Anthony, Paul and Germaine share their happiness for having won a computer thanks to Delices and Gourmandises.

Chocolate heart box

Mail order store Delices and Gourmandises sells chocolates, pastries and high quality sweets, prepared the traditional way by carefully selected artisans to ensure customer satisfaction. Several times a year, a draw is organized for top customers and the winner is being given a gift or a check.

Anthony  shares his joy of receiving a computer from Delices and Gourmandises

For six years, my children had to help me submitting my orders on Delices and Gourmandises website, which nicely ensures directly at my place. Indeed, not being very keen on new technologies, I did not have all the required devices and did not know much about it.

2 years ago, I was selected to participate in a draw and won the first prize, a computer worth € 1,100. Since then, my life has been transformed. I got an internet connection installed and I finally entered the Internet world!

Paul thanks Delices and Gourmandises for his gift

laptop

Every weekend, I organize a small family reunion with my children and grandchildren. This is an opportunity for us to keep close contact and obviously to taste something good. One of my sons told us once about an online confectionery thus we decided to try, and were 100% satisfied. Since then, my whole family only swears by Delices and Gourmandises and we regularly purchase sweets from its wide catalog. When someone called telling me that I had won a laptop, I was greatly surprised and very happy because that was precisely what I was planing to offer to my daughter.

Delices and Gourmandises rewarded Germaine with a computer

Being fond of sweets, but not very good cook, I regularly order delicacies from Delices and Gourmandises website, which allows me to choose from a wide selection of quality products. My children also love their snacks and never forget to remind me to renew my supplies!

Few years ago, I was chosen to take part in a draw and to my surprise, I won a computer. Since then, it’s easier for me to keep in touch with my family using Skype, which greatly changed my life. Once again, I warmly thank Delices and Gourmandises for this wonderful gift and all the tasty products they offer.

Proudly showing his check won at the draw, Marcel shares his emotions during an interview with Delices and Gourmandises.

Delices and Gourmandises : Marcel, what’s your opinion about Delices and Gourmandises?
Marcel : This brand ensures the best pastries! Customer satisfaction, perfect dough and the little touches of originality are its strengths. Once you step in a Delices and Gourmandises shop, you feel this good smell of crusty croissants that wraps you in a warm and genuine atmosphere and invites you to greed. That is why it’s called Delices and Gourmandises!

DG : In your opinion, what would be Delices and Gourmandises’s best product?
Marcel : Good question! Take a poll and see. As to me, nothing can replace the rum baba. The pastry chef is really good in creating this piece of art I’ve been dreaming of for years. My grandma is the best when talking about cakes.
The entire family was very fond of her delicacies, especially her baba that fills you with! Unfortunately, I never managed to reproduce the correct Grandma’s, but I managed to find a pastry that reveals the mystery of this moist cake: Delices and Gourmandises. That’s a very good reason that I only shop at this address. For me, it’s a way to go back to tradition and homecoming.

DG : Your impression about the little gift from Delices and Gourmandises
Marcel : Did you just say “little”! Come on! I won the jackpot and I’m proud! Always true to Delices and Gourmandises’ cakes, I played with passion, sometimes to please my grand-children and sometimes for the pleasure of the nice salesman from the pastry shop.
As far as I’m concerne, cookies and orangettes were more than enough … although I have to admit that, once or twice, I was tempted by the brand new LCD TV. With the gift from Delices and Gourmandises, I finally have the opportunity to help my niece prepare her travel plan… which includes me, of course!

DG : Your final word, Marcel?
Marcel : Thank Delices and Gourmandises for this great surprise. Please keep on pleasing the greedy ones. A life without sweets is an adventure in the heart of an endless desert!

Delices and Gourmandises suggests the Gewurztraminer from Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach, a wine full of character to accompany your spicy dishes

If you are really fond of spicy dishes and full-bodied wines, you will for sure like the Gewurztraminer of Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach. You can order this thoroughbred wine on Delices and Gourmandises website.

Delices and Gourmandises : a balanced and elegant wine

Gewurztraminer is a typically Alsatian pink skin grapes variety. It is produced from Traminer Rose. Literally translated, the term Gewurztraminer means “spicy or musky Traminer”. It is distinguished by its intense aroma and slightly spicy flavor. Gewurztraminer owes its full-bodied character to Alsace’s dry climate, clay soil and late harvest.

