French

Easy vanilla cake with passionfruit pulp and yoghurt

This light and lovely vanilla cake is just what you need for a simple dessert. The cake itself is a dream to whip up - just 15 minutes of work and you'll have it in the oven - and the passionfruit and yoghurt topping is heavenly.

New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Mar 01, 2020

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  • Savoury olive and rosemary cheese biscuits

    Here is a savoury version of the lovely French Sablés. They’re a nice alternative to nibble with your glass of wine instead of nuts or chippies, and make a fantastic addition to a grazing platter!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Feb 17, 2020

  • Chocolate summer berry tart

    Even if you don’t make your own pastry that often, this recipe is so simple that it’s worth the extra effort. The topping could also be tropical fruit or roasted rhubarb, just make sure whatever you use it’s generously piled high.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 29, 2019

  • Profiteroles with homemade mango curd

    Create little morsels of sweetness with this mango profiteroles recipe! Homemade pastries are filled with cream and silky mango curd - making a bite-sized dessert that is perfect for your next summer dinner party.

    Food|Nov 25, 2019

  • Rustic raspberry mille-feuille

    We don't think there's anything quite as heavenly as layers of light, crispy pastry filled with cream and zingy raspberries. Try this mille-feuille for dessert this Christmas... or just whenever you want something a little special!

    Food|Nov 21, 2019

  • Raspberry and white chocolate brioche

    With zingy raspberries and chunks of white chocolate, all you need is a glass of bubbles to make this the most delicious start to Christmas Day. Start on the dough a day ahead to result in beautifully light brioche.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 18, 2019

  • Nici Wickes' easy lemon flan

    This is such a simple citrus tart that has become a favourite as it can be made at a minute’s notice. Enjoy either as a light and zingy dessert or with a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Sep 30, 2019

  • Chocolate milk terrine

    This dessert is just a little bit magical! It’s easy to make, turns out of the tin like a dream and is much less rich than it looks. Give it a go - it's perfect for occasions when you're after something a little bit special.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Aug 27, 2019

  • No7 Balmac's condensed milk flan with orange marmalade

    Penny Allan of Dunedin's No7 Balmac shares the recipe for their silky-smooth condensed milk flan, so you can enjoy a gorgeous restaurant-style dessert whenever you like! Pair with their orange marmalade for an added treat.

    Food|Aug 19, 2019

  • Rich dark chocolate tart with poached pears

    This luxurious tart is the ultimate in sweet indulgence. Rich, silky dark chocolate is topped with delightful honeyed walnuts and served alongside juicy poached pears - what more could you want in a dessert?

    Food|Jul 19, 2019

  • Fennel and leek gratin

    Fennel infuses this leek gratin with a delightfully bright anise-like taste, making it a flavoursome side dish. Serve alongside a roast dinner or your favourite steak for a nourishing, balanced meal.

    New Zealand Taste|Jul 15, 2019

  • Brittany shortbread

    These little biscuits are the French version of shortbread, mainly from the Brittany area, and they are rich, buttery and too delicious! Keep a batch on hand for an irresistible treat when the temptation comes.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 15, 2019

  • Easy chicken fricassee

    This French dish is rustic and simple. The slow-braising technique does all the work for you and results in succulent, flavoursome chicken that goes beautifully with fresh bread and a green salad.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 14, 2019

  • Ham, mushroom and spinach crêpe

    Buckwheat crêpes in France are commonly filled with ham and cheese or mushroom and spinach. Here, Nici crammed it all into one irresistible crêpe, perfect for a nourishing breakfast or brunch!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 14, 2019