Category: Non vegan dishes

The Musette: Chicken Vesuvius with lemon rice

One of our Asian friends loves spicy food so I made him a number of dishes including my Chicken Vesuvius dish which adds heat through a bunch of different aromatics: cayenne, black pepper, Serrano chillis, spicy mustard and other the warming spices. I like… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chicken Vesuvius with lemon rice”

The Musette: Gougères

Gougères, a baked savoury pastry made with a French choux dough, are my secret weapon at this time of year because I always have a bag in the freezer at the ready. I make the dough ahead of time then bake them straight from… Continue Reading “The Musette: Gougères”

The Musette: coffee parfait

This recipe is born out of the amazing sabayon base but don’t be afraid – it’s not as hard as it sounds! A classic sabayon is simply egg yolks and sugar whisked over a bain marie until mousse-like in texture. It is then cooled… Continue Reading “The Musette: coffee parfait”

The Musette: Pan-seared Provençal style scallops

Looking for an easy and flavourful seafood dish? Look no further than these pan -seared scallops with cherry tomatoes, black olives and capers. – sauce Provençal. Delicious on their own but insanely good over angel-hair pasta or rice. This dish takes less than 30… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pan-seared Provençal style scallops”

The Musette: Fun Bars

We don’t celebrate Halloween in France but, if we did, these are the bars I’d prepare for “trick or treaters.” They’re a favourite of mine because they’re so easy to make and easy to customise with whatever is at hand. The topping ideas are… Continue Reading “The Musette: Fun Bars”

The Musette: Salted Caramel Iced Apple Cake

Apple cake with salted caramel icing has the autumn comfort food flavours of apples, caramel and cinnamon. I love to use a crisp yet sweet apple for my cake such as Juliet. Granny Smith apples, perfect for pies, are too tart for this, and… Continue Reading “The Musette: Salted Caramel Iced Apple Cake”

The Musette: Individual Fruity Crumble Cakes

I like cakes that feel at home as desserts too – remember my beloved feels a meal isn’t complete without dessert. I make these when small fruits are plentiful: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, plums, apricots. Alternatively, just use a tbsp of really good jam, preferably… Continue Reading “The Musette: Individual Fruity Crumble Cakes”

The Musette: Almond, maple and cardamon drizzle cake

This is a deliciously moist cake with just a hint of the Middle East. Perfect for serving as a dessert, at an afternoon tea, or indeed at any time. Ingredients (serves 12) 200g (1 1/4 cup) spelt flour 150g (1 1/2 cups) ground almonds… Continue Reading “The Musette: Almond, maple and cardamon drizzle cake”

The Musette: Chocolate & almond butter swirl brownies

Chocolate and nut butter, a flavour friendship oft imitated but rarely bettered! In this recipe you make two batters to swirl into the tin, but both are quick and easy and everyone can swirl. This recipe does use quite a lot of nut butter,… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chocolate & almond butter swirl brownies”

The Musette: Oven Baked Sea Bream

Whole sea bream are perfect for cooking in the oven, and this recipe roasts them on top of new potatoes, which soak up the stock, wine and cooking juices. This dish is perfect served as a centrepiece straight from the oven to the table.… Continue Reading “The Musette: Oven Baked Sea Bream”