Category: Recipes

Hazelnut Macarons Recipe
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Hazelnut Macarons Recipe

Home made Hazelnut Macarons are a huge hit with my family and are great for entertaining guests, baby showers or even Hens parties. People are amazed at “how much trouble you go to” in making such beautiful little French sweets. But the truth is, they are really quite simple to make.  I love macarons. Each [...]

French Macaron Recipe
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French Macaron Recipe

When I think of delectable little macarons I think of Paris, and in particular Ladurée in Paris. Ladurée is a luxury French boulangerie and patisserie renowned for their sweet treats including their world famous Macaron. They are one of the best known makers of macarons in the world. In late 2011 my husband and I [...]

Vanilla Sable Recipe
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Vanilla Sable Recipe

Winter mornings at home with my children is synonymous with baking delicious biscuits, Madeleines, cupcakes, and all sorts of scrumptious treats. Vanilla Sable, or Sablés à la vanille in French, is a buttery shortbread biscuit which is said to have originated from Caen, in the province of Lower Normandy, France. These little morsels are a [...]

Madeleine Recipe
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Madeleine Recipe

Petit lemon and butter tea cakes which melt in your mouth; that is what a Madeleine is.  They are delicious morsels, which will win the hearts and taste buds of even the most avid sugar-avoider. This Madeleine Recipe has been adapted slightly from Rachel Khoo, from The Little Paris Kitchen. I’ve made these Madeleines from [...]

French Onion Soup Recipe
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French Onion Soup Recipe

This French Onion Soup recipe is a true winter warmer for the French at heart. French Onion Soup originates from France in the 18th century, traditionally made from beef broth, and caramelised onions. Onions were simple to grow and plentiful in earlier periods when other food sources was scarce. Our recipe uses a chicken stock [...]

Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe
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Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

Traditionally, a Boeuf bourguignon also called beef Burgundy, or boeuf à la Bourguignonne originated in the Burgundy region (in French, Bourgogne). Boeuf bourguignon is one of many peasant dishes, like the Coq au Vin, being slowly refined into French haute cuisine. I have adapted this slow cooked Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe from Rachel Khoo, author of [...]

Croque Madame Muffins Recipe
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Croque Madame Muffins Recipe

Croque Madame Muffins are the perfect thing to eat for petit déjeuner (breakfast). I first saw these the other night while watching The Little Paris Kitchen hosted by Rachel Khoo (who is now my most favorite cook ever!!). She’s an English cook living in Paris who opens up her tiny little Parisian apartment at night [...]

Versailles Inspired Cupcakes
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Versailles Inspired Cupcakes

The other day I caught the creative bug again and decided to indulge in some cake decorating. My kids love it when I get creative in the kitchen because they know there’s something in it for them. The licking of the spatula and bowl, and of course the enjoyment of eating it when it’s finished! [...]