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

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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A 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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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

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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!
snowballs

Snowballs - No Bake, Coconut, Raisin & Chocolate Bites

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

Mulled Wine Prunes

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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

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Go nuts! Make your mornings 'oat-ra' special with festive warming spices, orange & maple - and no added sugar!

May’s Seasonal Recipes & Articles

salted toffee cherry tomatoes

Salted Toffee Cherry Tomatoes

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Get ready to party with this fun apéritif at any time of year!
renoir cafe montmartre museum

Café Renoir, Montmartre Museum Gardens

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Avoid the summer crowds around Sacré-Coeur and head to this peaceful haven for a drink or snack, now refurbished to welcome you!
Rhubarb crumbles

Mini Rhubarb Crumbles

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An easy dessert made in advance: rhubarb rose compote, crunchy oat crumble & a light white chocolate mousse. Just top with a macaron!
Saint Honore Paris Mandarin Oriental

Saint Honoré Paris: Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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The best tribute to Saint Honoré plus a new detox menu, l'Honoré by Thierry Marx at the Mandarin Oriental Paris
Mojito snaps

Brandy Snaps - Mojito Style!

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Retro brandy snaps given a lime, mint and rum twist to make a celebratory cocktail adult dessert
Digital kitchen scales for making macarons

Macaron Digital Kitchen Scales - Weight vs Volume

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Why it's essential to use digital kitchen scales for consistently successful baking results plus a macaron scale giveaway by Terraillon measuring experts
Macaron Tiramisu

Macaron Tiramisu (gluten free)

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Tiramisu macaron shells are given a creative twist to make a gluten free version of the Italian classic dessert
Apple Rose Tarte Tatin

Apple Rose Tarte Tatin

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Easy to make in advance! Surprise you Mum for Mother's Day with apple caramel tarts and a red apple rose - inspired by Michelin-starred chef, Alain Passard.
Fiadone Corsican Cheesecake

Fiadone Corsican Cheesecake

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The laziest cheesecake on the planet! A Brocciu or Ricotta Cake Corsican family dessert typically served between November and June.
saint Germain-en-Laye

Saint-Germain-en-Laye: Paris Day Trips

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Want to do something different and avoid the tourist crowds in Paris? Come to my Mini Paris!
mini macaron trifles

Mini Macaron Trifles - Ispahan Style

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A trifle of British nostalgia given a mini Parisian touch, all dressed up for your party!
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
Rue du Bac Sucré Angelina

Bac Sucré 2016: 2nd Fruity Edition on Paris Pastry Street

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The second annual Bac Sucré Event which takes place on rue du Bac mid-June, to coincide with the French Baccalaureat (BAC) exams
strawberry almond rhubarb tart

Strawberry, Almond & Rhubarb Tart

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An upside-down almond and strawberry tart that turns into a chic French roasted rhubarb cake
Asparagus mint pea clafoutis

Asparagus, Mint & Pea Clafoutis (Gluten Free)

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A delicious dose of asparagus for vegetarian week and Celiac Awareness month.
rhubarb custard cheesecake

Rhubarb and Custard Cheesecake with Strawberries

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A rather Franglais-style cheesecake & ranting over Brexit
rhubarb chips

Dried Rhubarb Chips

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An easy wow-factor decor for your seasonal rhubarb recipes

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.
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!
paraty Rio de Janiero

Weekends Outside Rio de Janeiro: Paraty and Buzios Brazil

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Planning a holiday to Brazil? Discover two amazing towns near Rio.
St Remy de Provence

Best Pastries in St Rémy de Provence (Part 1)

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Discovering pastries, history, and more shops in Van Gogh's Provence.
Individual carrot cakes

Individual Carrot Cakes

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Light and airy individual carrot cakes with reduced sugar, tons of carrots & spices. Ideal for parties, picnics and school bake sales.
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!

Giverny and Inspiration from Monet's Gardens

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Why is it when you live so close to something truly amazing and…
Pistachio wasabi ice cream

The Heat is on: Pistachio Vanilla Wasabi Ice Cream

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Are you feeling the heat? You're lucky. Mid July in Paris and…
Strawberry Rhubarb Gratin

Strawberry and Rhubarb Gratin

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A French-style rhubarb and custard dessert, whisked together in half an hour - plus only 111 Calories per serving!
Royal Macaron Procession

A Royal Macaron Procession

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Et voilà. The fairytale Royal Wedding has perhaps been and gone,…