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

Black sesame ice creamJill Colonna

Black Sesame Ice Cream

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We're hanging on to a Japanese summer in Paris with hot temperatures this week so out with this special ice cream. Yuzu'll love it with macarons!
Teatime in JapanJill Colonna

Teatime in Japan

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Join our discovery of traditional sweet treats (wagashi), ice creams and a traditional tea ceremony learning some Japanese culture along the way
Blueberry Lemon ClafoutisJill Colonna

Blueberry Lemon Clafoutis

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I'm also mad about clafoutis - and when you try the recipe, you'll see why: it's so versatile! Serve warm or chilled for dessert, teatime or breakfast!
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

What’s on the September Menu?

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!
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!
Gingerbread apple caramel trifles

Gingerbread Apple Caramel Trifles

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A must try! Autumnal trifles with a hint of spice - delicious with salted caramel macarons from Teatime in Paris.
patisserie grandin

Saint-Germain-en-Laye Chocolate Pastry Tour

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Just 20 mins outside Paris, create your own sweet gourmet DIY walk with my favourite local haunts
Foucade Paris Gluten Free pastriesJill Colonna

Foucade: A Healthy 100% Gluten-Free Patisserie in Paris

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I almost want to keep this address a secret. Last week I discovered…
Palets Bretons - buttery biscuits from Brittany

Palets Bretons Recipe - French Butter Biscuits or Cookies

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Put just a few good quality basic ingredients together – salted butter, sugar, egg yolks, flour and baking powder – and what do you get? Irresistible French butter biscuits...
macaron macaroon difference

Macarons vs Macaroons

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The difference between macarons and macaroons: a guide to the French ambassador of pastry and the other coconut treats

Dark Chocolate Lava Cakes with Runny Hearts

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A French dessert menu classic that's so quick to prepare and great for any occasion.
Autumn leaved vines in Montmartre, ParisJill Colonna

October Wine Festival Montmartre, Paris

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Join the annual Fêtes des Vendanges to celebrate the Clos de Montmartre harvest. Next edition: 10-14 October 2018.

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

Banana Chestnut Coffee Cake

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Give yourself a kick-start to school mornings with this reduced sugar loaf, Corsican-style with chestnut flour.
Hotel Diderot Chinon France

A Loire Break in Chinon at the Hotel Diderot

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What to do in Chinon using the Hotel Diderot as a base in France's Loire Valley.
maple granola recipe

Maple Granola - Homemade Breakfast Cereal

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A healthy homemade oat breakfast cereal with no sugar - just maple syrup, nuts and dried fruits
Beetroot horseradish risottoJill Colonna

Beetroot Horseradish Risotto - with Macarons

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I'm often amazed how some of my recipes, like this Beetroot Horseradish…
Best sweet shop in Paris

Bonbons! The Best French Sweet Shop in Paris

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Georges takes us through a tour of France's regional confectionary specialities!
creamy rice pudding

How to Make Rice Pudding like the French - Riz au lait!

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When my Frenchman asked me to make rice pudding years ago, it…

A Fruity Weekend at the King's Vegetable Garden in Versailles

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Explore the annual October gourmet festival in the Potager du Roi: this year it's 6-7 Oct 2018. Read more...
mini mushroom macaron

French Mushroom Truffle Macarons

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Make the most of the Autumnal mushroom season with these savoury macarons!

Crispy Papaya Nests, Prawns, and Skinny Sweet Potato Fries

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I'm not into fried foods. It's like an unspoken rule to avoid…

Sticky Baked Amaretti Peaches

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A quick and easy summer dessert to make the most of peach and raspberry season