crêpe à la farine de châtaigne

French Crêpe Batter with Chestnut Flour

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These French-style crêpes thin pancakes have a little twist as they are prepared with chestnut flour. It gives an incredible taste, a must try.
French galette des rois Epiphany king cake with lemon filling

Galette des Rois King Cake with Lemon Filling

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No classic French frangipane almond cream filling in this king cake. 2 puff pastries garnished with a fluffy lemon cream: lemon curd mixed with pastry cream
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Smoked Salmon Light Mousse

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For smoked salmon lovers, this recipe is light and delicious. And so easy as salmon is just combined with cream cheese and a bit of whipped cream.
Roast Duckling with Orange Sauce in 2 Ingredients

Roast Duckling with Orange Sauce in 2 Ingredients

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Who said French cuisine is complicated? All you need here is duckling and oranges, season and roast in the oven. Why don't you try?
Epiphaniy - French Galette des Rois King Cake with Apple Filling

French Galette des Rois King Cake with Apple Filling

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Traditional French galette des rois with two layers of puff pastry filled with applesauce compote to change from the classic almond cream frangipane feeling.
Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Rolls

Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Rolls

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Those small bite-sized aperitifs are very fun to do with the puff pastry rolled and cut into slices, and have a good taste of smoked salmon.
Poires pochées au safran et à la cardamone

Poached Pears with Saffron and Cardamom

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Ces poires sont tellement savoureuses et la sauce au safran et à la cardamone... un délice, je fonds littéralement, c'est devenu un de mes desserts préférés
Noix de saint jacques à l'orange, chapelure au chorizo

Scallops with Orange Sauce and Chorizo ​​Breadcrumbs

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Scallops briefly fried with a delicious creamy citrus sauce and to give a little twist, homemade chorizo ​​breadcrumbs. The proof that an incredible dish can be very easy to make.

crèpes Suzette, recette flambée

Crêpes Suzette Flambéed, Recipe and Story

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Decadent French crêpes, very thin pancakes, served in a delicious orange and caramel sauce, frambé with Grand Marnier orange alcohol. This is the common recipe, you’ll read in the story that the traditional one is with mandarin butter and not flambéed.

Magrets de canard poêlés au cassis

Duck Breast with Blackcurrant Sauce

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A delicious blackcurrant sauce with a hint of balsamic vinegar, and a little trick to perfectly cook your duck breast fillets, so that they are sooo tender. Did you know that duck is on of  French's favourite meat.

Crêpes sauce aux poires au caramel au beurre salé

French Crepes with Pears and Caramel Sauce

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How do you prefer your crepes? How about perfect light batter for thin crepes with pears and a decadant salted butter caramel sauce (here without cream)? Easy, quick. A delight.

Galette des rois frangipane au chocolat

French Galette des Rois with Chocolate and Almond Filling

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Also called epiphany cake. The typical French galette des rois made with a mix of puff pastry and almond cream filling called frangipane is here flavored with dark chocolate, actuallly cocoa powder. Very tasty.

Bûche de Noël au chocolat et au fruit de la passion de Pierre Hermé

Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit Christmas Log Cake

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Some associations work well. Milk chocolate and passion fruit is a great example. And this Christmas log is a delight. It became very famous in France with the great French pastry chef Pierre Hermé and his desserts named Mogador. 

Pear and foie gras with gingerbread breadcrumbs

Foie Gras with Pear in Verrines Individual Glasses

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Fancy presentation in France for appetizer: verrines are sall individual glasses. Here pear compote, foie gras and gingerbread crumbs sprinkled on top.
Crêpes Recette de base et conseils

Crepes easy recipe, advices, tips and tricks

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As candlemas is approaching. February 2 means having crepes in France. Thin pancakes eaten with just sugar or garnished with all kind of sweet or savory toppings and flavorful fillings.

Origine et histoire de l'épiphanie

Story and Tradition of French Galette des Rois Epiphany King Cake

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Where does the French tradition of the galette des rois Epiphany king cake comes from? Bake a galette or a brioche? Why drawyng a charm?
Origine et histoire de la bûche de Noël

Story and Tradition of Yule Log Cake

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Do you know why we serve log shaped Christmas cake?

Recette de base du biscuit roulé

Roll Cake

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This light and easy to roll up sponge cake is ideal for jelly roll or yule log Christmas cake, as we usually serve in France for Christmas.
Carré d’agneau au miel et au cumin

Honey and Cumin Rack of Lamb

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I always have a great success when serving a whole rack of lamb. Honey and cumin sauce works well with white meats. Here, with lamb, it gets almost caramelized. A delight!

Gigot de sept heures à la cuillère

Slow Cooked Seven-Hour Leg of Lamb

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If one think of Easter traditional family meal, there's immediatly images of roast leg of lamb. Why not changing for the 7-hour recipe, slow cooked in the oven at low temperature? Quite long but very easy to make. The meat becomes so tender that you can even serve it with a tablespoon. Almost like a confit.