French recipes

Ah France – the nation that gave rise to gratins, soufflés, steak frites and croque monsieur. There’s plenty to love about French cuisine, and here are some of the reasons we do.

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Sausage, lentil and goat’s cheese salad with tapenade dressing

Lentil recipes

Sausage, lentil and goat’s cheese salad with tapenade...

This French-inspired sausage, lentil and goat’s cheese salad, with a tapenade dressing, is a real...

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Gâteau breton

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Gâteau breton

Edd Kimber‘s gâteau breton is synonymous with the area it hails from, Brittany. It’s a...

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Apple soufflés with salted caramel sauce

Apple recipes

Apple soufflés with salted caramel sauce

The apples are roasted first to release their natural sugars and intensify their flavour. Baked...

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Praline pain perdu with berries

Brunch recipes

Praline pain perdu with berries

Georgina Hayden has created a decadent brunch dish- pain perdu – in which brioche is...

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Apricot, almond and thyme tarte tatin

Tarte tatin recipes

Apricot, almond and thyme tarte tatin

Georgina Hayden has created this recipe using one of her favourite summer fruits: apricots. She...

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Ultimate quiche lorraine

Savoury tarts

Ultimate quiche lorraine

This classic recipe may seem simple to make, but its success lies in the finer...

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Leek and bacon flamiche

Savoury tarts

Leek and bacon flamiche

Inspired by a traditional northern French dish, this leek and bacon flamiche recipe makes a...

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Classic croissants

Brunch recipes

Classic croissants

Learn how to make classic butter croissants with this recipe by Richard Bertinet. They’re the...

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Provençal-style poached chicken

One-pot chicken recipes

Provençal-style poached chicken

Make this simple French-style poached chicken when you have a bit of time, safe in...

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Butternut squash, blue cheese and quince jelly soufflé

Soufflé recipes

Butternut squash, blue cheese and quince jelly soufflé

It’s one of the classics, yet many cooks shy away from it. Once you understand...

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Chocolate, banana and hazelnut galette

Sweet tart recipes

Chocolate, banana and hazelnut galette

”Antony and Cleopatra. Meghan and Harry. Gin and tonic. Chocolate and banana. Some couplings are...

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Beef bourguignon pies

Pie recipes

Beef bourguignon pies

These beef bourguignon pies by Georgina Hayden are the perfect comfort food when there’s a...

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Roast duck with rich maple-baked beans

Duck recipes

Roast duck with rich maple-baked beans

Whole roast duck is cooked to crisp perfection, then glazed at the last minute with...

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Beignets

Beignets

These nutmeg-scented beignets dusted in icing sugar are the perfect sweet treat to nibble on...

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Tarte au chocolat

Sweet tart recipes

Tarte au chocolat

When making the pastry, ensure the butter is fridge-cold before you rub it into the flour....

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Potato, leek and stilton pithivier

Puff pastry recipes

Potato, leek and stilton pithivier

Debbie Major puts a twist on a traditional sweet pithivier with this savoury cheese version....

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Classic almond pithivier

Puff pastry recipes

Classic almond pithivier

This famous pastry from the Loire in France, which resembles the galette des rois, is...

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Chicken and sausage cassoulet

Stews, casseroles, pot-roasts and slow-roasts

Chicken and sausage cassoulet

A French-inspired recipe, we’ve taken a classic cassoulet and added chicken thighs. It’s a hearty...

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Cheat’s bourride

Healthy fish recipes

Cheat’s bourride

We’ve put a twist on bourride – a French fish stew – to cut down...

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Shallot tarte tatin

Savoury tarts

Shallot tarte tatin

You won’t believe that Gaz Oakley’s shallot tarte tatin is vegan. Sweet shallots are caramelised...

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Pork and rabbit rillettes

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Pork and rabbit rillettes

David Everitt-Matthias – head chef at Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham – shares his recipe...

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Hot-smoked salmon nicoise

Salmon fillet recipes

Hot-smoked salmon nicoise

We’ve put a twist on a traditional French recipe by swapping tuna for hot-smoked salmon...

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Bramble and bay jam baked camembert

Vegetarian starter recipes

Bramble and bay jam baked camembert

You just can’t beat a gorgeously gooey baked camembert – or can you? Try stuffing...

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Fig tarte tatin

Tarte tatin recipes

Fig tarte tatin

”This tart is the ultimate comfort food for a chilly evening. The jammy figs lap...

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September 2019