The Gewurztraminer of the Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach is characterized by a rich and exuberant aromatic palette. It develops rich fruit flavors (lychee, mango, peach and apricot), floral (rose petal, Turkish delight) and spices (ginger and cinnamon). It is a strong and seductive wine. With 13% alcohol volume, it’s a rich and powerful brew. On the palate, it reveals a full texture, low acidity, with a soft and smooth finish. It is both a balanced and elegant wine.

The best pairings to fully enjoy this Gewurztraminer from Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach

This Gewurztraminer of Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach is a true masterpiece of Alsatian wine. Delices and Gourmandises suggests to serve it with spicy foods such as Thai or Indian cuisine. It also enhances the taste and flavor of strong cheeses such as Roquefort or Munster, and can be wonderfully enjoyed with foie gras. Operating temperature is between 8 ° C and 10 ° C. Its aging potential is 3 to 6 years.

Delices and Gourmandises’ chocolate chip cookies box

Chocolate chip cookies are a must. For your snacks, Delices and Gourmandises offers its box filled with crunchy cookies.

Chocolate chip cookies

For those who still don’t know, a cookie is a dry biscuit. Contrary to popular belief, it is not an American specialty. This product comes from the Netherlands. It was brought to the United States by the Dutch settlers. Thanks to its success, the cookie is then firmly rooted in American tradition. A cookie is often made in a rounded shape. But we can give it the most original and authentic aspects.

This biscuit has many varieties. But the most popular is still the chocolate chip cookie. This is a typical American specialty. It was born in a hostel from Boston in the 30s. This cookie is distinguished by its small chocolate fragments. You can buy boxes of these cookies on Delices and Gourmandises’ webstore, a mail platform specializing in pastries of all kinds. But there is also the homemade alternative.

How to taste Delices and Gourmandises’ cookies?

Cookies are versatile biscuits. Indeed, it can be eaten any time. The youngest will appreciate them for the breakfast and at snack time. They will eat these chocolate chip cookies mostly for pleasure.

Delices and Gourmandises’ cookies box should be “open” only for special occasions; this can be a birthday party or snacks with friends. The metal container optimizes the biscuits conservation. This pastry can be consumed without accompaniment. However, it proves to be more tasteful with fruit, drinks – including fruit juice – or a dairy product.

Réserve Saint Martin from Languedoc-Roussillon’s Chardonnay: an outstanding and delicious drink by Delices and Gourmandises

As a drink to accompany your appetizers, fish dishes and salads, Delices and Gourmandises’ sommeliers highly recommend this sweet white wine: Réserve Saint Martin from Languedoc-Roussillon’s Chardonnay.

Delices and Gourmandises : Main characteristics of this Réserve Saint Martin

In white wine making, Chardonnay is the most famous grape in the world. It is widely cultivated in the Pays d’Oc, so in Languedoc-Roussillon. Réserve Saint Martin’s wines are produced by the beautiful vineyards of southern France. They are concocted from fruits selected with the utmost care and following innovative winemaking methods combining tradition and new techniques.

This Chardonnay deserves its quality, not only thanks to the care that the winemakers bring to plants, but also to the Mediterranean climate in the Languedoc-Roussillon region which is tempered and pleasant. The mild winters and hot and dry summers succession, their excellent exposure to sunlight give the grapes their originality which can’t be seen in any other wine.

This Réserve Saint Martin from Languedoc-Roussillon’s Chardonnay is characterized by white flowers aromas with notes of citrus and nuts. On mouth, it reveals a fruity taste and is characterized by a long, lingering finish. Delicate and fresh, the taste characteristics match perfectly.

With which foods can we accompany this wine?

To enjoy all the delicacy and elegance of this beverage, the ideal is to serve it as an appetizer with light cheeses or to pair it with white meat based dishes and salads. This Chardonnay can be also used to enhance the taste of your fish based preparations. Its aromas are optimally sensed at a temperature between 8 ° C and 10 ° C.
This wine is available in Delices and Gourmandises’ catalog. Do not hesitate to order it as a drink for your Sunday lunch or special occasions.

Delices and Gourmandises genereously fills its regular customer with gifts

To reward its best customers for their loyalty, Delices and Gourmandises often organizes sweepstakes for them. The luckiest can win beautiful prizes.

