This homemade French – Style Country Bread is made using the poolish or sponge method. Poolish is kind of a poor man’s (or woman’s) starter. It requires only a little pre-planning and no feedings but yields superb bread nonetheless. It also allows you to adjust the recipe timings to make this loaf fit into your […]
Rum Raisin Apple Cake
A splash of liquor elevates this simple apple cake into something altogether more sophisticated.
Butternut Squash Soup With Crispy Chickpeas
Satisfying and seasonal soup made in about 30 minutes.
French Tomato Soup
Give your tomato soup an extra spin with white wine and fresh thyme.
Mastering the Art of French Bread Making. Part 3. Baguette.
These homemade baguettes are as close to an artisan bakery version as you’re going to find.
a French specialty. Too easy not to try and so delicious!
Strawberry Tart with Red Wine Caramel
An outstanding recipe for an amazing and delicious dessert.
Zucchini au Gratin
A simple and unassuming example of French country cooking.
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 […]
Mastering the Art of French Bread Baking. Part 2. Bâtard.
It’s not a boule, it’s not a baguette. It’s a bastard.