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EASTER CHOCOLATES 2014

I always look forward to this time of year, to see what the best French Chocolatiers will be creating for their Easter Chocolates 2014 collection. Here are our favorites world-renowned French Chocolatiers’ limited “prestige” line of Easter chocolates themed figurines.

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easter chocolates 2014

1. The Mother Hen at A la Mere de Famille. The ‘Mother Hen’ watches over her four little chocolate chicks under her protective wings.
2. Peacock Egg at Fauchon.
3. Spring Garden (Le Jardin Printanier) by Arnaud Larher. A garden with 16 mini chocolate eggs.
4. The Hidden Treasure of the Fairies (Le Trésor Caché des Fées), from Les Fees Patissieres. Deborah Levy and Sarah Harb-Fairies with Les Fees Patissieres pastry chef Eddie Benghanem play Willy Wonka. In one of their eggs, the key reveals a real gift voucher that will allow one lucky person to spend a whole day with Benghanem in his workshop to design an unique piece.
5. The Stork and the Fox (La Cigogne et le Renard) by Hugo & Victor‎ pays tribute to famous writer La Fontaine.
6. This cute rabbit family in their garden created by pastry chef Stéphane Tranchet from Le Burgundy‎.‎

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easter chocolates 2014

7. Pick a Crunchy Carrot, an Irresistible Strawberry, or a Tender Garden Peas, at Dalloyau‎.
8. Easter workshop with big eyes rabbits grinning from ear to ear dressed like chefs at La Maison du Chocolat‎.
9. Christophe Roussel’s‎ creations are always fun. This year he designed a ‘Dragon Egg’ which has a granite texture imitating a cracked egg shell with dragon figure peeking out of the eggs and ‘Daisy Easter Egg’ filled with roasted dried fruit.
10. This year Patrick Roger amuse us with pigs, toads, and sheep instead of the usual chocolate eggs.

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The circus is coming! Krenzer Guy and his team from Lenotre‎ amazed us with the sea lion and elephant jugglers, and magician rabbit, all made of chocolate!

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I am fascinated by ‎‎Pierre Hermé’s Tribute to Beat Zoderer, a Swiss artist. Pierre Hermé created an egg intertwined with bands of multicolored chocolate and underneath the chocolate base of the egg is a secret drawer with assorted chocolate bonbons inside.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

HOW TO MAKE SACHERTORTE RECIPE

Watch and learn how Mary Berry makes Sachetorte, a chocolate cake invented in Vienna by chef Franz Sacher in 1832. This cake improves if left a day or two before cutting.

Sachertorte
Make 12 servings
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Posted on Apr 15, 2014

HOW TO MAKE BRANDY SNAPS RECIPE

Watch and learn how Mary Berry makes Brandy Snaps, delicate lacey cookies filled with whipped cream.

Brandy Snap
Makes 16 brandy snaps
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Posted on Apr 14, 2014

HOW TO MAKE LEMON POUND CAKE RECIPE

Watch and learn how to make this moist and tasty lemon pound cake recipe is so good we dare you to have just one slice.

Michael Symon’s Lemon Pound Cake
Makes 8 servings
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Posted on Apr 12, 2014

HOW TO MAKE LEMON TIRAMISU RECIPE

Tiramisu is one of the easiest dessert to make. Watch and learn how Jamie’s mentor and friend Gennaro Contaldo makes this delicious Lemon Tiramisu in his town on the Amalfi Coast where he was born.

Lemon Tiramisu
Makes 6 servings
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Posted on Apr 11, 2014

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