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Is a sugar-free diet healthy? Here’s Delices and Gourmandises answer

sugar free diet delices gourmandises

While a sugar-free diet is mandatory for diabetics, it can also greatly help you keep fit and healthy. Delices and Gourmandises online store offers you a wide range of products with no added sugar to be included in a healthy diet.

Do you really need to give up sugar?

Unless you have serious health concerns due to sugar, there’s no point giving it up. However, doctors recommend caution and limit consumption. As a matter of fact, excess sugar in the blood has harmful impacts on health such as risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, obesity and heartburn, just to name a few.

However, lack of sugarcan lead to hypoglycemia or fatigue. Therefore, rather than giving sugar up, it is now possible to replace it with other natural elements such as honey or Stevia rebaudiana extracts. Besides, to care of your health, do not hesitate to try Delices and Gourmandises diet low-sugar products and food with no added sugar.

Delices and Gourmandises sugar-free products

Delices and Gourmandises offers its all-natural dietary jam without added sugar perfect for teatime or breakfast. Jams with exotic fruits, strawberry jam and cherry jam will delight both kids and adults. You can also use them in your baking recipes. Our catalog also displays a wide choice of sweets and pastries made the traditional way by the best pastrycooks. You can be reassured that they are not a threat to your health, provided that they are consumed in moderation.

Try this gratin of nectarines proposed by Delices and Gourmandises

gratin of nectarines delices gourmandises

If you would like to surprise your guests with an original and tasty dessert, try to offer them a nectarines gratin. It is affordable and easy to prepare. This dessert will seduce your guests in a way that will make them crave for more. Here is the recipe of this wine infused dessert proposed to you by Delices and Gourmandises.

A great recipe presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises

gratin nectarines recipe delices gourmandisesTo serve four people, you will need:

-4 good nectarines
-Lemon juice
-20 cl of smooth white wine
-4 egg yolks
-150 gr powdered sugar
-10 cl of sour cream

Preparation

It takes about 30 minutes to prepare.

-First, clean the nectarines and cut them into small pieces after you take out the seeds. Then, mix the nectarines with the lemon juice.

-Pour the egg yolks and the sugar in a pan. Whisk them well until you get a white and homogenous mixture.

-Double-boil the pan and pour the white wine inside. Whisk everything for about 5 minutes until you obtain a creamy Zabaione looking mixture.

-Whisk the sour cream in another pan until you get a nice Chantilly that you will pour into the Zabaione afterwards.

-Put the nectarines into 4 ramekins and lay some Zabaione on them. After that, grill them until they have a golden color. When all that is done, your nectarines gratin is ready to be served.

Some advices from Delices and Gourmandises

Nectarines gratin are great with white smooth wine such as Côtes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire or Bordeaux Haut-Benauge. Those two wines pair perfectly with this dessert unless you prefer sparkling wine such as Crémant de Bordeaux. Delices and Gourmandises has many varieties of wine and desserts. Hence, do not hesitate to browse through our online catalogue.

Try Delices and Gourmandises exotic fruit jam recipe

fruit jam Delices Gourmandises

For both kids and adults, jam is essential for breakfast or snack time. Strawberry, peach, apple, etc., various flavors can satisfy all tastes and vary your pleasures. Delices and Gourmandises invites you to taste its dietetic jams and offers you the recipe of exotic fruit jam.

Jam: an ancestral method for preserving fruits

Jam’s origins go far back in history. First writings on the subject date from the year 73. Fruits were then mainly cooked in honey, syrup or wine. The recipe comes from the East to help preserving fruits. Jam was introduced in Europe in the Middle Ages, during the first crusades. Considered as a luxury item, it was mainly enjoyed by the nobles. It started to be democratized from the XIX century with the discovery of beet sugar.

Prepare exotic fruit jam with Delices and Gourmandises team

Most fruits and vegetables can be used to make jam. For today, Delices and Gourmandises takes you on a culinary trip to faraway places with exotic fruit jam.

To get 6 jars of jam, you need:
– 1 kg of sugar
– 1.5 kg assortment of exotic fruits depending on the season: pineapple, mango, papaya…
– 4 limes
– 4 passion fruits
– 1 vanilla pod and / or a cinnamon stick (optional)
Preparation:
– Peel and cut all fruits into pieces.
– Extract pulp and juice from the passion fruit and strain.
– Pour into a saucepan, add lime juice.
– Add sugar, mix well and marinate for at least 12 hours.
– To cook, bring the preparation to a boil, then reduce heat, and cook for thirty minutes on low-medium heat. It is essential that you stir regularly with a wooden spoon to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cooking is complete when no single drop falls from the spoon.
– Let the jam cool before pouring it into sterilized glass jars.
– Keep away from light during a week before serving.

Enjoy delightful coconut crowns presented by Delices and Gourmandises

Coconut crowns Delices Gourmandises

Delicately flavored fondant cookies, coconut crowns are greatly appreciated at snack time or as dessert. Surprise and please your beloved ones with this exquisite pastry, following Delices and Gourmandises recipe.

