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  • Délices et Gourmandises’s all-butter palmier biscuit

    Did you ever try Délices et Gourmandises’ all-butter palmier biscuits? If not, we strongly recommend you to order them anytime on our website for dessert or tea time, we will ensure door delivery with great pleasure. However, if you have unexpected guests, schedule might be very tight to get your parcel on time. The solution: bake them yourself following this very simple, but tasty recipe!

    The secret of traditional all-butter palmier biscuit

    all butter palmierLike all Délices et Gourmandises’ pastries, its all-butter palmier biscuits are elaborated according to the traditional recipe and using exclusively fresh, healthy ingredients to delight your taste buds with no risk for your health or your weight! Just follow the instructions written by our confectioners and artisans.

    2 ingredients are all that you need:
    - Puff pastry completely defrosted
    - Lots of granulated sugar

    Preparation:
    - Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of sugar over your workstation.
    - Roll out the puff pastry to about 15x12 inches.
    - Using a pastry brush or spoon, spread the sugar to evenly coat the surface of the dough.
    - Starting at the long ends of the rectangle, gently roll each side inward until they meet in the middle.
    - Let the dough chill in the fridge for 30 min at least.

    - After the chilling, preheat oven to 400°F.
    - Starting at one end, cut off pieces of the log, in slices about 1/2 inch in thickness.
    - Press gently the two sides together to make sure that they don't unroll during baking.
    - Dip each side of each biscuit into sugar, shaking off the excess.
    - Place the biscuits on a parchment paper lined sheet pan, at least 2 inches apart as they will increase size dramatically.
    - Place the biscuits in hot oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
    - Remove them from the baking sheet and serve them warm or let cool for 10 minutes.

    It’s that easy to get these delicious all-butter palmier biscuits, as golden and crispy as Délices et Gourmandises’. To end a meal or with after dinner espresso, coffee or tea, these delightful soft pastries will treat both young and old.

  • Delices and Gourmandises cherry tartlets

    To celebrate summer, enjoy the Delices and Gourmandises cherry tartlets for dessert or tea time. You can order them anytime on our online store and we will ensure door delivery with great pleasure. However, when you have unexpected guests, bake these classic, old school cherry tartlets following this very simple recipe!

    Find the authentic taste of cherry tartlets

    Like all Delices and Gourmandises products, its cherry tartlets are elaborated following the traditional recipe and using fresh, healthy ingredients to delight your taste buds.

    For 20 tartlets, you will need:

    cherry tartletsFor the pastry dough

    - 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    - A pinch of salt
    - 4 oz. cold unsalted butter
    - 4 oz. cold lard
    - 1/2 cup of cold water

    For the filling
    - 1 cup of granulated sugar
    - A pinch of salt
    - 2-1/2 tbsp cornstarch
    - 1 lb. pitted sour cherries (fresh or frozen)
    - 1 small drop pure almond extract

    For the pastry dough

    - In a small bowl, combine flour and salt.
    - With box grater, grate butter and shortening and incorporate into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    - Add just enough cold water to bring dough together and form a ball. Wrap well, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
    - On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness.
    - Cut out 20 5-in. circles. Line tart pan with pastry.

    For the filling

    - Mix sugar, salt and cornstarch well. Toss cherries with sugar mix.
    - In a saucepan, bring to a boil then reduce heat until mixture thickens, stir in cherries, butter and almond extract. Remove from heat and chill completely.
    - Fill the pastry-lined tart moulds with cherry filling.
    - Brush the top with a little beaten egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
    - Bake at 375şF for 1 hour, or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown.
    - Cool at room temperature.

    These homemade cherry tartlets never go out of fashion because they’re just so good to accompany tea or coffee, until your next order from Delices and Gourmandises is delivered.

  • Delices and Gourmandises buttery wafers

    buttery wafers

    Crispy buttery wafers are some of the most popular pastries available on your online store Delices and Gourmandises. If you want to have your guests taste them, but are still waiting for your next order to be delivered, here’s a very simple recipe which will help you prepare this tasty pastry by yourself.

