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Salmon Rillettes (Rillettes de Saumon)

I am a breakfast person who likes to start the day with a delicious meal. The better breakfast, the better day. Salmon Rillettes with a slice of a freshly baked sourdough can make a perfect breakfast if you feel like eating fish in the morning. The rillettes is extremely delicious, pleasantly filling and elegant. It can be served as an appetizer or afternoon snack as well. It requires some work and a few unusual ingredients such as white wine or green peppercorns, but it is absolutely worth this effort. Salmon Rillettes can be made a day ahead. Find the recipe here….

Cranberry-Walnuts Festive Buns

These buns are totally festive, perfect for a holiday table such as Thanksgiving or as a Christmas morning treat. Soft inside, light, reasonably sweet, full of dried cranberries and chopped walnuts, they taste delicious served warm, with chilled unsalted butter that melts on their tops. The yeasted dough is comprehensive and can be baked as a simple loaf or braided in Challah bread style. Cranberry-Walnut Buns are also great as festive burger buns served with turkey patties, vegetables and cranberry sauce. Find the recipe here…

Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Picota Cherries and Red Wine Sauce

This is basic homemade ice cream, very simple and natural. It’s a silky, luscious and classic custard-based treat, ideal for any accompaniment - chocolate, caramel, peanut butter. I enjoy Sweet Cream Ice Cream topped with fresh fruits or fresh fruits sauces because its natural sweetness makes a perfect combination with the semi-sour taste of fruits and both create an ideal contrast of flavours. This simple Sweet Cream Ice Cream can also make a fancy dessert, just needs elegant company – Picota Cherry and Red Wine Sauce. Find the recipe here…

Raspberry Financiers

Financiers are small cakes made of ground almonds, icing sugar, egg whites, flavoured with brown butter (beurre noisette). They are light, moist, and full of flavour, beautiful to look and so absurdly delicious to eat! Their outsides are browned and crispy, the insides - pillowy soft. The financiers are traditionally baked in small rectangular moulds and therefore they resemble bar of golds. I don’t have a dedicated financier tin so used a mini muffin pan which, believe me, doesn’t affect their taste and structure. The slightly tart raspberries are the perfect accompaniment to the sweetness of the sponges. Find the recipe here….

Quick Pickled Cucumber

Pickled cucumber is a delicious addition to charcuterie or cheese board, grate for serving alongside with burgers and sandwiches, as a cocktail condiment and a pickle on skewers. I like it pickled in slightly vinegary brine with aromatic spices: cloves, cardamom pod, mustard and caraway seeds, peppercorns and bay leaf. It has a nice fresh tangy flavour with a little kick and is great just after 3-4 hours in the brine. Pickled cucumber thinly sliced makes wonderful vegetable carpaccio which comes brilliantly with pâté or rillette. Find the recipe here…

Ginger Cake

When this cake appears in our tea-time menu it means we have just started to think about Christmas. The ginger cake smells of cinnamon and cloves which are very Christmassy, is deliciously sweet, very rich moist and sticky. Ginger – fresh and ground - makes the cake a bit spicy and warms up beautifully. The cake is great freshly baked and even better after a few days if you manage to save some. Let it cool completely before you serve it, sprinkle with the icing sugar. Find the recipe here…

Homemade Plain Scones

I was convinced there is only one recipe for this classic afternoon tea treat that everyone follows. But after going through many cookbooks and food blogs, watching lots of films, I realised one thing: the perfect scones don't exist... No answer to the question of how to make the perfect scones! Why is that? Because there are as many recipes as there are cooks, and the taste of homemade scones eaten in childhood lasts in us forever. I found my way in making the best scones that taste heavenly, bearing in mind 3 basic rules: the flour is always sieved, the rising agent used reasonably and the dough is handled as little as possible. Find the recipe here…