Chestnut cream-filled meringues with chocolate sauce

22 Jan

Taking hardly any time at all to prepare these sweet, crunchy meringues filled with chestnut cream and covered in hot chocolate sauce are a dreamy dessert! Serves 6 Preparation time: 10 minutes 1.5 cups (200g) thick crème fraiche 1 heaped tablespoon mascarpone 2 teaspoons sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons) 50z (150g) bittersweet chocolate 5 […]

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Profiteroles or Cream Puffs – an historic French pastry | And how to make them

2 Jan

Profiteroles, the airy light pastries we all love (called cream puffs in the US) have been around for at least 500 years! The history of profiteroles No one can know the real origin of profiteroles but it seems they’ve been around for at least 500 years. The French writer Francois Rabelais (1494-1553) mentions profiteroles in […]

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How to make Crème Caramel classic French desssert

11 Oct

This delicious recipe for creme caramel comes from the cook book In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy by Mardi Michels of popular blog eat.live.travel.write In her first book, Mardi shows that French food doesn’t have to be complicated. The result is an elegant, approachable cookbook featuring […]

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Recipe for Nonnettes – traditional cakes of Burgundy, France

29 Jun

The recipe for nonnettes – a speciality of Dijon in Burgundy finds its origins in the Middle Ages… Recipe for Orange Nonnettes with Grand Marnier Ingredients: makes 12 150ml water 80g butter 200ml honey 50g light brown sugar 1 tbsp pain d’épices spices 2 tbsps Grand Marnier 180g whole wheat flour 100g all-purpose flour 1 […]

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Recipe for Tarte aux fraises – Strawberry and cream pie

8 Apr

Cecile de la Rue, author of Voila! A French Cookbook shares her absolutely scrumptious strawberry and cream pie recipe. It’s very easy to make and very more-ish! Cecile says “Fresh strawberries over whipped cream and the best crust ever. I love making this dessert on the spot, right before serving it—just prepare the crust, whip […]

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