7 French Desserts Recipes

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
At the center of fine dining, French cuisine is known for its beautiful preparation and presentation. If you're looking to impress your loved one or guests, the sophisticated French approach to cooking will set the mood.Caramelized Pineapple FAGE Total Crème Brûlée with Blueberries
1. Caramelized Pineapple FAGE Total Crème Brûlée with Blueberries
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Bobby Flay creates this wonderful dessert with his own twists of ingredients.
2. Chocolate French Macarons
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Making French macarons is a sweet yet complicated science. These delicate cookies require lots of attention and some special kitchen know-how, but with a little help from our video, you'll feel like a Parisian pastry chef in no time. And if you don't, well, we still encourage you to eat any and all mistakes.
3. Banana Chocolate Financier
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This dessert will melt in your mouth and reveal the taste of the rich dark chocolate and the baked bananas. In this Grokker Premium video, Pastry Expert Ghalid Assyb shares his delicious banana chocolate financier recipe.
4. How to make cheese souffle
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Just the word 'souffle' is enough to scare some home cooks - indeed, many of us think of souffles as difficult dishes best left to French-trained chefs. But the truth is that souffles are quite easy to master, and this video shows you how! This cheese souffle recipe is as authentic as they come and calls for just a handful of simple ingredients. Comte cheese is used here, but you could easily use your favourite cheese - such as Cheddar, Gruyere, Emmental or even Red Leicester. The key to a beautifully risen souffle is to whip your egg whites to stiff peaks, either by hand or with an electric whisk, and to gently fold the whites into the bechamel mixture using a metal utensil. Folding the two mixtures together gently ensures that you keep the air in the mixture. Secondly, as with most baking, resist temptation to open the oven door whilst the souffle is baking. The change in temperature that results can drastically affect the outcome, and not in a good way! Keep your oven light on so that you can check your souffle's progress without opening the oven door. Once your souffle is beautifully golden and risen, you'll want to serve it straightaway. As they say, a souffle waits for no one!
5. Classic French Apple Tart
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Trying this French classic with apples, cinnamon, and apply juice. This apple tart will have you and your guests fully satisfied.
6. Cherry Galette
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Why am I calling this a cherry folditup, and not a cherry galette, its correct culinary name? Because one sounds like something that's easy to make, and one doesn't. This is very simple and easy to make with delicious cherry!
7. Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Pots
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Welcome to Michel Roux's Easy French Cooking, where he will teach you some of his favourite traditional French dishes. These perfect little chocolate and vanilla cream pots are rich, creamy, and incredibly decadent, and topping them with freshly whipped chantilly cream, makes these deserts truly indulgent. So join two Michelin starred chef Michel Roux in this Grokker Premium video, and learn the secrets to great French cooking at home.
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