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Purple Carrot Cake with reduced sugar and orange zest

Purple Carrot Cake

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A healthy version of regular carrot cake: just as moist, huge on flavour but reduced in sugar, less oil and full of health benefits to help fight the winter blues
chocolate whisky macarons

Another Year and Even More Mad About Macarons!

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Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy New Year with macarons and a festive spirit from Scotland to France!
snowballs

Snowballs - No Bake, Coconut, Raisin & Chocolate Bites

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Granny's special winter treats: gluten free, vegan and perfect for festive parties or teatime.
Mulled Wine Prunes

Mulled Wine Prunes

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A festive version of the French classic dessert, Pruneaux au Vin, with orange and added spices - and perfect with macarons!
Christmas Oat Granola

Christmas Oat Granola - A Healthy Festive Breakfast

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Go nuts! Make your mornings 'oat-ra' special with festive warming spices, orange & maple - and no added sugar!
Ritz Paris Teatime

Putting on The Ritz Paris Teatime

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For the ultimate luxury Parisian afternoon, Afternoon Tea at the Ritz is distinctly French. Discover Proust's favourite Madeleines in his salon by the fireplace.
Baked Roquefort Green Salad

Baked Roquefort Green Salad

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Why not cook up a healthy salad with some festive colours? Great for parties.
Essential Baking Equipment - Terraillon Review

Essential Baking Utensils: Terraillon Review & Giveaway

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Clever sets of compact, quality tools for the successful home baker and a UK Giveaway until 4 December!
pumpkin leek crumble

Pumpkin Leek Crumble - for Festive Turkey Leftovers

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Try this upside-down quicker version of the pumpkin and chestnut flour tart!
Jack Be Little Mini Stuffed Pumpkins

Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

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The best, healthy & edible decorations for your Autumn table - deliciously easy, ready in 30 minutes and perfect for advance party prep.
moist banana chestnut loaf

Moist Banana Chestnut Loaf

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When banana loaf could be a French cake. Ramblings on chestnut flour and cakes - and a recipe!
relais desserts yulelogs Paris 2017

Relais Desserts Yule Log Presentation, Paris 2017

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20 top pastry chefs from this elite group show us their new French Buche Christmas cake creations.
raspberry clafoutis lemon verbena

Raspberry Clafoutis with Lemon Verbena

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A delicious twist to the classic French clafoutis recipe using raspberries and a lemony touch of verbena - it's gluten free too!
best bakeries in Lyon

Lyon's Best Patisseries, Chocolates & Macarons

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A selection of the finest bakeries for the sweet-toothed in France's gastronomic capital.
bouchons Lyon restaurants

Best Value Gourmet Lyon in 3 Days

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A taste of Lyon's bistros & traditional bouchons in France's gastronomic capital.

Salted Toffee Cherry Tomatoes

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Get ready to party with this fun apéritif at any time of year!
renoir cafe montmartre museum garden

Café Renoir, Montmartre Museum Gardens

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Avoid the summer crowds around Sacré-Coeur and head to this peaceful haven for a drink or snack, now refurbished to welcome you!
Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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A sweet, classic gluten free chocolate cake recipe that's perfect for birthdays or any occasion - guest post from Chef Jason Galletti, Melbourne.

Happy 2018! January Recipes & Articles

bouchons Lyon restaurants

Best Value Gourmet Lyon in 3 Days

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A taste of Lyon's bistros & traditional bouchons in France's gastronomic capital.

Salted Toffee Cherry Tomatoes

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Get ready to party with this fun apéritif at any time of year!
best pastries rue Saint-Dominique

Best Pastries Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris

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My guide to the best pastry & chocolate shops plus tearooms all in 3 blocks near the Eiffel Tower!
Corsican Veal Pepper casserole

Corsican Veal Stew with Red Peppers

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A warming easy casserole that's even better reheated next day and fabulous served with pasta (plus glass of red!).
smoked garlic arugula rocket soup

Smoked Garlic Arugula (Rocket) Soup

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A delicious detox & warming soup to keep the flu at bay or fight it off if you didn't have a Mickey mask.
gluten free cheese rosemary waffles

Gluten Free Cheese Waffles

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Have a healthy start to the day with these breakfast waffles inspired by Brazilian cheese puffs!
Palets Bretons Recipe French Butter Cookies from Brittany

Palets Bretons Recipe - French Butter Biscuits or Cookies

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Slightly sweet & salty French butter biscuits - just irresistible!
French Apple Crumble

Apple Oat Crumble - A Scottish French Alliance

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Who would have thought that the good old Apple Crumble would be so popular in Paris these days? And trust the French to make it sound so romantic as "crrum-belle"!
no-churn Drambuie ice cream recipe

Drambuie Ice Cream (No-Churn)

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This Scottish whisky liqueur, honey and herb ice cream will liven up any dinner party when it’s served with dessert! Strictly for adults only…
French leek pie - best Flamiche recipe

Flamiche Recipe - French Leek Pie

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A typical French winter classic: leek pie from Picardy which uses 4 egg yolks! For National Pie Day.
Galette 2016 Carette Paris

Best Galettes des Rois in Paris for 2016

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Just a selection of the best Galettes des Rois being crowned around Paris for January!
macaron macaroon difference

Macarons vs Macaroons

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The difference between macarons and macaroons: a guide to the French ambassador of pastry and the other coconut treats
Egg pasta recipe Alsatian noodles

Egg Pasta Recipe: Alsatian Noodles

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You know how I love sharing egg yolk recipes with you - especially…
Tarte Tatin French recipe for caramelised apple tart

Tarte Tatin - An Easy French Classic

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It's a lot easier to make than it looks!
Banana coffee chestnut cake recipe

Banana Chestnut Coffee Cake

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Give yourself a kick-start to school mornings with this reduced sugar loaf, Corsican-style with chestnut flour.
Clos Vougeot Burgundy French vineyards in winter

Annual Burgundy French Wine Festival 2015

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A taste of the annual Burgundy wine festival in January.
classic blanquette veal casserole recipe

The French's Favourite Casserole: Blanquette de Veau

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Enjoy this French Winter classic casserole, which is surprisingly light too!
Orange and cinnamon cheesecake with macarons for Teatime in Paris

Happy New Year with a Cheesecake from Paris!

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Cinnamon & Orange Cheesecake, inspired by Jean-François Piège of Thoumieux in Paris & given the Mad About Macarons touch!