Category: France

Breadbasket, Breakfast/Brunch, Culinary world trip, France, Special occasions, Sweet breads

Braided Brioche

The braided shape certainly isn’t the classic brioche shape, the dough would take in France, where it’s generally presented in its tradional fluted form, with a “knot” on top. However, it’s a delicious variation. A bit sweeter than my Brioche Overnight or the classic Brioche à Tête (Brioche Parisienne), it tastes the best with butter […]

Breadbasket, Breakfast/Brunch, Cooking Techniques, Culinary world trip, France, Special occasions, Tutorials, Yeast breads

Mastering the Art of French Bread Baking. Part 1. Boule.

It is quite amazing how the French create a variety of breads with only flour, yeast, water and their famous art of folding and shaping – called „le faconnage“  – which gives each bread its unique texture and taste. My basic recipe for a traditional French bread is very easy to make. If you want […]

France, Vegetables

Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a Mediterranean vegetable stew from the southern region of Provence in France. The secret to a perfect ratatouille is sun-ripened vegetables, good quality olive oil with a rich and robust flavor and plenty of time.