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Wine lovers guide to the Rhone Valley

The Rhone-Alpes is at the crossroads of Europe, located between Switzerland and Provence, and is the second largest region in France after Midi-Pyrénées. The capital of Rhone-Alps …

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Vienna Bread with Chocolate Chips

Vienna bread originates from Austria where it became popular in the 19th century. Legend has it that an Austrian baker took the recipe with him …

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Ficelles à la mimolette | cheesy baguette recipe

Cheese flavoured baguettes – what could be better?!  A ficelle is a long thing baguette and these are perfect with aperitifs, cocktails, for a snack, …

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Pistachio Financiers | French Tea Cakes

Financiers are so easy to make, they use everyday ingredients and equipment and they look and taste great. These tea cakes are usually made with …

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Pain noisettes et chocolat / Chocolate & Hazelnut Bread

Makes 1 large loaf Active time: 20 minutes Bulk fermentation: 1½ hours Proofing: 1 hour Cooking: 40 minutes Equipment Bread peel (paddle for lifting bread) …

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Recipe for French Bread Sandwich by Apollonia Poilâne

Maison Poilâne have been making bread in Paris since 1932. Their breads are legendary, considered to be amongst the best in France. CEO Apollonia Poilâne …

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Recipe for French jammy lunettes biscuits

  These sweet little biscuits are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up snack – not too sweet but sweet enough to give you a boost of energy. …

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Tempting tarte de Soleil recipe

This tarte de Soleil recipe is one of the easiest snack, apero, party food dishes there is if you buy ready-made puff pastry that is! …

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How to make a French baguette

This step by step guide to making authentic French bread is perfect for those who take their bread seriously. There’s nothing quite like the smell …

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How to make levain or leaven for bread

French bread makers use Levain, or leaven to get the best results in some bread mixes. One of my neighbours, known to all in these …

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