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Recipe for Sugar Tart

Tarte au sucre, sugar tart, is a speciality of the far north of France. Sugar beet is grown in abundance in the Pas de Calais …

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Gingerbread cake recipe by Lenôtre of Paris

This delicious recipe ginger bread cake comes from the famous Lenôtre boulangerie of Paris: Gâtines Spice Cake. Half cake, half confectionary, it keeps well and …

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Pruneaux à la crème

This recipe for prunes and cream or as the French say pruneaux à la crème, is super simple, and utterly delicious, it’s one everyone should …

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French Almond Cake | Pain de gênes

Pain de Genes, AKA Genoa bread (though it isn’t at all bread like), or French almond cake, is a delicious classic. No one knows exactly …

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French frangipane tart recipe

Frangipane is deliciously rich and sweet and features in many cakes. Legend has it that the recipe was given by Count Cesar Frangipani as a …

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Decadent recipe for brown sugar French toast

French toast, known as French pain perdu in France, is one of the easiest to make, cheapest dessert dishes there is. And yet, it’s utterly …

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Recipe for Beer Tart | Speciality of northern France

Every region of France has its specialities, cakes, cheese, wine, casseroles, tarts and more. Where I live in the far north of France, Pas de …

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Crepes aux Pommes | Apple Pancake cake

There are pancakes, and then there are pancakes that make you sigh with happiness. Crepes aux pommes, apple pancakes are definitely in the second camp. …

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How to make rich, creamy Sabayon

Sabayon is a creamy custard like sauce, traditionally made with egg yolks, sugar and wine. The recipe is Italian in origin, called zabaglione. Some historians …

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Recipe for Calissons de Provence sweet biscuits

Sweet Calissons are a tradition in Provence. The origin of these small, almond flavoured biscuits goes back to the 1454 wedding of King Rene and …

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