bring the patisserie to your kitchen
These are quite easy cake recipes will give you the most delicious tea time treats! The French have the most wonderful gateaux, some elaborate and some quite simple, but all, so delicious!
If you have ever seen the wonderful patisseries in France you will know what I mean when I say they are truly magnifique!
So here are some favourite French cake recipes to give your friends and family lots of tea-time treats.
Of course if you want something special for a tea party or a birthday or celebration, they will be the perfect addition to your table.
On the other hand, who needs an excuse to make these gorgeous cakes – they are a treat for you right now!
A chocolate cake to please all chocoholics! This is a recipe you can
make for a special occasion or just when you want to indulge yourself.
Think Valentine's day – this is so romantic – a cosy meal for two with a mouthwatering chocolate cake to finish off with.
Breton flat cake
Breton flat cake, known as Galette Bretonne, is traditional
throughout Brittany and is a delicious rich buttery cake with a crunchy
texture. It is so good and very easy to make at home.
Great as a dessert or with afternoon coffee!
Gateaux (Gateâu aux Marrons) is quite special and would be a real tea-time
treat for your family and friends. It would also compliment any table for
parties or special occasions and is a welcoming change at Christmas instead of
the usual cakes and pastries.
This is a wonderful French gateaux worthy of a place on your table. It
is made from a light choux pastry with a creamy praline flavoured
filling. Truly scrumptious!
Gateau au chocolat
This French chocolate cake is just so delicious with a texture almost
like fudge. It is the chocolate cake for chocoholics and you will want
to keep this recipe secret!
Little French Madeleine cakes are light sponge cakes made famous by
Marcel Proust. They are easy to make and everyone will love these for a
A Millefeuille – a 'Thousand leaves' – is a French patisserie classic and a cake you will see
in most French restaurants. Usually is is made as one large cake, but
this is most difficult to cut. So here is a recipe for small
millefeuilles that are easier to make and avoid a catastrophe at your
French religious cakes
French religious cakes are seen all over France but more especially
in Paris. They are simply choux buns with flavoured custard fillings and
covered in icing. They are said to look like nuns! Once colured in a
violet colour of the Cardinal's robes they are now also made in
chocolate flavour,rose flavour and coffee.
They are easy to make but you need to make them when you have time as you need patience!