The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

Published by the award winning team at The Good Life France

1 year ago

Issue No. 25

In this issue, visit France from home - Gascony, and Provence, fabulous day trips from Paris, captivating Toulouse and charming Northern France. Recipes, guides and a whole heap more to entertain and inspire...


This delicious Provencal version of pizza is a firm favourite in Nice and the French Riviera. It's easy to make at home, is great for a snack or light meal, very moreish and goes well with a green salad or on its own or with a glass of rosé... Ingredients for a Pissaladière for 6 40g (1 ½ oz butter) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1.5kg (3lb 5 oz) onions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons thyme leaves 1 quantity of bread dough – easy make recipe below 1 tablespoon olive oil 16 anchovies sliced in half 24 pitted olives (if you’re not a fan of olives you can use cherry tomatoes cut in half) How to make Pissaladière Melt the butter with the olive oil in a pan. Add the thinly sliced onions and half the thyme. Cover the pan and cook on a low heat for 45 minutes stirring from time to time. The onions should be soft but not brown. Season with salt and pepper and leave to cool. Preheat oven to 200˚C (400˚F/Gas mark 6). Roll out the bread dough and place in an oiled tin (34 x 26xm is ideal). Brush the top of the bread with olive oil and spread the onions over the top. Lay the anchovies in a lattice pattern over the onion and pop the olives in the lattice diamonds. Wash them in water if you like them less salty. Bake for 20 minutes or until the dough is cooked and lightly browned. Sprinkle the remaining thyme over and serve warm or cold, cut into squares. How to make bread dough for your Pissaladière 2 teaspoons baker’s yeast (15g/ ½ oz) 200g (2 cups) strong plain (all purpose) flour ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons olive oil 125ml warm water Sift the flour, add the yeast and salt and mix. Stir in the olive oil and lukewarm water and knead into a dough by hand or with a mixer. Leave to rest in a lightly oiled container for one hour. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and roll into shape.

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