Category: Non vegan dishes

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”

The Musette: artichoke salad

During the warm summer months, I feast on cold soups and salads. Roasted with lemon, tossed in pesto, these artichokes are the star of this salad. I’ve previously posted about how to prepare fresh artichokes but if you’re pressed for time, use good quality… Continue Reading “The Musette: artichoke salad”

The Musette: Chocolate chip brown butter cookies

Cookies are always a crowd-pleaser but how do you take them to the next level? Read on…….Cookies come in an infinite array of flavours and textures and are sure to put a smile on any guests’ faces. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic drop… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chocolate chip brown butter cookies”

The Musette: Torta della Nonna

Torta della Nonna is a classic Italian pastry but this is my much simpler, more rustic version. The base pastry is a light but crispy oil shortbread, while the filling is obviously made of custard with almonds (or pine nuts) on top. Feel free… Continue Reading “The Musette: Torta della Nonna”

The Musette: Almond cake with ganache

More than anything else, simple cakes are what I’m reaching for most days. Tall layer cakes, intricate designs or highly technical bakes really don’t float my boat, or my beloved’s. All we really need is a comforting, unassuming cake that still delivers on flavour and makes the perfect accompaniment to… Continue Reading “The Musette: Almond cake with ganache”

The Musette: Pissaladière

Pissaladière is a traditional Niçois recipe composed of a thick pizza dough topped with caramelised onions and anchovies (optional). It’s as much anchored in the heritage of the cuisine of Nice as salade niçoise, fougasse, socca, daube or ratatouille. Pissaladière’s origins lie in Genoa’s 15th… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pissaladière”

The Musette: Pain Perdu

French toast, known as French pain perdu in France, is one of the easiest (and cheapest) dessert dishes to make. And yet, it’s utterly scrumptious! Legend has is that it was 15th century French King Henry V who made it popular though its origins… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pain Perdu”

The Musette: Lace Snaps

Lace snaps (Florentines without the fruit) earn their name from their delicate and lacy appearance. These thin and crispy biscuits are made of almond flour, brown butter, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. The butter and sugar sizzle as the cookies bake, transforming the… Continue Reading “The Musette: Lace Snaps”

The Musette: Beef Curry

As you know, in our household, we love a curry. Generally it’s one made with vegetables or legumes so we can both enjoy it but very occasionally I make one just for my beloved. He loves a roast dinner and this is what I… Continue Reading “The Musette: Beef Curry”