Easy French Recipes with a Taste of Paris

Happy, Healthy 2021! More easy bakes in the index & in my books…

French-chocolate-passion-mousseJill Colonna

French Chocolate Passion Mousse with Caramel Nougatine

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A French classic mousse with no cream, just intense dark chocolate and made even lighter with passion fruit & egg whites. It's something to get 'excited' about - just watch how you tell the French!
Béarnaise SauceJill Colonna

Béarnaise Sauce - Recipe & Origins Near Paris

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Ooh the simple Béarn-ecessities of life! This sublime French sauce is so easy to whisk up - did you know it was invented where Louis XIV was born near Paris?
Poire Belle HeleneJill Colonna

Pear Belle Helene - A Parisian Musical Story

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When music and dessert are pear-fect partners: this classic Parisian dessert was created by a famous French chef, inspired by a French soprano's voice singing Offenbach in Paris
Vegan macaronsJill Colonna

Raspberry Vegan Macaron Recipe (Using Aquafaba French Meringue)

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For the #veganuary challenge. How to make picture perfect macarons without any egg whites or dairy in sight. Vegan macaron tips and tasting test conclusions.
Cranachan Parfait Scottish dessertJill Colonna

Cranachan Parfait - An Iced Scottish Dessert on Shortbread

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My French twist to the classic Scottish dessert: an iced honey & Whisky cream with a crunchy buttery oat praline. A delicious surprise to serve on Burn's Night (25 Jan)
Bourdaloue Pear TartJill Colonna

Parisian Bourdaloue Pear Tart - a French Classic

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Found in many patisseries at this time of year, this tart has been glazing around Paris since the 1900s when it was invented in Rue Bourdaloue.
Chocolate Banana Marble Cake

Chocolate Banana Marble Cake

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A reduced sugar whirl cake perfect for breakfast or brunch, either topped with roasted banana or served at teatime with a fudgy dark chocolate ganache.
Breakfast oat cookiesJill Colonna

Breakfast Oat Cookies with Hazelnut & Cranberry

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A deliciously healthy start to the day with reduced sugar, plus a perfect quick teatime 'goûter' to tide you over until dinner without the guilt
Drambuie Ice Cream

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

Flamiche Recipe - French Leek Pie

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A typical French winter classic from Picardy and a favourite starter found in many Parisian brasseries & bistros. For National Pie Day (Jan 23).
Cullen Skink Scottish Smoked Haddock Soup

Cullen Skink Smoked Haddock Soup

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Whether for your Scottish St Andrew's Night (Nov 30th) or Burn's Night menu (25 Jan) - or for a cosy gathering to chase away the winter chill! Why the name, "Cullen Skink"?
macaron vs macaroonJill Colonna

Macarons vs Macaroons

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The difference between macarons and macaroons: a guide to the French ambassador of pastry and other associated treats
french-apple-tart-recipeJill Colonna

French Apple Custard Tart - An Easy Yolk Recipe you HAVE to try!

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Enjoy the best of apple season with this satisfying family tart from Alsace.
Tarte TatinJill Colonna

Tarte Tatin - An Easy French Classic

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Upside-down caramelised apple tart; it's a lot easier to make than it looks! A French baking mistake that turned up in the right direction!
Red Onion and Goat Cheese Chèvre Tarte Tatin

Red Onion Chevre Tatin

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A quick and easy savoury twist to the French classic with caramelised onions and goat's cheese.

Pantry Recipes for Easy Home Cooking

Quick & healthy with a few clever ingredients in store – some now on video too!

Corsican Mint OmeletteJill Colonna

Mint Omelette - Corsican Style

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Got mint & eggs? Enjoy this refreshing, authentic omelette from my husband's 'Island of Beauty' - and tips on what makes a Corsican omelette different to a French one. Now also on video.
Palets Bretons easy French recipeJill 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, enjoyed plain or dressed up to 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. Make teatime at home very civilised. Now on VIDEO!
Quick Almond Milk Rice PuddingJill Colonna

Quick Almond Milk Rice Pudding (Vegan)

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A satisfying, healthy recipe for French riz au lait, using long-life cupboard ingredients. Creamy, delicious - yet gluten free and vegan. Made in just 35 minutes!
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 in 2021 with some meringue and whipped cream (gluten free).
Chocolate coconut granola veganJill Colonna

Luxury Chocolate Coconut Granola (Vegan)

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A luxury way to start your day - Now on VIDEO. Give yourself a healthy breakfast boost with no added sugar - just natural, delicious ingredients. It's vegan, gluten free but comes with a warning: once you make this you'll need a constant supply of it!
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.
Saint-Germain almond cakeJill Colonna

Saint-Germain Almond Cake

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Created in the royal market town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye outside Paris in 1920. This delicious almond and rum glazed tart is so easy and a real crowd-pleaser.
sticky toffee apple puddingJill Colonna

Sticky Toffee Apple Pudding

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Ideas for dates at home! Up close with the most lush, dark, comfort-food classic dessert with apple - seeing blurry? Looking for a spoon? You may have sticky toffee pudding syndrome. Check it out NOW...
Chocolate Banana Marble Cake

Chocolate Banana Marble Cake

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A reduced sugar whirl cake perfect for breakfast or brunch, either topped with roasted banana or served at teatime with a fudgy dark chocolate ganache.
French Crème Caramel

French Crème Caramel

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The favourite French classic on many Parisian restaurant menus - yet so easy to make at home. This one is melt-in-the-mouth light with no heavy cream, just milk and eggs.
Matrimonial cakeJill Colonna

Matrimonial Cake - Oaty Shortbread Date Squares

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Looking for perfect date ideas? Try this oaty Matrimonial Cake, like my Scottish Granny used to make and make the other half melt! Ideal pantry baking too (no eggs).