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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I love Julia Child’s recipes, particularly her Boeuf Bourguignon which is such a wonderful mouth-watering French classic. Julia Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality who Mastered the Art of French Cooking at the famous Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, France. Apart from Julia [...]
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 [...]