Famous French Desserts,
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Delicious famous French desserts are EASY to make with the right recipes! Here they are… Enjoy! Guaranteed success and smiles!

On this page, you will find: Chocolate Mousse and Cherry Clafoutis.

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Chocolate Mousse Recipe… Melts in Your Mouth!

Mousse au Chocolat… This timeless classic is bound to make everyone happy! Kids and adults!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Refrigeration Time: at least 3 hours

Ingredients (4 people):

8 oz. Unsweetened Baking Chocolate (chopped)
3 Egg Yolks
4 Egg Whites
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tbsp. Butter (room temperature)
Pinch of Salt

How To Make It:

1. Beat egg yolks with sugar, in a bowl, until it starts to whiten.
2. Put chopped chocolate in another bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of water. Melt this mixture, in a bain-marie (double-boiler), over a very low heat. Stir constantly until chocolate melts. Never let the bain-marie water boil.
3. Take off heat and stir in butter, until it melts.
4. Once cooled off, stir in egg yolks.
5. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites, with salt, until they are firm. Then, delicately stir egg whites into chocolate mixture.
6. Pour the mousse into individual ramekins and refrigerate (at least 3 hours) until serving.


1. Dice your favorite dark chocolate bar into tiny morcels. Add these morcels in between steps 5 and 6. This will give your mousse an exciting crunch, not to mention extra chocolate!
2. Instead of using unsweetened chocolate, make a milk chocolate, or white chocolate mousse. If you use milk or white chocolate, don't use any sugar what-so-ever… it will be much too sweet.

Serving Ideas:

Chocolate mousse can fit with all occasions, depending on how you serve it! Kind of like that basic black dress!
So, for elegance, think of serving your mousse in large wine glasses, or small crystal dessert dishes.
For casual family-style, you can serve your mousse in one large dessert dish. This way, everyone can serve themselves generous second helpings!
Traditionally, Chocolate Mousse is served in individual ceramic ramekins. As you can see, the choices for this famous French dessert are endless!

Cherry Clafoutis… So Easy and Oh So Impressive!

Clafoutis aux Cerises… An exquisite French classic from the Limousin region. Something of a cross between a flan and a cake.
It is super-easy to make, but sure doesn't look it. So, if you want to impress, and are a little short on time, this may be your perfect solution! Not to mention, like all famous French desserts, it's absolutely delicious!

Traditionally, you don't de-pit the cherries. In fact, the nutty flavor of the pits adds a lovely taste to the clafoutis. But, you might want to warn your guests… because it's no fun to break a tooth! Or, just de-pit them! I usually leave them in, and so far, with no injuries!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 to 40 minutes

Ingredients (4 to 6 people):

1 lb. Black Cherries (washed and dried off)
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Flour
3 Eggs (lightly beaten)
1 1/2 cups Whole Milk
Pinch of Salt
Powdered Sugar (to decorate)
Butter and Granulated Sugar (for baking dish)

How To Make It:

Preheat oven to 350°F.
1. Sift flour and stir in a pinch of salt.
2. Stir in granulated sugar.
3. Stir in beaten eggs.
4. Stir in milk.
5. Butter and then sugar your baking dish. Use granulated sugar, not powdered.
6. Spread cherries evenly over bottom of baking dish.
7. Pour the batter on top of the cherries, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
8. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top, once the clafoutis cools. Serve warm or room temperature.


Tons of choices here! Traditionally, a clafoutis is made with cherries. However, you can make wonderful clafoutis with just about any fruit or berry. So, use your creativity for this famous French dessert! And, don't forget to cut fruits into bite-sized pieces.

Serving Ideas:

A clafoutis will carry its own in any baking dish. I prefer using French ceramic ones. The clafoutis cooks perfectly in them. And, it looks beautiful on the table! A truly succulent famous French dessert!

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