans) with peas. The different vegetables are cooked separately "à l'anglaise", then thoroughly drained. They are only combined at the end in a mayonnaise dressing.
124K3.8 1 hour 24 min. September 3rd 2014
Marchand de vin sauce
Marchand de vin sauce
The rich "marchand de vin" sauce, made with red wine and shallot, is a classic accompaniment for meats that is traditionally made in the roasting tin or dish. This is a simplified version that can be made while the meat is cooking, even beforehand, so there is no risk of it going cold.
233K4.1 34 min. May 31th 2012
Marzipan (almond paste)
Marzipan (almond paste)
Very easy to do if you have a food processor which can slice or grate a lot of things.
601K 34.5 11 min. December 19th 2021
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is a cold egg dressing, quite thick, served with many dishes, usually cold too: meat, fish, vegetables, etc.
776K5 6 min. February 16th 2014
Muffin dough
Muffin dough
This dough can be used to make this delicious and classic of the English cooking: muffins. It can be sweet, in different flavours, with fruit, but also savoury in other recipes.
515K5 21 min. February 6th 2013
Mushroom duxelles
Mushroom duxelles
A duxelles consists of finely sliced mushrooms cooked in butter with shallots. It is more of a preparation than a dish in its own right, which can be used in other recipes.
17K 44 min. November 3rd 2021
Noisette butter
Noisette butter
"Noisette" means hazelnut in French. Noisette butter is made by melting butter, then boiling and raising it to a high temperature until it takes on both a light brown hazelnut colour and also a characteristic nutty smell. Compared with simple clarified butter, this noisette butter has a delicate...
87K4.5 15 min. December 30th 2019
Nougatine
Nougatine
Nougatine is a delicious nut toffee: caramel mixed with toasted flaked almonds. Not a dessert in itself, it is often used to decorate cakes and pastries. But those who enjoy good things are sure to want to eat it on its own!
282K3.9 32 min. March 29th 2018
Onion fondue
Onion fondue
Onion fondue is a delicious classic of French cuisine: finely-sliced onions, cooked long and slow until they are melting and caramelized. This can be used in many other recipes.
92K 50 min. March 25th 2020
Pan-fried potatoes
Pan-fried potatoes
What could be simpler than fried potatoes? No need of a recipe for that! Quite right, but it's also very easy to end up making fried mash instead. Here are the main pitfalls to avoid.
270K4.4 1 hour 37 min. February 3rd 2011
Pancake batter
Pancake batter
Here is a pancake batter that is a little more sophisticated than the traditional version. The pancakes will be tastier with a softer texture.
292K3.8 13 min. February 2nd 2020
Panna cotta
Panna cotta
Panna cotta is an Italian dessert which means "cooked cream". It's a set vanilla cream, similar to blancmange, which is frequently served with other things like fruit coulis (fruit purée), caramel etc.. Here is the basic panna cotta recipe.
309K4.3 25 min. February 21th 2011
Paris flan filling
Paris flan filling
This 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.
24K 41 min. May 30th 2021
Pear compote
Pear compote
Stewed pears are not as easy to prepare as stewed apples, as they contain more juice and you risk ending up with more of a coulis than a compote. So here are two simple methods to help you succeed.
429K4.3 37 min. April 26th 2012
Pesto
Pesto
Pesto is an Italian sauce made from pine nuts, Parmesan and basil. It's very simple but quite delicious, and goes particularly well with pasta.
234K 25 15 min. July 25th 2020
Pickled gherkins
Pickled gherkins
Preparing your own gherkins in vinegar is quite straightforward, if you know how to avoid a few pitfalls. Here's a recipe which works every time.
725K 73.1 4 hours 36 min. August 21th 2013
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,...
346K 14.4 33 min. February 21th 2011
Pistachio and spinach pesto
Pistachio and spinach pesto
You are no doubt familiar with classic pesto, made with basil and pine nuts. Here's a winter version with spinach and pistachios that's just as delicious.
6,421 34 min. January 16th 2022
Pistachio confectioner's custard
Pistachio confectioner's custard
This is very similar to the classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), but its marked pistachio taste brings a distinctive flavour to a whole range of desserts.
133K4.7 31 min. November 21th 2018
Pistachio cream
Pistachio cream
Very similar to almond cream, pistachio cream is ideal for filling or topping all kinds of cakes and tarts. Just like almond cream, it swells during cooking.
260K 64.1 33 min. October 4th 2012
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.
318K 153.8 48 min. October 13th 2010
Poached eggs
Poached eggs
Poached eggs are cooked, without the shell, in barely simmering (nearly boiling) water. White should be firm and yolk soft, that's the difficulty. This recipe teaches you how to succeed with three important points.
284K5 2 hours 40 min. January 8th 2013
Poaching syrup
Poaching syrup
Less sweet than normal sugar syrup, poaching syrup is specially for slow cooking fruits to be used in other recipes.
253K5 14 min. September 2nd 2012
Polenta
Polenta
Polenta is made from maize meal and can be prepared in a number of ways. In this recipe, it is cooked in milk, then moulded and set before being fried.
168K5 1 hour 27 min. May 24th 2022
Potato purée
Potato purée
The French have fond childhood memories of this, and while nothing will ever be as good as "Maman" made, here's a fairly straightforward way to make it.
210K5 1 hour 35 min. October 3rd 2010
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.
302K4.6 1 hour 12 min. October 13th 2010
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.
233K5 55 min. August 3rd 2012
Preserved lemons
Preserved lemons
For this recipe, the lemons are sliced first (this makes them easier to use later), then salted to drain off the juice before being bottled in herb-flavoured olive oil. These preserved lemons can be used in all sorts of dishes, especially with fish and poultry.
103K 15 12 hours 36 min. December 2nd 2012
Preserved tomatoes
Preserved tomatoes
Softer than dried tomatoes, they can be used as a kind of chutney in pasta dishes for instance, or simply served to accompany an aperitif.
315K