Bûche de Noël French Yule Log
Cakes & CookiesChristmas & HolidayDessertProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

How to Make a Bûche de Noël (Yule Log)

One of the Christmas traditions in Provence is called Cacho-Fio or Light the Fire. In Provence, Christmas evening begins with this ancient pagan custom. Cacho-fio is a ritual for lighting the Yule log (calendau, in Provencal) on the evening of December 24th. Together the youngest and the oldest of the …

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Madeleines Made Orange Blossom Water Madeleines à la fleur d'oranger
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Sweet Madeleines Made with Orange Blossom Water

The term “Madeleine” was used to describe a small cake in the 18th century and is now synonymous with France and its delicate desserts. There are many different ways to prepare madeleines, and they are a great treat to have on hand when inviting friends over for tea. This recipe …

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Quick Loaf Ham Olive Cake
AppetizerAshley TinkerBreadsProvencal RecipesTaste

Savoury Quick Loaf a Ham and Olive Cake

What about a savoury snack or nibble with a glass of rosé? This savoury quick loaf a Ham and Olive Cake is a great snack or pre-dinner bite. It’s often enjoyed by kids here in France when they get home from school for their goûter. In French, this is called Cake aux Olives et Jambon – yes they use the English word “cake.”

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

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

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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Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

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 Lava Cakes Candied Ginger
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Chocolate Lava Cakes with Candied Ginger for Dessert

Dessert does not need to be complicated, but it should be delicious. These little chocolate lava cakes are just the right size to satisfy a sweet tooth without being decadent.

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Sunken Pear Cake Versunkener Apfelkuchen
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

What to do with all those Pears? Make Sunken Pear Cake

It is a funny thing when you start to think about how recipes change and evolve. My grandmother almost never followed a recipe, yet her Christmas cake never failed her…mine is a different story. Kuchen is the German word for cake, and this recipe for Sunken Pear Cake is David’s slight …

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Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes
Cakes & CookiesDessertMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste

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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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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