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Easy recipe for French crêpes, best eaten for breakfast or for goûter (teatime) with sugar and lemon or with any of the classic toppings like jam, chestnut or chocolate spread, or salted caramel sauce. For dessert or teatime, serve with cidre.
A light, no-bake recipe for German Chocolate Cream Desserts, inspired by Germany's Black Forest chocolate cherry cakes with a basic French crème au chocolat topped with Chantilly cream and cherries.
French mendiants, chocolate disks traditionally topped with dried fruits and nuts, resembling the 4 monastic robes from the Middle Ages, seen in chocolate shops around France
A French classic dessert with no cream: a light yet intensely bittersweet dark chocolate mousse for serious chocolate lovers who love their chocolate rich and airy.
Light French chocolate mousse with passion fruit, topped with a caramel nougatine for an easy make-ahead dinner party dessert
Homemade dark chocolate granola with coconut, brazil nuts, cranberries and sesame seeds with no added sugar, just natural ingredients to sweeten this luxury start to the day, stuck together with the best melted chocolate.
A French celebratory, gluten free moist chocolate and almond cake, made extra special with a hint of Grand Marnier and topped with a festive glaze.
Cracked chocolate macarons? Make these easy Black Forest creams with Kirsch-soaked macaron shells topped with roasted cherries and Kirsch Chantilly cream. A gluten-free dessert for cherry season or any time of year.
A triple chocolate bunny cake that's great for Easter, birthdays or baby showers. Dark, bittersweet chocolate cake is topped with reduced sugar white chocolate buttercream and decorated with pink marzipan for the paws and ears. No packet mixes in sight!
An easy chocolate oat crumble that's a great compromise for a family dessert with fruit - the ultimate comfort-food with extra dark chocolate and lower in gluten than the classic crumble.
The Classic Parisian dessert of a poached pear, vanilla ice cream and thick French chocolate sauce was invented by legendary chef, Auguste Escoffier, after hearing the French soprano, Hortense Schneider, sing the title role in Offenbach's Belle-Hélène in Paris, 1864.
A deliciously fondant dark, bittersweet fudgy chocolate cake with candied ginger for that extra kick - a French classic which can easily be turned into a gluten-free dessert by replacing the spoonful of flour with almond flour. Best made in advance and served next day at room temperature.
A spicy tea-infused twist to the French classic thin vanilla custard, Crème Anglaise, which is normally served at room temperature with fondant chocolate cake. Infused with spicy tea, this goes perfectly with a chocolate ginger fondant cake.
A reduced sugar chocolate banana marble cake (or banana bread) perfect for breakfast or brunch, either topped with roasted banana or served at teatime with a fudgy dark chocolate ganache.
A light, moist lemon cake made with ground almonds and soaked in tart lemon syrup that just happens to be gluten free. Decorate it for Easter with chocolate mendiants, mini Easter eggs and lemon macarons.
Perfectly gooey, crumbly and intense in dark chocolate, these toasted hazelnut cookies are addictive with a touch of French fleur de sel salt to add that extra oh-la-la factor while waiting for your chocolate macarons to mature.
No bake, bite-sized coconut, raisin and chocolate snowballs. Reduced sugar, packed with dried fruits and rolled in coconut, these healthy vegan treats are fun to serve for the holidays and great for preparing with kids.
A refreshing twist to rhubarb crumble - individual rhubarb and strawberry crumbles served with the lightest white chocolate mousse with rose and topped with crunchy, toasted oat crumble for an easy fruity dessert recipe that can be be prepared in advance. Freeze the compote base and make this at any time of year.
Chocolate Ginger Passion Cake, a simple moist chocolate cake with 3 types of chocolate, passion fruit and candied ginger. Topped with a chocolate glaze, this takes it over the edge!
Gluten free chocolate pistachio brownies, an easy recipe using rice flour inspired by Chambelland gluten free bakery in Paris. The taste is fudgy, intense bittersweet chocolate with scattered nuts on top, making a toasted pistachio finale.