Desserts in France have to be one of life’s greatest joys, either sitting in a grand hotel, a seat in the sunshine outside a small French café or a visit to a boulangerie, it is impossible to resist, or to choose which to have, the vast array of crisp, flaky pastries, chocolate filled croissants, rich, ornately decorated gateaux or creamy, light puddings. Here we offer a small selection and hope that you will join in and send in your favorite recipe to share and pass on.
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The tarte Tatin was created accidentally at the Hotel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron, France, about 100 miles (160 km) south of Paris, in the 1880s.The hotel was run by two sisters, Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin. It is an upside-down pastry in which the apples are caramelized in butter and sugar before the tart is baked.
Possibly the most famous pancake in the world the Crêpes Suzette are associated with French fine dining and are a much thinner version of a traditional pancake. The crêpe is served with a beurre Suzette, a sauce made of caramelized sugar and butter, orange juice, zest, and Grand Marnier
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