Desserts

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 – though it isn’t Jill Colonna’s. INGREDIENTS: 150g organic egg whites 100g fine […]

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Chantilly Cream History and Recipe

Written by on August 26, 2014 in Desserts, French Cuisine
Chantilly Cream History and Recipe

The sweet, creamy, frothy, delicate, immaculately white, whipped cream known as Chantilly Cream is eaten worldwide, but its origins are shrouded in mystery and legend in France… History of Chantilly Cream The invention of Chantilly whipped cream is often attributed to the great French chef Vatel who worked in the kitchens of the Château de […]

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Pistachio Madeleines with Chocolate Sorbet

Written by on May 26, 2014 in Desserts
Pistachio Madeleines with Chocolate Sorbet

Little shell-shaped Madeleine cakes are a tradition in France, usually made with finely ground almonds. Here Chef Daniel Galmiche shares his recipe for the oh-so delicate little cakes using pistachio nuts instead saying “This makes for a perfect combination, but you may also like to serve the madeleines with a simple vanilla ice cream or […]

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Fabulous new French food trend | The café gourmand

Written by on April 1, 2014 in Desserts, French Cuisine
Fabulous new French food trend | The café gourmand

In with the new – let’s celebrate the café gourmand. The proof’s in the pudding says cake monkey Lucy Pitts as she investigates the trend of café gourmand in France –  an indulgent upstart on the cuisine scene – the serving of coffee at the end of the meal with a selection of delicious and petite […]

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Chausson au Pommes – Apple Turnover recipe

Written by on March 24, 2014 in Desserts
Chausson au Pommes – Apple Turnover recipe

According to legend, chaussons aux pommes, apple turnovers, were invented in 1630 in Saint Calais in the Sarthe region of France.  The town of Saint-Calais was suffering from an epidemic and the Chatelaine, the lady of the town, distributed flour and apples to the poor – and they made apple turnovers! The event is celebrated […]

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Three Classic French Dishes Sure to Please

Written by on January 23, 2014 in Desserts
Three Classic French Dishes Sure to Please

This article is from Clayton Curtis, who writes for the Instawares Food and Restaurant Blog. You can shop online for the latest in name brand cooking equipment at Instawares.com. Nothing causes the palate to water quite like French cuisine. For many, simply mentioning French food can send the senses stirring as rich whipped creams spring […]

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Real French Tarte Tatin

Written by on January 19, 2014 in Desserts
Real French Tarte Tatin

Confession time. I love tarte tatin. From the moment I first tried it at a wonderful little restaurant in Lyon, I couldn’t help but fall madly in love. Those soft, caramel-coated apples kissed with the merest touch of cinnamon and blanketed by that flaky, buttery pastry! Heaven on the lips. Especially if served warm, with […]

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Paris Loves Pastry’s Christmas Cream Puff Cake

Written by on December 13, 2013 in Desserts
Paris Loves Pastry’s Christmas Cream Puff Cake

Daniëlle Todd has been featured in cook books, magazines and food websites and is author of ParisLovesPastry.com one of the most popular French cooking blogs there is. We asked Daniëlle to share her favourite Christmas pastry and here it is – she really rocks this Christmas Cream Puff Cake! Cream puffs are profiteroles for Europeans! During […]

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