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Mon Dessert: Bake together this Valentines.

Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be tough…   With Valentines Day fast approaching, it might be time to consider what you’re going to do for your significant other this year. So, will it be the flowers and chocolate for her again this year, or a set of stainless steel cufflinks and (much-needed) aftershave for him? It may be that this year you are looking to shake things up a little, and recapture the fun of your dating days with something a little less predictable. Don’t get us wrong - chocolate and flowers are timeless gifts - but if you’re looking for an activity that you and your partner can enjoy together then we may have found...

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Get Baking with Mon Dessert this Mother's Day

Thinking of a new, exciting and suitably sentimental gift idea for Mother’s Day each year can be quite a difficult task. Here at Mon Dessert, we recognise this challenge, so to make things easier we've got a few gift ideas for daughters of dessert lovers and baking aficionados everywhere... This year charm your Mum with one of our beautiful Mon Dessert Macaron Baking Kits; whether she is a novice baker or Mary Berry level, our Baking Kits are easy to use and can be enjoyed by everyone thanks to our gluten free ingredients. Regardless of your kitchen set up, our Macaron Baking Kits include everything you could possibly need to make a scrumptious batch of your very own French Patisseries. Simply follow the recipe found inside your elegantly embellished Mon Dessert tin, pop the oven on and get baking!  What's included in the...

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10 Top piping tips for flawless macarons

I have been making and teaching how to make macarons for years now and probably the number one question that I get asked is how do you get those perfect rounds when piping?  I think it is a huge reason why most people don't even attempt to make them as they think they will be too fiddly to pipe. This post is to help to banish that fear by giving you my 10 top tips to help you create flawless macarons. 1) Use a good quality piping bag.   This is so important.  You need something that is not going to rip and let you down half way through piping.  I use a silicone reusable one that we have available...

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Zero Gluten, Zero Guilt! A Guide to Gluten-Free Treats...

We are constantly bombarded with the latest craze in healthy eating and whilst some are just fads some are seemingly here to stay. One such trend is going gluten free. What started off, as a tiny hidden shelf in the supermarkets is now a whole aisle. The gluten-free retail market has expanded rapidly from $1.7bn in 2011 and will reach $4.7bn by 2020, say the Financial Times. But how did this happen? How did this seemingly hypochondriac, bohemian movement become a multi billon dollar industry? The answer is we all want the elixir of life. Something that will make us look thinner, live longer and give us super powers, and whilst there is never a quick fix. What started off...

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Want a Parisian Chic Wedding? Mon Dessert Shows You How...

It is not at all surprising that Paris continues to be a top proposal destination after all the city just oozes springtime romance; with its wide boulevards and beautiful architecture.  And who can forget the art, riverboats down the Seine and iconic Tour Eiffel.  Therefore it seems only fitting that the Wedding day pay homage to Parisian style.  But even if the “question” was not popped in oh la la Paris. To be honest my proposal was more Brixton edgy done over a plate of spag bol in our South London flat. Parisian chic is such a beautiful theme on which to set a wedding, the French are in the end all about the finer things in life. So how...

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