Sweet Crepes Recipe (Pancake Day Special)

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Hi guys! This Tuesday is going to be Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday (the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent) which is widely celebrated by consuming pancakes. There are many different recipes for these sweet cakes: in the USA the batter is leavened whereas in the UK it is not and the British pancake resembles a lot French crepes,

Savory Galette Recipe (Pancake Day Special)

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In France the savory version of the sweet crepes is called galette and is made with buckweat flour and water. The batter has a very nutty flavor that somehow reminds of peanuts and cashew nuts. Johnny, from the Crafts Beer Channel, added a touch of a dark beer rich in hops that perfectly

Beef Bourguignon Burger recipe

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As I might have mentioned I WON AN AWARD last November! The Fondation Nestlé required an original video recipe on how to cook a French staple and there are few things as iconic as the Beuf Bourguignon. But I simply couldn’t abide tradition, I had to twist it big time so I turned it into…

French King Cake Recipe aka Galette des Rois

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Today I feel like I’m the king of the world. Why? Because I found the lucky charm in my King Cake, also known in France as the Galette des Rois! This cake is traditionally served around Epiphany and even if it is usually bought in boulangeries is dead simple to make at home, after all it consists in a luscious layer of frangipani (almond … Read More

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

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Are you craving something sweet but you’re not that into chocolate right now? Are you more up to something smashing and bright and incredibly fancy looking? Then you’re in need of this posh but very easy Tarte au Citron Meringuée aka a Lemon Meringue Pie: a crumbly and buttery dough filled with a creamy, lemony and tangy custard topped with … Read More

French Pot au Feu Recipe (French Beef Stew)

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If sharing is caring there is absolutely nothing better to share than a family meal, especially if it’s cheap, easy to make and deliciously filling. A French Pot au Feu fits the bill with flying colours: this simple beef stew will give you a savoury broth, plenty of super-tender meat and healthy veggies. The beauty of this recipe is that requires minimum effort and feeds many … Read More

Three Cheeses Quiche Recipe

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Cheese is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen: you can use many varieties solo or mixed together to create wonderful dishes. I was invited to Caws Cenarth Creamery – in West Wales – to check out their amazing assortment of dairy products and I was impressed by the varieties. I decided to combine a staple of the … Read More

Cheat’s on Béchamel Sauce

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Do you want to impress your friends with a posh-looking sauce but can’t be bothered with the fuss to make it? Try my cheat version of the Béchamel sauce, a French cuisine staple: you’ll only need a microwave and a couple of heat proof mugs and you will fool them all. This white sauce is the perfect complement to my … Read More

How to pick a real French Croissant

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Photo by Petr Kratochvil If you are inclined to romanticism you could acknowledge the aroma of caramelized butter as the distinctive fragrance of Paris. Butter really is one of the key ingredients of the French cuisine, and nothing is more quintessentially French than croissants pûr beurre. This delicious pastry is a breakfast staple and should be bought in a boulangerie, asked à emporter – to take … Read More