Fig season does not last very long, so you’d better enjoy it is still possible! Let us take you to the other side of the Alps, in Italy, to prepare this delicious dessert that will for sure impress your friends. Delices and Gourmandises offers you an easy-to-follow recipe that will be a treat for both kids and adults.
The ingredients to prepare
To make your tiramisu with fresh figs, here is the list of ingredients (for 6 persons):
– 12 fresh figs
– 18 boudoirs
– 400 gr of mascarpone
– 100 gr of sugar
– 30 gr of butter
– 4 eggs
– 3 tablespoons of Amaretto
– 2 tablespoons of acacia honey
The steps for preparation
– Wash the figs and cut them in four. Put the butter and figs into a frying pan and fry them gently for 3 minutes.
– Add the honey and let lightly caramelize, then add the Amaretto.
– Turn off the heat and set aside figs and juices separately.
– In a large bowl, whip the sugar with the egg yolks until the mixture whitens. Add the mascarpone and whip quickly.
– Beat the egg whites until stiff. Gently add them to the preparation.
– Then gently dip the boudoirs in the fig juices.
– Place half of the boudoirs in glasses or another container. Pour half of the preparation on top of them then place the rest of the boudoirs.
– End by placing the figs and the rest of the preparation.
– Put your tiramisu at least 4 hours in the fridge before serving.
When serving, you can sprinkle your crumble with almonds or roasted peanuts if you wish.
Let us take you on a short tour to England to taste a little wonder of English sweets, rich in vitamins and minerals. Delices and Gourmandises provides you with a delicious recipe for dessert or snack time, easy to prepare and that will make your taste buds travel.
The ingredients to prepare (for 6 persons)
To make your rhubarb and blackberries crumble, you will need following ingredients:
– 800 gr rhubarb
– 400 gr blackberries
– 225 gr brown sugar
– 150 gr flour
– 150 gr butter
– 1 shaved tablespoon of cinnamon powder
– 1 pinch of ground clove
– 1 pinch of ground ginger
Proportions can vary according to your taste…
The steps for preparation
– Preheat the oven to 190°C.
– Wash, peel and cut the rhubarb into 2 cm sticks. Rinse the blackberries quickly under cool water and dry them in paper towels.
– Mix 50 gr of sugar with cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Put the rhubarb and blackberries in a bowl and sprinkle them with spicy sugar.
– Put in a bowl the sifted flour, remaining sugar and softened butter cut into small pieces. Mix with your fingertips to obtain a sandy paste.
– Divide the fruit into ramekins and spread the dough over the fruits.
– Put in the oven for 45 min. The dough must take a nice golden color.
– You can serve your dessert bay warm, but is better if served hot.
You can perfume it by adding hazelnut powder, orange or lemon zest and vanilla. However, in that case, it is advisable to remove the clove.
White wines are great to have during festivities. Here are some advices proposed by Delices and Gourmandises to help you know how to choose the perfect white wine.
Enjoy a great pairing with Delices and Gourmandises
White wines are mostly consumed as aperitifs. If possible, have it light and sweet but you can also choose soft. Always try to serve it fresh and sparkling. As appetizers, dry white wines pair perfectly with seafood, salads, and raw vegetables, seasoned with lemon and olive oil.
White wines and main dishes are also great complements. It is common to have white wines with white flesh meat and fish. A sweet wine is what you need if you are having chicken. Full bodied white wines, on the other hand, is perfect to have with turkey. Delices and Gourmandises recommend a Riesling or a Pinot Gris to have with spicy foods and chicken curry. Aromatized and highly flavored foods usually go with sweet wines in order to balance the taste.
White wines to pair with desserts and cheeses
Delices and Gourmandises proposes you try a pairing of white wines and cheeses. Sweet and fruity wines go with goat cheese perfectly. It is also possible to have wines and cheese by combining products from the same terroir such as a Munster with a Gewurtztraminer or a Comté with a Jura wine.
White wines are also great addition to fruit desserts. Choose a dry sparkling wine to pair with pies or with charlotte cakes.
At the very beginning, the French financiers, these popular small cakes, were characterized by their oval shape, imagined by the nuns of the order of the visitandines. Swiss pastry makers later tried to follow the recipe, while shaping it into ingots. This also explains its appellation. Delices and Gourmandises invites you to discover two variations of the financiers recipe.
Delices and Gourmandises easy recipe for homemade financiers
– 200gr of icing sugar
– 200gr of butter
– 80gr of flour
– 80gr of almond powder
– 6 egg whites
– Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
– Melt the butter until it is hazel-colored. Let it cool.
– Beat the egg whites until you get a foam.
– Pour the icing sugar and mix.
– Now mix the almond powder and the flour.
– Pour the butter into the preparation using a colander.
– Whisk the mixture until smooth.
– Now, butter and flour small « financiers » moulds and fill them with dough.
– Bake for 15 minutes.
You can then get the financiers out of the oven, unmold them on a rack and serve them warm or cold.
