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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…

La Mère Poulard and a very modern scandal, on Mont Saint-Michel

Our first visit to Normandy in 2007 included a day to Mont Saint Michel. Back then visitors drove up to the gate and parked on the old salt flats alongside the road. Later that day, high on a stone terrace, we recovered from over 1000 steps up and the inevitable jostling of tourists.  ‘There isn’t…

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