Desserts

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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Cake with Agen Prunes, Almonds and Armagnac

Written by on December 9, 2013 in Desserts
Cake with Agen Prunes, Almonds and Armagnac

Sweet, glossy and bursting with flavour, Agen prunes have been part of south-western France’s gastronomic history since the 12th century. During that time, crusaders returned back from Syria with damson plum trees which the Bendectine monks of Clairac, not far from Agen, crossed with their own, local plum variety. The result was a new kind […]

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How to make Kugelhopf

Written by on November 7, 2013 in Desserts
How to make Kugelhopf

Kugelhopf is a traditional cake which is considered to come from Alsace in the north east of France though its origins go back much further than that. Every bakery window in Alsace seems to be filled with this delicious little round cake with a hole in the centre. Whilst it is not the easiest dish […]

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Gâteau aux cerises – French Cherry Cake

Written by on September 5, 2013 in Desserts
Gâteau aux cerises – French Cherry Cake

It’s that time of year again. Summer holiday has come and gone, the children are back to school, and the days are slowly getting shorter. Although I love the joys of summer — especially on my plate! — there’s plenty to look forward to in the season up ahead. From picking apples and making pies, […]

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White Chocolate Creams with Red Berry Coulis

Written by on July 9, 2013 in Desserts with 0 Comments
White Chocolate Creams with Red Berry Coulis

As much as I love cooking, in the summer I’d much rather sit at a terrace with a cool drink than spend a lot of time indoors over a hot stove. People-watching in the company of a nice refreshment becomes a lot more interesting. Creating the perfect three-course meal, on the other hand, less so. […]

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