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A French menu for a summer's day


Although haute cuisine isn't as popular as it once was, there's no denying that French recipes offer a great deal of flavour and interest. This lovely summery menu for 4 (the dessert serves 6 but no matter: enough for seconds!) will strengthen entente cordiale considerably!


Fresh shelled pea soup

This soup is a lovely dark green colour and has all the wonderful ingredients and flavours of peas à la Française – peas, spring onions, lettuce and bacon – blended into a velvety smooth soup. 


Main course


Roast Chicken with Grape and Herb Stuffing

Here’s a nice roast chicken recipe for serving in summer. All it needs is some buttered new potatoes and fresh garden peas to accompany it and some chilled white wine.




Summer Fruit Millefeuille 

You can use shop-bought puff pastry for this – it won't have such a good flavour as the quick flaky pastry below, which is made with butter – but the caramelising will help the flavour and it does cut down on the time.


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