Almond biscuits Tuiles aux amandes effilées
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Recipe for Sweet French Almond Biscuits

Perfect to use as an ice cream garnish, enjoy with your coffee and a café gourmand, or as a snack. Tuiles aux amandes are a fun and creative way to add a little sweetness to your day. Named after the shape of roof tiles that they resemble, the crunchy texture …

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Almond tarts with red berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)
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Almond Tarts with Red Berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)

If you enjoy the almond flavour of the Galettes des Rois (a traditional holiday recipe in France) but find it a bit too rich, here is an alternative with a twist. Almond cream can also be used in tarts to make our Tartes Bourdaloue or in tartlets for our Amandines. …

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Salted Almond Praline Cake
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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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Roy René Factory Museum Calissons
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Roy René the Almond King of Calissons d’Aix

Nothing Without Almonds Le Roy René factory needs some 200 metric tons of almonds annually for the production of calissons d’Aix and nougats. As almonds are one of the key ingredients in these typically Provencal sweets, a reliable supply chain is critical to the operation. In 2016, 300 almond trees, …

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Citrus Almond Cake
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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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Sacristains Sweet Easy Recipe Finished
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Sacristains Sweet and Decadently Easy Recipe

sacristains (French word) is a little harder to classify, and the origins are equally mysterious. Made with puff pastry (pâte feuilletée) layers of sugar and almonds and a quick trip to the oven make this crispy treat…heavenly

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Red Currant Apricot Cake @LiveLoveProvence
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Apricot Cake a Delicious Reason to Celebrate Summer Fruit – Gâteau d’Abricots

Très vite fait, très vite mangé, ce gâteau est parfait pour tenir le rythme rapide de Juin. This apricot cake is quick to make and disappear even faster. This recipe is perfect for busy summer months when the stone fruit are ripest.

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Le Colombier Traditional Provencal cake Agathe Forest Ready to Eat
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Le Colombier the Traditional Provencal Cake of Pentecost

Ce Gâteau de Pentecôte, très sucré est donc fait pour être partagé entre le plus de personnes possibles. Il est délicieux servi avec des fruits de saison bien juteux: fraises ou groseilles.
(This traditional cake is very sweet and meant to be shared among as many people as possible. It is delicious served with juicy seasonal fruits such as strawberries or red currants.)

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Raspberry Tart with Almond Crust
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Recipe for a Delicious Raspberry Tart with an Almond Crust

Gilles Conchy is the smiling face behind the Provence Gourmet. This is his recipe for Raspberry Tart with an Almond Crust. This is an easy dessert to make. The fresh raspberries and hint of mint give it a summer feel.

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Calisson d'Aix Drawing Margo Lestz
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The Calisson of Provence: A Sweet Story

The calisson is a small, distinctive, almond-shaped candy which first appeared in Aix-en-Provence in the fifteenth century, during the reign of Good King René. The following legend is often associated with its creation… A King, a Queen, and a Candy Jeanne de Laval wasn’t pleased when she found out that …

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