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Vanilla sugar
Vanilla sugar
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Almost essential in patisserie, you can find it in expensive little sachets of about 10g. It's necessary to distinguish between the vanilla sugar which really contains vanilla, and vanillin sugar, purely chemical which has never seen a vanilla pod. Here is how to quickly make a whole jar full of...
367K 15 26 min. August 12th 2018
How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)
How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)
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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...
852K 54 18 min. November 12th 2017
French dressing (vinaigrette)
French dressing (vinaigrette)
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Here is a very simple recipe, but it could completely transform, maybe even transcend, your salad.
946K4.5 7 min. July 7th 2011
Blackcurrant liqueur
Blackcurrant liqueur
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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...
772K 44.7 51 min. August 3rd 2013
Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies
Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies
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A traditional American recipe for homely biscuits, which can be made in different flavours or with additions (seeds, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.).
312K4 1 hour 49 min. January 5th 2020
Natural leaven
Natural leaven
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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
Nicholas's fish
Nicholas's fish
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This is a very easy recipe, everything hinges on the brief cooking of the leeks, then the fish.
224K4.8 56 min. February 21th 2011
Stock-pot fish
Stock-pot fish
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A julienne of vegetables (small sticks) mixed with choice morsels of fish, slowly cooked in vegetable stock.
273K4.3 2 hours 36 min. December 31th 2013
Warm lentil salad
Warm lentil salad
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Lentils boiled until just tender, then mixed with fried smoked bacon, onion, chives and dressed with a good vinaigrette.
155K4.6 53 min. September 5th 2010
Black Forest gateau
Black Forest gateau
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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.
127K4.6 2 hours 32 min. November 27th 2011
Milk rolls
Milk rolls
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This sweet milk bread, made as baps or rolls, with its sugar topping is delicious for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
157K 13.8 5 hours 31 min. September 11th 2018
Potatoes with prawns
Potatoes with prawns
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This recipe, originally from Belgium, consists of baked potatoes which are hollowed out and filled with fried prawns. A cream and white wine sauce is then poured over the potatoes before returning them to the oven.
94K3.8 1 hour 49 min. January 14th 2016
Pistachio shortbread biscuits
Pistachio shortbread biscuits
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These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are "double pistachio", as they contain both pistachio paste and toasted chopped pistachios.
103K 44.5 2 hours 58 min. April 19th 2012
Coleslaw
Coleslaw
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Coleslaw is a cabbage salad that is popular in North America. This version includes carrots as well.
83K 14.9 38 min. January 3rd 2014
Peach Melba
Peach Melba
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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...
100K3.9 2 hours 20 min. September 9th 2012
Franche-Comté sticks
Franche-Comté sticks
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Thin baguettes made with Morteau sausage and cancoillotte cheese. The cancoillotte is added in the form of crumbled metton curds (normally melted in milk to make the creamy cancoillotte). Sliced thinly, these sticks make an ideal aperitif snack for sharing with friends.
85K4 5 hours 27 min. October 24th 2017
Duck Parmentier
Duck Parmentier
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This recipe is very simple to make as everything can be prepared in advance. A layer of duck meat is sandwiched between two layers of potato purée. This is topped with grated cheese before being put in the oven.
84K3.9 51 min. January 27th 2013
Dauphinoise potatoes with Serano ham
Dauphinoise potatoes with Serano ham
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These tasty, bite-sized rosettes can be served as an aperitif snack or to accompany a meal.
81K4.6 40 min. January 23th 2013
Poire Belle Hélène
Poire Belle Hélène
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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.
53K4.7 1 hour 46 min. April 6th 2014
Valay-Brest
Valay-Brest
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A Valay-Brest is a mini eclair, filled with apple-flavoured confectioner's custard and topped with a rectangle of walnut nougatine.
52K4.1 1 hour 28 min. May 14th 2014
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Films and papers in the kitchen
Films and papers in the kitchen
Various papers and plastic films used in cooking .
518K 93.5 July 1st 2021
Making your own bread
Making your own bread
In praise of home-made bread, so much better.
544K 63.9 July 1st 2021
The steam machine
The steam machine
Continuous steam in the oven with the steam machine.
47K3.5 July 1st 2021
chives
chives
Herbs in the kitchen: chives.
69K3.5 July 1st 2021
Start off well to cook well
Start off well to cook well
How to get off to a good start in cooking; what equipment and basic ingredients you should always have to hand.
275K 13.5 July 4th 2021
Blog articles: 6 results
The 3 essential knives
The 3 essential knives
You must have heard a chef or cook say: "There’s no good cooking without good ingredients". This is very true, of course, but for any amateur or beginner it is equipment that really counts to start with. What I mean is that you should not skimp on kitchen equipment, good utensils, a food...
12K5 May 30th 2018
How to choose a centrifugal juicer
How to choose a centrifugal juicer
A centrifugal juicer is an appliance designed to extract juice from all kinds of fruit and vegetables. It will produce juice from tomatoes, carrots, apples, pineapple, blackcurrants, etc. The idea is simple: the chosen fruit are fed into the top of the machine through a tube.The fruit should be...
36K3.7 April 1st 2011
Markers in cooking
Markers in cooking
When it comes to cooking, there is only one real rule, and that is that there are no rules! By that I mean that everything is possible, everything can be combined, everything or almost everything can go with everything, but you have to like it, you have to find it good. I have friends who...
1,7205 July 3rd 2021
Fruits which can ruin your jelly
Fruits which can ruin your jelly
There are many ways of making a fruit mousse, but one of the simplest is to prepare a fruit jelly (basically a fresh fruit coulis with gelatine) and then mix this jelly before it sets completely with whipped cream. The result is perfect for filling a charlotte, for example. But do beware;...
42K3.6 March 6th 2013
How to zest a fruit?
How to zest a fruit?
You will have no doubt noticed that many recipes call for the zest of citrus fruit. The zest is that outer layer of the skin which adds so much flavour to a dish. There are many different ways to peel off the zest and various tools are available. Here is a summary of the “dos and don'ts” ...
31K3.5 November 5th 2013
Herbs and temperature
Herbs and temperature
I have already talked to you about herbs in cooking, and about their great power of "seduction". The example of a salad is a great classic: on its own, it's a salad, which is normal, but the same salad in which you have added finely chopped fresh herbs, just before serving, you have much more than a...
3,2054.3 April 25th 2020
Utensil: 2 results
Short-handled brush
Short-handled brush
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This is a soft brush, used to brush dough gently during working to remove all excess flour. It's essential for working soft very hydrated dough like for French baguettes.
108K
Steam machine
Steam machine
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It's essential to have a lot of steam in the oven during baking to get lovely golden crusty loaves.Bakers have a special steam control on their ovens which injects water at the start of baking. With a wood-fired bread oven a simpler system is needed.I've try several systems and ideas, here is the...
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