And for this recipe, Delices and Gourmandises suggests you another tasteful variation: replace the almond powder with blueberries, currants or raspberries.
Taste Delices and Gourmandises financiers recipe with blueberries
Ingredients to be combined
– 180gr of butter
– 60gr of flour
– 200gr of icing sugar
– 125gr of blueberries
– 160gr of almond powder and some almonds in sticks
– 1 or 2 of vanilla pods
– 185gr or 190gr of egg whites
– Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Once a nice hazelnut smell escapes from the preparation, transfer it quickly in a small bowl to finish the baking and prevent the butter from burning.
– Preheat the oven to 230 ° C.
– Sift the flour, icing sugar and almond powder.
– Pour the powders into the robot tank equipped with the flat whisk
– Collect the seeds of the vanilla pods and add them to the preparation, then the non-whisked whites and finally the hot hazelnut butter.
– Half-fill the molds with a piping bag and place a blueberry in the center of each cookie.
– Add 3 or 4 almond sticks and bake for 6 min.
– Reduce heat down to 200°C and continue baking for 6 min.
– Finalize the baking in “oven off” mode for an additional 6 min.
– Remove from the oven, unmold and let cool on a rack.
Lemon marble cake is one of the most loved pastries. As a matter of fact, the aromas of chocolate and lemon mixed together give this pastry an original and amazing taste. It is for those reasons that Delices and Gourmandises decide to share the recipe with you.
Ingredients to serve 4 people
You will need
-200 g flour
-200 g sugar
-200 g butter
-100 black chocolate
-grated lemon zests
-1 bag baking powder
-1 spoon rum
How to prepare it?
-Preheat oven to 170C.
-mix the butter and sugar together.
-Add eggs slowly to the mixture until you get a smooth cream.
-Add flour mixed with baking powder to your mixture. Make sure you blend them well to avoid any lumps.
-Add rum and mix everything well.
-Divide your paste into 2 (2/3, 1/3). Put the grated lemon zest into the biggest share. Use cocoa powder or the melted chocolate with the other share.
-Pour a part of the paste containing the lemon zests into a buttered pan sieved with flour. Then, pour the chocolate paste into the pan before you finish with the lemon paste.
-Cook in the oven for 1 hour.
-The cake is ready when you put a knife in it and the blade comes out completely dry.
If you are unable to make your own lemon marble cake, you can order as much as you want at Delices and Gourmandises.
Grape biscuits and hot chocolate pair perfectly well. They are great to help you relax after a long day at work. Here is an easy to prepare recipe presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises.
Here are the ingredients you will need
You will not need that many ingredients to prepare this kind of cookie. Most of what you need should be already available in your cupboard.
For 10 biscuits, you will need
-1 cup flour
-1/2 cup of dry grapes
-1/2 cup cassonade
-1/2 cup melted butter
-cinnamon and yeast
Take two bowls, and put inside one of the bowl: the flour, the dry grapes, the cinnamon, and the yeast. Put the egg, the melted butter, and the brown sugar into the other bowl.
Mix everything in each bowl well. After that, pour all liquid ingredients inside the bowl that contains the flour. Mix everything again. When you get a nice mixture, butter a baking pan and preheat the oven to 180C. Pour the paste by using a spoon and make sure you leave enough space between each piece. Cook for about 15 minutes. Take them out of the oven. Let them cool for 10 minutes before serving.
If you want to preserve your biscuits for a couple of days, put them in a tightly sealed steel box. You can enjoy them as snacks during your work break.
If you are looking for other pastries or cookies, all you have to do is contact Delices and Gourmandises. You will find numerous products to satisfy your needs.
Chocolate truffles are staples of Christmas delicacies. Here is a recipe presented by Delices and Gourmandises to show you all the tips you need so you can successfully prepare your own chocolate truffles.
A small story on chocolate truffles presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises
Behind every great confectionary product there is a great story that Delices and Gourmandises would like to share with you. In December 1895, Louis Dufour did not have enough raw materials to prepare his cookies and pastries whereas Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities were coming up fast. He then decided to use whatever he had in stock rather than ask his peers for help. That led him to only use cocoa powder, vanilla, and crème fraiche. The mixture was put together into some melted chocolates before it was sprinkled with cocoa powder in order to get a matte texture that reminded you of a truffle. Since then, truffles have been associated with culinary traditions of the Savoie and Chambery region.
Delices and Gourmandises’ recipe to prepare chocolate truffles
Chocolate truffles are easy to prepare. It takes about 10 minutes to make a set. As ingredients, you will need 450 g of chocolate, 25 cl of crème fraiche, and some cocoa powder. If you cannot find any cocoa powder, Delices and Gourmandises recommends using crushed chocolates.
