Calisson d'Aix Almond Candy
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Recipe for Calisson d’Aix a Sweet Almond Candy with a Long History

Calisson d’Aix is a specialty candy from Aix en Provence made with almonds, melon and citrus paste. The actual origin of the recipe is most likely from Italy. The following recipe does not follow the same exacting industry standards, but is a fun “Sunday project” with a sweet result.

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Calisson d'Aix
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Calisson d’Aix the Sweet Almond Candy of Provence

Candy might not be the reason you decide to visit Aix-en-Provence, but don’t leave town without sampling the famous Calisson d’Aix. These sweets, made with ground, local almonds (sweet and bitter) and a fruit paste blend of melon confit (preserved in sugar) and orange peel, were officially recognised as part …

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Winter Dinner Menu Provencal Cuisine
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Winter Weekend Dinner Party Menu Inspired by Provencal Cuisine

We have been “dining-out” on David’s delicious seafood-based Christmas menu, and a bit reluctant to turn the page to the realities of a cold winter in parts of North America. However, the truth is that Provence is enjoying a mild-ish winter, while skiers are revelling in the snowy Alps this …

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Mandarin Cardamon infused Almond Cake
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Mandarin and Cardamon Infused Almond Cake

A delicious and colourful cake full of the flavours of Christmas markets, perfect with tea to brighten up a cold day, or as a light and joyful desert after a nice meal. It’s not only easy to make with very standard ingredients it also keeps very nicely for a few days, as the infusion of Mandarin and Cardamon syrup keeps it perfectly moist and preserved

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Recipe Three Dips Perfect Summer Entertaining
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Three Dips Perfect for Summertime Entertaining

There is nothing like summer for easy, unfussy entertaining. These three dips – olive tapenade, a goat cheese version and a caviar of aubergine – are Mirabeau Wine adaptations of Provencal classics. Provence is often called a cold country with a hot sun because as soon as the sun’s down you …

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Frozen Nougat Recipe
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Summer Dessert Perfection in a Frozen Nougat with Nuts

One dessert that we absolutely love is the frozen nougat with its almonds, hazelnuts & pistachio. A great dessert that can even be made in advance (even by several months), if well wrapped. Make it as an individual dessert or as a terrine.

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Lemon Almond Yoghurt Cake Breakfast or Tea Cake #Recipe @MasdAugustine
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Easy Recipe: Lemon, Almond and Yoghurt Cake

This is a lovely cake made with Greek yoghurt and is perfect for breakfast, tea, or with ice cream for a delicious dessert.

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Roasted Apricot Dessert Cooking Classes @JeanMartin @Toquadom
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Provencal Inspired Roasted Apricot Dessert with Honey and Almonds

This dessert recipe can be made on the BBQ or in the oven. Easy to prepare the combination of roasted apricots and yogurt-cream are a match made in Provencal heaven.

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Zucchini at St Tropez Market @PerfProvence
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Quick Appetizer Zucchini Tart

This recipe I call “Jacques Zucchini Tart.” It is the perfect appetizer – think chilled rosé with a savoury, lightly salted snack that takes about 30 minutes to pull together. Your guests will be impressed

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