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Monday, December 28, 2015

An easy custard recipe presented by Délices & Gourmandises

Custard is a must-have nowadays for dessert and snack. It is mostly used as a complement to biscuits and pastries. This recipe proposed by Délices & Gourmandises will easily help you prepare your sauce.

A liquid cream with a vanilla flavor

Custard is a mixture of egg yolks, milk and sugar. Most of the time it has a vanilla flavor. Its liquid consistency is the reason why it is a perfect accompaniment to various desserts such as chocolate cake and ice cream.  However, it has to be smooth and creamy in order to be a good custard.


In order to prepare a custard recipe for 4, here are the ingredients you need:
•    25 cl (1 cup) of milk
•    25 cl (1 cup) cultured cream
•    4 egg yolks
•    100 gr (1/2 cup) of sugar
•    1/2 vanilla pod


•    Boil the milk and vanilla together in a pot, then leave to cool
•    Beat the egg yolks and sugar until you get a light color mixture
•    Add cultured cream until the new mixture is evenly combined
•    Pour the mixture into the milk and take out the vanilla pod
•    Heat the mixture inside the pot and stir it with a spatula
•    Make sure boiling point is not reached. The cream is ready when you draw a line on the spatula and it stays there well defined
•    Leave to cool and keep it refrigerated

You must not forget that custard can be preserved in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Also, if the cream was overcooked and became too thick, you can render its smoothness by using a long neck blender for a couple minutes.

Délices & Gourmandises has various choices of biscuits and cakes for you to enjoy your custard with: chocolate mini-cakes, chocolate with almonds…

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Red AOC Bordeaux wine selected by Delices & Gourmandises

The presence of the red AOC Bordeaux wine in Delices & Gourmandises cellar is not a surprise since it's the world’s greatest and most sold Bordeaux appellation.

AOC Bordeaux Rouge in Délices et Gourmandises cellar

Bordeaux’ broadest generic name, AOC Bordeaux is produced across the department of the Gironde, outside forest areas and areas of marshes and swamps. It covers a wide variety of soils, letting the winemaker choose the grape varieties most suitable for the soil quality.

The main grape varieties used in the production of AOC Bordeaux are Merlot, which gives the fruity taste and the velvety texture and Cabernet Sauvignon, which gives it its tannic structure. To add roundness and spicy aromas, winemakers add Cabernet Franc. It is also possible to find Petit Verdot, Malbec or côt and even Carmenère, but not very often.

The presence of the red AOC Bordeaux in Delices & Gourmandises cellar is explained by its strong reputation but also the flexibility of its wines. They are fruity and not very vigorous. Their aromas, usually of red fruits, depend from the blend chosen by the winemaker. It is advisable to drink the red AOC Bordeaux young enough, after four or five years at most, although some may have a better aging potential.

Red AOC Bordeaux wines are simple and easy to drink. They are better served at a temperature of 15° or 16° with red meat.

Red AOC Bordeaux wine proposed by Delices & Gourmandises

Delices & Gourmandises wine cellar contains a red AOC Bordeaux, the Château Grand Jean, blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This red AOC Bordeaux greatly accompanies charcuterie, a piece of beef or game.