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Sunday, September 20, 2015

The recipe of "petit beurre" biscuits with Delices and gourmandises

Delices and gourmandises offers you the original recipe of these lovely golden colored treats. These homemade "petit beurre" biscuits will for sure make both kids and adults smile at snack time.

The recipe of "petit beurre" biscuits

Ingredients for about a hundred biscuits (the most you can cook, the better, because they will quickly disappear!)
- 400gr of butter
- 400gr of sugar
- 1kg of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 250ml of water
- 5gr of salt
Optional: a little vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
Start by melting the butter over low heat in a pan; then add water and sugar. Stop as soon as the butter is melted and the sugar is well incorporated and make sure to stir often.
In a bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder then add the mixture made of butter, water and warmed sugar.
Stir gently - it is important not to overwork the dough - and stop as soon as the mixture is smooth.
Then let the dough rest in the fridge, covered with plastic film. It must be left at least three hours, but would be even better if you wait overnight.
Preheat your oven to 180°C.
Lower the well rested dough. It must have a thickness of about 3 mm. Then cut the cookies with a cutter in the shape you want.
Arrange the cookies on a tray lined with baking paper and bake.
Cook them until they are golden brown on the edges (it usually takes 8 to 12 min).
That's all! Your delicious butters biscuits are ready to be enjoyed.

Tasting tips from Delices and gourmandises

"Petit beurre" biscuits can easily be kept up to a week as long as they remain in a dry cookie box or other container that can be tightly closed.
Feel free to browse Delices and gourmandises ‘catalog to discover other delights to share with your family or friends at any moment of the day.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Discover almond financiers with Delices and Gourmandises

Many people are very fond of Delices and Gourmandises almond financiers thanks to its exquisite taste and soft texture. If you have also been seduced by this delightful pastry, let us show you how to prepare it.

Ingredients (for about 5 people)

To make financiers almond like Delices and Gourmandises’, you need:
- 50 g of sifted flour
- 150 g of cane sugar
- 150 g of butter
- 80 g of almond powder
- 3 egg whites

Preparation with Delices and Gourmandises

- Melt the butter in a pan and let cool.
- Preheat oven to 200 ° C.
- Meanwhile, mix the flour, sugar and almond powder in a bowl.
- Add the chilled butter and egg whites (not beaten).
- Mix everything with a wooden spoon until smooth.
- Pour the batter into slightly buttered molds and cook for about 15 minutes (10 minutes if your molds are small and 15 minutes if they are larger).
- When financiers take on a golden color, check for doneness with a knife blade. If it comes out clean, your cakes are ready.

Almond financiers with can be served at tea time and breakfast accompanied with a cup of coffee or tea flavored with vanilla. To vary your pleasures, you can also taste them with chocolate waffles, raspberry biscuits or apple fondant.

You will find these delicious cookies and pastries in Delices and Gourmandises catalog.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The perfect Alsatian meal with Delices d’Annie’s sauerkraut and Delices and Gourmandises’ Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach

There is nothing nicer than a good Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach from Delices and Gourmandises’ cellar to accompany a delicious sauerkraut simmered by Delices d’Annie.

The Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach according to Delices and Gourmandises

Suggested by Delices and Gourmandises, the Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach is a dry white wine with a clear and yellow color. This Alsace wines’ king reveals subtle fruity aromas which give it certain elegance. On the nose, its floral scents are characteristic of aromatic varieties.

In the mouth, this Riesling surprises with its structure and openness, while remaining well balanced. The winemaking practiced by the cellar master favors classicism that oenologists appreciate with gastronomy.

Bottled at the property, this Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach is a protected designation of origin. You can ideally serve it between 8°C and 10°C.

The sauerkraut prepared by Delices d'Annie

This Alsatian specialty proposed by Delices d’Annie is a quintessential festive meal. Even if one pays the origin of this conservation mode to remember the construction of the Great Wall of China, reported by Attila and the Huns, fermenting cabbage cut into strips in brine made the reputation of the Strasbourg region. This fermented cabbage diet is particularly rich in vitamin C.

Classified as Saveurs du Terroir, the sauerkraut is an exceptional meal that will delight all your guests in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Its harmonious mix of cabbage and vegetables brings a touch of originality to this traditional Alsatian dish. The duck confit is soft and fondant. Delicious sausages from Toulouse complete this recipe adapted to our delight.

A dry white wine, from Alsace of course, is perfect to accompany this dish. Our choice is unhesitatingly the Delices and Gourmandises’ Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach which tastes marry elegantly fermented cabbage.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Breton pancakes ou French galettes bretonnes

In the north of France, « galette » means « crêpes”, those delicious pancakes that are included in the French gastronomy specialties. However, their naming can vary according to the locality. The story of the Breton pancake is very close of that of wheat, especially buckwheat that is its main ingredient.

Story of the Breton pancake


The story of the Breton pancake began in the 12th century when the European crusaders find the buckwheat in Asia. They so try to bring some plants to grow in Europe but this variety could barely bear the European temperate climate. The climate of Bretagne, milder, and the acid soil were however adapted to it. By the beginning of the 16th century, Anne de Bretagne, convinced by the buckwheat qualities encouraged the growing of what she called “the 100 days plant”. The buckwheat pancake became then one of the locality culinary specialties. But when you hear talking about Breton pancakes, it is generally the Haute-Bretagne area that it is told about. This region is the territory of the soft and thick buckwheat pancake.

Delices and Gourmandises: What is the Breton pancake made with?

