The Apricot season is here in France……

Lots of lovely apricots now in the markets....

Lots of lovely apricots now in the markets….

Apricots – they’re newly arrived in the markets now and lots of restaurants are creating dishes using them. They’re also gorgeous as a stewed fruit. Rick Stein in his cookbook French Odyssey does a simple poached apricots in vanilla with honey madeleines.

Vanilla and honey poached apricots and ice cream

Vanilla and honey poached apricots and ice cream – apricots cooked for far too long!

Madeleines are a traditional French sponge cake and mentioned by Proust in ‘Remembrance of things Past’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_(cake)

Madeleine - French sponge cake

Madeleine – French sponge cake (photo Wikipedia)

Here’s a good blog for this receipe: http://www.atriflerushed.com/2011/08/rick-steins-vanilla-poached-apricots.html

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6 thoughts on “The Apricot season is here in France……

  1. FAB BLOG! We’re even more excited to visit now, if that’s possible! I (Sarah) have a Madeline tin at home that is yet to be used – I’ll try it now!

      • That was a great post, the pictures are great. You have a lot of skill with the camera. Check out all of our pages, we would really live to hear what you think about our pictures and what we do. Any photo advice or advice on any of our pages would be great.
        Thanks
        Jeff

      • Hello Jeff
        We’re going to have a look now – thanks for your comments, we’ve got a Nikon D90 and it really helps!

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