Mad About Macarons, Easy French Recipes & Teatimes in Paris

Check out these new easy baking VIDEOS – there are now 6!

Jill Colonna

Rhubarb Hibiscus Compote - How to Make Green Rhubarb Pink with Tea!

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Rhubarb too green? Naturally infuse it pink with an hibiscus teabag! The humble compote is low in sugar, vegan and freezes well too. No rhubarb? Try this recipe with summer fruits - it's a treat. Now on video!
French Asparagus ClafoutisJill Colonna

Asparagus Clafoutis with Parmesan Sauce

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An elegant yet simple summery starter or lunch. Serve with a crusty French baguette to mop up that gorgeous cheese sauce! NOW on VIDEO.
Palets Bretons French Butter BiscuitsJill Colonna

Palets Bretons: French Salted Butter Biscuits

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Now updated with accompanying step-by-step VIDEO to show how easy these treats are: irresistible salty-sweet biscuits from Brittany. We love them plain - but let's also dress them up for a garden tea party.
Fluffy Cheese SconesJill Colonna

Fluffy Cheese Scones

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How to make the lightest, high-rise cheesy scones in 40 minutes using only one egg. Suddenly teatime at home is very civilised. Now on VIDEO!
Sesame Tuiles Best RecipeJill Colonna

Crispy Sesame Tuiles

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Bring a taste of Paris to your kitchen. Got 2 egg whites to use up? Rustle up these easy, delicious tuiles in just 30 mins! Now on VIDEO. Perfect with a pot of tea, served with ice cream or chocolate mousse.
Strawberry Pistachio ClafoutisJill Colonna

Strawberry Pistachio Clafoutis

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Now ON VIDEO for the most easy & versatile French summer dessert. No flour? Then enjoy strawberry season with this twist to the French classic cherry baked custard. With pistachios or almonds for a gluten free breakfast, dessert or teatime treat.

Summery Recipes & Ideas for July

Many more recipes in the index!

Vacherin Ice Cream CakeJill Colonna

Vacherin Ice Cream Cake

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Trust the French to turn something we often have stocks at home into an occasion. Take a tub of ice cream, a tub of sorbet and dress it up to party with some meringue and whipped cream (gluten free).
10 reasons to visit HonfleurJill Colonna

10 Reasons to Visit Honfleur, Normandy

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A virtual see and do - and eat! - in this romantic French town & what makes it such a popular getaway - only 2 hours' drive from Paris
Macaron Berry Sherry Trifle

Macaron Berry Sherry Trifle

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Looking for patriotic red, white & blue treats? Try this adult, berry boozy Royal celebration dessert. A trifle British with Parisian macarons (gluten free).
French Crème Caramel

French Crème Caramel

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The favourite classic on many Parisian restaurant menus - yet so easy to make at home. This one is so melt-in-the-mouth light!
salted toffee cherry tomatoes

Salted Toffee Cherry Tomatoes

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Liven up your summer drinks with this salty & sweet apéritif - adds fun to a centre-piece too!
renoir cafe montmartre museum

Café Renoir, Montmartre Museum Gardens

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Escape the tourist crowds around Sacré Coeur and enjoy a snack in this hidden haven, with a view of Renoir's legendary swing and the oldest house in Montmartre.
Roasted Nectarines Verbena ice cream

Roasted Nectarines & Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

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A perfectly light summer dessert that celebrates the French's favourite lemon verbena. It's not just for drinking!
French Monkfish Stew

Monkfish French Brittany Stew - Lotte à l'armoricaine

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A deliciously easy French classic that's perfect if you have a lotte ... of entertaining - or just good, meaty fish! Works well with cod too.
Pistachio wasabi ice cream

The Heat is on: Pistachio Vanilla Wasabi Ice Cream

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I'm in love with this ice cream - inspired by a Parisian chef and from the matching wasabi macarons from my first book. Be warned: this is compulsive eating at its best! Coconut lovers will adore this too.