Desserts

French Lemon Meringue Tart Recipe

Written by on August 15, 2015 in Desserts
French Lemon Meringue Tart Recipe

This French lemon meringue tart recipe gives you that zingy feeling (les peps in French) as you bite through the clouds of meringue into the citrus, with a final hint of salt in the pastry. Sublime tangy tarts can be had in Rue de Turenne, Rue du Bac, and also in Rue de Seine at […]

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French Walnut Cake recipe

Written by on August 13, 2015 in Desserts
French Walnut Cake recipe

An authentic and classic French Walnut Cake, preferably using Perigord walnuts, the famous nuts that have their own AOC recognition (appellation d’origine contrôlée) Preparation : 20 mins For 8 people Ingredients 300g chopped walnuts 250g sugar 4 eggs 200g butter 70g flour 30g rum Preparation Preheat the oven to 150 Deg. Celsius, 300 Deg F. […]

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Scrumptious and Best French Apricot Jam Recipe

Written by on July 8, 2015 in Desserts
Scrumptious and Best French Apricot Jam Recipe

A Provence Summer Preserve: Heady perfumed lavender fields, rolling hills of thyme and oregano, hot sun, dusty paths, aching backs and grape stained fingers, hawks sitting on hay bales, the distant throb of a tractor, warm hands and faces,  crusty bread, herb scented rillettes, red wine and crisp rose wine, straw baskets, fields of happy sunflowers, […]

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How to make the Perfect French Cherry Clafoutis

Written by on June 30, 2015 in Desserts
How to make the Perfect French Cherry Clafoutis

Try this yummy cherry clafoutis recipe, perfect to celebrate summer, direct from Provence! It is said that the cherry clafoutis recipe was invented in Limousin (it’s called clafoutis aux cerises in French). The name comes from the word clafotís that means “to fill up” in Occitan, in this case to fill up the batter mix with cherries […]

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Great Cakes of France: The French Éclair

Written by on June 22, 2015 in Desserts, Gastronomy
Great Cakes of France: The French Éclair

The French Éclair is known around the world, it is one of the greatest cakes ever! Éclair means “flash of lightning” and quite why it’s called that is not 100% known but many say that it is an old joke of pastry makers that the éclair is eaten “in a flash”! The history of the […]

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Mousse au chocolat with Mini Eggs and Cream!

Written by on April 4, 2015 in Desserts
Mousse au chocolat with Mini Eggs and Cream!

A delicious, simple but oh so pretty dessert that’s perfect for Easter. My little Pots au Chocolats  are decorated with freshly whipped cream and mini chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies though there’s plenty of scope to choose your own decorations.  A light and fluffy two chocolate mousse that is perfect as a light dessert for Easter […]

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Authentic Sables Biscuits Recipe from France

Written by on February 11, 2015 in Desserts
Authentic Sables Biscuits Recipe from France

These cookies are made from rich buttery dough flavoured with vanilla, cinnamon and almonds. They are extremely tempting and rather addictive and taste a little bit like shortbread. Sables biscuits originate from Sable-sur-Sarthe in the North East of France more than 300 years ago. In French the word ‘sable’ translates into English as ‘sand’. This […]

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January’s Must Have in France – the Cake of Kings

Written by on January 2, 2015 in Desserts
January’s Must Have in France – the Cake of Kings

It isn’t quite the law to eat the cake of Kings in France in January – but almost! Every supermarket and every boulangerie and patisserie in France will be selling them. A cake with a crown, a gateau with great meaning – a delicious galette des rois, a cake of the kings. Not the French […]

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Traditional French Flaune recipe from Aveyron

Written by on September 24, 2014 in Desserts
Traditional French Flaune recipe from Aveyron

Flaune is a medieval dish very typical of the Aveyron. Originally from the Rouergue and Causses areas, it remains a popular dessert which you’ll often found eaten in the warmer months. So popular in fact that as I hunted amongst the patisseries of Rodez on a balmy Friday evening, there was not a single one […]

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Sticky Toffee Pudding Macarons recipe

Written by on August 28, 2014 in Desserts
Sticky Toffee Pudding Macarons recipe

Jill Colonna is the Macaron Queen of Paris and her book Mad about Macarons is full of fabulous recipes for macaron marvels like this gorgeous sticky toffee pudding macarons recipe that she’s shared with us… See here for a basic macaron recipe… INGREDIENTS: 150g organic egg whites 100g fine caster sugar 180g ground almonds 270g […]

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