Pain Perdu

Pain Perdu

Well, it’s the 1st of June and a bank holiday Monday here in Ireland. There is a level Orange wind and rain alert, I miss my mum and I’m...

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The Weekly Soup – French Onion Soup

The Weekly Soup – French Onion Soup

This is the classic of all classics. It is commonly served late at night in France. It’s the last hand of frienship and hospitality you extend to people before...

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Aligot

Aligot

This is utterly indulgent and perfect for all the left over cheese you might have after Christmas and new years. It’s a fondue in a mash. So basically it’s...

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Charlotte Au Chocolat

Charlotte Au Chocolat

This is truly an old classic. This was my mum go to cake. Charlotte au chocolat with creme anglaise. And she was right. It’s a winner winner chicken dinner....

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Crème Anglaise

Crème Anglaise

I made a chocolate Charlotte for Christmas this year and you can’t have Charlotte without crème anglaise. Not that you should need an excuse for it. It’s delicious and works...

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Shrooms Of Glory

Shrooms Of Glory

So I got myself a new job and I am VERY relieved. As in giddy, happy, elated kind of relieved. It’s been 5 months and some of it has...

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Petit Salé Aux Lentilles (Salted Pork With Lentils)

Another traditional French dish. It’s as cheap as chips and truly delicious. Yesterday I went around Meath St and got some great bargains from the butchers. €1 for a...

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Garden Peas à la Française by my Mémère

This is an old French classic. My granny used to give this to me when I would go and visit her on a Wednesday on my lunch from school....

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Endives au jambon gratinées

The ultimate comfort food when it’s miserable outside. My granny used to make this for me as a treat on Wednesday afternoons. It’s a simple chicory and ham gratin....

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Béchamel sauce

You call it White Sauce or Roux. I call it Béchamel and I love it. It’s the basis of so many delicious dishes (lasagnes, gratins…) Here’s a quick how to....

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