Delices and Gourmandises makes happy winners with its sweepstakes

Regular customers of Delices and Gourmandises for years Lucienne, Marguerite and Renée had the chance to take part in the sweepstakes the boutique organizes for its best clients. Each of them has won a LCD TV on which they can now watch their favorite programs with the best image quality.

Our three winners’ testify

Lucienne : “Thanks to Delices and Gourmandises, we at least could replace our old TV post with a better one. When I went to pick up my prize, I was warmly welcomed by a sympathetic team, which I again thank for their kindness. I also want to point out that the rumor and the words that tell that Delices and Gourmandises was a swindle are really out of purpose and real calumny, just see the gifts they make to their customers”.

Marguerite : “I really thank Delices and Gourmandises for this great flat screen TV. I was the winner for this time, and I wish the other customers would be the next. What I can tell them is don’t stop trying. I now continue to order candies and pastries form the site. From my first orders until now, their quality has not changed”.

Renée : “I participated in the Delices and Gourmandises sweepstakes and i luckily won a superb LCD Tv post. When the letter which told me I won arrived, I was quite in doubt but I went to the place they told me I could pick my prize. The team gently received me and explained me how it works before giving me my TV”.

A treasure cave for those who like candies

Delices and Gourmandises is a mail-order boutique of candies and pastries. Our catalog present a wide selection of litlle pastries, candies, sweets and chocolates, all made by professional handcrafters. All ou products are safe for health and of high quality as there are prepared in accordance with the European food safety and hygiene rules. Rum babas, almong nougats, praline flavored chocolates are among the products you can order form us.

Delices and Gourmandises : How to bake and taste butter cookies

For melting moments with our family and friends, share these exquisite butter cookies of Delices and Gourmandises. After the first bite, none of your guests will be able to stop eating, so make sure to prepare large quantities otherwise your tray will be empty within minutes!

Here’s the secret of traditional butter cookies

To get perfect butter cookies that literally melt in mouth, just follow Delices and Gourmandises’ authentic and easy recipe. And in case you’re lacking time, you can order some 24/7, it will be door delivered very quickly.

Ingredients for 4 dozen cookies:
– 8 ounces unsalted butter
– 3/4 cup granulated sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
– 1 large egg yolk
– 2 cups all-purpose flour

Preparation:

– Line your baking sheets with parchment.
– Preheat the oven to 325°F.
– Beat the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth and creamy.
– Mix in the egg yolk until well incorporated.
– Pour the flour and stir to incorporate.
– Flour your working station and knead the dough few times until it smoothes out.
– Wrap into a sheet of plastic and refrigerate for several hours or freeze.
– Once frozen, remove the dough from refrigerator and slice into 1½cm-thick portions. Then, place them on the sheets about at least 3cm apart so as to give air room to each cookie. If you want, you can roll the dough out and cut shapes.
– Bake in preheated oven, until lightly brown (about 15 minutes).
– Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack until completely cool down.

Tips for tasting butter cookies

These delectable butter cookies can be eaten plain, or sandwiched with chocolate or jam or lemon curd, or dipped half into chocolate or ice cream for the true gourmands. And of course, make the cup of hot coffee, chocolate or tea ready. And when it’s too hot, replace with fresh juice, you can only be delighted.

Made using an old recipe, they come in an attractive round metal box, perfectly preserving them for a long time (if there’s some left!). That’s another gift from Delices and Gourmandises’ online store.

Edouard : a sweet lover rewarded by Delices and Gourmandises

Sweets are my guilty pleasure, I really love them. Delices and Gourmandises is my best provider. I came across this online store a few years ago when I was searching for a way to get my treats without having to leave home. At first sight, I was amazed by the variety of delicacies that it offers and realized that I finally found the perfect solution.

pastries DG

A great choice of sweets and pastries

Delices and Gourmandises offers a wide variety of treats and delicacies. I found on this website all my favorites: fudges, almond nougat, belgium chocolates, fruit jellies and so on. Besides, it offers home delivery services. And the taste of its products never disappoints: they have authentic flavors and irresistible scents. I learned later that they are prepared with quality ingredients by top-notch confectioners.
For my first order, I remember, I was skeptical. I have heard so much about scam on internet. But finally, it was a great experience and when I tasted the fudges and fruit jellies, I was totally conquered. Since then, I always buy my assortment of sweets from Delices and Gourmandises. I also share its delicacies with my grandchildren. To please them, I regularly order pastries that we savor together every time they come to visit me. Waffles, lemon shortbreads, rum baba, mille-feuille … they really enjoy. Even my daughter, who is not a great fan of sweets, succumbed tasting the chocolate pralines and cherries in eau de vie.

