Rachel Khoo is back with a new book, My Little French Kitchen. Here, she shares some of her favourite recipes with w&h...
13 June 2014
Despite not knowing a word of French, Rachel Khoo decided to pack up her pots and pans and move to Paris six years ago. There she enrolled at the world famous cookery school, Le Cordon Bleu.
Rachel spent her days dreaming up recipes in her tiny little Parisian apartment, testing them on an even tinier hob and then inviting the public in (two at a time) to decide what will make the menu at her next event. Until the BBC arrived at her door.
Now a household name thanks to her TV series, The Little Paris Kitchen, and accompanying book of delicious, accessible recipes, Rachel has embarked on a new adventure - discovering the culinary secrets of the four corners of France. From the snow-topped mountains and Christmas markets of Alsace to the dreamy vistas of Provence and beyond.
Here she shares some of her favourite recipes from her cookbook, My Little French Kitchen (£20, Michael Joseph) with w&h...
Read more on Rachel Khoo here
Rachel Khoo's Roast Red Wine Chicken recipe
'Even in Bordeaux, arguably the wine capital of the world, sometimes you can't quite finish a whole bottle. That's when this marinade comes in handy. A loitering leftover glass of red wine can make for the perfect marinade in this roast red wine chicken recipe'. Recipe taken from My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo (£20, Michael Joseph)
Rachel Khoo's Melon Charlotte with Crystallised Flowers recipe
'I'm partial to a retro dessert and you don't get much more retro than a ribbon-bound melon Charlotte with crystallised flowers recipe. I remember making my first Charlotte aux fraises (strawberry Charlotte) when I was studying patisserie. It was a rather fiddly, and the lengthy process began with piping our own sponge fingers before them to equal size to fit the cake tin. I've decided to take a shortcut and use shop-bought ones here. A ripe, perfumed cantaloup melon is a great match for summery-scented basil, one of the quintessential herbs of Provence.' Recipe taken from My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo (£20, Michael Joseph)
Rachel Khoo's Pumpkin Soup with Onion Confit and Chantilly recipe
'Onion soup is pretty much a staple on every French alpine menu. But a vivacious orange pumpkin soup with onion confit and Chantilly recipe sometimes appears, looking almost out of place between the drabber winter fare. Roasting the pumpkin might sound a bit of a palaver but it's well worth it as it takes on a rich sweetness that simply doesn't compare to it being boiled in a pot of stock. A little whipped cream sprinkled with some caramelised onions and crunchy seeds, and you'll have a vibrant and colourful soup for those dark winter days.' Recipe taken from My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo (£20, Michael Joseph)
Rachel Khoo's Poisson Meuniere recipe
A key factor in making this Poisson Meuniere recipe delicious is the brown butter and lemon sauce, although the capers and chopped parsley make a tasty addition too. Recipe taken from The Little Paris Cookbook: Classic French Recipes with a Fresh and Simple Approachby Rachel Khoo (£20, Michael Joseph).
Rachel Khoo's Terrine Forestière recipe
'If you're a keen forager, this Terrine forestière recipe will be a sure-fire hit!' Recipe taken from The Little Paris Cookbook: Classic French Recipes with a Fresh and Simple Approach by Rachel Khoo (£20, Michael Joseph).
Rachel Khoo's Crème Brûlèè recipe
'The classic crème brûlèè is just cream, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla but I use a combination of cream and milk, which makes a rich custard without the heaviness of using only cream.' Read all about Rachel Khoo here Recipe taken from The Little Paris Cookbook: Classic French Recipes with a Fresh and Simple Approach by Rachel Khoo (£20, Michael Joseph).
Rachel Khoo My Little French Kitchen
My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo (£20, Michael Joseph)
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