Category: Non vegan dishes

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”

The Musette: Salzburger Nockerl

In Austria a dessert is referred to as “Mehlspeis” – the dish with flour. I think very highly of Austrian desserts and pastries but the most notable and “piece de resistance” is the famed Salzburger Nockerl, a light, baked soufflé. It is typically served… Continue Reading “The Musette: Salzburger Nockerl”

The Musette: Leek and potato galette

I  love galettes. This is largely because I’m not great at rolling out pastry but it doesn’t matter with a galette. The more rustic it looks the better it tastes! These are quick and easy, deal for unexpected guests. You can make 4 individual… Continue Reading “The Musette: Leek and potato galette”

Tiramisu no more

I once spent an entire three week business trip to Milan in search of the best Tiramisù the city had to offer. Yes, I ate the dessert every day in a different restaurant. By far the best examples were those that were quite clearly… Continue Reading “Tiramisu no more”

The Musette: Pasta bake

While my beloved has been home underfoot and requiring three square meals a day, pasta has been a veritable life saver. Here’s a recipe inspired by similar ones from Ottolenghi and Smitten Kitten that’s concocted from leftovers. You can make it with pretty much… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pasta bake”