Boil the crème fraiche in a pan. Pour the boiling crème into your chocolate, which will melt due to the heat. Stir gently with a spoon and add any aroma you want. Let the mixture cool for about two (2) hours. All you need to do next is make some small chocolate balls with your hand or by using two spoons before you sprinkle the balls with cocoa powder. If you want to have some original designs, you can use sesame seeds, crushed coconut, or almonds instead of cocoa powder. Anything you want will work to amaze your family.
If you do not have time or the possibility to prepare your own chocolate truffles, you can always order at Delices and Gourmandises. Your order will be delivered to you in a timely manner.
There is plenty of way to pair pineapple and rum together. Fried, grilled, flambé, or plainly fresh, you choose. They are all great. Here are some recipes presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises.
Delices and gourmandises shows you how to prepare a warm pineapple?
Pineapple paired with rum will surprise you. Pineapple flambé and rum, just like fried pineapple and rum is one of those classic warm desserts you would find irresistible. You could also use pineapple to spice up the flavor in your barbecue.
To prepare this kind of dessert, you need to grill the pineapple until it heats up and changes slightly in color. Then, prepare a sauce with the rum and some honey to marinate your pineapples or your brochettes.
You could also use rum and pineapple to prepare pastries such as a pineapple pie, which is one of Delices and Gourmandises’ favorites. If you want, upside down cake can also be prepared with the same ingredients used to make pineapple pie.
Pineapple and rum recipes presented by Delices and Gourmandises to refresh you
Iced pineapple and rum is a great summer season dessert. All you need for making this dessert are slices of pineapple, rum, honey, and lemon juice. If you have the opportunity, try this pineapple granite recipe presented by Delices and Gourmandises.
The rum, the lemon juice, the sugar, and the pineapple have to be mixed all together. Then, you will need to freeze the mixture and crush the ice. As for drinks, a pineapple flavored punch made with rum is always great for any season any anytime. You can also always try other recipes you might find interesting on Delices and Gourmandises’ catalog.
The hearts of France had to have a prominent place in Delices and Gourmandises catalog, as these puff pastry-based treats are known throughout the world.
The palm trees, at the heart of all Delices and Gourmandises
While avoiding to go back to the Neolithic and the first cake made of a porridge of cereal cooked on a stone heated by the sun, one can say that the history of little palm trees tarts with the puff pastry. Created by the Greeks long ago, it became popular durant the Renaissance thanks to the Italian pastry makers of Catherine de Médicis.
Known as the orejas (ears) in Mexico, or “pig’s ears” on the other side of the Atlantic, the palm tree is a heart-shaped pastry made from puff pastry, without yeast, sprinkled with sugar before baking. Once you get a taste at Delices and Gourmandises pure butter recipe, you’ll be hooked. Fold the two sides towards the center so as to have the two folds meet exactly at the middle of the dough. Then cut nice slices and sprinkle them evenly with sugar before baking them.
Even if their name changes from a country to another, the recipe is always the same and accessible to all amateurs, except for the somewhat delicate preparation of puff pastry. Fortunately, you can easily buy ready-made pastry. All you’ll have to do is spread the dough to form a large rectangle.
Try Delices and Gourmandises butter palms trees
Small or large, palm trees must be perfectly crisp and golden brown. The sugar which lightly caramelises during baking gives them that characteristic color that’s alsmost impossible to resist. Delices and Gourmandises has fully understood this and its nice heart-shaped butter palms trees are so crisp that they will delight all taste buds served with coffee or tea or as a dessert accompaniment.
Marquisette is a tasteful drink that can be easily prepared on your own provided that you have a good dry white wine available. Delices and Gourmandises catalog contains a selection of quality wines for homemade Marquisette.
What is Marquisette?
Marquisette is a wine and citrus-based cocktail from the Ardèche region. It is also very popular in the departments of Drome and Gard and is a must family and village celebrations. Besides, everyone can have his own recipe. However, regardless of the place, the basic ingredient remains dry white wine. Some use sparkling wine or champagne.
White wine is added other ingredients such as lemonade, sugar or cane sugar syrup, citrus liqueur or concentrated citrus juice (lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.), and finally the rum White. You can also add fruit pieces but only citrus (lemon or lime, orange).
How to prepare Marquisette? Delices and Gourmandises offers you a recipe using one of its wines
Delices and Gourmandises online stores offers you a wide choice of dry white wines that can be used to prepare a great Marquisette. Here we include the Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach, the Château Cazeau-entre-de-mers or the Chardonnay Réserve Saint-Martin.
To prepare Marquisette for 6 persons, you will need:
– 75 cl of dry white wine
– 1 orange
– 1 lime
– 1 vanilla pod
– 10 cl of rum
– 75 cl of your favorite lemonade
– 200 g of cane sugar or 25cl of cane sugar syrup
Proceed in 2 steps.
The night before, mix the sugar or sugar syrup, white wine and rum. Peel citrus fruits and cut them into small cubes. Add the fruit mixture to the split vanilla pod. Set this mixture aside in the fridge overnight.
Before serving, pour the wine mixture into a punch bowl and add ice lemonade.