Today’s post is sponsored by my friends from French Food & Drink Federation!
I have partnered again with my friends from French Food & Drink Federation to bring you some French holiday season goodies. In my last post, Fall Goodies: French Food & Beverage Federation, I shared with you all some French goodies for the fall season.
So we are going to take a seat, sit back, close our eyes, and fantasize this time about being in France during the holiday season. Can you smell all of the coffee and French hot chocolate in the air? The cakes are literally flying off the shelves! 🤣 Imagine walking down the streets near dessert shops where butter and warm sugar aromas linger in the air! Sounds glorious, right?
It’s been years since I’ve been to France and I can’t wait until the day that I can go back! Until then, I’m going to enjoy all of the goodies from my box from French Food & Drink Federation. I’m sure you guys are wondering what I received this time! I was so thrilled when I opened the box to see one of my FAVORITE spices of all time, Fleur de Sel! Fleur de Sel is one of the best tasting sea salts I’ve ever used in my life. The Fleur de Sel from Le Saunier de Camargue is so delicate and flavorful, a little goes a long way and it should be used near the end of the cooking stage. I honestly love to use Fleur de Sel in my toothpaste, I’ll share that recipe with you guys soon.
The sweet components of the box brought out my inner kid-in-the-candy-store! LOL Mi-Cho-Ko Bon Bons melted so velvety smoothly in my mouth. The Bon Bons are filled with caramel. I can assure you that you will not want to share these chocolates. The next chocolaty treat in the box is crispy dark chocolate covered crepes from Gavottes. This has been my first time ever trying a crispy crepe and now I don’t think I want crepes any other way! They are similar to chocolate covered wafer cookies, but 100 times tastier; they are pretty much the sophisticated version of wafer cookies that should be in every adult’s pantry!
The last two items in my box are jams, well I think lemon curd is considered jam. Let me know what you think lemon curd is in the comment section! Anyway, Bonne Maman Lemon Curd is the bomb, it can kick up any pastry or bread! I decided to toast some gluten-free English muffins, then spread some of the lemon curd on top. Lemon curd can be used in so many applications like on top of cheesecake, or as a filling on top of a freshly baked square of puff pastry topped with fresh whipped cream and berries. Lastly, I received some Organic Raspberry Fruit Spread by Les Comtes de Provence. You guys know how I feel about using organic ingredients so being delighted to receive this item would be an understatement. I decided to make Raspberry Puff Pastry Straws with the spread. I used this recipe to make the puff pastry straws. Make sure you twist the puff pastry straws tight before you bake them, I obviously didn’t twist them tight enough! LOL
Let me know down below in the comment section which of these French items you are dying to get your hands on! Also, tell me some things that you love about the holiday season and winter. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family who want to experience a French getaway in their kitchens.