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Sharing bakery secrets with BBC Radio York

January 19th, 2017 Posted by Blog, In the Press, Recipes No Comment yet

Yves is looking forward to sharing his bakery secrets this Sunday with Julia Lewis and her BBC Radio York listeners.  Here’s a flavour of the bake he’ll be discussing on the The ‘Bake of the Day’ feature.

Cherry and Rhubarb Clafoutis - sharing baking secrets with the BBC

Cherry and Rhubarb Clafoutis

Cherry and Rhubarb Clafoutis

Serves 6


50cl whole milk

4 eggs

140g caster sugar

40g melted butter

150g plain flour

200g little cherries

200g rhubarb


Preheat the oven to 200°c. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, and butter until the sugar is dissolved. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Pour the batter into a pie dish.

Now add whole cherries with stones and rhubarb cut into dices. Bake until the clafoutis is beautifully puffed and golden, 30-35 minutes. Serve warm.

Serve with custard, fruit coulis or vanilla ice-cream.


Chocolate Week: Choosing the best chocolate

October 11th, 2016 Posted by In the Press No Comment yet

This week, 10-16 October marks National Chocolate Week. We love chocolate and we love using chocolate in our recipes. Who doesn’t love a chocolate dessert to finish a meal?

The perfect chocolate dessert deserves the perfect chocolate, so below are our recommendations for which chocolate is best for which recipe.

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Sharing a taste of France at York Food and Drink Festival

October 3rd, 2016 Posted by In the Press No Comment yet

Yves brought the flavours of France to York this week when he demonstrated his culinary skills at the annual York Food and Drink Festival.

With a taste trail, food producers market and cookery classes as well as chef demonstrations, the festival which is held in St Sampson’s Square attracts large numbers of gourmands from all around the UK.

Combining the traditional gourmet flavours of France with seasonal fresh local produce, Yves’ used Yorkshire apples, honey and beer to create his dish – roasted apples and honey wrapped in a crepe made with Minster Ale, produced by York Brewery and served with Calvados. After enthusiastic sampling by the assembled crowd, all agreed it was a tasty cross-cultural triumph!

The festival is now over for another year but runs each September and is well worth a visit.

Soak up the last of the summer wines (and dining) with the French Chef at Home

September 16th, 2016 Posted by In the Press No Comment yet

As the end of summer draws ever closer, we are helping you to make it last that little bit longer with our latest pop up event at 10 Devonshire Place in Harrogate on Wednesday 21 September.

Following two successful events earlier this year, this will be the third time that we have hosted a French evening with a delicious five course tasting menu paired with generous flights of wine from Le Bon Vin.

The event in July was described by the Harrogate Advertiser as “…a sequel more akin to the Box Office smash hit of The Godfather II rather than the damp squib of Grease 2”, “a fabulous French experience”, “…delicious and appetising” and that “this would not be a night for tight trousers.”

For our third visit, we are serving a deliciously, fresh menu which is sure to transport you back to your summer holiday.

The menu:

• Homemade woodcock pâté in puff pastry
• Whitby crab and avocado on a blini
• Homemade Tamara and cucumber on a toast
• White asparagus flan with crawfish, samphire and beurre blanc
Main courses
• Monkfish joint with pepper and fennel in crispy pastry and langoustine juice
• Duck Bourguignon with roasted duck breast, mushroom and potato rösti
• Roasted honeyed goat cheese with salad, gingerbread and walnut dressing
3 desserts on a plate
• Pineapple and marjoram tart
• Chocolate fondant with pistachio centre
• Melon, strawberry and mint mousse

To book tickets visit