Apart from sweets and chocolates, Délices & Gourmandises offers a collection of typical french viennese buns for breakfast such as croissant. Light and crispy, this delicious breakfast or tea-time bun major ingredients are puffy paste and butter. Discover Délices & Gourmandises way of making an authentic french croissant.
• 1 tbsp yeast
• 4 cups unbleached flour
• 0.25 cup white or packed brown sugar
• 1 teaspoons Salt
• 1 cup milk; or more
• 300 grams unsalted butter
• 2 tablespoons flour; for dusting
• 1 egg
• 1 tablespoon milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
-Place the yest, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt and the milk and mix for 2mn until forms a soft moist dough. If most of the flour isn’t moistenes, add more, a tablespoon at a time until it is moistened and smooth, using up to 4 tablespoons. knead for 10 to 8minute.
-Turn the dough out of the bowl onto a floured board, cover with a damp tea towel and allow it to rest for 15mn to relax the gluten. Remove the towel and, using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 10 by 9-inch rectangle 6-inch thick. Wrap in plastic then cill to overnight.
-10 mn before the dough is done resting in the refrigerator, prepare the butter. Beat it with your rolling pin on a floured surface to soften it and form a rectangle 6 by 8 inches. Place it between parchment paper or plastic wrap and set aside.
-Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it on a floured work surface into a 10 by 15-inch and 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Brush any excess flour off the dough. Plce the shorter side of the dough parallel to the front of your body on the work surface. Place the butter in the middle, long ways. Fold the bottom up over the butter and brush of any excess flour and then fold the top down over the butter to overlap and encase the butter. Press down lightly with the rolling pin to push all the layers together and make sure they have contact.
-Continue rolling the laminated dough to form a new 10 by 15-inch rectangle, patching any holes with a dusting of flour where butter may have popped through. Fold into thirds, like a letter, brush off any excess flour and mark it with an indentation made by poking your finger once at the corner of the dough meaning you have complet the first “turn”.
-Wrap well in plastic and chill 1 hour. Do this again three more times marking it accordingly each time and chilling in between each turn
-After the fourth turn, you can let the dough chill overnight, or, for 1 hour, or roll it out to a 13 by 24-inch square that is a little less than 1/4-inch thick and cut out your croissants and shape them.
-I roll out my dough and cut it with a pizza cutter wheel into 6-inch strips then cut them into triangles, 6 incheswide at the base of the triangle.
-Stretch these triangles again 9 inches long, then
-Roll the triangles up towards you starting at the wide end and place them 2 inches apart on a parchment lined sheet pan with the tip tucked under and the ends slightly curved in to make a crescent shape. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk and brush the croissants with the egg wash.
-To proof the croissant, place them in an oven that is warm but not turned on, with a pan of hot water in the bottom to create a moist environment like a proof box. Set aside to proof for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours until puffed up and spongy to the touch. Remove from the oven.
-Spritz a preheated 425 degree F oven with water, close the door, and get the croissants in the oven. Place the croissants in the oven and spritz again, close the door and turn the oven down to 400 degrees F. After 10mn, rotate your pan if they are cooking unvenly and turn the oven down to 375 degrees F. Bake another 5 to 8 minutes until golden brown.
Sunday afternoons are an opportunity for us to get together with couple of close friends to play chess or discover new films. In anticipation of these moments, my wife never fails to provide sweets to contribute to the friendly atmosphere. Now that we know Delices et Gourmandises’ website, it’s no more an issue to have a permanent stock of sweets for the great pleasure of our guests!
And as a reward for our loyalty, our favorite sweets store offered us a € 7,500 check, which allowed us realize our long-held dream to visit Tuscany.
A wide selection of sweets for everyone
During the past years, we regularly ordered sweets from Delices et Gourmandises, and it never disappointed us. Every one of us now has its favorites, but that does not stop us trying other products because there is really a great choice!
Apart from the candies, the catalog also contains a wide selection of exquisite pastries such as crowns coconut, lemon shortbread, creamy millefeuille, apple tartlets, etc. We all have different tastes, but our taste buds are always delighted.