    Delicious buttery wafers according to tradition

    Find the authentic taste of buttery wafers made according to traditional recipe by Delices and Gourmandises. They will delight both young and old!

    buttery-wafersIngredients for about 5 dozens :

    - 1 1/2 cups of butter, room temperature
    - 2 cups of sugar
    - 2 large eggs
    - 2 cups of all-purpose flour
    - 1 tsp of baking powder
    - 1/2 tsp of salt

    Instructions :

    - In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    - Beat in eggs one at a time.
    - (If you want, you can add 2 tsp of vanilla extract and 1/8 tsp of almond extract)
    - Gradually add flour combined with baking powder and salt and stir until well mixed.
    - Shape soft dough into 1-inch balls.
    - Refrigerate for about 60 minutes (the proportion of butter makes the dough very soft and a bit tricky to work with when it is at room temperature.)
    - Once dough has chilled, it can be shaped into logs. Shape into 1 1/2 inch diameter logs, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until very firm.
    - Preheat oven to 375°F.
    - Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    - Flatten cookies to 1/4-inch thickness slices and place on prepared baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between cookies to allow for spread.
    - Bake for 8-11 minutes, until cookies are golden at the edges.
    - Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    That’s it! You have amazing buttery wafers, with a bit crispy edges, while the centers remain deliciously chewy. For breakfast, dessert or snack time, your buttery wafers like Delices & Gourmandises may be perfectly served with a cup of tea or coffee.

  • Délices et Gourmandises’s all-butter palmier biscuit

    If you like Délices et Gourmandises’s all-butter palmier biscuit, also known as elephant ears, you can recreate them at home until your next order from our online store is delivered. Here is the recipe for this pastry, simple, but so tasty inspired from Délices et Gourmandises’s treats!

    Enjoy all-butter palmier biscuit with authentic taste

    All the pastries offered by Délices et Gourmandises are prepared by the best French confectioners and artisans according to their traditional recipe, and the all-butter palmier biscuit are no exception. In addition, they are exclusively made of fresh and wholesome ingredients to delight your taste buds without risk for your health or our weight!

    You will only need 2 ingredients:

    - Puff pastry completely defrosted

    - Lots of granulated sugar

    Preparation:

    - Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of sugar over your workstation.

    - Roll out the puff pastry to about 15x12 inches.

    - Using a pastry brush or spoon, spread the sugar to evenly coat the surface of the dough.

    - Starting at the long ends of the rectangle, gently roll each side inward until they meet in the middle.

    - Let the dough chill in the fridge for at least half an hour.

    - Starting at one end, cut off pieces of the log, in slices about 1/2 inch in thickness.

    - Press gently the two sides together to make sure that they don't unroll during baking.

    - Dip each side of each biscuit into sugar, shaking off the excess.

    - Place the biscuits on a parchment paper lined sheet pan, at least 2 inches apart as they will increase size dramatically.

    - Preheat oven to 400°F.

    - Place the cookies in preheated oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

    - Remove them from the baking sheet and serve warm or let them cool for 10 minutes before serving.

    This delightful and soft pastry will treat both young and old for dessert or with after dinner espresso, coffee, and tea. You can also add spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom or vanilla sugar can make this a very fragrant way to end a meal.

  • Fruit Salad-Delices & Gourmandises

    Delices & Gourmandises give you one of its best classic dessert recipe which is very simple to make. The fruit salad is a delicate mixture of fruits that can be taken either at the end of lunch and dinner or at tea time depending on your taste. You can mix any fruits you like according to the season as it will always be tasty and delicious all the same.Here is the great Delices & Gourmandises fruit salad with a delicious fruit juice sauce.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks; drained, reserve juice
    • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges; drained, reserve juice
    • 1 to 1-1/2 cups green grapes
    • 1 large cantaloupe; cut into balls or chunks
    • 2 bananas; sliced

    Sauce:

    • 1 cup reserved juice from fruit
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 egg; beaten
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

    Directions

    Combine sauce ingredients in a saucepan and boil. Remove from heat, cool and pour fruits over except bananas. Let stand overnight. Add bananas just before serving.

  • Délices et Gourmandises’s coconut macaroons

    Need an easy homemade treat for unexpected guests? Why not try to bake Coconut Macaroons since they are actually very simple to make at home? Here is our easy-to-follow coconut macaroons recipe to share the great and authentic taste of your favorite pastry until you receive your next order from Délices et Gourmandises.

