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Butter pistachio cake recipe by Delices and Gourmandises

Here is an easy and fast to prepare Butter pistachio cake recipe presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises.

The story behind butter cakes

Butter cakes have become a classic snack since the recipe was invented in the region of Lorraine. We at Delices and Gourmandises believe that sometime in XVIII century, The Marquise Perrotin De Baumont’s cook was ordered to prepare small cakes intended to be served at a cocktail party. She decided to use a recipe she learnt from her grand-mother by molding the cakes inside scallops. The success of this shell looking cake led it to bear the name of Madeleine Paulmier, who invented it.

Some advices from Delices and Gourmandises when you prepare your Butter Pistchio cakes

To prepare cakes to serve at least 4 people, you will need:

wedding-cake-pistachio– 4 eggs
– 50gr butter
– 110gr flour
– 85gr sugar
– 1/2 bag of baking powder
– 1 spoon of pistachio paste
– 1 spoon of honey or 1 lemon

Preheat your oven to 240C. Then, mix the eggs, sugar, honey, and the lemon zest directly in a big bowl. After that, add flour and baking powder to the mixture. Soften the butter before you add it to the mixture. End the paste preparation by adding pistachio paste to it. Once you get a homogenous mixture, you should have a slightly green color.

In order to get a crispy texture, you can crush some pistachio and add them to the paste. Next, all you need to do is fill the butter cake baking pans or scallops and put them in the oven for about 10 minutes. If you want your butter cakes to have a nice volume, Delices and Gourmandises suggests you leave your paste in the baking pans for 5 minutes before you put them in the oven. Wait a couple minutes after you take them out of the oven before trying the cakes if you want the best taste.

Remember, you will only need about 20 minutes to prepare pistachio butter cakes. For some reason, if you are not able to prepare your own butter cakes, you can always order at Delices and Gourmandises.

Delices and Gourmandises’ apple tartlets

You are fond of Delices and Gourmandises’ apple tartlets and always need to have some for dessert or tea time? You can order them anytime on our website and we will ensure door delivery with great pleasure. However, when you have unexpected guests, schedule might be very tight. The solution: bake them yourself following this very simple recipe!

A fine, golden pastry, garnished with generous chunks of apple and sprinkled with a few grains of sugar.

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Find the authentic taste of apple tartlets

Like all Delices and Gourmandises’ products, its apple tartlets are elaborated following the traditional recipe and using fresh, healthy ingredients to delight your taste buds with no risk for your health or your weight!

For 6 people, you will need:

For the pastry:
– 300 g flour
– 125 g butter
– 1 tablespoon oil soup (to fill molds without greasing and make the dough crispier)
– 5 or 6 apples
– 1 dl water
– salt
– sugar

Start with the dough
– Mix the flour, butter, oil and water in a bowl.
– Knead.
– Roll out the pastry and line 6 tart pans.
– Prick the dough with fork and place the molds in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

For the filling:
– Peel the apples and cut them into strips.
– Arrange them in tight rosettes on the dough. If you prefer, you can make them melt by cooking them quickly in a pan with a tablespoon of water and some sugar.
– Finish by sprinkling granulated sugar.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200 ° C, thermostat 6-7.

It’s time to get cooking. In your hot oven, bake your pies for 15 to 25 minutes until they turn to a nice blond color. If the top browns too quickly while baking, cover with an aluminum foil.

In forty-five short minutes in total, you will have delicious tartlets, as golden and crispy as Delices and Gourmandises’. Whether eaten hot or cold, they are ideal for dessert or to accompany a cup of tea.

Eveything you need to know about “langues de chat” presented by Delices and Gourmandises

“Langues de chat” are great for snack and dessert. They are even better if paired with soft drinks or some tea. Here is a brief explanation of how to prepare and enjoy this special kind of pastry that is offered at Delices and Gourmandises.

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“Langues de chat” presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises

This pastry got its name from the fact that it reminds you of a cat’s tongue due to its thin design and curved edges. It is great when paired with coffee or ice cream. It can also be enjoyed with sparkling wines or particular liquor. These cookies can last for days if properly preserved in a steel box. If you want a more original snack, “langues de chat” can be used to prepare a charlotte cake.

Vanilla is the most used aroma to prepare “langues de chat”. However, if you want to try different flavors, Delices and Gourmandises propose you use orange, lemon, strawberry, or apricot. Coffee and chocolate are also well known aromas used to prepare “langues de chat”.

An easy to prepare recipe thanks to Delices and Gourmandises

Langues de chat” are really easy to prepare and the ingredients are not hard to find. All you need are flour, sugar, butter, and egg whites.

Furthermore, it does not take long to prepare this kind of cookie and you are guaranteed that your family will not resist the sight of the cookies coming out of the oven. For any reason, if you are unable to make your own “langues de chat”, you can always order at Delices and Gourmandises and we will deliver the cookies to you in a heartbeat.

Delices and Gourmandises’s all-butter palmier biscuit

Did you ever try Delices and Gourmandises’ all-butter palmier biscuits? If not, we strongly recommend you to order them anytime on our website for dessert or tea time, we will ensure door delivery with great pleasure. However, if you have unexpected guests, schedule might be very tight to get your parcel on time. The solution: bake them yourself following this very simple, but tasty recipe!

