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Ooh La La!

Simple homemade sweets with a French twist
Ooh La La!


Reviewers may be raving about Clotilde Dusoulier’s wonderful way with locally grown vegetables in The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen, but what wowed us were the desserts. We asked the author and blogger to share some more sweet secrets. From a light, lemony warm soufflé to a smooth, fruit-laced ice cream, her luscious offerings are effortlessly elegant, and oh-so-French.

March 2014 p.46

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Lemon-Almond Souffles

Lemon-Almond Soufflés

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There’s nothing intimidating about these zesty soufflés, just be sure to grease the sides of the ramekins up to the rim so they’ll rise fully in the oven.

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Mango Pistachio Cardamom Ice Cream

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Take a sweet trip to India with this easy frozen treat, spiked with green cardamom and nuggets of pistachio. Silken tofu makes it extra creamy and smooth with no dairy. Grinding the seeds from whole cardamom pods offers the freshest flavor—look for the pods at spice purveyors and gourmet kitchenware

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Pear and Lavender Charlottes

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The French love to assemble single-serving desserts in glasses, and this easy Charlotte makes for an elegant treat. Dried lavender teases floral notes out of the pears.

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Apple-Date Crisps

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Apples and dates come together beautifully in this low-fat crisp. You can mix and match apple varieties for more flavor complexity.

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