It's freezing outside and your guests would definitely appreciate a nice warm coffee or hot chocolate along with comforting treats... So add a little bit of heaven on your Christmas desserts menu with these mouth-watering recipes created by Denis Dramé MCA, our Pastry Chef at TheTasteLab, using some of our favourite and innovative ingredients from our partners.
Savour exquisite recipes with Christmassy flavours such as a gingerbread biscuit, a pistachio and cherry cake and a chestnut choux to enjoy with some chocolate bonbons! Don't forget to warm yourself with a mulled wine hot chocolate perfect to enjoy the Christmas season.
Denis joined Classic Fine Foods to run TheTasteLab. He began his career at the City Bakery in New York. He has worked alongside Raymond Blanc and Benoit Blin at the iconic 2-star Michelin restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and after a spell at Dainesfield House, Denis took on the role of Head Pastry Chef at Pennyhill Park. In addition to his day-to-day commitments, Denis regularly judges pastry competitions and was himself awarded of the Master of Culinary Arts.
Discover Chef Denis ingredients list below!
Suprême Marrons from Corsiglia
Discover an exclusive new recipe from Corsiglia, Suprême Marrons. A ready-to-use preparation for chestnut vermicelli with chestnut cream, paste and puree. It’s ready to pipe and perfect for adding an intense taste of chestnuts to your creations.
Don't miss our Christmas offer on Corsiglia products
BUY ANY 5 UNITS OF CORSIGLIA PRODUCTS FROM OUR SELECTION AND GET 1 FREE PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE*
Offer Code: XMAS04
Selection: Offer includes supreme marron, candied chestnuts in syrup, candied chestnuts decor, chestnut puree, cream or paste and candied citrus products.
*Choose 1 free product among Chestnut puree, cream or paste.
Guinettes Cherries in Alcohol from Distillerie du Perigord
The Guinette cherry, also known as the red pearl of the Balkans is harvested by hand just as the fruit begins to ripen. Lovingly selected and stoned with sophisticated equipment, the fruit, and nothing but the fruit, is then ready to be macerated in an alcoholised syrup, imparting all the flavour of the cherry to the final, delicious product from Distillerie du Perigord.
Gingerbread mix from Terre Exotique
Take a journey across the globe with Terre Exotique and a blend of spices that is just crying out ‘Christmas around a roaring log fire’. This may have been imagined as a mix for gingerbread but it will also lift your apple tarts and
add a touch of exotica to your sorbets with its cinnamon, green cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and black pepper.
Celaya Hot Chocolate from Valrhona
When it’s cold outside what better than to snuggle up with a cup of rich, smooth, creamy hot chocolate? Valrhona’s Celaya chocolate drink includes 17.5% of real, dark chocolate for an intense chocolate flavour and as it’s ready-to-use you too can be enjoying a moment of indulgence in just seconds …
Enjoy our Christmas offer on Valrhona products
FOR ANY ORDER OF CELAYA HOT CHOCOLATE GET 5% OFF
You can also enjoy a Christmas offer on couvertures chocolates
BUY ANY 9KG OF VALRHONA COUVERTURES FROM OUR SELECTION AND GET 10% OFF
Offer Code: XMAS05
Selection: Offer includes Nyangbo 68% and Ashanti 67% dark chocolate, Bahibe Lactee 46% and Biskelia 34% milk chocolate, Waina 35% white chocolate and Almond, Strawberry and Passion Fruit Inspiration.