Calissons d'Aix Recipe
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Calissons d’Aix a Recipe for Sweet Perfection

While Calissons d’Aix are a Provencal holiday treat —they are one of the thirteen traditional desserts served at Epiphany — I tried my first on a beautiful summer’s day in Aix-en-Provence. Candy is certainly not the only reason to visit Provence, but for this sweet treat, Aix marks the spot.

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My Grandmother's Chocolate cake Recipe
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Remembering My Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

A Book with Provencal Recipes: Small-town florist Natasha is determined to leave the past far behind her. But when she learns her ex-husband never told his family about their divorce – and that he needs her to accompany him on a trip to the French countryside – could love bloom …

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Salted Almond Praline Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Salted Almond Praline Cake

Although it’s entirely possible to find trees growing in the wild, almonds are cultivated in Provence. This recipe for Salted Almond Praline Cake is a basic cake mix with a crunchy sweet topping. I know that I promised not to make another almond dessert, but who could resist this delicious …

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Dessert Moroccan Almond Cigars
Cakes & CookiesDessertProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

For Dessert Moroccan Almond Cigars a Sweet Treat

Moroccan Almond Cigars or Cigares Marocains aux Amandes (in French) are crunchy, sticky, sweet and delicious!

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Four des Navettes de Marseille
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Navettes de Marseille the Sweet Cookie Tradition

Sweet Marseille Treats Navettes de Marseille are sweet biscuits from the region found at markets and some pastry shops. These dull, cream coloured cookies are almost hard enough to break your teeth.  The navettes are the culinary representation of the modest boat believed to have transported St Lazarus and the …

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La Tarte Tropézienne Tasha Powell
Cakes & CookiesDessertProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Tarte Tropezienne a Delicious Recipe for Serious Bakers

Tarte Tropezienne is a slice of French Heaven. Personally, I am a Tarte Tropezienne “Super Fan” and have made this pastry for 12 years. This long-time dessert favourite has been around for over 60 years. Brigitte Bardot made the Tropezienne famous by when she first moved to Saint Tropez.

To create this amazing dessert, there are three separate parts to the recipe: the brioche, the pastry cream and the whipped cream.

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Citrus Almond Valentine's Cookies
Cakes & CookiesDessertMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Heart-Shaped Citrus Almond Valentine’s Cookies

Maybe it’s a bit cliché to bake pink, citrus, almond heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day…but then again why not? And, while you are at it pop the cork on a bottle of pink bubbly from Provence like our La Folie sparkling rosé.

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Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake for Dessert

To bringing a course for the meal that related to our interpretation of the song. My contribution was this delicious Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake, a recipe by food writer, author and chef Nigel Slater.

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Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Sablé Fleur de Sel
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Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Sablés with Fleur de Sel. Shortbread is called sablé because the texture is a little crumbly like sand. Warning! This delicious cookie a combination of dark chocolate and sea salt might be hard to keep around your kitchen for very long.

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Pink Praline Brioche à la praline
Cakes & CookiesDessertMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pretty in Pink Praline Brioche à la Praline Recipe

Brioche à la Praline is a sweet treat from the gourmet city of Lyon. The recipe from the Mirabeau Wine kitchen is festive, perfect for guests or for that special someone. Don’t forget the rosé!

Pink Pralines are pink sugar-coated almonds, and a specialty from the city of Lyon, also known as the French capital of gastronomy.

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