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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Luxury fruit jellies recipe by Délices et Gourmandises

For this summer, sweeten your holidays with fruit jellies made with more than 50% fruits. Crunchy on the outside, chewy and juicy inside, this treat will delight both kids and adults. Délices et Gourmandises presents here its recipe so that you can make some at home and enjoy it any time. As nature offers plenty of fruits, you may vary the flavors. This recipe uses orange and raspberry as basis.

Ingredients for 6 to 8 servings

-    A few handfuls blueberries
-    A few handfuls raspberries
-    4 gelatine leaves
-    400 ml orange juice (homemade or bottle from the supermarket)
-    2 tbs caster sugar
-    Fresh mints leaves


It is recommended to make these fruit jellies in individual serving glasses.
First of all, fill the moulds with three-quarters full of berries. Let them chill in the fridge.
Put one third of the orange juice into a shallow dish. Soak in the gelatin leaves for about 10 minutes or until soft.
Over medium heat, simmer one another third of the juice into a small saucepan. Add the caster sugar and the softened gelatine, squeezing it first and reserving the liquid, and then stir to dissolve.
When the dissolved gelatine mixture has cooled to room temperature, add the remaining juice and the liquid from the squeezed gelatine, and give it all a good whisk.
Then pour the mixture over the fruits in the chilled moulds, cover, and return to the fridge to set - for at least 3 hours, preferably, overnight.
Before serving, unmold the jellies: dip the bottom of each mould in hot water, when it begins to melt, invert the jelly onto a plate. Garnish the top with mint leaves.

Serving suggestions

These fruit jellies will be perfect as snack during summer or as dessert. High in fruit, rich in vitamins, healthy and tasteful, you may enjoy them without moderation. It is perfect for children who don’t like eating fruits.
For variety, do not hesitate to try other flavors such as passion fruit and lime juice, kiwi fruit with apple…

Monday, January 5, 2015

How to bake and serve buttery wafers

If you are fond of light buttery wafers that melt in mouth, just like Délices et Gourmandises’ try this quick and easy recipe. You will get amazing buttery wafers, with brown and a bit crispy edges and deliciously chewy center. A true gourmet sin which you should never say no to!

Here’s the all-star, easy-to-follow recipe of buttery wafers

Ingredients for about 5 dozens:
- 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt

- 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 vanilla extract and 1/8 tsp 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.

Délices et Gourmandises tips for tasting these delightful buttery wafers

You are going to love these delicate and small buttery wafers! Sweet but not too sweet, they will go great with a mug of hot chocolate or coffee, but if you feel they’re a bit too plain on their own, we suggest you serve them with some dessert, such as lemon curd or ice cream, etc.

You will also like receiving an attractive metal box to keep them in! Thanks to this gift from Délices et Gourmandises, your wafers will remain irresistible, to treat yourself all the week long.