Did someone say ‘Doughnuts’?

Aaah, Stage 12 and Saint-Étienne!  Thank you for having your own regional doughnut recipe! While the French word beignet simply refers to all types of doughnuts, the term Bugnes is reserved for these particular delicacies, originally conceived in the Duchy of Savoie, and more specifically around the areas of the Lyon, Rhône valley, Saint-Étienne and…

And the ‘Dish a Day’ Challenge draws to a close…

Well, the final two dishes are posted for this years Taste le Tour ‘Dish a Day’  Challenge.  Thank you for sharing the journey with me, it’s been loads of fun! I’ll be doing a round up of recipes later this week once I had the chance to recover from 21 days straight of late night…

Reward for the patient…Apricot ice cream with caramelised almonds

Ice cream!  Yum! Fabulously easy recipe for Apricot Ice cream and Caramelised Almonds is done, completed and eaten! Seriously, this is a very easy recipe for home made ice cream.  If apricots are not your thing, have a go and substitute whichever fruit you like.  It is fun, fresh and easy…what more can I say?…

Teaser for tomorrow…

Well, technically speaking tonight’s dish is Apricot ice-cream with caramelised almonds.  Sounds yum, doesn’t it?  Anyway, as you might know making ice-cream is a bit of a process and …okay, I’ll just be honest; I forgot to freeze the bowl of my ice-cream attachment on the Kitchenaid …which means I can’t whip my ice cream…

Here it is: Baked Gurnard with Fennel Puree

Okay, so it does not look that appealing, but it is quite a yummy dish and yet again, really simple to make.  Check out the recipe here to give it a go at home. See you all tomorrow for Gabriel Gaté’s Cherry Fruit Salad with Languedoc Brandy…now off to find out where to get cherries…

Coming up tonight: Baked Gurnard with Pureed Fennel

Okay, well not exactly, as I had some difficulty sourcing some local gurnard so I’ll be replacing this with some local wild caught rockling fillet. I am really looking forward to this one!  I always think that we should be eating more seafood, and getting a bit more of that essential omega-3 into our diet. …

Check out the Ratatouille recipe!

This one is a summer recipe, well suited to those enjoying all that fabulous French weather.  A chilled ratatouille is not something I had ever tried before and I have to say it was interesting.  If it sounds like your thing, head over the recipe and give it a go. On the cycling front, it’s…