Flan (Creme Caramel) — This is a wonderful dessert after a rich or highly spiced meal, and it also makes
a delightful snack. Creme Caramel is an old French specialty which they taught to
the Mexicans during the time they ruled Mexico. The Mexicans have re-named it Flan,
and have made it even better. Now it can be found all over Mexico, from the finest
restaurant to the small street vendor, and is enjoyed by all. This version is nicely
sweet, light as a maidens breath, and perfectly textured.
French Macarons with Bittersweet Chocolate
Ganache — Looking for a delicious dessert? Then check out these tasty macaroons with chocolate
ganache sandwiched between two cookies. In France, these popular cookies are known
as macarons and are sold in patisseries in a wide variety of colors and flavors.
French Onion Soup — This is a recipe from a very good French cook we spent a few years with, and
the best French onion soup I've ever had.
Macaron (French Macaroons) — Although the macaron is predominantly a French confection, there has been much
debate about its origins. Larousse Gastronomique cites the macaron as being created
in 791 in a convent near Cormery. Some have traced its French debut back to the
arrival of Catherine de' Medici's Italian pastry chefs whom she brought with her
in 1533 upon marrying Henry II of France. These are melt-in-your-mouth good.
Madeleines — Madeleines are a French tea cake with a scalloped shell shape that is ribbed
on one side, and smooth, with a hump, on the other.
Onion Tart — This is a rustic French bread featuring the Provencal touch of olive oil and
anchovies and cured olives of the Mediterranean.