Ingredients for 6 people (about 30 cookies)

To make small coconut crowns such as those that can be seen in Delices and Gourmandises catalog, you need:

– 100g of flour

– 125g of butter

– 100g of grated coconut

– 1 tablespoon of baking powder

– 3 egg whites

– 100g of sugar

– 50g of almonds

Preparation of coconut crowns by Delices and Gourmandises

– Preheat oven to 200°C

– In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar until you get a smooth mixture.

– Mix the flour and baking powder and pour it gently into the butter mixture while gently working the dough with a spatula.

– Add the coconut and almond powder and mix.

– Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them slowly into the dough.

– Using a pastry bag, make small crowns on a baking sheet

– Bake cookies at 180°C for 12 min.

– Let cool before serving

Serving suggestions for coconut crowns of Delices and Gourmandises

 

Coconut crowns are best accompanied by coffee or lemon tea. When the sun is out, you can serve them with smoothies.

When you lack time to bake pastries on your own, feel free to order them on Delices and Gourmandises website. To vary the pleasures, chose a wider variety among a long list, for example, palet biscuits, almond biscuits, biscuits with apple and raisins, etc.

 

Delices and Gourmandises presents the recipe of the madeleine with strawberry

Strawberry Madeleine Delices and Gourmandises

Madeleine is a sponge cake allegedly invented in 1755 by a cook in the French town of Commercy for the Duke Stanislas Leszczynski. Delices and Gourmandises shares with you the recipe of madeleine with strawberry, one of the various flavors of this delicacy.

Short list of ingredients

To prepare 15 madeleines, Delices and Gourmandises recommend using 150gr of flour, 125gr of butter and 150gr of sugar. Two eggs are also need to avoid your cake from crumbling. And do not forget the 15 strawberries!

Easy preparation

Start with preheating oven to 220°C for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites with sugar until if forms soft peaks. Add the flour and two pinches of salt. Then pour the egg whites in the mixture while beating them. Mix it with melted butter, egg yolks, some vanilla extract and possibly food coloring. Lastly, add the chopped strawberries before pouring the mixture into a mold.

Once oven is hot, load the madeleines. 10 minutes are enough to get your madeleines with strawberry ready.

How to enjoy your madeleines with strawberry?

These exquisite little cakes are to be enjoyed during the coffee break in the office. But they can also be served, accompanied by a hot drink around the fireplace with family and friends.

When you lack time to cook these succulent muffins with strawberry, feel free to order some on Delices and Gourmandises website. Smooth and melting in mouth, they were prepared according to original recipe.

Delices and Gourmandises orange nonnettes

nonnettes orange Delices and Gourmandises

Small gingerbread muffins stuffed with orange marmalade, Delices and Gourmandises orange nonnettes will delight both kids and adults. If you like to prepare your own foods, here’s the recipe for these exquisite pastries.

What you need:

Mix equal parts of rye flour, wheat flour, wholemeal flour and oatmeal to get 500g of flour. In addition, you will need:

– 500gr of liquid honey
– 30gr of brown sugar
– 25cl of semi-skimmed milk
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– 1 tablespoon of ginger powder
– 1/2 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon of anise powder
– 2 pinches of allspice
– 2 tablespoon of orange blossom
– 1/2 c. teaspoon salt
– 1 large orange marmalade jar

Boil the milk. Remove from heat and add the honey and stir until completely dissolved. Preheat oven to 150°C.

In a large bowl, pour the flour, brown sugar, yeast, salt and all spices and mix well. Pour the hot milk and orange blossom and beat until the mixture is smooth and well blended. Pour the cake batter into the molds up to ¾. Place a spoonful of orange marmalade on each muffin. Bake for about 1h30.

Tips for serving orange nonnettes

Delices and Gourmandises recommends to eat orange nonnettes only once they are cold, preferably the next day. Indeed, marmalade takes some time to cool down and get really tasty. Serve with a hot or cold drink at tea time or breakfast. For those who do not like to bake, just place your order on the website. It will be a nice opportunity to discover the wide variety of pastries and delicacies.

Fruit jam cakes recipe presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises

fruity cakes Delices Gourmandises

Fruit jam cakes are one of the most loved pastries in the world. They are best to enjoy at breakfast or during snack time. Furthermore, they are easy to prepare. Here is a recipe presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises to help you prepare your own fruit jam cake.

The Delices and Gourmandises’ fruit jam cake recipe

Here are the ingredients you need to prepare a fruit jam cake for 4 people.

fruit jam cake Delices Gourmandises-220gr flour
-125gr sugar
-125gr butter
-3 eggs
-Baking power
-5cl rum
-50gr dry grapes
-100gr fruit jams

The preparation of this recipe takes approximately 20 minutes. First, cut the fruits into small pieces and marinate them in a bowl with the dry grapes and the rum. Preheat the mixture in a four (180°C) while you prepare the other ingredients.

Take the eggs and separate the yolks from the whites. Mix the yolk with the sugar. Then, mix the it with flour an add baking powder, butter, and the egg whites to the new mixture in order to prepare your dough. Take the fruit jams and the dry grapes out of the bowl and mix them all with your newly formed dough.

