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


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  • Blood orange & dark chocolate madeleines

    Blood orange & dark chocolate madeleines

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • French toast on plate with fresh berries, syrup and icing sugar

    French toast

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.36 ratings

    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

  • Chocolate & raspberry macarons on a cake stand


    A star rating of 4 out of 5.52 ratings

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

  • Baked ratatouille & goat’s cheese served in a dish

    Baked ratatouille & goat’s cheese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.69 ratings

    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

  • Croissants


    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.32 ratings

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

  • Classic crêpes on a plate with lemon

    Classic crêpes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.83 ratings

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

  • Coq au vin in a rectangular serving dish with spoon

    Coq au vin

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.66 ratings

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

  • Ultimate French omelette

    Ultimate French omelette

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.15 ratings

    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

  • Tarte tatin

    Tarte tatin

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.58 ratings

    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

  • Three-cheese soufflés

    Three-cheese soufflés

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • French onion soup in two bowls with onions

    French onion soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.129 ratings

    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

  • Chocolate macarons

    Chocolate macarons

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.40 ratings

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

  • Pork cassoulet

    Pork cassoulet

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.38 ratings

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

  • Honey-roast confit of duck

    Honey-roast confit of duck

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • The ultimate makeover: French onion soup

    The ultimate makeover: French onion soup

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.11 ratings

    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

  • Ultimate Crêpes Suzette

    Ultimate Crêpes Suzette

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Boulangère potatoes

    Boulangère potatoes

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.37 ratings

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

  • Easy crêpes in a frying pan

    Easy crêpes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.39 ratings

    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

  • Chicken liver & pineau pâté

    Chicken liver & pineau pâté

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.28 ratings

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

  • White chocolate crème brûlée

    White chocolate crème brûlée

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.43 ratings

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

  • Basic hollandaise

    Basic hollandaise

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.29 ratings

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


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