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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Maurice Queron could afford the interior design that his family dreamt of thanks to Delices and Gourmandises

My wife and I are passionate about sweets and confectioneries. It seems that our children have inherited some of that passion. I was looking for a site offering the biggest selection when I came across Delices and Gourmandises. I was seduced by its home delivery service, it suited me more. So, I sent my first order and we really enjoyed its products. Since then, we regularly buy our treats on Delices and Gourmandises.

Delicious treats for everybody

Fruits pastes
I remember, for my first order, I asked for its crunchy rock (my wife’s favorite), fruit pastes for my oldest daughter and cherry lollipops and chlorophyll for the two smallest. They loved it. Since then, every time that I am going to place a new order, the whole family meets and everyone select whatever pleases him in Delices and Gourmandises catalog. And in prevision of impromptu visits of the children’s cousins, we always order a bit more for stuff.

Also, we noted the large selection of pastries proposed by Delices and Gourmandises, then we have decided to allow us some differences for breakfasts one weekend out of two. Our kids love its millefeuille with cream and my wife became addicted to small rolls cakes. As for me, I have a weakness for its waffles and biscuits with lemon.

I gave my wife and kids the room design of their dreams

When I decided, unbeknownst to my family, to participate in the sweepstake proposed by Delices and Gourmandises, I did not really think that I would win anything. But when I received the letter that told me that I'd won the tidy sum of 9500 euros, I did not hesitate for a moment on what I would do with this money. I sent my wife and children on vacation for 10 days with my parents in the countryside and I started to revamp the home decor so that each member of the family got the room design of his dream. For my part, I built myself a little corner bar in the living room. I would like to thank Delices and Gourmandises team for this fabulous gift.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Delices and Gourmandises : How to bake and serve chocolate rolls

All pastries and chocolate lovers are fond of chocolate rolls. These delicious rolls, with moist, tender heart, are generously filled with chocolate cream. You can order them on your favorite online confectionery, Delices and Gourmandises, but if you have time, here’s a very simple recipe which will help you prepare this gorgeous pastry by yourself.

Try this easy-to-make recipe of chocolate rolls according to tradition

For 8 people, you will need:
Chocolate rolls by Delices and Gourmandises
For the sponge cake :
  • 6 eggs
  • 110g sugar
  • 70 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
For the filling :
  • 200 g dark pastry chocolate
  • 5 tablespoon single cream
Preparation :
  • Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C.
  • Separate the egg whites and blanch them with sugar (the mixture should double in volume) and add the flour.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff with the baking soda and once firm and shiny, stir them gently to prepare by lifting the mixture.
  • Roll out the dough on a greased round cake plate or a metal plate lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Right out of the oven, flip the cake onto a clean tea towel and remove the baking paper.
  • Cut the edges since they are too dry to be properly rolled.
  • Roll the dough over itself.
  • In a double boiler, melt the chocolate with the cream until you get a smooth and shiny ganache.
  • Use the ganache to spread over the top with a spoon and let it run down the sides a little. Smooth over with a palette knife dipped in hot water.
  • - Cut it into 8 rectangles of equal size and roll them one by one starting from the outer edges while holding it tightly.

Tips for tasting these exquisite chocolate rolls

It can be eaten on the same day or let cool until the next day. Accompanying a hot cup of tea or coffee, they will be perfect for breakfast, dessert or snack time smile. To soften the chocolate taste, you can serve each slice topped with Chantilly; it will be simply… amazing!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Delices and Gourmandises fills Maurice Queron with joy. Here is his testimony

My guilty pleasure has always been and will probably always be sweets. Eating these little treats is also a pleasure that I share with my grandchildren. I found what I needed on Delices and Gourmandises website and I even got rewarded.

Treats to please all palates

A few years earlier, after a medical visit, to my dismay, I had to avoid eating sweets to get well. But what was my delight to hear that I could eat again! However, the doctor insisted on the reasonable quantity and especially the quality of the products I’d buy.
Determined to find the balance between my health and my desires, I started searching healthy treats. And by chance, a neighbor told me about Delices and Gourmandises website. Curious, I visited it and totally fell under the spell of sweets, chocolates, fruit jellies and small fragrant cakes...

Quality and reliable online services

Skeptical, I was not immediately conquered by this mail-order selling, considering the numerous cases of fraud and scam on the internet. Then I tried, I must say it was hard to resist the delights offer. So I ordered and I paid the bill by credit card. Within two days only, my assortment arrived in my mailbox, as pretty as if I just came out from the display of a confectionery shop, neither dented nor melted.

A surprise beyond my wildest dreams

Since I’ve been a regular customer of Delices and Gourmandises online store for years, I already heard about the surprise gifts that the site offers, but I was far from imagining that I would ever be one of the winners!
So when I received a letter telling me that as a reward my loyalty, I won the Grand Prix, i.e. the sum of € 9,500, it’s an understatement to say that I was overjoyed. So I decided to take my grandchildren for a weeklong holiday in Tunis.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Delices and Gourmandises : How to bake and taste all-butter palmier biscuit

You want to taste one of the best French pastries, don’t miss the all-butter palmier biscuit. By following this easy recipe, you’ll quickly a full plate of these crispy, sweet and caramelized “elephant ears cookies”.

And when you’re lacking time, don’t worry; Delices and Gourmandises online store is available 24/7 to receive your order for all-butter palmier biscuits and other sweets, and the team will ensure door delivery.

Here’s the secret of traditional all-butter palmier biscuit

The authentic all-butter palmier biscuits only require 2 ingredients to get prepared: completely defrosted all-butter ready-made puff pastry and lots of granulated sugar.

- 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 until golden brown.
- Remove them from the baking sheet and let cool for 10 minutes.

Tips for tasting all-butter palmier biscuit

Golden, crispy and beautifully flavored, you’ll be unable to resist the great taste and attractive shape of these scrumptious palmier biscuits!

These sweets are delicious served for an anytime snack, accompanied with a cup of tea or chocolate, or a glass of fresh juice when it’s too hot. But they also make the perfect dessert with fruit and ice cream or Nutella, and will treat both young and old.