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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Shallot and dill marinated beetroot carpaccio with crispy halloumi

Beetroot recipes

Shallot and dill marinated beetroot carpaccio with crispy...

Sharp marinated beetroot, salty halloumi shards and sweet pomegranate molasses combine in this elegant vegetarian...

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Chocolate and ginger studded frangipane galette

Sweet tart recipes

Chocolate and ginger studded frangipane galette

Flaky puff pastry, rich frangipane studded with salted chocolate and a scattering of crunchy almonds...

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Pissaladière

Savoury tarts

Pissaladière

Pissaladière originates from Nice, Southern France and consists of a flaky pastry tart topped with...

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Roasted vegetable ratatouille

Summer salads and sides

Roasted vegetable ratatouille

This cook-once, eat-twice roasted vegetable ratatouille recipe makes the most of ripe summer veg. It’s...

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Strawberry éclairs

Strawberry recipes

Strawberry éclairs

Filled with custard and topped with freeze-dried strawberries and icing, this strawberry éclair recipe makes...

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Confit duck with lentils

Duck recipes

Confit duck with lentils

Chef Henry Harris’s confit duck legs, served with lentils, may seem like a labour of...

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Classic canelés

Afternoon tea recipes

Classic canelés

Traditional French canelés are golden-brown with a crisp, shiny exterior and soft, custardy centre. Use Philippe...

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Slow-roast pork with anchoïade

Satisfyingly slow roasts

Slow-roast pork with anchoïade

Richard Turner’s slow-roast pork recipe is served with roasted vegetables and a vibrant, salty anchovy...

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Classic cheese soufflé

Soufflé recipes

Classic cheese soufflé

Famed for their trickiness, classic soufflés can be a daunting dish to attempt. Use our...

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Blueberry yogurt brûlée

Low-fat desserts

Blueberry yogurt brûlée

This is a healthier take on crème brûlee which, because of the high cream content,...

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French toast

Brunch recipe ideas

French toast

A simple French toast recipe; sliced white bread is dipped in a vanilla egg mix...

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Broccoli and blue cheese soufflé

Soufflé recipes

Broccoli and blue cheese soufflé

This rich soufflé makes a fantastic centrepiece to your vegetarian Christmas menu.

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Hollandaise sauce

Brunch recipe ideas

Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce is a classic staple for any home cook. Enjoy it with seasonal asparagus...

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Roasted sea bream, tomato salad and rosemary potatoes

Roasted sea bream, tomato salad and rosemary potatoes

The acidity of of this zingy tomato salad partners perfectly with succulent roasted sea bream...

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Mixed summer berry pain perdu

Redcurrant recipes

Mixed summer berry pain perdu

This summer berry pain perdu recipe is the perfect way to use up stale white...

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Macaroons

Biscuit recipes

Macaroons

British cookery expert Debbie Major created a recipe for traditional almond macaroons, tweaking the recipe...

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Hazelnut macaroon and chocolate fancies

Hazelnut macaroon and chocolate fancies

”Making macaroons with hazelnuts gives a crisper biscuit, which goes well with the rich, creamy...

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White sauce

Classic sauce recipes

White sauce

Learning how to make a white (béchamel) sauce, or roux, is a key component of...

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Banoffee roulade with mocha cream

Banoffee roulade with mocha cream

Debbie Major turns the same knockout flavour combo of a banoffee pie into a showstopping...

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Classic French beef daube

Comfort food

Classic French beef daube

”This dish never disappoints. It’s the ultimate comfort food for a cold winter’s night.” –...

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Rib steak for two with pesto hollandaise and skinny oven chips

November seasonal recipes

Rib steak for two with pesto hollandaise and...

Make the start of the weekend worth the wait with our maximum-pleasure, minimum-fuss take on...

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Cheesy French toasts with mushrooms

Vegetarian brunch recipes

Cheesy French toasts with mushrooms

French toast doesn’t have to be sweet. Have a go at this incredibly cheesy recipe,...

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Ice cream profiterole sandwiches with salted chocolate sauce

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Ice cream profiterole sandwiches with salted chocolate sauce

We’ve put an elegant dinner party twist on ice cream sandwiches with this profiterole version,...

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Cheesy choux wreath with hot smoked salmon and horseradish dip

Showstopping salmon recipes

Cheesy choux wreath with hot smoked salmon and...

An impressive tear-and-share cheesy profiterole wreath served with a fiery smoked salmon, horseradish and cream...

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