French Crepes

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April 6, 2012 French Crepes a breakfast or dessert dish to serve with jam or fruit and whipped cream or Creme Chantilly.  You can make them in advance and keep them warm separated with foil or baking paper. Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 teaspoon white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 2 cups milk 2 tablespoons butter, melted {Tags: , , } {More...}

Boeuf Bourguignon

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Boeuf Bourguignon another traditional French dish with many different variations.  You will need to get an early start at this recipe needs a while for cooking. The longer you cook the beef the more flavour you will get and the beef will be more tender.  A great one pot casserole. Ingredients 2 large onions, chopped 2 {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Quiche Lorraine

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Quiche  is traditionally made with bacon but you can experiment with this dish using different cheeses or you can make a vegetarian variation with asparagus or other vegetables. There are many recipes for Quiche Lorraine and this is one of them Ingredients 6 eggs 7 ounces (200 g) chopped Bacon 4-5 ounces (125 g) grated {Tags: , , , } {More...}

French Creme Chantilly

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Creme Chantilly originates from the town of Chantilly in Picardy, in the late 17th century and is a classic for many French desserts.  It was created by the French Chef  Vatel for a banquet for Louis XIV, At one of Fouquet’s banquets at the Château de Chantilly (Chantilly Castle) in the Picardy region. Ingredients 84ml/10fl oz whipping cream 1 vanilla pod {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Tarte Tatin

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Tarte Tatin a classic French dessert usually made with apples but you can use other fruit such as pears, cherries, prunes or quince. Serve it with cream or ice cream. Ingredients For the Pastry 320g/11oz plain flour 225g/8oz ice-cold butter 110g/4oz icing sugar 3 free-range egg yolks For the filling 6 Cox or 4 Granny {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Chicken Liver Pate: Terrine de Foies de Volaille

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March 30, 2012 Chicken Liver Pate: Terrine de Foies de Volaille  a rich starter to a meal to serve with french bread, toast or crackers.  Easy to make although a little time consuming it’s worth the effort. Ingredients 1 glass of white wine 1 pound fresh chicken livers, cleaned 1 cup milk 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Toulouse sausage & butter bean casserole

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Toulouse sausage & butter bean casserole a French classic easy to make and another one pot hearty family meal. Ingredients 6 slices of streaky bacon , chopped oil a pinch of chilli flakes 1 large leek , sliced chicken stock , fresh, cube or concentrate, made up to 200ml 1 garlic clove , sliced a {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

French Toast with Apricots and Caramel Sauce

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French Toast with Apricots and Caramel Sauce a sophisticated twist to Gypsy Toast and a great breakfast or lunch dish. Ingredients 50g butter 6 apricots , halved and stoned 200g/8oz caramel sauce * 350g ready-made vanilla custard 8 small, thick slices brioche or white bread, or 4 large slices, cut diagonally *Caramel Sauce Ingredients 150ml {Tags: , , , } {More...}