Citrus Almond Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Citrus Almond Cake Everyone will Love

Almonds, olives, tomatoes, and citrus fruit are some of the culinary signatures of the Mediterranean climate. In Provence, the citrus groves are found on the Côte d’Azur near Menton. There is no question that a visit Menton one year during the Fête du Citron is on my travel bucket list. However, …

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Dessert Meringue Roulade
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Dessert Meringue Roulade with Rose Cream and Raspberries 

One of my favourite cookbooks inspired this meringue roulade with rose cream and raspberries dessert – Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi.

When you think of French desserts, perhaps meringues are usurped by chocolate glazed eclairs, vanilla cream layered mille-feuilles, lemony madeleines and glazed fruit tarts. But, what about lollypop coloured macarons?

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B’stila b’djej Recipe
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

B’stila b’djej Recipe a Traditional Dish from Morocco

You don’t need to spend much time at the Marseille airport or at the city’s Noailles market (le marché des Capucins) to sense a strong North African influence in the region. At the market, you can shop for all the ingredients that you need for this B’stila b’djej recipe

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Lemon-Lavender Hearts coeur a la creme
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet, Creamy and Tangy Dessert Lemon-Lavender Hearts with Lemon Curd

The lavender season may be over for another year in Provence, but the locally-grown citrus will be available shortly. Perhaps these Lemon-Lavender Hearts (Coeur à la Crème au Citron et Lavande) are the perfect dessert to bridge the gap between seasons in the South of France. The combination of sweet lemon curd and cream cheese blended into a delicious finish to any meal.

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Peche Peach Melba Served
Cook'n with ClassDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pêche Peach Melba with Raspberry Coulis a Recipe for Stone Fruit Season

The only problem with stone fruit (apricots, peaches, nectarines, and plums) is that they all appear in the markets around the same time of year. What to do with the bounty of produce?  Make dessert of course. Enjoy this easy recipe for Peach Melba – Pêche Melba with a raspberry coulis. This …

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Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes
Cakes & CookiesDessertMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet Treats Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes Bursting with Provencal Flavour

Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes as individual servings. You can, of course, make the same batter and bake as a single large cake. Personally, I love this recipe as it combines the flavours of Provence in one tiny (delightful) package – lemons, thyme, olive oil.

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Lemon Ricotta Cake luisa loiusa cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon Ricotta Cake Inspired by Flavours of the South

In our house, this dessert is named after our friend Luisa and inspired by Louisa’s Cake from Castellina in Chianti. The tangy combination of lemon zest and fresh ricotta are a terrific balance with sweet apple and raspberry jam. Take a look at the original post “Heard it From a …

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Clementine Madeleines by @Cocoaandlevender
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet Citrus Clementine Flavoured Madeleines

A génoise type cake batter flavoured with fresh clementine juice and zest make these light and fluffy sponge cakes even more irresistible.

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Baba au Rhum #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Celebration Recipe Baba au Rhum

A French classic Baba au Rhum: A soft spongy cake soaked in aromatic aged rum and topped with fresh whipped cream.

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Chocolate Mendiant Tart Recipe Christmas @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Chocolate Delight Mendiant Tart

This dessert is perfect for Chocolate Mendiant Tart lovers. It combines dark chocolate, dried fruit and nuts into a decadent finish to any meal.

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