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Sunday, September 20, 2015

The recipe of "petit beurre" biscuits with Delices and gourmandises

Delices and gourmandises offers you the original recipe of these lovely golden colored treats. These homemade "petit beurre" biscuits will for sure make both kids and adults smile at snack time.

The recipe of "petit beurre" biscuits

Ingredients for about a hundred biscuits (the most you can cook, the better, because they will quickly disappear!)
- 400gr of butter
- 400gr of sugar
- 1kg of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 250ml of water
- 5gr of salt
Optional: a little vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
Start by melting the butter over low heat in a pan; then add water and sugar. Stop as soon as the butter is melted and the sugar is well incorporated and make sure to stir often.
In a bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder then add the mixture made of butter, water and warmed sugar.
Stir gently - it is important not to overwork the dough - and stop as soon as the mixture is smooth.
Then let the dough rest in the fridge, covered with plastic film. It must be left at least three hours, but would be even better if you wait overnight.
Preheat your oven to 180°C.
Lower the well rested dough. It must have a thickness of about 3 mm. Then cut the cookies with a cutter in the shape you want.
Arrange the cookies on a tray lined with baking paper and bake.
Cook them until they are golden brown on the edges (it usually takes 8 to 12 min).
That's all! Your delicious butters biscuits are ready to be enjoyed.

Tasting tips from Delices and gourmandises

"Petit beurre" biscuits can easily be kept up to a week as long as they remain in a dry cookie box or other container that can be tightly closed.
Feel free to browse Delices and gourmandises ‘catalog to discover other delights to share with your family or friends at any moment of the day.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Discover almond financiers with Delices and Gourmandises

Many people are very fond of Delices and Gourmandises almond financiers thanks to its exquisite taste and soft texture. If you have also been seduced by this delightful pastry, let us show you how to prepare it.

Ingredients (for about 5 people)

To make financiers almond like Delices and Gourmandises’, you need:
- 50 g of sifted flour
- 150 g of cane sugar
- 150 g of butter
- 80 g of almond powder
- 3 egg whites

Preparation with Delices and Gourmandises

- Melt the butter in a pan and let cool.
- Preheat oven to 200 ° C.
- Meanwhile, mix the flour, sugar and almond powder in a bowl.
- Add the chilled butter and egg whites (not beaten).
- Mix everything with a wooden spoon until smooth.
- Pour the batter into slightly buttered molds and cook for about 15 minutes (10 minutes if your molds are small and 15 minutes if they are larger).
- When financiers take on a golden color, check for doneness with a knife blade. If it comes out clean, your cakes are ready.

Almond financiers with can be served at tea time and breakfast accompanied with a cup of coffee or tea flavored with vanilla. To vary your pleasures, you can also taste them with chocolate waffles, raspberry biscuits or apple fondant.

You will find these delicious cookies and pastries in Delices and Gourmandises catalog.