Desserts

The famous nougat of Montelimar France

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Desserts, Gastronomy, Rhône Alpes
The famous nougat of Montelimar France

A sticky encounter in Montélimar Montélimar. It’s a name that just rolls off the tongue with a rhythm of its own and it happens to be home to a sweet little secret. You’ll find the town about half an hour south of Valence in the Drôme, part of the Rhônes Alpes region, well on the […]

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French Lemon Tart Recipe to fall in love with

Written by on April 2, 2017 in Desserts
French Lemon Tart Recipe to fall in love with

Quite possibly the most delicious French lemon tart recipe you’ll ever meet! Created by 3 Michelin Star chef Gérald Passedat for his gorgeous cook book Flavors from the French Mediterranean. Naturally, being in the south of France, Chef Passedat likes to use lemons from Menton in the south of France for “Tarte aux citrons de Menton” […]

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Recipe for Apple and Pear Filo Pastry Parcel

Written by on January 16, 2017 in Desserts
Recipe for Apple and Pear Filo Pastry Parcel

Ingredients for 5 3 Granny Smith apples 2 pears (we used conference) 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 3 tablesppons blanched almonds ½ teaspoon all-spice 1.5 tbs brown sugar Juice of 1 lemon 60g butter 10 slices filo pastry (30cm round) Icing sugar to garnish Method Peel apples & pears and cut into 1.5 cm chunks. Roughly […]

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Scrumptious Recipe For Brioche Style Hot Cross Buns

Written by on January 9, 2017 in Desserts
Scrumptious Recipe For Brioche Style Hot Cross Buns

  A French twist to the ever popular hot cross bun! Brioche meets bun and makes for the most luscious, delicious little cakey snack – beware, they’re seriously moreish! If you have a bread machine, you can start the dough in the machine up to the second proving stage. Add the dried fruit 5 minutes […]

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How to make a Paris Brest Christmas Cake

Written by on November 30, 2016 in Desserts, Gastronomy
How to make a Paris Brest Christmas Cake

Paris Brest cakes are an absolute classic in France. Every pattisserie chef will have his or her own version of the delicious choux dough pastry. This version is very grown up and perfect for Christmas. Created by Scottish cook in Paris Jill Colonna, the whisky addition makes for a delicious twist! Choux dough 75g water […]

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Spiced Mulled Pears a la Francais

Written by on November 22, 2016 in Desserts, Wine and Drinks
Spiced Mulled Pears a la Francais

Delicious and simple this spiced mulled pear recipe from France is so easy to make but really pack a wow factor punch. Use a soft and fruity wine, a good but not a robust wine; Bordeaux or Burgundy reds are too strong and will overpower the flavours of the delicate spices and pears. INGREDIENTS: 13 […]

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Pain Perdu with Raspberry and Vanilla

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Desserts
Pain Perdu with Raspberry and Vanilla

This is a super easy, extremely tasty way to use up old (stale) bread. A classic French recip, “Pain Perdu” – French Toast, Eggy Bread – makes a perfect breakfast or brunch dish for the weekend or a snack at any time. Serve with home-made raspberry jam or fresh raspberries when in season. Ingredients for […]

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Recipe Chocolate Orange Truffles

Written by on July 30, 2016 in Desserts
Recipe Chocolate Orange Truffles

Mouth-watering, scumptious chocolate orange truffles, this lovely French recipe for chocolate orange truffles is surprisingly easy to make. Perfect for after dinner, when you have guests or if you just feeling plain piggy! Makes 500g Ingredients 150ml double cream 2tbspn liquid glucose 375g dark chocolate 65g honey 50ml cognac/brandy Cocoa powder (to dust) Zest of […]

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Creme Brulee Classic French Dessert

Written by on July 27, 2016 in Desserts
Creme Brulee Classic French Dessert

Crème brûlée, the creamy, soft and delicious French dessert has been pleasing palates for more than 300 years. It apparently originated at the table of the Philippe d’Orleans, brother of Louis XIV. His chef, Francois Massialot, when visiting Perpignan in the south of France tried a sweet dish made with Catalan cream and he made […]

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French Recipe for sorbet Cointreau and Orange flavour

Written by on July 19, 2016 in Desserts
French Recipe for sorbet Cointreau and Orange flavour

It was common to enjoy sorbet and ice cream in Paris in the 17th century after it was introduced to France by Catherine de Medici when she married the future Henry II of France in 1533 and bought her chefs with her and with them came recipes. The delicious iced desserts were so popular they […]

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