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Recipe for French jammy lunettes biscuits

  These sweet little biscuits are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up snack – not too sweet but sweet enough to give you a boost of energy. …

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Tempting tarte de Soleil recipe

This tarte de Soleil recipe is one of the easiest snack, apero, party food dishes there is if you buy ready-made puff pastry that is! …

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How to make a French baguette

This step by step guide to making authentic French bread is perfect for those who take their bread seriously. There’s nothing quite like the smell …

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How to make levain or leaven for bread

French bread makers use Levain, or leaven to get the best results in some bread mixes. One of my neighbours, known to all in these …

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How to make French fougasse bread

Fougasse is a flat bread from Provence in the south of France though it has its origins in the days of ancient Rome. French bakers …

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Recipe for scallops with saffron butter sauce

Did you know that saffron is produced in the Touraine area? Just a few pounds of “red gold” is produced each year, one of the …

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Scrambled eggs and truffles recipe from Touraine

Brouillade aux truffes de Touraine or in English, very posh scrambled eggs with truffles: a mouth-wateringly delicious recipe from Chef Nicolas Gaulandeau of the Chateau …

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Recipe for Nougat of Tours cake

Unlike the famous chewy nougat of Montélimar, Nougat of Tours is actually a cake. And it’s seriously scrumptious. It’s a speciality of the Tourraine region, …

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Cormery Macarons, Loire Valley speciality

Touraine in the Loire Valley isn’t just famous for its gorgeous castles. Gastronomy also plays a starring role in the region. One of the sweet …

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Strawberry souffle with orange liqueur

Serves 4 400g (2 cups) strawberries 120ml (1/2 cup) orange liqueur such as Grand Mariner or Cointreau 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites 100g caster …

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