Tag: French

Coq au vin

File this under “would have been posted years ago if only it photographed prettier.” This is one of our family’s favourite meals ever. It’s usually served with creamy mashed potato while the sauce is mopped up with a crusty baguette. {It was served with soft polenta in the photo above}. It’s not hard but like ...

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Vanilla Bean Macarons

I was recently asked to make some macarons for a kitchen tea. It’s been quite a while since I served up a batch of these popular treats, and I decided it was time to try and get a bit more creative. This is the recipe for the vanilla bean flavour, for the Rose flavoured macarons ...

Rose flavoured macarons

In honour of a special kitchen tea I recently got a bit fancy with my macarons. First up I made a batch of delicious vanilla bean flavoured macarons, see the recipe HERE, and next were these pretty rose ones. Both recipes use my basic macaron recipe, and you will need the following ingredients: rosewater pink ...

Creme Patissiere

This is the classic custard-like pastry cream which fills those cute little fruit tarts you see. This version features fresh vanilla bean which lifts it to another level. Combine it with my SHORTCRUST PASTRY and fresh fruit and you have a winning dessert. The quantities below will give you just about 1.5 litres of creme ...