Category Archives: French

Coconut French toast with mango, saffron yogurt and jaggery walnuts

Serves: 2 Prep: 25 min Cook: 20 min Ingredients For the walnuts 50g hard Jaggery 1/4 tsp Fennel seeds 1/4 tsp Carom seeds 40g walnut halves For the garnishes 1 tbsp Milk pinch Sugar small pinch Saffron 1 Mango, peeled … Continue reading

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White chocolate and whiskey croissant pudding

Serves: 4 Prep: 25 min Cook: 30 min Ingredients 500ml Milk 500ml double cream 1 vanilla pod, split 3 Eggs 5 egg yolks 200g caster sugar 3 large croissants 25g sultanas 25g Butter, melted 175g white chocolate, grated 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Millefeuilles

Serves: 1 Prep: 15 min Ingredients 3 tbsp double cream 2 tbsp Mascarpone 1 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 12 even-sized Strawberries, hulled and sliced in half lengthways 3 rectangular wafers, 5-8cm long 4 tbsp shop-bought fresh raspberry … Continue reading

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French fruit tart

Serves: 8 Prep: 35 min Cook: 15 min Ingredients 300g ready-to-roll puff pastry Flour, for dusting 300ml double cream, whipped 100ml fresh custard dashes of Poire William liqueur punnet of Strawberries punnet of Blackberries punnet of Raspberries small bunch of … Continue reading

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Chocolate harlequin

Serves: 8 Prep: 40 min, plus 2 hrs chilling Cook: 10 min, to melt the chocolate Ingredients For the crème pâtissière 1 litre Milk 12 egg yolks 125g Flour 250g Sugar For the sponge 175g dark chocolate 175g white chocolate … Continue reading

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Blueberry clafoutis

Serves: 6 Prep: 20 min, plus 20 mins to rest pastry Cook: 45 min Ingredients 220g rich shortcrust pastry Flour, for dusting 30g Butter, for greasing 120ml Milk 120ml double cream ½ vanilla pod, split 4 Eggs 170g Sugar 50g … Continue reading

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French-style braised octopus

Serves: 6 Prep: 30 min, plus 1 hr marinating Cook: 1 hr 5 min Ingredients 1.5kg baby octopus 250ml extra virgin olive oil 3 medium carrots, peeled, quartered lengthways and sliced 3 celery sticks, sliced in half lengthways and sliced … Continue reading

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