The icing on the cake, I won a LCD TV

cadeaux DGI know that Delices and Gourmandises organises regularly a sweepstake for its loyal customers. I have been elected to participate several times but never won anything, until recently. A few weeks ago, I received a call saying that I got the jackpot of the last lottery: a LCD TV. I got the package delivered at home a few days after.

Now, I watch my favorite shows on a flat screen and I am more than ever a fan of Delices and Gourmandises.

“Jardins d’Émeraude”, Delices and Gourmandises sommeliers’ favorite

Jardins d’ÉmeraudeWith this 2012 vintage” Jardins d’Émeraude”, Delices and Gourmandises offers to all connoisseurs a young red wine with slightly spicy notes. It perfectly accompanies a wide range of dishes, and can be enjoyed both as an aperitif, with the main course, or with dessert. Read our sommeliers’ tips to learn more about this exceptional beverage.

About “Jardins d’Émeraude”

Jardins d’Émeraude” is a wine of the Country of Gard, harvested on the southern part of the region. It is the blending of three grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. The wine is obtained by direct pressing hence its beautiful salmon brilliant color. In the mouth, you can smell the typical notes of southern wines with red berries aromas, light bodied.

We can say that this wine is very well done. Fruity and round, it has a nice balance and develops all the aromas of the southern wines. This is simply a great thirst-quencher. In any case, there is no need to be a connoisseur to recognize its quality.

Tips for tasting “Jardins d’Émeraude”

This wine is ideally served at a temperature of around 10 ° C (between 8 ° C and 12 ° C). It is best to keep the bottljardin d'emeraudee in the

fridge until serving. It’s the perfect companion for your summer evenings and family meals.

As an aperitif, it goes very well with anchovies and olives, toast humus, salted pies and biscuits, as well as gizzards salads and pretzels.

Delices and Gourmandises sommeliers also recommended it to bring out the taste of your grilled fish and other seafood, including sea urchins and mussels plates, as well as and garlic and shallots cockles. But it is renowned to magnify your roast chicken, your lamb chops and beef rib too.

If you are fond of cheese, soft blue-veined cheese will allow you to fully enjoy “Jardins d’Émeraude” flavor.

It is also makes the perfect drink for dessert, served with a fruit salad or some small cinnamon biscuits.

Delices and Gourmandises : How to bake and serve coffee mini cakes

If you are fond of both coffee and chocolate in pastries, it doesn’t have to be one or the other. You can have both in these mini-cakes of Delices and Gourmandises that combine the great taste of coffee with chocolate chips! A true gourmet sin which you should never say no to!

Here’s the all-star, easy-to-follow recipe of coffee mini cakes

For 12 mini cakes, you will need :
mini coffee cakes

  • 150g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 50g soft light brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs, beaten
  • 3 tsp instant coffee
  • 2 tsp boiling water
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preparation :

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.
  • Cream together the butter and both sugars until the mixture is light and creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, one by one, mixing well between each addition and add to the butter mixture.
  • Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into the bowl and add to the espresso.
  • Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water, add to the mixture and mix to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture
  • Add the chocolate chips.
  • After lining fairy cake cases, spoon the dough into them.
  • Bake on the middle shelf of your preheated oven for about 15 minutes until golden, well risen and a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cakes comes out clean. It’s better if you swap the trays after 12 mins.
  • Leave the cakes to rest in the tin for 2 minutes then ease out onto a wire cooling rack and leave until cold.

coffee mini cake

Tips for tasting these amazing coffee mini cakes

Very moist and light, coffee mini cakes are wonderful with… coffee, for breakfast or later in the day, as these treats also go great for dessert and snack time. Serve warm or cool, you can of course accompany Delices and Gourmandises‘ coffee mini cakes with other beverages, like hot chocolate or tea.

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