    Like all Délices et Gourmandises’s products, our coconut macaroons are elaborated following the traditional recipe and using fresh, healthy ingredients to delight your taste buds with no risk for your health or your weight!
    classic_coconut_macaroons_recipe_photoCoconutMacaroons
    For 20 to 22 coconut macaroons, you will need:

    - 14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut (no more to avoid your macaroons being dry and flimsy and will fall apart in your hands.)
    - 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
    - 2 extra-large egg whites at room temperature
    - 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    - sugar.

    - Combine your condensed milk, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer, it will give you moist macaroons.
    - Add the coconut and make sure the mixture seems wet. If it seems dry, add 1 more egg white.
    - Whip the egg whites until they make medium-firm peaks. The, carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
    - Take 2 teaspoons of the mixture per macaroon or use a 1 ľ or 2-inch diameter ice cream scoop and place it on the baking sheet.
    - Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
    - If you want, chose a funny way to dress up this coconut macaroon recipe before going into the oven if you don’t want to leave them plain and simple: add sprinkles or an almond.
    - It's time to get cooking until your macaroons turn golden brown. Do not overbake as it will dry out your coconut macaroons.

    In thirty-five minutes in total, you will have coconut macaroons as Délices et Gourmandises’s, sweet, moist, and chewy on the inside with a delightfully crisp exterior. Cool and serve.

    And for next time, don’t forget to order coconut macaroons from Délices et Gourmandises’s website and we will ensure door delivery with great pleasure. However, when you have, schedule might be very tight.

  • Fall for Délices et Gourmandises’ sweets

    You are willing to enjoy exquisite and healthy sweets without spending hours in your kitchen to prepare them? Délices et Gourmandises’ online store offers to deliver you its delicious treats and pastries to your door.

    A wide variety of sweets for all occasions

    If you have unexpected guests, or for everyday, thanks to Délices et Gourmandises, you will never be short of desserts or sweets for tea time. Choose from a wide range of products that are as tasty as healthy.

    They are elaborated by the finest French artisans using fresh ingredients carefully selected, and following ancestral recipes. For younger children, it's an opportunity to discover the great taste of delicacies made with respect for tradition through a pleasant journey for the senses.

    Gourmets, succumb to the unique flavor of its Belgian chocolates, chocolate pralines, chocolate cognac, crunchy rocks, almond nougat, fruit jellies, soft caramels, to be selected from a varied catalog.

    A wide selection of pastries for everyone

    Délices et Gourmandises is also known for its unique pastries. From lemon shortbread to rum babas through coconut crowns or fondant rolled, etc. there is a wide choice to satisfy your every desire!

    All products are 100% natural confections, because Délices et Gourmandises makes it a point of honor to return the products’ authentic taste and subtle aroma. Also delight your beloved ones’ taste buds, offer them a delicious assortment and share the sweetest memories of your own childhood.

    A user-friendly website to order your sweets

    Délices et Gourmandises is the best address to shop your sweets easily. Whether you opt for the check or credit card as payment method, every financial transaction is 100% safe. However, the card has the advantage of speed: your order is immediately processed and you will receive your parcel within a couple of days.

    In addition, the store often offers exciting promotions; do not forget to visit the site and renew your stock or try different flavors at low prices! And who knows, you may be one of the happy winners of the prizes offered to the store’s best customers!

  • Délices et Gourmandises’ apple tartlets

    You are fond of Délices et Gourmandises’ apple tartlets and always need to have some for dessert or tea time? You can order them anytime on our website and we will ensure door delivery with great pleasure. However, when you have unexpected guests, schedule might be very tight. The solution: bake them yourself following this very simple recipe!

    A fine, golden pastry, garnished with generous chunks of apple and sprinkled with a few grains of sugar.

    Find the authentic taste of apple tartlets

    Like all Délices et Gourmandises’ products, its apple tartlets are elaborated following the traditional recipe and using fresh, healthy ingredients to delight your taste buds with no risk for your health or your weight!

    For 6 people, you will need:
    For the pastry:
    - 300 g flour
    - 125 g butter
    - 1 tablespoon oil soup (to fill molds without greasing and make the dough crispier)
    - 5 or 6 apples
    - 1 dl water
    - salt
    - sugar

    Start with the dough
    - Mix the flour, butter, oil and water in a bowl.
    - Knead.
    - Roll out the pastry and line 6 tart pans.
    - Prick the dough with fork and place the molds in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

    For the filling:
    - Peel the apples and cut them into strips.
    - Arrange them in tight rosettes on the dough. If you prefer, you can make them melt by cooking them quickly in a pan with a tablespoon of water and some sugar.
    - Finish by sprinkling granulated sugar.

