Green Olive Cake Cake aux Olives Vertes @GingerandNutmeg
AppetizerCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste

Understanding Provence’s Olives and Green Olive Cake

A quick and delicious appetizer bread that’s easy to make and even easier to eat! A savoury delight with salted olives, rich smoky duck breast and creamy bites of Gruyère. A must for your next dinner party.

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Gâteau Saint-Honoré Tastes Provence @CocoaandLavender
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Gâteau Saint-Honoré a Cake for Bakers

Gâteau Saint-Honoré is named for the classic French patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, Saint Honoré. There are many steps to this recipe, but you will be rewarded by the sweet finish.

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Gateau aux Marrons @Aixcentric
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Delightful Gateau aux Marrons

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: For those learning French, Kristi Espinasse’s blog French Word A Day is a must. Our bloggeuse lives with her French husband and teenagers in a vineyard near Bandol and relates incidents from her daily life while introducing useful bits of vocabulary to her myriad followers …

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Olive Cake recipe @AvignonGourmetTours
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Savoury Olive Cake Appetizer

Today we’re sharing with you a delicious recipe made of Provençal ingredients that will be perfect for your aperitif along with a glass of Rosé (or 2!). Here is a recipe for a savoury olive cake or bread, that can be eaten on its own or even replace the bread for your dinner.

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Fondant Cake #Recipe @MirabeauWine
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Really Easy Chocolate Fondant Cake

This easy recipe for Chocolate Fondant Cake made with only 5 ingredients, in record time, is from our friends at Mirabeau wine. Hope you love it and if this isn’t a good excuse to bake a cake, I don’t know what is.

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Maison Cangina #AixenProvence #Restaurants
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Maison Cangina – Exciting Fooding in Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The traditional cafes in the Cours Mirabeau rarely serve patisseries with their morning drinks… and I never have the nerve to produce one out of a bag, which is what you can do in so many French villages. So I am often on the lookout for …

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Brioche Galette de roi #Pastry #Provence @LizGabayMW
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Galettes des Rois and the Nabatean Spice Route

In a month’s time, I shall be visiting vineyards in the Negev desert and the archaeological remains of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. Splendid remains of buildings and extensive evidence of large scale agriculture and winemaking indicate the richness of this area in ancient times. The 1st century BCE historian Strabo …

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Lavender Provence
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Elizabeth Bard’s Financiers aux Abricots et à la Lavande

This recipe for a sweet snack, mini-cakes, comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The author combines the flavours of Provence apricot and lavender in a traditional French dessert. The recipe is published with the author’s permission.

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French Yoghurt Cake Recipe @Aixcentric
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Child’s Play – French Yoghurt Cake

By aixcentric Petit-fils Aixcentric regularly cooks at his maternelle. What a great idea to get them mastering simple recipes so early. Four-year olds can go wild with the icing and sugar sprinkles! His yoghurt cake was delicious and using the empty yoghurt pot as a measure made it so very …

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Le Ventoulet Tastes of Provence in Every Cake Slice

A few years ago, a group of Provencal pastry masters called les Artisans Pâtissiers Chocolatiers du Vaucluse got together with a concept in mind, their project was to make a cake that is representative of Provence. As you can likely tell, from their official title these artisan bakers know what …

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