Blueberries are a yummy addition to pies, cakes, scones and sweet rolls like these. The antioxidant goodness of blueberries also makes these a slightly less gulity pleasure than your standard cinnamon roll. This recipe uses fresh (or frozen) blueberries on the inside and fresh lemon juice in the glaze to create a beautifully bright sweet treat to get your morning off to a yummy start!
French Macarons (pronounced “own” not “oon”) are light, egg white, sugar, and almond flour cookie shells filled with almost any sweet jam, nut butter, buttercream, chocolate or fruit compote. These French confections are not to be confused with the coconut haystack Macaroon cookie. Macarons are known for their bright colors and light crunch with just a bit of softness as you bite.
Also known as Gougères, or Pâte à Choux, this simple appetizer pairs beautifully with sparkling wine. Throughout France, Gougères are frequently served as an appetizer before a dinner party. Champagne is a typical hostess gift and gougères makes the perfect pairing.
The perfect food and wine pairing is when the wine makes you want more of the food and vice versa. You know it when you taste it. But knowing how to put the right foods together with the right wines can feel like setting up a magic trick and hoping for the best.
Truth be told, I was once a messy cook. I couldn’t wait to get started in the kitchen, so I’d begin my recipes without fully planning, measuring, and organizing my flow and timing from beginning to end.