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Tarte Aux Poires Normande

Pears are grown all over Normandy and give sweet summer loveliness to perfect puddings.  Puddings like this one. You will need Shortcrust pastry to line a 10″ tarte dish – if using something smaller and deeper, just bake for longer and cover with foil for the final stretch. 125g Normandy butter 100g Sugar 1 Egg…

Rich and creamy baked Normandy cheesecake

There is a cheesecake under all that fruit somewhere This cheesecake is wonderfully rich and creamy and although it contains flavourful Camembert, the final taste is not overly cheesy. The only complicated bit is keeping an eye on the last few minutes of cooking (more about that below) – not a great hardship when you…

Quite delicious chicken à la Normande

Those are apple pieces, not potato. This dish is almost low carb! For a delicious and warming dinner that is very little trouble you will need: Ingredients 1 large onion, peeled, chopped roughly 1 teaspoon dry thyme or similar 120 ml Calvados (yes it’s quite a bit, but worth it) 120ml cream 2 apples cored…

Easy & tasty Tarte Normande

We first sent this recipe out as a tweet and had great feedback, including a photo of a non-cook’s excellent first attempt!   For a delicious treat you will need: Enough shortcrust pastry to line a large tarte mould.  Not sure about pastry? No-one will know if you use a ready-made, just make sure you…

Cheval and a show at Haras du Pin

Not being horsey people, a visit to the French national Stud in the Orne has been lurking quite low on our list, but we were in for a rather dainty and delightful surprise. Our postcard shows the main gate of Le Haras national du Pin, the national stud of France. It was founded by King…

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