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How to make rich, creamy Sabayon

Sabayon is a creamy custard like sauce, traditionally made with egg yolks, sugar and wine. The recipe is Italian in origin, called zabaglione. Some historians …

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Recipe for Calissons de Provence sweet biscuits

Sweet Calissons are a tradition in Provence. The origin of these small, almond flavoured biscuits goes back to the 1454 wedding of King Rene and …

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Michelin Star gummy jellies recipe

When we asked 2 Michelin Star chef Marc Meurin to share a favourite sweetie recipe with us, he didn’t hesitate – gummy jellies. The soft, …

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French gingerbread men recipe!

If these beret wearing gingerbread men don’t bring a touch of festive French fun to the table – I don’t know what will! They are …

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Easy Provencal pompe a l’huile recipe

Pompe a l’huile is a traditional sweet bread of Provence, also called fougasse. It’s an olive oil flatbread flavoured with orange blossom (photo – centre). It’s …

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Spice Cookies – deliciously easy to make

Cookies, or biscuits, which comes from the French bis-qiu, have been around for millenia. The word bisqui is medieval, from the latin panis biscotus meaning …

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Chocolate Buche de Noel

Chocolate was introduced to France in 1615. When Anne of Austria arrived to marry Louis XIII, she brought with her a taste of home, chocolate. …

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Recipe for oranais apricot French pastries

Oranais are a French pastry with apricots and crème patisserie. They’re popular in France as snacks and even for breakfast. Easy to make, fruity and …

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Foolproof, super simple Tarte Tatin recipe

I am  a stickler for the surface area to volume ratio: the smaller the surface area of something you cook, the better the taste. A …

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Halloween crepes

Crepes, or pancakes in English, are perfect for Halloween. Super easy to make and decorate and very versatile! Halloween isn’t such a big deal in …

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