Chez Le Reve Francais
Chez Le Reve Francais
Chez Le Reve Francais
Recipe tales of an English foodie living in France and sampling food styles from around the world.

Pies, Tarts and Bread

Salmon and Asparagus Puff Pastry Parcels

While it’s in season we will eat it every week with pasta, as a side dish and in vegetable tarts, which made me think of this combination

Chicken and Bacon Ring

Fry the lardon with the onion and drain. Combine all the filling ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
Caprese Tart

Caprese Tart

Arrange the tomato and mozzarella alternately, starting with the outside. Drizzle with olive oil, basil and seasoning
Steak and Kidney Pie

Steak and Kidney Pie

In a food processor pulse the pastry ingredients together until they resemble breadcrumbs. Fry the onions for a few minutes over a medium heat to soften and add the mushrooms
Simple Stromboli in 30 Minutes

Simple Stromboli in 30 Minutes

I had never even heard of one before and I tried out her recipe as I had some vegetarians for dinner
Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

When I'm entertaining the last thing I want to do is risk a disaster, and believe me it happens. Cream in France is notoriously tricky and last year I made a Pavlova and watched as the cream just slid out from between the meringues
Mozzarella Sausage Rolls or Mooing Pigs

Mozzarella Sausage Rolls or Mooing Pigs

Season the sausagemeat and add the seasoning and herbs. Squeeze the mozzarella along the lengths of the sausage and top with the remaining sausagemeat
Chicken and Leek Pie

Chicken and Leek Pie

Make the pastry by *pulsing the flour, salt and fat together then adding in the beaten egg and sufficient water  to make a dough
Ricotta and Chocolate Cassatelles

Ricotta and Chocolate Cassatelles

From fresh fish to delicious produce and soul warming desserts, Sicily is a foodies dream and we recently had the pleasure of immersing ourselves in it
Roasted Asparagus Tart

Roasted Asparagus Tart

The aim is to encourage people to eat more vegetarian food and they have lots of great recipes here. For this dish the asparagus is roasted which really helps to retain the colour and intensify the flavour
Veggie Cheese Stromboli

Veggie Cheese Stromboli

Brush the rest of the surface with beaten egg and then bake it for half an hour or until the bread is golden