Chocolate lovers are also pleased with the exceptional range of worldwide-known
Belgian specialties offered by Delices et Gourmandises. Even for those of our friends who are watching their weight, there’s no worry! All products displayed by this platform are totally healthy. Cherries in eau-de-vie, thin mint tablets and rocks with coconut or fruit pastes, soft caramels and nougat with almonds, kids and adults, men and women, can only be conquered.
A great gift for best customers
But the best of all is this reward we received for being loyal to Delices et Gourmandises. In addition to regular promotions that allow us enjoy cheap sweets, online contests and sweepstakes are organized.
This time, luck was with us, because we had the great surprise to win the first prize, namely a check for € 7,500 which filled us with joy.
You might not be used to order foodies online, but believe me, try this great experience, you won’t regret it. And maybe you will be the next lucky winner!
If you are fond of sweets and traditional pastries, here’s the best address for you : Délices et Gourmandises. Succumb to the charm of this online store and receive its delicious products directly at your place without having to go out.
A range of products for honeyed foodies
Délices et Gourmandises’s success is mainly due to the way its products are prepared by expert bakers and high-level artisans, following a long tradition which gives them an unique taste.
Children and adults will be delighted with the candies and Belgian chocolates available on the store: nougats, jellies, caramels, pralines, coconut rocks, assorted dried fruits, cherries in eau-de-vie, cognac chocolate, pralines with coffee… Délices et Gourmandises brings a luxury note in your life!
For a gift or for your own pleasure, create your own assortment from the catalog available online and surprise your family and friends.
Délices et Gourmandises does not sell only sweets. Its website also displays a wide range of pastries to be enjoyed at any time of your day: breaksfast, brunch, dessert, tea time. Which ones are your favorites? Almond pastries, creamy mille-feuilles, chocolate rolled cakes, baba au rhum, lemon shortbread or apple tartlets, you have more than enough choice, and they are always most welcome!
The best service to ease your ordering
Délices et Gourmandises’s no1 priority is its customers’s satisfaction, and the entire team is dedicated to a high-quality service delivery from the moment your order is confirmed until you receive it, with all its qualities, texture and taste preserved.
Ordering is extremely easy and fast. Just visit the website and open the catalogue to make your choice; then, download the order form and fill it before sending it along with a check. But you also have the possibility to use your credit card to pay directly online; it’s totally safe and will speed up the delivery. Within a couple of days, your parcel will be in your mailbox!
And don’t forget to check the special promotions organized by the store, you will benefit from very low prices to satisfy your envy of sweetness.
Have you ever tasted dietary pralines sold by Délices et Gourmandises ? If yes, you know how hard it is to do without it ! So when you have no more left and can’t wait for your next order to be delivered from your favorite online sweets store, here’s the recipe that will help you prepare these exquisite delicacies by your own.
Enjoy the dietary pralines’ authentic taste
Just like all products available on Délices et Gourmandises’s website, its dietary pralines are prepared using fresh and healthy ingredients and following the traditional recipe, to give them their authentic taste.
To prepare your chocolates, you will need :
- For molding: 400 grams of each type of chocolate (white, dark, milk)
– For the filling: 125gr butter, 125gr fondant, 125 gr hazelnut or praline paste
Preparing chocolate for molding :
– Melt separately the three types of chocolate in a bain-marie (maximum 45 ° in order not to change the taste) and let same cool for a while.
Preparing the filling :
– Mix all ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Making the praline :
– Line the bottom and sides of the praline molds with a thick, even layer. Then put it in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes to harden the shells. If necessary, add another layer and refrigerate again.
– Using a pastry bag, stuff each shell with the filling, ensuring to let 2mm free to close it and prevent it from breaking during the removal.
– Close the shell with a layer of chocolate and carefully smooth the surface.
– Put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but if you’re not in a hurry, overnight is ideal for easy removal.
It’s that simple to get delicious dietary pralines! And if you’ve missed (everyone cannot be expert at cooking, unfortunately!), Délices et Gourmandises’s team will be most happy to receive your orders!
These delicious Belgian chocolates, flavored with Cointreau, mocha, praline or Amaretto, are sugar free. So you can enjoy them without complex!
