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A play on the popular French toasted sandwich - Croque Madame (a Ham, Cheese & hollandaise sauce toastie served wit...

  • 2 Slices of your preferred Bread (thick cut)
  • 1 Duck Egg (or med-large chicken egg)
  • 1 Slice of quality ham (recommend honey roast butcher's ham)
  • Sliced Cheese (a creamy mild continental cheese like
  • edam
  • emmental
  • or gouda recommended)
  • Butter or spread
  • Mayonnaise
3.5/5 (159 Votes)

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Crisp macarons with a rich dark chocolate ganache filling

  • For the macarons:
  • 155g Ground almonds
  • 200g Icing sugar
  • sifted
  • 3 Egg whites
  • Red food colouring paste ( I used Sugarflair paste Christmas Red)
  • Chocolate Ganache Filling:
  • 100g Dark chocolate (55% cocoa solids is sufficient)
  • 100ml Double cream
3.6/5 (151 Votes)

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This is a favourite in our household

  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 large carrots
  • 4 thighs of duck confit (Confit de canard)
3.7/5 (144 Votes)

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My version of a piña colada cocktail in a macaron: coconut and almond shells filled with a fresh pineapple, lime g

  • For the shells:
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 135g caster sugar
  • 105g egg whites at room temperature yellow
  • few drops of yellow food colouring (gel-based rather than water-based)
  • Filling:
  • 200g white chocolate
  • chopped into smallish chunks
  • 100g pineapple
  • pureed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • splash of rum
  • Topping:
  • desiccated coconut
3.5/5 (148 Votes)

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Roll out the puff pastry to the length of the tray and lightly mark a rectangle on the inside

  • Puff pastry
  • 150g grated cheese
  • 2 tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • optional
  • onion
  • herbs
  • sausage
  • bacon
  • chicken
  • basil
  • pepper
3.5/5 (142 Votes)

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Break the chocolate into pieces

  • 50 g dark chocolate
  • 30 cl cream
  • 150 ml milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 30 g sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange peel (or zest)
3.4/5 (152 Votes)

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This French bistro classic is easy to make at home and fabulous with creamy mash or crusty bread

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 25g butter
  • 4 chicken legs
  • 1 onion
  • chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • crushed
  • 200g pack small button or chestnut mushrooms
  • 225ml red wine
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 500ml chicken stock
3.3/5 (131 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 200 ° C

  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 8 tbsp pesto
  • 8 tbsp almond purée
  • coarse salt
  • Mixted seeds (pumpkin seeds
  • pine nuts
  • sunflower seeds ...)
3.2/5 (163 Votes)

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Place the confit in the microwave, remove the bone and gently flake the meat

  • 2 legs duck confit
  • mixed raw vegetables (carrots
  • cucumber
  • red cabbage
  • celeriac
  • radishes
  • peppers
  • etc.)
  • walnut oil
  • wine vinegar
  • 4 thick slices of bread.
3.8/5 (118 Votes)

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This is a beginner's recipe guide to easy macaron making

  • 1 cup (100g) icing sugar
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 (55g) cup caster sugar
  • Ffilling:
  • 1 1/2 cups softened unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup (75g) icing sugar
3/5 (151 Votes)

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