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Cocktails & Macarons

With Christmas over and done with for another year, it's time to start thinking about the penultimate event of the year, New Years Eve. Whether you're hosting a big party to welcome 2019 or just a small family gathering, you're probably wondering what food and drinks will be served to mark the special occasion! Cocktails don't always have to be complicated, with various sugar syrups and obscure spirits! Sometimes the more classic cocktails do just as well. Here at Mon Dessert we can't think of anything better to pair with cocktails than delicious homemade macarons! They serve wonderfully as canapes or even little sweet treats after a dinner. And if you're worried that you won't have time to make macarons...

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Interview Sophie Bertrand (@sophieshealthykitchen) with her Data & Caramel slice recipe!

1) I love your blog and look forward to your beautiful Instagram posts.  Everything just looks so fresh and healthy.  And you are so responsive and positive.  I think it shows in everything you do!   You do a great job of promoting a healthy attitude around food when so many people have dysfunctional relationships around it.  Was this your intention when you started Sophie’s Healthy Kitchen and how did you get started and why?  That is so kind of you! Actually yes, I really did want to focus on healthy relationships with food which is why I came up with 'Sophie’s Healthy Kitchen’. I think a lot of people fear desserts or see them as ‘bad’ or ‘not allowed’...

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Mon Dessert: Vegan Style- Dark Chocolate & Almond Macaron recipe

Just because you’re a vegan, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the finer pleasures in life! Going vegan is becoming so much easier as more and more people discover the health, ethical and environmental benefits of living this way. Mon Dessert is embracing veganism this week and claims that when it comes to French Patisserie, there’s no need to compromise on quality and taste! Recipes for macarons - the famously delicious French classic - can be easily adapted to be gluten-free and dairy-free by substituting egg whites for Aquafaba (the cooking liquid of beans and other legumes like chickpeas). So if you’re in a baking mood, give this recipe for decadent dark chocolate & almond macarons a try. ...

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Add a French Twist to your Summer Party

Want a cake that will be light and delicate, yet indulgent and fresh? Let’s face it, nobody wants a stodgy fruitcake on a hot summer’s day! Look no further than the classic Fraisier. This cake oozes summer weddings, garden parties and is the perfect way to celebrate the end of Wimbledon as it is filled with strawberries & cream. A classic Fraisier is perfectly accompanied with a flute of champagne. In short, this cake is a delight for all the senses and has continued to be one of Mon Dessert’s most requested specialities. The name of the cake comes from the French word for strawberry fraise. Layering genoise sponge between strawberries and crème mousseline. Genoise sponge is a very light...

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