Delices Gourmandises online store welcomes you with its wide selection of chocolates, candies and pastries. Working with the best French artisans, the team aims to make you explore the fine regional gastronomic products and make your breakfast and tea or coffee time smile!
Delices Gourmandises irresistible sweets and pastries
You have an amazing choice among the various irresistible sweets that Delices Gourmandises offers you. Just close our eyes and imagine some coconut rocks, assorted dried fruits (prunes, peaches, pears, apricots and apples).
Also, its great traditional pastries are baked using the authentic recipe, which plainly reveals the old flavors of the wholesome ingredients and naturally grown fruit. Pound cake, almond nougat, fondant apple cake, apple tartlets, the unavoidable “baba au rhum”, creamy millefeuille, lemon shortbread and many others will take yourself back to your childhood and its sweetest times.
On top of that, we did not forget chocolate lovers. To please them, the catalogue therefore contains an assortment of fine Belgian chocolates, world-renowned for their unique quality. For all occasions, taste its range of delicious luxury chocolates: cherries in eau-de-vie, cognac chocolate, pralines with coffee, caramel, filled with nuts or rum, thistles liqueur (Poire William, Grand Marnier, Marc de Savoie…)
Your order is delivered very quickly
To ensure your satisfaction, Delices Gourmandises store ensure home-delivery. All you have to do is make our choice on its website, submit your order online and pay by credit card or by check. This is 100 % safe and will allow you to get your parcel very quickly.
Gourmets and gourmands, at any time of the day, treat yourself with these savory products or share this truly enjoyable and unforgettable experience with your relatives and friends. There are so many reasons to try Delices Gourmandises’s little delicacies – and you’ll love everyone of them!
Trout, grayling, whitefish and salmon… these are the kind of fish seafood gourmet would easily fall with. Healthy and flavorful dish, Salmon is easy to prepare and widely available. Here is the full recipe for Delices Gourmandises Salmon with sorrel sauce, make your own delicious salmon.
Delices Gourmandises Ingredients
½ cup pecan halves
1 ½ teaspoons dried basil
1 ½ teaspoons dried tarragon
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
24 ounces salmon fillets (4 6-ounce fillets)
1 cup packed chopped fresh sorrel
¼ cup white wine
1 ½ teaspoons minced shallot
1 cup heavy cream
¼ finely ground black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. In a food processor, pulse pecans, tarragon and basil. Blend in butter and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before using.
3. Mist a large baking sheet with olive oil spray. Place salmon on sheet. Spoon equal amount of nut mixture over top of each fillet. Bake 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
For Sauce :
1. In a small saucepan, combine sorrel, wine and shallot. Cook until wine is reduced by half ( for 3 minutes)
2. Add cream, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Cook 10 minutes until reduced to sauce consistency.
3. Transfer to blender until fairly smooth. Return to saucepan on low heat.
4. To serve, lap sauce over each fillet.
Usually made with chocolate, chocolate cake remains one of the mostly eaten cakes of today with different shapes and sizes. For birthdays or any celebrations, Delices & Gourmandises chocolate cake is a real delight and is available from now on. For those who want to learn how to make the best chocolate cake ever, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. Don’t forget the chocolate frosting step and good luck!
All the ingredients you need for Delices Gourmandises chocolate cake
¾ cups cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
2 extra-large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter two-9inch cake pans (butter and flour the pans).
2. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix at a low speed with a paddle attachment until combined well.
3. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed. Reduce speed and add the coffee scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes (You can use either a toothpick or a cake tester to check if the cake is done or not)
5. When the cake is properly done, remove from the oven and cool completely for 30 minutes.
Chocolate Frosting ingredients
1. Cream the butter in a large bowl until smooth.
2. Sift together the confectioners’ sugar and cocoa. Alternately add milk, beating to spread consistency. Blend the mixture alternately with the cream.
