November 6, 2017

A cheese fondue is a wow factor for a really great dinner party or a fun family night, especially when you have all your family over and the kids can get involved. You can make it as fancy (with real French cheese) as you like, or just opt for easier ready available Au...

September 19, 2017


1 litre milk

2 vanilla pods

500g icing sugar

4 whole eggs

4 egg yolks

200g flour

100g unsalted melted butter

30g rum (or leave out if you like)


Turn oven onto 180 degree celcius. 

Bring 1 litre milk to the boil, then split vanilla pods and add to milk. 
Put th...

August 30, 2017

It's cold. Il fait froid. There's no way getting around it, unless you're pregnant (like me) and you alternate between hating the cold Melbourne winter and feeling so hot and heavy and ugh that the only thing to comfort you is glorious French food. Soup is a very big g...

August 31, 2016

Comforting. Rich. Rustic. Traditional. 

Tarte Tatin is a go to favourite in my house, and a great way to use up leftover pears and apples. I eat mine with a dollop of double cream on the side sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon.  Here's my recipe. 


1. One s...

July 27, 2016

Growing up to French parents, pâté maison was a regular on Sunday afternoons made by my papa.

(Actually so was saucisson, which would be left to dry in our laundry much to the embarrassment of my 15 year old self in high school when friends would come over  - but that’s...

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