Making Croissants at home
BreadsJulie WhitmarshProvencal RecipesTaste

Attempting to Make Croissants at Home

Reflecting on 2020, the tail end of the year, rather like the beginning and if I’m perfectly honest, the middle bits too, have been a tad chaotic. All the plans we thought we may have made, have had to be ripped up again and again. At least when I was …

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Focaccia is an oven-baked flatbread seasoned
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Learn How to Make Focaccia

Focaccia is a traditional Italian flatbread with firmness and texture similar to pizza dough. In Provence, fougasse is similar but a slightly different type of bread (recipe here). Use this delicious bread as a side dish, sandwich bread, or as a flatbread with various toppings.  Other common toppings include herbs …

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Croissants Pain aux Chocolate Recipe @ATableenProvence
BreadsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste

Make Croissants for Jan 30th National Croissant Day

National Croissant Day January 30, 2021, is National Croissant Day in the United States, so why not start your day with a café creme and a flaky croissant? Croissants are not typically Provencal fare, but you can expect every respectable bakery to present their version of this French pastry for …

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Making Pain aux Raisins French Bread Pain aux Raisins Recipe
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A Baker’s Secret for Making Pain aux Raisins

Reminiscence of my childhood in France, the pains aux raisins (called “escargot” sometimes) are the perfect treat to motivate you to get out of bed on cold mornings. In France, there are two different recipes for pains aux raisins, one with puff pastry (pate feuilletée) and one with dough (pate …

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Pain aux Noix Walnut Bread @AtableenProvence
BreadsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste

Pain aux Noix a Recipe for Walnut Bread

French walnuts are amazing, meaty, sweet, gorgeous.  So this is my attempt at recreating the best pain aux noix (walnut bread) I’ve ever had.

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Croissants Pain aux Chocolate Recipe @ATableenProvence
BreadsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste

How to Make Croissants and Pain aux Chocolate

Croissants are not typically Provencal fare, but you can expect every respectable bakery to present their version of this French pastry for sale. However, if you want to find the good stuff listen to the Parisians debating where to find a decent baguette, the best tarte tropézienne and a croissant …

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InspireMargo LestzProvencal History & Traditions

A French Superstition: Bread and Bad Luck

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: The French are a superstitious lot. They have many traditions that predict whether good or bad luck will follow a certain action. One such superstition states that you should never lay bread on the table upside down. It’s widely known that this action invites …

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Green Olive Cake Provence
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Cake Aux Olives Vertes – Green Olive Cake

It is time for the olive harvest in Provence, where most of the fruit gets turned into health healthy oil. However, some is left whole for snacking with a glass of local rosé. Here, is a savoury recipe, a quick bread made with olives.     This is an easy …

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La Fougasserie, Nice
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La Fougasserie, Nice

By PestoPistou A cousin of the Ligurian focaccia, which is also known as fugassa over there, fougasse is a provençal loaf easily recognised by the slashes cut through it prior to baking. Back in August, after a mooch round the beautiful Cours Saleya food and flower market in Vieux Nice, …

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