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

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
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.

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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.
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!
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
plum jam digital scales

Spiced Plum Jam & Digital Jam Scale Review

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How to make consistently perfect jam with a clever new digital jam-making scale by Terraillon France
Corsican Fig Jam

Corsican Fig Jam

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The perfect partner to put out a Corsican cheese fire.
Roasted Nectarines Verbena ice cream

Roasted Nectarines & Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

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A perfectly light dessert that celebrates summer in France.
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
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!

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro in 3 Days

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A taste of Rio in 3 days with favourite restaurants and teatime treats
Saignon ProvenceJill Colonna

Keeping Cool in a Provence Village Heatwave

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Join me for a stroll in my parents-in-law's village in Provence
pistachio strawberry panna cotta

Pistachio Strawberry Panna Cotta Recipe

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A simple summery dessert that's great for buffets and parties. Serve with Parisian macarons for that oh-là-la!
Lemon ice cream recipe

Food Writer Friday, Lemon Ice Cream and the Orgasmic Chef

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The creamiest, zingy citrus ice cream - great for using up the yolks!
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
Plombieres ice cream with candied fruitsJill Colonna

Plombières Ice Cream: No-Churn Candied Fruit Dessert

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I'd promised the children a taste of the best ice creams in Paris…
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!
Corsican Stuffed Courgettes

Corsican Stuffed Courgettes-Zucchini with Mint

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A summer taste from the Island of Beauty with ricotta and mint that make these courgettes irresistible!
Roasted Figs in Marsala

Roasted Figs in Marsala with Giant Tiramisu Macarons

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They can say what they like. I do give a fig. Fig. Season.…

Sticky Baked Amaretti Peaches

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A quick and easy summer dessert to make the most of peach and raspberry season
Happy Birthday watermelonJill Colonna

Destination Samui Island Thailand and Menus to Thai For

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Join me for a taste of the exotic and monkey business on Ko Samui Island
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…