Chocolate features heavily in most cuisines around the world, but in France, it is revered with most of the recipes considered classics of the French kitchen.
Here are eight of those classics and no repertoire of French recipes is complete without them. When making these recipes, use the highest quality chocolate you can afford; the flavor and texture really do make the difference between just good and out of this world! The higher the cocoa solids (for strong dark flavours look to 50 % and above, (the lower percentage chocolate is better when you require a milder flavour, or for children) You will pay more fo good chocolate but it is so worth it.
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Desserts do not come more classic than this delightful Poires Belle Helene which is essentially poached pears with a chocolate sauce but sounds so much more enticing with its beautiful enticing French name.
The dessert was invented by Auguste Escoffier in Paris in the 19th century and purportedly named after the opera, La Belle Helen by Offenbach.
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Classic chocolate crepes can be filled with just about any dessert-oriented food. Try combinations of nuts, fruit, and sauces for your own unique crepe, the variations on the fillings are limitless.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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This classic chocolate crepes recipe can be whipped up quickly and filled with just about any dessert-oriented food. Try using combinations of nuts, fruit, and sauces for your own unique crepes. To make an intensely rich dessert, layer a few berries with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Enjoy!