It’s no secret the French know their desserts. They are the creators of the ever-popular macaron and the masters of sophisticated crème brûlée. But France has much more up its culinary sleeve that rivals even the classic confections you’ve come to love. Here, we’ve uncovered 10 new, tasty recipes that will be contenders for the next “IT” French dessert.
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Mexico is known for being home to some of the most vibrant and flavorful dishes in the world. It’s one of the few places where authentic street food rivals even the fancy restaurants that share the same roads. While taking a trip down south might be difficult for many, that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the delicacies Mexico has to offer. Here, we rounded up the best Mexican street food recipes—no translation required.
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We get it: You’re hungry and running late so you reach for a packaged breakfast bar or race through a drive-thru—or, even worse, skip breakfast altogether. We are here to tell you there’s another way. With a little prep the day before (or even the day-of), you can have a healthy breakfast treat that will keep you full until lunchtime. Here are 14 grab-and-go breakfast ideas for even the busiest mornings.
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There’s something so rewarding about pulling fruit and mint from your garden and using it as a garnish for cupcakes. These strawberry kumquat cupcakes are made with a cream cheese frosting, almonds and a touch of shredded coconut.
Whether you’re a jam-and-butter kind of person or an avocado toast apologist, it’s easy to take this simple snack from boring breakfast to full-on entree. Here, we rounded up 12 toast creations that are perfect for a weekend brunch, an indulgent breakfast, or even a take-to-work lunch.
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It’s berry season again! I used blackberries, sunshine raspberries, strawberries and blueberries to make a colorful tart that is perfect for hosting. The crème patissiere filling gives it a soft center and the almond crust is an excellent vessel for this vibrant dessert.
- Cut 1/2 cup cold butter into small pieces and place in bowl. Or stand mixer with paddle attachment. Work butter to homogenize then add each ingredient fully before the next one: 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup ground almonds, pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 egg and 1 2/3 cup flour.
- When dough comes together, form a ball and place in fridge for 2 hours.
- Roll out dough into desired tart pan. Poke holes with fork.
- Place in preheated oven 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
- In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup milk to a boil over medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk 3 egg yolks and 3 tbs sugar together in a small bowl. Add 3tbs flour, and mix until smooth and free of lumps.
Thin egg-yolk mixture with approximately 1/4 cup of warm milk. When remaining milk begins to boil, add it to egg-yolk mixture, and stir well. Return to saucepan, and place over high heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until pastry cream thickens and boils, about 1 minute. (Turning the pan as you whisk helps to easily reach all areas of pan.)
Reduce heat to medium, and cook, whisking constantly, until cream becomes shiny and easier to stir, about 2 minutes more. Pour into a bowl, and stir in vanilla. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of pastry cream to prevent a skin from forming, and allow to cool.
Fill tarts with crème patisserie once the crust is cool. Top with your favorite berries, nuts, honey or mint!
This was my first “go” at creating a dessert for a wedding. These apple tarts made the perfect accompaniment to an adorable boho dessert spread. All you need is a few ingredients to make the easiest treat ever: puff pastry, Fiji apples, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
This Fig Frangipane Tart brings all the sweetness of almond pastry crust, almond filling, and juicy figs together. See recipe below 👇🏼
Cut 1/2 cup cold butter into small pieces and place in bowl. Or stand mixer with paddle attachment. Work butter to homogenize then add each ingredient fully before the next one: 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup ground almonds, pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 egg and 1 2/3 cup flour. When dough comes together, form a ball and place in fridge.
Mix 6 tbs softened butter with 1/2 cup sugar. Then add 2 eggs, 1 cup almond flour and 2 tbs regular flour.
Preheat oven to 365 degrees F.
Take crust dough out of fridge, roll out or press into tart pan. Poke holes with fork. Place in oven until edges are slightly hardened. Take out and fill with Frangipane filling. Place desired fruit on top. Bake until filling is slightly browned. Voila!
No matter which way you spin it, the combination of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers will always be a popular summer treat. Take these flavors indoors by melting them together in a sweet dip, or sandwiching them inside a donut for a unique take on the traditional dessert.
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