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Recipe for Saint-Emilion style Macarons

In the 17th century, it wasn’t just vines that grew on the slopes around the village of Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux. Almond trees grew in abundance, …

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Rum Baba recipe and history

The classic rum baba is popular all over Europe and many lay claim to its origins. But no one can deny that it was in …

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Recipe for Gateau Basque

Gâteau Basque is a traditional dessert from the French Basque region. A layer of buttery soft biscuit pastry with a layer of jam (traditionally black …

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Sweet French fillings for pancakes

Try these mouth-wateringly sweet toppings that are just perfect for your pancakes (crêpes). Just like our very easy to make, comes out perfect every time …

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How to make Eiffel Tower Biscuits

Eiffel Tower biscuits are easy to make. Great for making an impression, sharing and hanging from Christmas trees! And if you really want to make …

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Michelin Star chef Tony Lestienne’s gingerbread loaf recipe

The French love their gingerbread! It’s been a classic dish for hundreds of years and is especially popular in the north of France. In Boulogne-sur-Mer, …

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Recipe for sweet Pithiviers

Pithiviers is a puff pastry pie that originated in its current form from the town of Pithiviers in Loiret, in the Centre-Val de Loire region. …

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Recipe for apple, pear and speculoos crumble

I live in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere, northern France. But it doesn’t mean I miss out on amazing French gastronomy, and …

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How to make Cherries Jubilee

Cherries jubilee is an old school classic French dessert though it was invented in England. It’s super easy to make and utterly delicious. The recipe …

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Recipe for Flan Pâtissier (Parisian)

Flan Pâtissier (or Parisian) is a simple custard tart and a classic French recipe but it’s origins go back much further. “What have the Romans …

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