Mad About Macarons – A French & Scottish Food Blog in Paris

Matrimonial Cake or Date Squares

Matrimonial Cake - Oaty Shortbread Date Squares

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Matrimonial Cake that Granny used to make. Whether it's Canadian or Scottish, the result is just as delicious: dates sandwiched in an oat shortbread crumble crust.
Sweet Kisses Patisserie Paris Baisers Sucrés Valentines Chocolate

Sweet Kisses Patisserie Paris - Valentine's Creation

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Join in and see how this unique hibiscus, Early Grey tea and pink Champagne chocolate flower by Baisers Sucrés was created in the heart of Paris's 10th - exclusive article!
Breakfast Bran Muffins

Healthy Breakfast Bran Muffins

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Irresistibly moist muffins with oats, dates and apple for a great healthy start to the day - inspired from Granny's Black Book of Scottish recipes.
curried cauliflower soup with seared scallops

Curried Cauliflower Soup with Seared Scallops - and a Flooded Seine

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Sunken scallops in a French-style curried soup to celebrate Montmartre's scallop festival & the annual Burgundy wine festival.
warm creamy kipper pots

Warm Creamy Kipper Pots

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A delicious Scottish starter that's great with all smoked fish. Serve with a crunchy French baguette or oatcakes
Purple Carrot Cake with reduced sugar and orange zest

Purple Carrot Cake

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A healthy version of regular carrot cake: just as moist, huge on flavour but reduced in sugar, less oil and full of health benefits to help fight the winter blues
chocolate whisky macarons

Another Year and Even More Mad About Macarons!

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Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy New Year with macarons and a festive spirit from Scotland to France!
snowballs

Snowballs - No Bake, Coconut, Raisin & Chocolate Bites

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Granny's special winter treats: gluten free, vegan and perfect for festive parties or teatime.
Mulled Wine Prunes

Mulled Wine Prunes

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A festive version of the French classic dessert, Pruneaux au Vin, with orange and added spices - and perfect with macarons!
Christmas Oat Granola

Christmas Oat Granola - A Healthy Festive Breakfast

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Go nuts! Make your mornings 'oat-ra' special with festive warming spices, orange & maple - and no added sugar!
Teatime Ritz Paris Table

Putting on The Ritz Paris Teatime

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For the ultimate luxury Parisian afternoon, Afternoon Tea at the Ritz is distinctly French. Discover Proust's favourite Madeleines in his salon by the fireplace.
Baked Roquefort Green Salad

Baked Roquefort Green Salad

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Why not cook up a healthy salad with some festive colours? Great for parties.
Essential Baking Equipment - Terraillon Review

Essential Baking Utensils: Terraillon Review & Giveaway

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Clever sets of compact, quality tools for the successful home baker and a UK Giveaway until 4 December!
pumpkin leek crumble

Pumpkin Leek Crumble - for Festive Turkey Leftovers

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Try this upside-down quicker version of the pumpkin and chestnut flour tart!
Jack Be Little Mini Stuffed Pumpkins

Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

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The best, healthy & edible decorations for your Autumn table - deliciously easy, ready in 30 minutes and perfect for advance party prep.
moist banana chestnut loaf

Moist Banana Chestnut Loaf

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When banana loaf could be a French cake. Ramblings on chestnut flour and cakes - and a recipe!
relais desserts yulelogs Paris 2017

Relais Desserts Yule Log Presentation, Paris 2017

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20 top pastry chefs from this elite group show us their new French Buche Christmas cake creations.
raspberry clafoutis lemon verbena

Raspberry Clafoutis with Lemon Verbena

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A delicious twist to the classic French clafoutis recipe using raspberries and a lemony touch of verbena - it's gluten free too!

