Chocolate Macarons
Cakes & CookiesDessertTaste

Chocolate Macarons with Chocolate Ganache a Sweet French Treat

There are a few steps to make French-style chocolate macarons with chocolate ganache filling, but it is a fun hands-on recipe and one that your family (and guests) will thank you for making the effort.

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Sweet Brioche Pudding Passion Fruit Cream @Masdaugustine
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherGary and Jane LangtonRecipesTaste

A Sweet Brioche Pudding Recipe

We all love bread and butter pudding, especially when the weather is cold and miserable, but making it with brioche makes it taste even better. And serving it with a passion fruit cream gives a great flavour combination.

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crepes suzette #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherRecipesTaste

Recipe for a French Classic Crêpes Suzette

Crepe suzettes many not be classical tastes of Provence, but we could not resist this recipe from Cocoa and Lavender.

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lemon madeleines #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertRecipesTaste

Recipe for Lemon Madeleines

While the origin of this little spongecake or “teacake” that is served as a cookie is still widely debated today, one thing is for certain madeleines are a light, sweet and aromatic taste experience.

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Croque Madame @DavidScottAllen
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Classic Bistro Sandwich Croque Monsieur and Madame

The ingredients are few for this dish – pain de mie (I really think the bread must be pain de mie – and never sour dough; anyone in France want to weigh in?), ham, cheese, béchamel sauce, and mustard. There are (if you look online) hundreds of recipes, each with a slight variation: the cheese in the béchamel or the cheese on top; mustard on both pieces of bread, or just one side; toast the bread, grill the sandwich, bake it, broil it, or a hybrid. Basically, they all work!

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