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Delices and Gourmandises: What to give your kids for breakfast?

It is the morning and the alarm in your kid’s room goes off. Instead of waking up and getting ready for the day, he thinks he can catch some more sleeping time so he goes back to bed. However, when the alarm goes off again, he has very little time left to be ready. He finally wakes up, puts on his clothes, brushes his teeth, and leaves without eating anything. That is pretty much what happens every day. We all know that it is important to have something to eat in the morning. Kids should not skip breakfast. Why is it then such a bad idea to miss your morning meal? What would be the ideal breakfast to prevent you from skipping breakfast? Delices and Gourmandises will give you the answers.

Delices and Gourmandises explains to you why skipping your breakfast is not a good idea

kids-breakfastNutritionists never stop insisting on the fact that breakfast is necessary to start your day on the right foot. As a matter of fact, the type of meals you are going to have for the rest of the day will depend on what kind of breakfast you had. When you miss your morning meal, you will be tempted to eat more than you should at lunch and dinner which is a really bad idea.

Furthermore if you tend to eat too rapidly sweet breakfast you might not get the required calories you need to get through the day. Quick breakfasts fail to provide you the energy you need, which will lead to a decrease in your performance for the day.

What should you eat then?

There is no ideal formula but nutritionists suggest that you should have glucides in the morning. A well balanced breakfast should, therefore, be composed of fruits, a dairy product, and bread.

How about kids?

For kids, you can serve them:
– Dairy products: cheese, yoghurt, milk…
– Foods made with cereals: bread, oatmeal, puffed rice…if possible avoid corn flakes and other type of cereals you find in grocery stores because of their high sugar content.
– Fruits: Smoothies, orange juice, apple, pineapple…

You can also always complement your kids’ breakfast with the cookies you can easily find at Delices and Gourmandises. Not only those will bring smile to their faces but also provide them with the energy they need to get through the day. Delices and Gourmandises also proposes to you other healthy and delicious foods to make your breakfast time a quality family time.


The history of Pretzel presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises

Delices and Gourmandises presents to you the history that led to the discovery of this knot looking pastry called pretzel.

Where does the pretzel come from?

pretzelsHistorians claim that pretzel comes from Germany. It was invented in 1477 by a baker sentenced to death at the time. To be free, he had to create a bread through which the sun would shine three times.

Through the years, pretzel has become a very popular pastry in Europe, giving birth to other original recipes using bacon, onions, and cheese. However, the bretzel we all know has well defined characteristics. It has a twisted form and could be either salted or sweet. It pairs perfectly with hot or cold drinks. How is a pretzel prepared though? Here is the recipe presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises.

Pretzel recipe by Delices and Gourmandises

The recipes can differ depending on how you like your pretzels. As a matter of fact, pretzels can be hard or soft, salted or sweet. As far as ingredients, you will need flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter, milk, baking soda and egg yolks. Of course, you can always use almonds, chocolate, or any other condiment in order to boost the taste of your pretzel.

Use the palms of your hands to design the twisted form of pretzels. The paste should be about 55 to 60 cm long. Also, it should take about 15 minute to cook a pretzel.

You have the need to get some bretzels now? You can browse through Delices and Gourmandises’ catalog to see the products we have.

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


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

– 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.

The Merlot, a grape variety you can find in Delices and Gourmandises wine cellar

The Merlot is the most cultivated grape variety in France.It is used for the making of many wines in the Bordelais wineries and gives to some of the selected wines of Delices and Gourmandises their roundness.

The Merlot is included in all the Bordeaux wines of Delices and Gourmandises


The Merlot is a wine grape (a variety of grape used for making wines) which is traditionally and widely used in the Bordelais wine area.But it rapidly becomes popular in the south-west and in Languedoc-Roussillon.It also can be found in Italia, in Switzerland, in Chile and also in California.About 115 000 ha of Merlot is growing in France.This grape variety loves soils that are rich in limestone and needs a regular watering, mostly natural watering.The temperate climates with dry days at the end of summer help it to ripen quietly under the sun.

