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

Asparagus Clafoutis RecipeJill 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 Royal wedding or Wimbledon party? Add a French touch with Parisian macarons for an easy berry boozy trifle.
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 Cake or Date Squares

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!
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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Purple Carrot Cake: an even healthier version of the classic, 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!

What’s on the Menu for June?

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!
Matrimonial Cake or Date Squares

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.
best pastries rue Saint-Dominique

Best Pastries Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris

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My guide to the best pastry & chocolate shops plus tearooms all in 3 blocks near the Eiffel Tower!
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
Roasted Nectarines Verbena ice cream

Roasted Nectarines & Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

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A perfectly light dessert that celebrates summer in France.
Il Gelato Del Marchese best ice cream in Paris

Luxury Italian Ice Cream by Il Gelato Del Marchese Paris

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Tasting the best luxury Italian ice cream in Paris, hidden in Saint Germain-des-Prés.
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.
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…
Cherry Chocolate Ganache for macarons

Chocolate Cherry Ganache - Macaron Filling

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Rain in the Kirsch with these dark chocolate and cherry macarons!

Pink Rhubarb & Ginger Compote

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Add a touch of fruity hibiscus tea to green Parisian rhubarb to give that pretty pink healthy blush.
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
macaroon jam tarts

Macaroon Jam Tarts

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Not to be confused with coconut and egg white macaroons - or macarons - but these retro tarts are a taste of Scotland!
Rue du Bac Paris Event JuneJill Colonna

Bac Sucré Event on Paris Pastry Street

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A taste of the annual gourmet 5-day event, every mid June on Paris pastry street, rue du Bac.
French Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

French Clafoutis - Baked Cherry Custard Dessert

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The French classic dessert with cherries - stones or no stones? Find out what the French prefer...

A Lazy Gourmet Visit to Yvoire - one of France's Prettiest Villages

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Summer this year was all pretty much last-minute.  On return…
Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cream Desserts

Black Forest Chocolate Cream Desserts - and a Trip to Germany

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An easy but decadent no-bake recipe, inspired by a trip to Staufen in Germany's Black Forest
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…
Thai sweet potato and crab croquettesJill Colonna

Sweet Potato, Crab & Thai Herb Croquettes - Inspired by KGB Paris

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Inspired by William Ledeuil of Ze Kitchen Galerie and KGB in Paris