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Friday, September 26, 2014

French Week at Lidl

French Week at Lidl

Hands up who is a little obsessed (okay a lot) with the Great British Bake Off? Yup me too! It has actually inspired me to bake a little more and frankly indulge my sweet tooth that little more. I would deem myself to be a cake person but I do have a fondness for French patisserie offerings too. The fresher the better.

French Week at Lidl

My local supermarket happen's to be a Lidl and this week they are celebrating French Week with a whole range of French products which have been sourced where possible from France. It is as close to eating in Paris without shelling out for flights and lets face it, eating with French delicacies in the comfort of your own home with good company is far more appealing than travelling.

What I love about Lidl is that most stores have an in-store bakery which frankly smells delicious, with the sweet aroma of hot croissants and various French breads baking in store. If that doesn't make you feel hungry nothing will!

French Week at Lidl

To tie in with French Week I roped my sister into baking a few sweet treats using Lidl's Gateaux cake mixes (nothing like having a trainee Chef to help out is there?). We tweaked the Gateux mixes to turn them into brownies and cupcakes rather than large cakes which really only involved swapping cake tins for cupcake cases and a brownie pan! At £1.49 a mix it does make a great rainy day treat and activity - I call it emergency cake. Every home needs cake!

French Week at Lidl

If you want to experience the authentic taste of France I recommend hot footing it to Lidl and trying some of the below products which are limited edition and in-store now: Assorted traditional French tarts, frozen macarons, speciality salami with walnuts, assorted French desserts, mousse au chocolat lait, creme caramel, wheel of brie, blue cheese, puff pastry parcels, croque monsieur, ham/cheese croissant, cake baking mixes, Cidre de Normandie Brut (4.5%), Fine Calvados (40%), Creme de casis (15%), Pastis (40%), lady finger biscuits, madelaines, 7 days mini croissants, frozen baguette, frozen viabatta, sweet rolls with creme fraiche.

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9 comments:

  1. Delicious...this is too much sweets for me at this time...LOL :D
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  2. Looks so delish!

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  3. I love Lidl, but why did they get rid of their pretzels? *cries*

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  4. These look so delicious!! Lidls selection really is great, i wish mine was a bit closer though :) xxx
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  5. This made me laugh as we don't have cupcakes or brownies like this in France! Well certainly not in the boulangeries it's all layered mille-feuille, opera cakes, tartlettes framboises and other ridiculously gorgeous goodies. Do try the salami with walnuts, we call them saussice and they are very tasty. Otherwise you really need to get to France to really enjoy proper French baking!

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    1. Oh my, this made me laugh to! Cupcakes or brownies to illustrated a post about French pastries? As a French girl, I just can't approve that, lol!
      Bring on the macarons and the tarts you were talking about in your post! ;)

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    2. Haha :) it was gateau au citron mix made into cupcakes and the brownies were/are gateau au chocolat mix made into brownies - I didn't have any cake tins sadly so had to improvise to try the mixes out :)

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  6. such delicious food! x
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