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How to make crêpes (video)

Last term the Petits Chefs tested some from my cookbook which was a fabulous experience for me (and a delicious one for them!).  Watching kids make a dish and seeing how they react to instructions/ recipe directions was extremely useful for me in terms of figuring out how to explain simple instructions – it’s often […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Pithiviers

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi happened to be a perfect fit with the rest of my baking projects (finalising the last few recipes for my book!). Dorie calls a Pithiviers (named after a city in the north of France) one of the “great, forgotten pastries of France, nudged out of […]

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French Fridays: How to make profiteroles (video)

I don’t think it’s any secret how much I love working with choux pastry… I’ve written about it extensively here on this site… and it’s one of my favourite classes to teach too! I’ve made choux pastry with my cooking club before as well – profiteroles for Christmas,  chouquettes and gougères, just to name a […]

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French Fridays: Le Croque Monsieur

A croque monsieur is your classic French café food – a sandwich filled with the goodness of béchamel, cheese and ham. It’s one of my favourite meals to enjoy when I’m in France and over the years I’ve enjoyed many versions of this all over France… In fact, I featured a croque monsieur on the […]

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French Fridays: Merveilleux from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen was merveilleux – gorgeous meringues sandwiched together with cream, coated in cream and rolled in chocolate. Sounds wonderful, right? I’ve actually been fortunate enough to enjoy merveilleux from Au Merveilleux de Fred several times during trips to Paris and they are, indeed, […]

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Kids make crêpes and galettes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: In the French kitchen with kids: Les Petits Chefs make crêpes and galettes

This term the Petits Chefs are testing out some of the recipes from my cookbook and this week, I had them work on something I’ve kind of been putting off as I’ve worked through the recipes. Crêpes might sound like a simple dish but there are so many variables in terms of the pans people […]

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