The secret of traditional all-butter palmier biscuit

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Like all Delices and Gourmandises’ pastries, its all-butter palmier biscuits are elaborated according to the traditional recipe and using exclusively fresh, healthy ingredients to delight your taste buds with no risk for your health or your weight! Just follow the instructions written by our confectioners and artisans.

2 ingredients are all that you need:
– Puff pastry completely defrosted
– Lots of granulated sugar

Preparation:
– Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of sugar over your workstation.
– Roll out the puff pastry to about 15×12 inches.
– Using a pastry brush or spoon, spread the sugar to evenly coat the surface of the dough.
– Starting at the long ends of the rectangle, gently roll each side inward until they meet in the middle.
– Let the dough chill in the fridge for 30 min at least.

– After the chilling, preheat oven to 400°F.
– Starting at one end, cut off pieces of the log, in slices about 1/2 inch in thickness.
– Press gently the two sides together to make sure that they don’t unroll during baking.
– Dip each side of each biscuit into sugar, shaking off the excess.
– Place the biscuits on a parchment paper lined sheet pan, at least 2 inches apart as they will increase size dramatically.
– Place the biscuits in hot oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
– Remove them from the baking sheet and serve them warm or let cool for 10 minutes.

It’s that easy to get these delicious all-butter palmier biscuits, as golden and crispy as Delices and Gourmandises’. To end a meal or with after dinner espresso, coffee or tea, these delightful soft pastries will treat both young and old.

Brownies recipe by Délices & Gourmandises

Here is an easy to follow brownie recipe proposed by Délices & Gourmandises if you would like to please your loved ones during relax time. This tasty pastry loved by kids only takes 5 minutes to prepare.

A chocolate cake invented in the XIX° century

Brownie was invented in 1893 by a Chicago restaurant chef. It has since then become a very popular pastry in the US and Canada. The traditional recipe contains walnut pieces but it is still possible to prepare a good brownie without walnuts.

4 people serving ingredients

delices-gourmandises-brownies• 100 gr (1 cup) unbleached flour (if possible)
• 150 gr (2/3 cup) dark baking chocolate
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 2 eggs
• 150 gr (2/3 cup) butter
• 2 pinches salt
• 100 gr (1 cup) walnuts

How to prepare a Brownie?

• Preheat oven to 180°C (380°F)
• Chop the dark baking chocolate
• Butter and line the bottom of a square cake pan with a baking paper
• Melt the dark baking chocolate pieces and the butter in a double boiler
• In the meantime, beat the eggs, the sugar, the brown sugar, and the salt in a bowl. When the mixture is smooth, pour the warm chocolate cream into it.
• Add chopped walnuts and flour into the mixture and make sure to stir it well with a spatula.
• Pour the mixture in the cake pan and put it in the oven for 25 minutes
• Use a thin bladed knife to check your cooking. Stop when you see clumps forming on the blade.
• Let it cool and unmold gently before cutting the cake into multiple square pieces

This kind of pastry can be served with fruity taste loukoums (banana, orange, lemon, strawberry…) and treats as well as candies that can be ordered through Délices & Gourmandises.

Bake an exquisite orange cake with Délices & Gourmandises

cake_a_lorangeNothing smells tastier than a nice cake that gently bakes inside the oven. You can also have your guests this delightful pastry by following an easy to make cake recipe.

Délices & Gourmandises’ tasty cake recipe

Ingredients for 4-5 gourmands:
– 250 gr of sifted flour
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– 1 big very ripe orange
– 3 eggs
– About 16 ml of milk (2 tbsp.).
– 100 gr of butter
– 80 gr of sugar

Preparation

Beat eggs and sugar with a whisk in a bowl until you get a homogeneous and quite firm mixture. Melt the butter over low heat and let cool then add to the previous mixture.

Add flour and baking powder and continue beating until the dough is smooth.

Collect the orange zest then press it to get the juice.

Blanch the orange zest in boiling water, then dry and add to the dough. No needs to put all of it, few grams are more than enough.

Preheat oven to thermostat 6 or 7 (about 180°C to 190°C).

Once the oven is hot, butter a loaf pan and pour the batter into it. Place in oven and cook for 15-20 min.

The cake is cooked when a knife put into it comes out clean.

While the cake is cooking, prepare syrup. Take the orange juice and add sugar to your convenience and let the mixture reduce over low heat. The syrup has to thicken while remaining quite liquid.

Once the cake is baked, let it cool then gently pour the syrup over the top and let the cake absorb it for about twenty minutes.

Tips from Délices & Gourmandises’ pastry chefs

A common mistake of beginners is making dough too liquid. The perfect cake dough has a firm texture; it should not pour easily into the mold, but requires to be pushed through a spatula.

Delices Gourmandises offers a wide variety of traditional sweets and pastries

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).

delicesgourmandises-sweets-dessert-pastryAlso, 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.

delicesgourmandises-pastryWithin a couple of days, your sweets and pastries will be in your mail box, safe and sound, with their texture, freshness and taste preserved, thanks to a high-quality transport packaging.

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!

Delices Gourmandises Chocolate Cake

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

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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

Directions

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

chocolate-frosting
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup milk
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup cocoa powder
3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

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)

 

Delices Gourmandises : Best kept secret

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

gaufre-grosseilles-confiture-sauce-delices-gourmandisesWaffles 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!

Delices & Gourmandises pastries for French culinary lovers

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

petits-gateaux-délices gourmandisesFor 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.