    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200 ° C, thermostat 6-7.

    It's time to get cooking. In your hot oven, bake your pies for 15 to 25 minutes until they turn to a nice blond color. If the top browns too quickly while baking, cover with an aluminum foil.

    In forty-five short minutes in total, you will have delicious tartlets, as golden and crispy as Délices et Gourmandises’. Whether eaten hot or cold, they are ideal for dessert or to accompany a cup of tea.

  • The traditional recipe of Delices Gourmandises lemon shortbread

    You loved the lemon shortbreads ordered from Delices Gourmandises online shop and want to make your guests taste them. But you may not always have time? Here’s a very simple recipe which will help you prepare this tasty pastry by yourself while waiting for your next parcel to be delivered.

    Enjoy Delices Gourmandises lemon shortbread authentic taste!

    All products offered by Delices Gourmandises are prepared according to the authentic recipe and using fresh ingredients that plainly reveal their flavor. And so are the lemon shortbread!

    lemon_shortbread_delicesgourmandisesFor 4 people, you will need:
    - 125 g caster sugar
    - 200 g flour
    - 125 g butter
    - 1 lemon
    - A pinch of salt

    Preparation:
    - Sift flour into a large bowl, and then gradually incorporate the butter cut into small pieces.
    - Rub until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, stir in sugar and lemon zest.
    - Knead well to form a smooth dough.
    - When the dough is smooth, form a ball and put it in the fridge for 1/2 hour minimum, more if you are not in a rush, and chill until the dough is firm.

    - At the same time, preheat your oven to fan 150°C, conventional 170°C, (gas mark 3).
    - Grease a baking tray.
    - Roll out the dough on a floured surface to the thickness of your choice (preferably 1cm).
    - Using a pastry cutter, cut circular pieces of dough.

    Do not move too far from your kitchen, your shortbread should only take about 10 minutes to be ready. Make sure they golden get before removing them from the oven, otherwise they will soften quickly.

    Lemon-shortbread

    It’s that easy to have delicious light golden and crispy lemon shortbread, just like Delices Gourmandises ones! Served hot or cold, they are perfect for dessert, with a good cup of tea or coffee, or to accompany a fruit salad.

    Let yourself be tempted by the delicious contrast of crunchy almonds and slightly tangy lemon taste. A pure delight!

  • Delices Gourmandises Chili Con Carne

    Chili con carne is a classic dish that has been introduced first in the U.S State of Texas in 1893. People at that time were called to taste and appreciate Chili that a pot of chili con carne with whole green hot chilis, kidney beans and tomatoes became a must-have for a party or a mid-week meal. Sour cream or grated cheese for toppings,here is the recipe for Delices Gourmandises Chili Con Carne.

    IngredientsChili_con_Carne

    1 tablespoon oil
    500g lean minced beef
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 red pepper
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 heaped teaspoon hot chili powder / 1 level tablespoon
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 beef bouillon cube
    1 can whole chopped tomatoes
    ˝ tablespoon dried parsley
    ˝ teaspoon dried oregano
    ˝ tablespoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon tomato paste
    400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

    Directions
    1. In a large saucepan, add the oil and cook the onions until they are soft, squidgy and slightly translucent.

    2. Add the garlic and 1 teaspoon salt and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano and tomato paste and cook, stirring, until the tomato paste is brick red, about 6 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper.

    3. In a medium heat, brown the 500g lean minced beef. Increase the heat to medium high, add the meat to the pan and break it up with your spatula. Keep stirring and prodding for at least 5 minutes, until all the mince is in uniform.

    4. Pour the beef bouillon with the mince mixture into the pan. Add chopped tomatoes, dried parsley and basil, salt and pepper. Squirt in about 2 teaspoons tomato paste and stir the sauce well. After simmering gently, the saucy mince mixture should look thick, moist and juicy.

    5. Stir the kidney beans into the chili pot. Bring to the boil for about 10 minutes, adding a little more water if it is too dry. Turn off the heat and leave your chili to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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