The Merlot grape variety is very often combined with Cabernet-Sauvignon to which it brings roundness.The Pomerol Pétrus is the most expensive varietal wine produced with the Merlot.Its success in France, come from its ability to make a nearly perfect red wine, meaty with supple tannins and fruity taste.Its red and black berries aromas give it a wide variety of taste and aromas. Delices and Gourmandises could not miss it and offers a wide range of wines made with it.


The Merlot, widely present in Delices and Gourmandises wine catalog

Delices and Gourmandises offers many Bordeaux wines made partly with Merlot: Château Tuilerie Pages, Château Grand Jean, Château Haut Gravelier, Château le Vinata, Château Fontana, X de Belliard.The Red and Rosé Buzet is also wines that contain this grape variety.For those who wants to taste a varietal wine, Delices and Gourmandises proposes them an only Merlot made wine, Les Estampilles, that will perfectly accompany the cold buffets.

Sweets for everyone in Delices and Gourmandises’ store

Delices and Gourmandises store aims to treat your taste buds with is wide choice of sweets, chocolates and candies. You will find everything that pleases you, in addition to the fact that all the products offered are made by the best workers with premium ingredients and according to original recipes.

Gourmet products to be enjoyed on any occasion

The selection of sweets offered by Delices and Gourmandises website includes specialties of yesteryear as well as new products. It’s the perfect way to rediscover the authentic and unforgettable taste of traditional pastries and sweets, to mention only the soft caramels, apple tartlets and rum babas. To please both young and old, the store regularly enriches its range of products with sweet with unreleased aromas and flavors: the coconut stars and minicakes with brown sugar will surely conquer you.

Chocolate has a special place in the Delices and Gourmandises catalog. This store indeed offers a wide variety of Belgian chocolates for the delight of gourmets, from appetizers with liquid heart deliciously flavored with brandy or cherry liqueur to thin mint tablets, through the orangettes and praline chocolates. Give these luxury chocolates as a gift and you will with no doubt make your family and friends happy.

A quality service to meet your requirements

To order your chocolates and candies, no need to go far away, the process can be completed online on Delices and Gourmandises’ website. All you have to do is pay your purchase by credit card and your package will be delivered to your place within a week. If however you’d pay by check, you can send your order by mail to the store along with the check.

Promotions are regularly offered by the site to allow customers save money while enjoying their favorite sweets. And do not forget the prizes rewarding the most loyal customers. Please feel free to read the testimonials posted on the platform to know more about this.

The Château Tuilerie Pagès, a new wine proposed by Delices and Gourmandises

With this red Bordeaux wine, Delices and Gourmandises proposes a lively wine that can be kept for many years in the cellar.

A red wine from Delices and Gourmandises that must be kept for a while before tasting it

The Château Tuilerie Pagès is a vineyard located in the Bordeaux area. This newcomer in the Delices and Gourmandises cellar is made with a classic mix of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The soil of the vineyard is a mix of clay and limestone that gives the grapes the specific taste and aromas for an authentic Bordeaux wine.

The Bordeaux wines are the most popular wine in the world. They can be easily tasted. Some of the vintage wines, especially those that are from the Medoc area, are made by prestigious vineyards whose fame has gone around the world.

Made according to the traditional methods, the Château Tuilerie Pagès is an agreeable supple and fruity wine. Bottled at the vineyard, this wine a wine to keep that you can store in your cellar for 5 or 8 years. The best recommended temperature is between 10 and 16°C; that will help the wine to grow in suppleness and to refine its bouquet.

Serve the Château Tuilerie Pagès at a temperature between 16 and 18°C.

How to taste this wine selected by Delices and Gourmandises?

As all the Bordeaux wines, the Château Tuilierie Pagès selected by Delices and Gourmandises is perfect for accompanying dishes made of or that contains red meat. Flanks with shallots, roasted lamb, grilled prime ribs are recommended to entirely benefit from the aromas and the delicate taste of this wine.

You can also serve it with duck meat (with vanilla) or turkey. And as French wine always goes well with cheese, Camemberts, Brie and Roquefort are perfect with a glass of Château Tuilerie Pagès.

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.

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.