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Category: French Recipes (page 2 of 2)

Mushrooms on Toast with a Cream Sauce

My version of a culinary classic, mushrooms on toast. Pave bread toasted with Maitre d’hotel butter makes a heavenly base for meaty and delicate chestnut mushrooms. All surrounded with a mushroom and sherry infused sauce that brings out those nutty tones and enhances that rich flavour.

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Tomato Sauce

The french version of a sauce that is a necessity in any serious cooks pantry, only using the finest ingredients and a lot of love.

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Scrambled eggs à l’ancienne

Wild mushroom scrambled eggs made extravagant by a pâte à foncer encasing and a side of consommé enriched suprême sauce. A brief look into the world of french gourmet cuisine, a great recipe to test any amateur cooks skills  as well as amazing your guests with the rich flavours of this dish.

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Apple and Fresh Walnut Moelleux

A caramelised baked rum and vanilla pancake garnished with caramel coated fresh walnuts and apples, a real winter winner at any dinner party or dinner date. Using intriguing methods and techniques that I can almost guarantee will teach you something new, a great recipe for any serious cook.  This dessert is best made during the apple season, which in the UK begins in August and end in February.

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Vegetarian Mushroom Pie

A warming garlic mushroom and spinach filling coated in a classically made vegetable veloute sauce, topped with a light and buttery puff pastry topping. Perfectly accompanied by thickly cut crispy chips to mop up all that saucy goodness :). A great introduction into classic French cooking techniques.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Chestnuts and Crème fraîche

The  leaves are falling while the nights are getting cozy as the seasonal soups role in. A technical repost of my pilot recipe for Planetcookery still holds the magic that it did all those months ago. This recipe involves making your own vegetable stock, something that I feel is an absolute necessity for a beautiful soup.  The addition of  tangy Crème fraîche to contrast the sweet squash just gives it that satisfying nature. This is a great one for dinner parties as the prepared plates can be sent out and the soup poured at the dinner table for the added touch of performance.

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Puffed Raspberry Turnovers

A fruity Raspberry filling enveloped within layers upon layers of light Puff pastry . Pairing perfectly with a dollop of Crème Fraiche or a touch of custard gives the pastry a comforting touch. A real great one to do with kids!

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Salmon St.Andre

A divine French culinary creation that will expand your pallet and cooking skills. This recipe being passed down to me from a previous owner of a 5 star restaurant has opened my eyes to the reason French cookery is considered some of the best in the world. The ingredients used are rather simple broken down but when combined together create a fish course that could be up their with the best.

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Crêpes Suzette

A traditional French recipe that has had a place in my heart for as long as I can remember, bringing memories of my dear Grandad and his delightful desserts. I have been lucky enough to get this recipe from the head chef on the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship (courtesy of a treasured newspaper article). The bouncy texture of the crepes steeped in a sticky sweet orange sauce with  hints of the dark vanilla and cocoa tones from the Grand Mariner is just undefinable.  Definitely one of my favourite desserts of all time.

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Cod En Papillote

This beautifully delicate French dish is divine on your taste buds and a life saver when it comes to washing up, making it pure joy to make. You’ll find many variations to this dish, this is my own, bringing back memories of summers by the sea and love to my tummy.

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