February Recipes & Articles to Love

best bakeries in Lyon

Lyon's Best Patisseries, Chocolates & Macarons

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A selection of the finest bakeries for the sweet-toothed in France's gastronomic capital.
chocolate ginger passion cake

Chocolate Ginger Passion Cake

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Say 'I love you' with this moist, intense but light chocolate cake with ginger, passion fruit and top with macarons!
sticky orange caramel cake

Orange Caramel Cake

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Sticky orange caramel cake - great served warm for breakfast and teatime, if there's any left!
Fiadone Corsican Cheesecake

Fiadone Corsican Cheesecake

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The laziest cheesecake on the planet! A Corsican family dessert typically served between November and June.
Chorizo Risotto

Chorizo Risotto with Prawns

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A quick, easy and versatile recipe - saucy risotto with a kick!
St Germain chateau and park

Saint-Germain-en-Laye: Paris Day Trips

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Next time you're in Paris and want to avoid the typical tourist…
mini macaron trifles - raspberry rose lychee

Mini Macaron Trifles - Ispahan Style

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A trifle of British nostalgia given a mini Parisian touch, all dressed up for your party!
macarons at Dalloyau patisserie Paris

Complete Guide to Macaron Day Paris 2016

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Boutique locations & opening times to help you plan the perfect Parisian weekend around macarons
rose and white chocolate panna cotta with cherry and cardamom coulis

Top Ten Last-Minute Valentine Dessert Ideas

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Where has this week gone?  All those plans of making a fabulous…
Chocolate windows in Paris for Saint Valentines

Valentine Chocolates in Paris

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Have a heart! A taste of many of the best chocolates in Paris for Saint Valentine's Day
orange blossom and pomegranate valentine rice pudding recipe

Orange Blossom and Pomegranate Rice Pudding

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Orange Blossom Pomegranate Rice Pudding with macarons from Teatime in Paris!
Circus Bento Teatime Thierry Marx Camelia Paris

Circus Teatime in Paris - Homage to the New French Film "Chocolat"

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The fascinating circus history behind the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris and a bento teatime to celebrate the film, "Chocolat"
Orange curd best topping for crepes or pancakes

Creamy Orange Curd - a perfect topping for Crêpes!

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A deliciously zingy, creamy topping for crepes or pancakes this February.
Stuffed Cabbage easy French recipe

Stuffed Cabbage (Chou Farci): A Cheat's French Classic Winter Recipe

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A French Classic recipe of stuffed savoy cabbage made easy by using turkey stuffing leftovers.
honey love-heart and star sablé cookies

Honey Lemon Sablé Biscuits

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A quick and easy cookie recipe that's perfect with a cup of tea for a soothing winter teatime.
Sugar cone cutters gourmet chocolate museum Paris

Paris Gourmet Chocolate Museum - Choco Story

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A sample taste of chocolate history and how it's made: great for the kids!
pistachio and strawberry panna cotta and macarons

Pistachio-Strawberry Panna Cotta with Macaron Kisses

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Continuing to follow the sun this summer, we stopped for breath…
red fruits bavarois dessert with rose macarons

A Sexy Valentine Dessert Recipe with Parisian Macarons

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A super easy gluten-free red fruit Bavarois dessert for your Valentine

How to Make Macaron Hearts - Think 'V' for Valentine

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How to make macaron hearts for your Valentine

Silicone Macaron Mat Review

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Do you really need a mat to make macarons? I've put it to the test for you before you buy.
christophe Roussel Macarons and chocolate Montmartre Paris

Christophe Roussel Macarons at Montmartre Paris

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Did you really think I'd tasted enough macarons in Paris after…
white chocolate mousse

White Chocolate Mousse with a Valentine’s Touch

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How often have you heard of perfectly competent cooks and bakers…
prawn lemon and asparagus spaghetti

Creamy Lemon, Prawn and Asparagus Spaghetti

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This has to be one of my favourite pronto pasta dishes after…
Scotch Pancakes with chestnut

Scotch Corsican Pancakes with Chestnut Flour

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A delicious Corsican twist to the classic drop scone or Scotch pancake with chestnut flour and orange.