5 authentic jams to reinforce your pancakes… and a particular laziness bonus! | EUROtoday

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L’The 12 months 2024 continues to mark its gourmand calendar. After the Epiphany pancakes and earlier than Easter and the return of sweets with nice fanfare, the time has quickly come to convey out the crepe maker! And sure, this Friday, February 2, 2024, is Candlemas. This custom goes again a very long time and makes use of differ relying on the nation between donuts, pancakes or crepes.

In France, they’re those who lead the dance. If the straightforward sugar crepe – or butter crepe with a touch of lemon – simply flatters the style buds, it is also the time to find new merchandise. Here is a number of alternative jams and authentic spreads to present your pancakes somewhat one thing additional.

The three pistachios unfold from Alléno & Rivoire

Yannick Alléno and his pastry chef Aurélien Rivoire gave their title to this model, which has grown considerably since its launch on the finish of 2021. Mendiants in big bars and different chocolate sticks have ensured its popularity. Rivoire additionally works with fruit, which he candied by changing the sugar with birch water. Same strategy for its spreads, together with that with three pistachios (Iran, Sicily, Turkey) with an instantly addictive style. Other flavors: hazelnut and items of candied orange; almond and vanilla.
Jar (90 g): €9. chocolat-allenorivoire.fr

Chestnut-pear jam from La Confiture parisienne

The glamorous packaging of the Parisian jam model’s creations would make little sense if the content material turned out to be odd. Never a foul shock when opening the well-known white pots, the spoon asks for extra! Among the recipes tailored to Candlemas, the one with chestnut and pears works splendidly with its homogeneous praline texture and its comforting style, with out being too candy.
Pot (250 g): €14.90. confiture-parisienne.com

Yuzu unfold by Perrine and Étienne Schaller

In current years, no different fruit has been as well-liked as citrus fruits, one of many symbols of the plant-based revolution on the desk. Among the famend producers in France are Perrine and Étienne Schaller, who took over the operation of Michel and Bénédicte Bachès in Eus (Pyrénées-Orientales). Buddha palms, citrons and different Meyer lemons could be ordered in a basket on their web site, as can a variety of processed merchandise, together with a number of spreads. The one with natural yuzus, a citrus fruit from Asia with a fragile style, is harking back to English lemon curd with a contact of acidity very particular to this fruit, which makes all of the distinction.
Jar (100 g): €10. citrusbaches.com

Salted butter and buckwheat caramel from La Grande Épicerie

Caramel + salted butter, that’s an equation that works. When buckwheat seeds are added, the preparation takes on an much more frank Breton tone and this isn’t to displease us. Especially because the recipe additionally contains crème fraîche. Spread with out moderation!
Jar (100 g): €3.90. lagrandeepicerie.com

Chestnut cream from Angelina

A timeless Parisian gourmand temple, Angelina has been shifting crowds for over 120 years. At 226 rue de Rivoli, we queue for do-it-yourself scorching chocolate and the well-known Mont-Blanc embellished with chestnut cream sprinkles. Which can also be produced in a pot, made for Angelina by the Imbert home, primarily based in Aubenas in Ardèche, and enhanced with a touch of vanilla.
Pot (120 g): €6.20. lahalledesgourmets.com

Bonus: Benoît Castel’s ready-made pancake batter

You have neither the time nor the need to arrange your pancake batter? The baker-pastry chef Benoît Castel has deliberate all the pieces and sells bottles of ready-made liquid dough, very vanilla, to make round fifteen pancakes. You will nonetheless must cook dinner and sauté them! And if the slightest effort is basically inconceivable, go for its field of 6 Suzette crepes, able to eat, drizzled with caramel-orange sauce and Grand Marnier and sprinkled with candied orange zest.
Box: €13.50. Bottle of pancake batter: €8. benoitcastel.com