The Breton pancake is made with buckwheat flour, salt, eggs, water and butter. It can be eaten with or without salted or sweet accompaniment. The best way to taste it is salted butter, white ham, grinded cheese and fried egg. Some cooks propose béchamel sauce, minced meat, mushrooms, etc. with the galette. However, as many dishes, the Breton pancake has many variety according to the region. In Haute-Bretagne, the galette is made with this formal recipe. In Basse-Bretagne, they use to make the pancake thinner with another variety of buckwheat. In the whole area, haute-Bretagne and Basse-Bretagne, the pancake made of fine wheat flour is used as bread for sandwich. If you want to taste authentic Breton pancakes, order some from the  Delices and Gourmandises website. They are proposed within a wide range of French and international variety of cakes and sweety pastries.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fan of sweets, André responds to an interview with Delices and Gourmandises.

Delices and Gourmandises: André, you are a regular customer of Delices and Gourmandises. How do you find the pastries it proposes?

André: Delices and Gourmandises? This is one of the best pastry stores in my neighborhood. It is not for nothing that I visit it! Its pastry are talented and definitely do not lack imagination. Just try its orangettes, Breton biscuits or cheesecake and see for yourself!

DG: Are you satisfied with Delices and Gourmandises’ services?

André: Of course yes! Quick service, helpful and friendly staff and delicious cakes make Delices and Gourmandises famous. Personally, I am seduced by the warm welcome that the manager gives me every time I walk into the shop. Also, the pastries never disappointed me.
Expert of online sales of sweets of all kinds, Delices and Gourmandises is available to everyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whenever you may be. It offers you the pleasure to enjoy authentic, delicious and stylish products without having to leave your quiet home. Top quality at any time is the Delices and Gourmandises’s commitment.

DG: Tell André, what is your favorite pastry?

André: You should probably talk about my favorite pastries rather than my only favorite, because there’s not only one. I do like small fruitcakes and I am also very fond of apple fondant. They’re real delights for the palate and perfectly accompany tea or coffee for a gourmet breakfast or snack time with friends. Also, let’s not forget Delices and Gourmandises’s little biscuits! Soaked in hot milk, coffee, or chocolate, they always remind me of the good old times while tasting my grandma’s recipes.

DG: A few words to end our interview?

André: Long live Delices and Gourmandises ‘ s exquisite cakes and talented pastry chefs! If you do not already this onfectioner yet, take the time to visit its shop. t will be worth your while!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Flore received a LCD TV from Delices and Gourmandises, she shares her feelings with us

Delices and Gourmandises: Flore, what do you think about Delices and Gourmandises?

Flore: It’s my only provider for candies, delicacies and chocolates. Since I discover  Delices and Gourmandises, I did not want to go anywhere to buy sweets and pastries. Moreover, I love most of the products proposed in the catalogue. You can find delicious macaroons and assorted chocolates, but also many types of biscuits and pastries that have been made in total respect of the traditional recipes.

Delices and Gourmandises: Can you tell us in which occasion you order delicacies from Delices and Gourmandises?

Flore: I regularly order biscuits and chocolate for tea time with my family when they come to visit me, but I also make purchases for special occasions when I receive friends home.

Delices and Gourmandises: What is your favorite products?

Flore: Without hesitation I will tell you that the macaroons are my favorite. They are flavored with strawberries, lemon and pistachio nuts. I served them at dessert with ice cream. They are really a delight.
One day, I proposed macaroons with vanilla flavored crème brûlée to my children and grandchildren and since, they always ask for some when they come home. It is obvious that I gave my weakness for these refined tasted pastries of Delices and Gourmandises to them. 

 Delices and Gourmandises: now, can you tell us about your gain?

Flore: It was the first time I was invited to take part at the sweepstake organized by Delices and Gourmandises. I did not really expect to be selected, nor to be within the winners, but by chance, I was. I soon received a phone call that told me I won the LCD TV post. Thanks to this gift, I do not have to quarrel with my husband when he wants to watch his football matches with and I want to see something else.
I still want to thank the Delices and Gourmandises team for this beautiful gift, but also for the delicious products that are available on the online boutique. Furthermore, I also want to think them for the quickness of the processing of the orders.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Georges warmly thanks Delices and Gourmandises for the touchpad he received from the site

Delices and Gourmandises: Georges, what does Delices and Gorumandises mean for you?

Georges: Delices and Gourmandises is the on line boutique that helps me fulfill my greediness. Its catalogue is full a wide range of candies and sweet pastries and chocolate made with traditional recipes, as I like them. Actually, thanks to the site, I could one more time discover the great tastes that have marked my childhood: macaroons, almond nougats, madeleines, etc. Nevertheless, I appreciate the new products that are also proposed as the shortbread cookies d’Auvergne, the chocolate waffles or the Gourmandises aux fruits.

Delices and Gourmandises: and within all those products, which are your favorite?

Georges: Without hesitation I will tell you: the palets Breton. I just cannot do without them: for tea time with a hot and creamy coffee, those made with fresh butter with traditional recipes are just delicious. I also like to eat them when I’m watching TV, or after my daily jogging, for getting my strength back.
Sometimes I taste them with biscuits filled with vanilla and chocolate cream biscuits. In fact, I really like the taste of the apricot jelly that fills these pastries.

Delices and Gourmandises : Can you tell us about your price?

Georges: oh sure! As I am one of the most regular customers of Delices and Gourmandises, I had the
joy if being selected to take part at one of its quizzes. To be honest, I reaaly dream about having a new laptop computer and I crossed my finger to win one. While waiting the results of the quiz, I was between doubt and insurance. There is no use to tell you that I really was happy when I was told I won a touchpad… It was more than I expected because I think a touchpad is more practical than a real laptop computer.
I really want to express my gratitude to the Delices and Gourmandises team for this marvelous gift first, for the quality of the products (sweets and pastries and chocolates) and finally for the quality of their services.