Desserts

Romantic French Menu

Written by on January 21, 2016 in Desserts, French Cuisine, Gastronomy, Main Courses, Starters
Romantic French Menu

A classic romantic French menu that anyone can make anywhere. Lay a red and white check tablecloth, a few flowers in a small vase or glass jar (moderation in flowers is very French), chill a bottle of white, pop a bottle of Champagne, let the red wine breathe. Play a little bit of French music, and […]

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French Crepes Suzette recipe

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Desserts
French Crepes Suzette recipe

If you’ve ever wondered why the famous pancake with orange sauce is called Crepe Suzette, well you have a choice of what might have happened to give rise to this delicious dessert. Many tell the story of how, in 1896 of a young pastry chef called Henri Charpentier, working at the Café de Paris in […]

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Easy Peach Melba Recipe

Written by on January 13, 2016 in Desserts
Easy Peach Melba Recipe

The Peach Melba is a dessert of peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream. The dish was invented in 1892 by great French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel, London, to honour the Australian soprano Nellie Melba. In 1892, Melba was performing in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at Covent Garden. The Duke of Orléans […]

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How to Make Chocolate Cake Truffles

Written by on December 4, 2015 in Desserts
How to Make Chocolate Cake Truffles

Chocolate truffles are one of those sweets that we all associate with celebration or special occasions. Named after an earthy fungus because their dark round appearance is not unlike that of the truffle that comes out of the ground. The origin of chocolate truffles is not known for sure but one legend claims that they […]

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Best Tarte Tatin Recipe Ever!

Written by on September 29, 2015 in Desserts
Best Tarte Tatin Recipe Ever!

Legend has it that the tarte tatin was a happy accident! In the 1880′s at the Hotel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron, France, about 100 miles (160 km) south of Paris, the sisters Tatin were the owners and managers. Stéphanie Tatin did most of the cooking, and overworked one day, she started to make a traditional apple […]

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Apple Sorbet with Calvados recipe

Written by on September 21, 2015 in Desserts
Apple Sorbet with Calvados recipe

This apple sorbet has a French twist and a dash of scrumptious Calvados, an apple liqueur from Calvados in Normandy. It makes for a brilliant, refreshing and tasty sorbet course. Chefs Maynard Harvey and Benedict Haines, at Walnut Grove Cookery School in France, whose recipe this is, say it is also delicious served with dessert, […]

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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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