Orangettes by Delices and Gourmandises

Orangettes are prepared with chocolate iced candied oranges peel. These easy-to-make treats are appreciated by both kids and adults. Find out the origins and characteristics of this preparation to the delight your beloved ones during the holidays.

A brief history of orangettes

Egyptians were “precursors” in terms of the preparation and consumption of candied fruit. They were used to this particular method for fruits preservation, a practice that would later be popularized in Europe from the fifteenth century. Orangettes “drift” from this preservation process. It would have been created in 1978 by Guillaume de Montgolfier.

The original recipe, which remains the most popular, is to candy orange and coat them with black, creamy chocolate. Other variants appeared later: the citronnette (lemon peel base) and pamplemoussette (grapefruit peel base). Some confectioners also replace dark chocolate with milk chocolate or white chocolate.

Preparing orangettes with Delices and Gourmandises: list of ingredients

OrangettesTo prepare about fifty orangettes, you need three large oranges. It is recommended to choose untreated varieties with thicker skin. Take 250 g of sugar and 300 grams of dark chocolate. To get perfect orangettes, you also need greaseproof paper and a dipping fork.

It is advisable to peel the oranges into quarters, leaving a minimum of white flesh on the skin so that the sticks are not too fine. The slats should ideally measure about 0.5 cm width so that they do not break at the time of the icing.

Delices and Gourmandises: When and how to serve orangettes?

Arranged on beautiful plates with desserts or other treats, orangettes are perfect to celebrate special events such as engagements, weddings or Christmas parties. If you want to taste orangettes, go discover the products available in Delices and Gourmandises’s catalog and benefit from special discounts. Online offered chocolate assortments will also allow you serve delicious desserts to your guests.

Buy your royal jelly from Delices and Gourmandises

gelee roayle2Royal jelly is the is the creamy substance produced by young nurse worker bees to be used as the sole food of the queen, queen larvae and other young larvae of the colony – following a well-defined hierarchy. Also known as the bees’ milk, it has a whitish color and a gelatinous texture. As it is secreted in smaller quantities than honey, it’s rare and expensive. It is one of the health and wellness products offered by Delices and Gourmandises.


Discover the many nutritional intakes of royal jelly with Delices and Gourmandises

Very rich in carbohydrates, protein and essential fatty acids, royal jelly is an important source of nutrients for our body. Several varieties of vitamins can also be found in it, as well as a high level of vitamin B5. To end with, it contains many trace elements, amino acids and other minerals that keep our body in balance.

Delices and Gourmandises : The virtues of royal jelly


All the nutrients in royal jelly play an important role in strengthening the immune and nervous system in addition to being a powerful antioxidant to fight against cellular aging. Moreover, as a natural tonic and stimulant, royal jelly helps you quickly recover your energy and is particularly recommended to fight against depression or overwork states.

To the extent that this product helps you to relax, it improves the quality of your sleep and hence can be used to reduce stress and insomnia. Lastly, royal jelly also helps boost libido and treat cases of impotence or frigidity. A regular intake therefore helps to reduce at the same time physical fatigue and psychological effects of stress. To help you in your treatment, Delices and Gourmandises even offers a special spoon to ease the measurement of your daily dosage of royal jelly.

The recipe of the soft caramels of Delices and Gourmandises

Eating some soft caramels that remind you your childhood, this is one of the little things in life that fills you with happiness. The simpler way to have some is to order some on Delices and Gourmandises website. But until your parcel is delivered, you can prepare your home and have some fun in the kitchen.

What you need for making your soft caramels:

For about 40 candies you will need:
– 250 g powdered sugar
– 80 g slightly salted butter
– 80 g Whole liquid cream
– 2 g Fleur de sel
– 1 vanilla bean
A cooking thermometer will be very useful

How to make the candies:

Respecting the quantities is one of the secret of these delicacies. The making of these soft caramels will take you about 45 minutes but you will have to wait for 2 or 3 hours until they cool.
So first, pour the sugar into a pan and add some water. Let it simmer. Avoid boiling by stirring regularly until the mix become blond. Split the vanilla along its length and scratch slightly the grains into the preparation. Mix well then remove from the heat.
Take 15 g of the butter and add to the caramel and mix well.
Pour the cream in a pan on the heat until it is warm and add it into the caramel. Heat until it reaches 180°C. Then let cool until 140°C then add the rest of the butter and the Fleur de sel.
Pour the caramel into a cooking frame you had oiled or in silicone molds and let cool for about 2 hours. Then (if you use a frame) oil a knife for cutting the caramel in the forms you want. Wrap your sweets in parchment paper then in small pieces of gift wrapping.

If you had fun making those candies, you can try to make others sweets of Delices and Gourmandises as the almond nougats, the bitter oranges or the brandied cherries. You will so always have something to serve to your guests when they come to visit you, and have some delicacies to eat just for pleasure.

A pastry enthusiast expresses its opinions on Delices and Gourmandises’ small sweets

Delices and Gourmandises: André L., your impressions on Delices and Gourmandises’ sweets?

André: Quality products enthusiast, I carefully select bakeries and pastries that I frequent.fondant-au-chocolat-et-praline_2 Personally, I find Delices and Gourmandises’ creations rather good. Their variety of cakes and pastries are all tempting. Between the kouglof with grapes, ideal for a festive event, and the crunchy wafers at will, through the assorted chocolates, petit beurre biscuits and orangettes, each is characterized by their originality. The smell of fresh croissants reflects an unique know-how and mastery of pastry. Just taste Delices and Gourmandises’ products, we want more. Moreover, with its many varieties of sweets, you will be spoiled for choice.

DG: Your opinion on Delices and Gourmandises’ team

André: Loyalty is something you earn! Delices and Gourmandises is one of those pastries where you feel good. With his staff which warmly welcomes the customers, Delices and Gourmandises is among the best stores in the area. Offering impeccable service, it meets my expectations. I often send my children to refuel at Delices and Gourmandises. Its staff treats them with the same attention as when receiving me. I particularly appreciate the contagious joy reigning in the shop.

DG: André, on what occasions do you opt for Delices and Gourmandises’ sweets?

orangetteAndré: On every occasion! For snack time, for breakfast or outing. However, I confess that I always favor the delights of this brand for my small receptions. I regularly receive guests and I often buy small cookies, orangettes, chocolate, cakes, muffins and jams. I am completely satisfied Delices and Gourmandises pastry talent. My guests always welcome on the decorations ideas that I make with Delices and Gourmandises delicacies, but mostly I like to see them beaming pleasure when crunching the cupcakes.

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


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.


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