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

almond lemon easter cake

Almond Lemon Easter Cake

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

Snowballs - No Bake, Coconut, Raisin & Chocolate Bites

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

Mulled Wine Prunes

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

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

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

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

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

Try this upside-down quicker version of the pumpkin and chestnut flour tart!

April Seasonal Recipes & Articles

rhubarb rose hibiscus jam

Rhubarb, Hibiscus & Rose Jam

How to make rhubarb jam beautifully pink without strawberries but with tea and rose.
Corsican Brocciu Lasagne

Corsican Brocciu Lasagne

An easy version of the classic dish of Cannelloni au Brocciu, with a secret ingredient that makes all the difference.
pistachio ice cream Il Gelato dei Marchese Paris Lebey

Lebey 2017 Paris: New Gastronomic Sensations

Culinary discoveries at the annual Lebey Oscars of French gastronomy in Paris.
passion fruit mango creams

Passion Fruit Mango Creams

A healthy, easy no-bake fruity dessert that's perfect with Easter chocolate and macarons!
chocolate ginger passion cake

Chocolate Ginger Passion Cake

Try this special moist, intense but light chocolate cake with ginger, passion fruit and top with macarons!
cheese spring onion rosemary scones

Cheese Scones with Spring Onion & Rosemary

How to make the fluffiest cheese scones for teatime!
French Monkfish Stew

Monkfish French Brittany Stew - Lotte à l'armoricaine

A deliciously easy French classic: monkfish stew or Lotte à L'Armoricaine
strawberry almond rhubarb tart

Strawberry, Almond & Rhubarb Tart

An upside-down almond and strawberry tart that turns into a chic French roasted rhubarb cake
Cherry Chocolate Ganache for macarons

Chocolate Cherry Ganache - Macaron Filling

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

Rhubarb Rose Sorbet

A perfect light dessert for Mother's Day - serve with macarons and a bunch of roses for Mum!
Palets Bretons - buttery biscuits from Brittany

Palets Bretons Recipe - French Butter Biscuits or Cookies

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...
Chapon's Pure Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Pure 100% Cacao Chocolate Mousse Recipe by Patrice Chapon

How many chocolate storefronts do you know resemble dark chocolate?…
Hotel Diderot Chinon France

A Loire Break in Chinon at the Hotel Diderot

What to do in Chinon using the Hotel Diderot as a base in France's Loire Valley.
Macaron tea by Theodor Paris

I Love You, Macaron Tea - Theodor Paris

Discovering a new world of speciality teas at Theodor Paris, near Trocadero.
maple granola recipe

Maple Granola - Homemade Breakfast Cereal

A healthy homemade oat breakfast cereal with no sugar - just maple syrup, nuts and dried fruits
chocolate coffee fondant cakes

Chocolate Coffee Fondant Cakes

"I'm starving!" Lucie flew in the door with the rain blowing…
Best sweet shop in Paris

Bonbons! The Best French Sweet Shop in Paris

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

White Asparagus French Clafoutis

Become totally asparagused with this delicious French savoury clafoutis inspired by Chef Eric Fréchon
chocolate mendiants for Easter

Begging for Chocolate Macarons and Mendiants for Easter

Meaning "Beggar" in French and representing four mendicant monastic orders from the Middle Ages, these popular chocolates are great to make for Easter!
poached coffee vanilla pears

Poached Coffee Vanilla Pears - with Mocha Macarons

A deliciously light, simple yet stunning dessert - inspired by Anne-Sophie Pic
stinging nettle pesto

Stinging Nettle Pesto - A Healthy Spring Detox!

a healthy Springtime twist to the classic pesto sauce for pasta