Blood orange & dark chocolate madeleines

French recipes

Discover our classic French-inspired recipes. Choose from fluffy soufflés, vibrant vegetable ratatouille, dainty macarons, crêpes, French omelettes and more.

2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Best enjoyed fresh from the oven, these delicate madeleines dipped in dark chocolate and dusted with blood orange powder make a delectable dessert

1 hr and 20 mins
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5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A classic French recipe of bun-less burger & chips, that can be found in every brasserie and bistro. Kids will love it and it's easy to create together at home

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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29 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Eggy bread, pain perdu or French toast – this classic breakfast dish has plenty of names and just as many options for toppings. We like it with fresh berries

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
39 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Edd Kimber, champion of BBC's Great British Bake Off, shares his expert knowledge for baking picture-perfect macarons

49 mins
More effort
47 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Transform ratatouille into a bake with a layer of cheese sauce and you won't look back. It makes a great late summer dish and delivers three of your 5-a-day

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

James Martin shares his recipe for this French patisserie classic. It involves some ambitious pastry work, but the end results are worth it

1 hr and 33 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
77 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This basic batter recipe for crêpes and pancakes is a versatile foundation for either sweet or savoury fillings

1 hr
Easy
52 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

We've made this classic French chicken casserole a little lighter than the traditional version, but it still has a rich, deep flavour

1 hr and 45 mins
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14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

The omelette is one of the most fundamental dishes in any cook's arsenal, and this recipe will teach you how to get it right every time

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Dark and sticky caramel, sweet apples and crisp pastry combine to make this heavenly French dessert. And with Raymond Blanc's recipe, you can make it perfectly every time

1 hr and 35 mins
A challenge
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

With a double layer of goat's cheese and a coating of cream, these bistro-style bakes are authentically rich

1 hr and 5 mins
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Vegetarian
92 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Our French onion soup is deliciously rich and easy to make at home. This savoury soup is perfect for using up a garden glut and great for dinner parties

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

These luxurious little macarons are the perfect light hit when only chocolate will do

45 mins
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30 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for using up stray bits and pieces from the fridge, this pork and bean stew is rich, warming and cheap to prepare

2 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This hearty French classic combines meltingly tender meat with crispy skin, and can be made well in advance - perfect for dinner parties

2 hrs and 45 mins
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9 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen gives the French classic a makeover, losing the butter and beef stock to make a lighter soup that's still full of flavour

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Whip up the ultimate pancakes and Crêpes Suzette with Angela Nilsen's recipes

35 mins
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192 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This creamy one-pot chicken dish is a great-value way of feeding the whole family

40 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Lighter and healthier than Dauphinoise and just as impressive, perfect for a cold winter's night

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use this easy crêpe mix to make sweet or savoury pancakes. There's enough for main course and dessert for a family of four so it's perfect for Shrove Tuesday

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This twist on the classic croque-monsieur is much easier to prepare for a large crowd

30 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A rich, sweet pâté recipe using pineau - a sherry-like aperitif - great as a dinner party starter.

20 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Serve this super-creamy chocolate dessert on its own, or as part of an 'assiete' of mini chocolate puddings

35 mins
More effort
27 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This sauce, from Gordon Ramsay, takes some time to prepare, but think of it as a workout with a whisk

30 mins
A challenge
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