Chocolate Dipped Lemon and Lavender Madeleines
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The Sweet Pleasure of Lemon and Lavender Madeleines

Recently, I felt inspired to bake some delicious Lemon and Lavender Honey Madeleines. I hadn’t made madeleines since I left my last restaurant job several years ago. My madeleine moulds were still wrapped in the same plastic from the day when my pastry chef handed them back to me. The …

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies a Recipe from France

You might find it surprising to see chocolate chip cookies in the country famous for flaky croissants and perfect baguettes. Of course, these cookies are not traditionally French, but who doesn’t love biscuits aux pépites de chocolate? In large tourist centres such as Paris, where there are millions of visitors …

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Almond biscuits Tuiles aux amandes effilées
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Recipe for Sweet French Almond Biscuits

Perfect to use as an ice cream garnish, enjoy with your coffee and a café gourmand, or as a snack. Tuiles aux amandes are a fun and creative way to add a little sweetness to your day. Named after the shape of roof tiles that they resemble, the crunchy texture …

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Citrus Almond Valentine's Cookies
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Heart-Shaped Citrus Almond Valentine’s Cookies

Maybe it’s a bit cliché to bake pink, citrus, almond heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day…but then again why not? And, while you are at it pop the cork on a bottle of pink bubbly from Provence like our La Folie sparkling rosé.

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Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Sablé Fleur de Sel
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Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Sablés with Fleur de Sel. Shortbread is called sablé because the texture is a little crumbly like sand. Warning! This delicious cookie a combination of dark chocolate and sea salt might be hard to keep around your kitchen for very long.

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Canistrelli Corsican Cookies
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Sweet Canistrelli a Corsican Breakfast Tradition Coffee and Cookies

Sweet canistrelli cookies are a Corsican specialty, which are available in many different flavours. Although the recipe comes from Corsica the cookies are easy to find in Provence, from grocery stores, to markets to specialty shops.

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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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Cookies Christmas Croquants with Vin Cuit
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Croquants – Croquets a Provencal Christmas Dessert Recipe

This crunchy little cookie biscuit is the French version of the Italian Biscotti or Biscotto. Delightfully good served with your favourite tea or coffee or let’s be honest completely on their own.

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Lemon Madeleines Tastes Provence
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Recipe for Lemon Madeleines

While the origin of this little spongecake or “teacake” that is served as a cookie is still widely debated today, one thing is for certain madeleines are a light, sweet and aromatic taste experience.

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