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Monday, December 26, 2016

The coconut macaroons by Delices and Gourmandises

The coconut macaroons of Delices and Gourmandises are appreciated for their texture that is crunchy on the outside and really soft in the inside first, but also for their delicate exotic taste and aromas. If you want to know how these traditional Alsatian biscuits can be prepared, this is the recipe.

For about 20 coconut macaroons you will need

The recipe is really simple and will not cost you much money as you just have to have:

- 200gr of grated coconut
- 4 egg-white
- 200gr sugar
- A pinch of salt

Delices and Gourmandises advise you to put the egg-whites in the fridge for about 1 hour as they have to be really cold when you will use them.

How to make the coconut macaroons of Delices and Gourmandises?

Put a metallic bowl in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Pour the cold egg-whites in it with a pinch of salt then beat them with an electric mixer to make them up in firm snow. Check the firmness by putting the bowl upside down. If the whites do not fall down, it is ok.

Add the sugar step by step and beat until it has completely melt.

Pour slowly the grated coconut and mix carefully until you have a homogeneous mixture.

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Use a pastry bag to form the macaroons on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

Cook for about 10 minutes. Get them out as soon as they have a delicate blond color.

Let them completely chill before serving.

If you want to try the coconut macaroons made in the Alsatian traditional way and cooked in a copper cauldron, Delices and Gourmandises offers you the opportunity to taste them. Just put your order on our site and also take a look in our catalog to discover all the delicacies we sell.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Delices and Gourmandises grape and apple cookies recipe

Need light, delicious yet crispy treat for breakfast or tea time ? Delices and Gourmandises has the perfect answer with its grape and apple cookies.For those who are fond of homemade pastries, here’s the recipe.

What you need to prepare Delices and Gourmandises grape and apple cookies

- 250g of applesauce without sugar
- 1 cup full to the brim with sugar
- 125g of softened margarine
- 1 whole egg
- 200g of flour
- 100g of oatmeal
- 5 g of sodium bicarbonate
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- ½ c to c of baking powder
- 2 pinches of salt
- 75g of raisins
- 120cl of rum

Delices and Gourmandises recommends amber rum to enhance the cookies aroma.

Prepare the dough

The preparation of the dough being relatively fast, preheat the oven to 180°C before staring. The day before, dip raisins in the rum.

In a large bowl, pour the beaten egg and add the softened margarine, apple sauce and sugar. using an electric thresher, work the mixture at medium speed until you get a homogeneous mixture. Then sift the 2 flours and pour them in rain without ceasing to beat until there are no more lumps. Add bicarbonate, yeast, cinnamon and salt. Continue to beat so that it mixes well. Lastly, remove the raisins from the rum, slightly drain them and put into the preparation.

Delices and Gourmandises tips to bake and taste grape and apple cookies

Flour your baking sheet. Using a spoon, make balls of dough and place them on the plate spacing them about 5 cm (2 inches) apart (the cookies will swell up). Put in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Your cookies are ready when they turn beautiful golden.

Delices and Gourmandises grape and apple cookies can be served hot, warm or cold accompanying a hot or cold drink, it’s up to you ! If you have any remaining, better keep them in an tightly-sealed box, away from moisture and air to prevent them from softening.