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

Berry Gratin RecipeJill Colonna

French Berry Gratin with Elderflower

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A quick yet elegant French dessert with fresh berries, topped with an elderflower cream and toasted under the grill for a couple of minutes. Perfect for a summer heatwave!
Carol Gillott Champagne Patisserie Salon ParisJill Colonna

Champagne and Patisserie Salon - Paris 2018

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The most arty, bubbly and deliciously sweet Parisian event with watercolour artist, Carol Gillott
Melting MomentsJill Colonna

Melting Moments - Children's Party Oat Biscuits

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Melt-in-the-mouth buttery oatmeal biscuits, rolled in oats and topped with bits of glacé cherry - great for children's parties and sharing with the adults.
Jill Colonna

Perfect Porridge Hamlyns Giveaway

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How do you like YOUR porridge? Tell us before midnight 16 July 2018 and you could win one of three prizes from Hamlyns of Scotland.
Blueberry lemon bavarois dessertJill Colonna

Blueberry Lemon Bavarois With Roasted Coriander

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Bonjour summer! Stay chilled with this easy no-bake fruity French dessert. Roasted coriander seeds add that 'je ne sais quoi'!
Asparagus ClafoutisJill Colonna

Asparagus Clafoutis with Parmesan Sauce

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An elegant yet simple summery starter or supper. Serve with crusty French baguettes to mop up the silky sauce!
Corsican French Mint OmeletteJill Colonna

Mint Omelette - Corsican Style

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A particularly refreshing omelette from the Island of Beauty - and tips on what makes a Corsican omelette different.
Strawberry Pistachio ClafoutisJill Colonna

Strawberry Pistachio Clafoutis

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Fancy a fresh strawberry twist to the classic French cherry baked custard dessert? With pistachios to soak up the fragrant juices.
Macaron Berry Sherry Trifle

Macaron Berry Sherry Trifle

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A trifle British for a Wimbledon party or dress it up as the French flag for Fête Nationale on 14th July! Uses Parisian macarons for a berry boozy celebration dessert.
French Crème Caramel

French Crème Caramel

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The favourite classic on many Parisian restaurant menus - yet so easy to make at home. This one is so melt-in-the-mouth light!
pure vegetable soup

Pure Vegetable Soup

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Pure genius: no stock, just butter and the freshest of veg and herbs make this a chunky starter at only 55 calories a bowl!
French gourmet meal delivery near Paris

Monsieur Fine Bouche: French Gourmet Meal Delivery near Paris

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Homemade top quality menus delivered to perfection in just 40 mins from Chatou to St Germain-en-Laye. Get €10 off your 1st order!
almond lemon easter cake

Almond Lemon Easter Cake

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Get cracking the eggs! Moist cake infused with tart lemon syrup and decorated with macarons, chocolate eggs, edible flowers and French mendiants
Macaron Day Paris 2018

Macaron Day Paris 2018 - Plan your Visit!

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What macarons are new for THE top macaron annual event in Paris? And all for a good cause, run by the chefs of Relais Desserts.
chocolate chip hazelnut cookies

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

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Inspired by a secret French chocolate factory recipe, just outside Paris - with added toasted hazelnuts and fleur de sel salt
red onion pepper savoury cornbread recipe

Cheesy Red Onion Pepper Cornbread

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If you like Cheese Scones, then you'll love this savoury version of Cornbread, a handy quick bread recipe without the sugar!
Matrimonial cakeJill Colonna

Matrimonial Cake - Oaty Shortbread Date Squares

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It's wedding season - and what better sweet treat is there to serve than Matrimonial Cake, like Granny used to make.
Sweet Kisses Patisserie Paris Baisers Sucrés Valentines Chocolate

Sweet Kisses Patisserie Paris - Valentine's Creation

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Exclusive! See how this unique hibiscus, Earl Grey tea and pink Champagne chocolate flower by Baisers Sucrés was created in the heart of Paris's 10th and it continues after St Valentine's!

What’s on the Menu for July?

Macaron Berry Sherry Trifle

Macaron Berry Sherry Trifle

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A trifle British for a Wimbledon party or dress it up as the French flag for Fête Nationale on 14th July! Uses Parisian macarons for a berry boozy celebration dessert.
Matrimonial cakeJill Colonna

Matrimonial Cake - Oaty Shortbread Date Squares

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It's wedding season - and what better sweet treat is there to serve than Matrimonial Cake, like Granny used to make.
raspberry clafoutis

Raspberry Clafoutis with Lemon Verbena

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A delicious twist to the classic French clafoutis recipe using raspberries and a lemony twist of verbena - and it's gluten free!
salted toffee cherry tomatoes

Salted Toffee Cherry Tomatoes

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Get ready to party with this salty sweet fun apéritif!

Fig & Almond Pudding

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A simple, elegant figgy pudding with the added French touch of mini raspberry macarons
gluten free cheese rosemary waffles

Gluten Free Cheese Waffles

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Have a healthy start to the day with these breakfast waffles inspired by Brazilian cheese puffs!
Roasted Nectarines Verbena ice cream

Roasted Nectarines & Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

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A perfectly light dessert that celebrates summer in France.
French Monkfish Stew

Monkfish French Brittany Stew - Lotte à l'armoricaine

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A deliciously easy French classic: monkfish stew or Lotte à L'Armoricaine
Tuileries Gardens SummerJill Colonna

Paris Tuileries Gardens: Summer Amusements and a New Terrace Café

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Come for a stroll at the annual summer fair in Paris's Tuileries from June to August.
egg pasta recipe Alsatian noodles

Egg Pasta Recipe: Alsatian Noodles

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Needing to make macarons with leftover organic whites? Make your own delicious homemade noodles from Alsace!

Sweetcorn and Red Pepper Soup

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A magnificent way to enjoy the freshest farmers' market corn-on-the-cob for a taste of summer
aubergine tomato filo tart

Avignon Summer Festival - Aubergine Tomato Tart

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Chill the rosé for a theatrical Avignon annual festival. Dates for 2017: 6-26 July.
Poichichade or Provencal Chickpea spread

A Taste of Provence with Chickpea Spread: Poichichade

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The more garlic version from Provence of humus - celebrating with friends and family in the south.
Giant raspberry macaron with passion fruit cream filling

Passion Fruit and Raspberry Macaron Filling

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Standing in the buzzing queue of many of Paris's best pâtisseries,…
NYC with teenagersJill Colonna

Exploring New York City with Teenagers

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This is the first time the kids came with us to New York City.…
lemon thyme tart

Queensferry Edinburgh and a Lemon Thyme Tart Recipe

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A new discovery in South Queensferry near Edinburgh and a tart recipe by Chef Paul Steward
Calvi Tower ship CorsicaJill Colonna

Corsica on the Rocks and Savoury Macarons

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Returning to my husband's village on the Island of Beauty and inspiration for a savoury macaron dish
Apricot Lavender JamJill Colonna

Apricot and Lavender Jam

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A delicious taste of French summer using half sugar quantities - and great for filling your macarons!
Pistachio wasabi ice cream

The Heat is on: Pistachio Vanilla Wasabi Ice Cream

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Don't be put off by the wasabi. Taste it then judge for yourself! This is addictive...
Tuktuk Bangkok adventureJill Colonna

A Thai Tuk-Tuk Adventure in Bangkok to Sapphire Macarons

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Don't let this scam happen to you! A taste of adventure in Bangkok.
Cherry tomato strawberry and rocket salad

Cherry Tomato, Wild Strawberry & Rocket Salad

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When Mum came to visit recently, she left an enticing pile of…