3. Stir in Vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. (To reach the desired consistency, you can add more cream)
To clear my conscious, I am admitting openly that I took full credit for your waffles stuffed with brown sugar and the pearl sugar mini cakes at the youth center picnic this last summer. I was so completely caught off guard when one of my neighbors came up to me asking for the recipe to my stuffed waffles that I didn’t know what else to do but stammer out a reference to “Mums family recipe.” In truth, the waffles stuffed with brown sugar were absolutely wonderful! I never expected that delivered waffles could be anything except crunchy and dry, while the waffles ordered from the Delices & Gourmandises catalogue are anything but! Soft, fluffy, buttery, and delicious, they taste like they came out of the oven in the morning and into the waiting hungry mouths of the crowd a few hours later. So I took the credit for them without expecting too and now am giving the credit back! Fantastic waffles!
Delices & Gourmandises Sugar Cakes and Cream puffs galore
Waffles weren’t the only items I ordered. I also ventured to try the pearl sugar mini cakes and the cream puffs. Not only were they both better than my own, they also matched the local bakery in flavor and in appearance. The pictures in your catalog do not do these items justice. The mini cakes were light and fluffy, with a wonderful cake flavor, and the sugar crystals add not only an extra sweetness but a delightful crunch to each moist bite! But the cake was never too sweet and the sugar not overwhelming! And the cream puffs? Delices & Gourmandises has hit it straight on when they added this to their inventory. The crunchy puff pastry shell is a perfect match for the luscious and creamy custard filling. And the dusting of powdered sugar on top only adds to the perfection!
Never before, but again and again
I have to admit I was incredibly skeptical before placing this first order to try the Delices & Gourmandises product line, but I am definitely a reformed believer after this first success. I look forward to trying the other delicious looking pastries in the future!
The history of the famous dish known as “Cassoulet” comes from the autonomous community of Spain “Catalonia” associated with the history of Languedoc. Catalonia is bordered by France to the north, the reason why Cassoulet, as a traditional dish, became popular in the south region of France, and obviously in Carcassone. Yet, it has been said that it is originated from Arabs cuisine since beans were first introduced as Arabic products in Spain.
Delices & Gourmandises selection of French dishes
The word “Cassoulet” derived from the Old Provencal cassa or cassolo, meaning pan or casserole in French, is a French stew made with meat typically pork, goose, duck and beans. Almost British people enjoy Cassoulet and the most appreciated recipe for it remains the one with Duck Confit. If you make researches you will probably find thousands of recipes; however for those who do not want to spend hours in the kitchen, Delices & Gourmandises offer large selection of French dishes meticulously cooked respecting traditional and regional recipes.
Beef bourguignon, rabbit stew with prunes as well as Cassoulet with Duck Confit, Delices & Gourmandises offer high-quality ready-to-eat meals prepares strictly respecting hygiene and security standards. Best serve for dinner or during weekend with family, Delices & Gourmandises flavorful meals are ready to be savored and will allow you to do a real gastronomic Tour de France. Don’t wait for another day to send your order!
A quick view at French pastries
Pastries have been implemented in France thanks to the introduction of sugar in the European cookery. Thus, people became familiar with short crust, flaky, puff and choux pastries. Most of people enjoy “home-made” pastries and it is up to everyone to get quick and easy recipes and make the pastry of their choices.
Delices & Gourmandises pastries
For those who do not know much about baking or pastry cooking, Delices & Gourmandises offer wide range of confectionary products such as mini roll cakes, cream puffs, fruitcakes, apple fondants, butter cakes and many other pastries made from authentic recipes. As a dessert, with coffee or during teatime, French pastries are still and yet remain the most appreciated pastries in the United Kingdom. Nothing could be more British than afternoon tea in London.
There are famous and well-known school who teach classic French culinary and pastry in the country but Delices & Gourmandises give great opportunity for beginners, also for those who dream to taste sweet and high quality of confectionary products of all kinds. We have nice catalog and our customer can, of course, order products they saw in the catalog. We adopted this process so that our customers feel free to choose the product of their conveniences depending on their preferences.
Customers in the United Kingdom are given great importance and are lucky enough since our firm is situated in France, but this does not prevent us from offering them the pleasure of quietly enjoying French pastries in the comfort of their home without having to move.
If you want to enjoy the sweet and fine taste of our confectionary products, it is not too late to order your favorite French pastries at Delices & Gourmandises.