Poached Pears French Classic
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Poached Pears Try French Classic Poires Belle Helene

Poached pears might be one of the easiest French desserts to serve. The preparation time is short and there is quite a variety of combinations you can create. It’s a simple dessert to master and can be easily altered to suit your tastes. To better understand where the dessert “Poris Belle …

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Molten Chocolate Cake Fondant au Chocolate
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Make this Molten Chocolate Cake for Your Valentine

You should, of course, celebrate your sweetheart every day, not just on Valentine’s. However, if you want to create an occasion out of February 14th, make this molten chocolate cake for that special person. The fondant au chocolat was the conclusion to a delicious Valentine’s menu from the Mirabeau Wine …

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Chocolate Mousse Recipe
DessertFlans, PuddingsMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste

Make this Chocolate Mousse for Dessert

There is something deliciously decadent about a chocolate dessert. So, this Chocolate Mousse fits the bill perfectly, it’s easy to make, and your guests will love the extra effort. This easy recipe was adapted from "Around My French Table" by Dorie Greenspan. Enjoy chocolate mousse as the finale for your …

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Joël Durand Chocolate Provence portrait
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Joël Durand The Best Chocolate Maker in Provence

A Precocious Talent “As a young boy in Brittany,” says Joël Durand, “I had three dreams—to be a chef, a pastry-maker, or a race car driver.” A smile crosses his face. “My parents made it clear that driving race cars was not in the cards, so I started cooking when …

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Fall Plating for Chocolate Pear Tarts
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Chocolate and Pear Tarts a Fall Dessert

This chocolate and pear tart is a perfect dessert for autumn. Chocolate and pears are a magnificent marriage of flavour and texture. Also for this dessert, I created a leaf design with raspberry coulis and caramel on a white plate (using squeeze bottles) and then blended the colours with a …

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Poached Pears Chocolate Sauce
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Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce for Dessert

Helen of Troy was known for her great beauty. In Greek mythology, she was Zeus and Leda’s daughter and was said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world. She wasn’t without her issues, though. Just read up on her, and you will be glad she wasn’t your …

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Figs Chocolate Delicious Tart White chocolate tart, red fruits & fresh figs from the garden Tarte chocolat blanc, fruits rouge s & figues fraîches du jardin
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Figs and Chocolate Make a Delicious Tart

Almost indescribable, the scent of a fig tree full of almost ripe fruit is a fragrance that is both sweet and earthy, it’s summer in Provence. The scent is distinctive, almost arresting in the open air, however, in a closed space can be overwhelming. And, you can eat too many! …

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Warm Chocolate Tart Dessert
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A Warm Chocolate Tart for Dessert

This past weekend I made my favourite dessert of all time; a seductively simple warm chocolate tart that I first encountered at Joel Robuchon’s restaurant in Paris many years ago. It is a rich and decadent dessert, with a silky-smooth custard-like chocolate filling that truly has no peers. The first …

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Chocolate and Raspberry Towers
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Chocolate and Raspberry Towers for Dessert

This dessert recipe for Chocolate and Raspberry Towers was part of a 3-course gluten-free online class that I presented in September. The rest of the menu included panisse (chickpea fritters) served with fresh lemon, skewered grilled shrimp, roasted fennel and cherry tomatoes. In addition to recipes, I share plating techniques …

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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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