Do not forget to butter your baking pan before you pour the dough in it. After that, all you have to do is put your baking pan inside the four (210°C) for 10 minutes. Lower the temperature to 150°C for the remaining 35 minutes.

Order your fruit jam cakes at Delices and Gourmandises

You do not have time to prepare your own fruit jam cake? You do not feel confident about your baking skills? Or do you need cakes in order to celebrate a special occasion? You can use Delices and Gourmandises’ catalog to help you choose and order the products you want.

Coq au vin recipe presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises

Delices and Gourmandises - coq au vin

The origin of coq au vin dates back to when Julius Cesar was emperor. At that time in Gaul, wine signified wealth and coq symbolized both pride and feast. This recipe presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises will help you prepare this traditional and authentic French cuisine.

Coq au vin preparation by Delices and gourmandises

Coq meat is quite firm and because of that the meal needs quite some time to simmer before being served.  It is better you choose at least a three year old rooster that weighs about 2,5kg. Make sure to cut the meat into small pieces and put them in a marinade for a few hours. You can even marinade it the night before so the meat would absorb the scent of the aromas you use. Delices and Gourmandises proposes a good quality wine be used for your sauce.

Put the marinated meat in a pot and pour three spoon of oil in it to give the meat a golden color. Add 250gr of shredded mushrooms, three peeled shallots, two mashed garlic cloves, and two sliced carrots to the preparation. Next, pour 50cl of veal sauce along with the wine before you put salt and pepper to the mixture. After that, fry 250gr of lardon in a pan before you ad it too your preparation 15min prior to the end of the cooking. Preparing this recipe should only take half an hour but you should consider 2h of cooking time in order to get a fondant and tasty meat. You can also add some orange or citrus zest into the mixture if you want to add more favors.

Prepare your coq au vin with a Tiberius blanc available at Delices and Gourmandises

The coq au vin recipe goes perfectly well with white wine. That is why Delices and Gourmandises proposes you use the Tiberius Blanc for your preparation. White flesh meat is a great pairing to Sauvignon, Viognier, Tiberius Blanc, and Ugni.

Delices and Gourmandises orange muffins

Orange Muffins Delices and Gourmandises

Small gingerbread cakes filled with orange marmalade, the nonettes à l’orange of Delices and Gourmandises will immediately seduce the little as the big children. If you have pie-maker skills, this is the recipe of these delicious pastries.

What you need:

First you have to mix several types of flour at equal quantities: wheat flour, whole wheat flour, fine wheat, rye flour. You should have 500g flour. You will also need:

– 500g honey
– 30g brown sugar
– 25cl semi-skimmed milk
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1 teaspoon ginger powder
– ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
– ½ teaspoon anise powder
– 2 pinches 4 spices
– 2 spoon orange blossom
– ½ teaspoon salt
– 1 big pot of orange marmalade

How to proceed?

Boil the milk and remove it from the heat. Add the honey and stir until it completely melts. Heat your oven at 150°C.

Put the flour, the sugar, the baking powder and all the spices in a big bowl and mix well. Then add the milk and the orange blossom and beat until you obtain homogeneous and smooth dough.

Pour the dough in the muffin molds at ¾. Then put a big spoon of marmalade upon it. Bake in the oven for about one hour and a half. When cooking, the dough will cover the marmalade.

How to taste your pastries?

Delices and Gourmandises recommends you to taste your muffins when they are completely chilled, the day after would be perfect. In fact the marmalade needs time to chill and is quite disgusting when eaten hot or lukewarm. Serve them with hot or cold beverages at tea-time or for breakfast. Those who have no skills in baking and pie-making can order their nonettes à l’orange on the site. Take advantage of the visit to discover all our products.

Duck stew in red wine by Delices and Gourmandises

duck stew red wine Delices Gourmandises

You like Bourgogne’s cuisine, and duck stew in red wine is one of your favorite dishes. Delices and Gourmandises is providing you the recipe of this tasty dish.

Ingredients for 6 servings

To prepare a delicious duck stew in red wine, you will need:

– 6 duck legs, if possible choose them fat
– 3 onions
– 3 carrots
– 1 bottle of red “Marquis d’Arlandes”
– a stalk of celery
– bouquet garni (thyme, bay leaves, rosemary)
– 150gr of cooked Paris mushrooms (optional)
– 2 tablespoons of duck or goose fat
– salt and pepper

How to prepare duck stew in red wine?

– In a bowl, let the duck legs soak with red wine, onions and sliced celery, sliced carrots and bouquet garni. Chill for at least 24h.
– The next day, drain the thighs and make them brown a few minutes in a pan without adding fat.
– Filter the marinade. Collect carrots, onions and celery then chop them finely.
– Heat the duck fat in a pan and fry the chopped vegetables.
– Add the duck legs and the marinade. Simmer over low heat for 2h.
– Add salt and pepper.
– Let the sauce reduces and add Paris mushrooms, cut into small pieces.
– Serve hot with boiled potatoes or pasta.

The “Marquis d’Arlandes”, known for its full-bodied taste and delicacy of its flavor, enhances the taste of this dish. You will find this red Côtes-du-Rhône on Delices and Gourmandises’ catalog.