Countdown to Macaron Day

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Le Jour du Macaron / Macaron Day
is on March 20!
9am – 6pm

Receive a free mini macaron at the café and participate in the fundraising
in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation!

Sign up to our macaron-making classes on March 19 and 20!

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French Made will be celebrating the 5th Macaron Day in Vancouver on March 20 and you are all invited to share the love of macarons and support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation!

“Le Jour du Macaron” started in Paris in 2005, invented by famous Chef Pierre Hermé and French Made initiated the tradition in Vancouver in 2012. This year we will be celebrating le Jour du Macaron at our Mount Pleasant café (81 Kingsway) and at the Atelier kitchen in South Vancouver.

At the café, a donation jar will be available and each customer will receive a free mini macaron and a percentage of all the sales of macarons will be donated to the Foundation. There will be 17 to 18 flavours of macarons and also large macarons (3”) in different flavours.

We are also very happy to announce the launch of a new kind of macaron: an eggless vegan-friendly version of French Macarons that even non-vegans will enjoy! For the moment, one flavour is available: dark chocolate with Nuez date-almond milk and coconut milk. We are working on developing a couple of other flavours for later in the spring. For now vegan macarons are available frozen every day at the café (wait 10-15 minutes to enjoy them) and we will have some fresh ones on Macaron Day.

At the Atelier, Chef David will be teaching all the secrets to make perfect macarons on March 19 and 20. The 2.5 hours hands-on class is limited to 7 students each day and everyone will walk home with a macaron-making kit and the macarons made during the class (about 24 macarons per student).

The cost is $110 tax included and 25% will also be donated to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Registration limited to 7 students each day, first come first served, please reserve your spot by phone (604-558-4880) or email, partial proceeds donated to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.



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Valentine’s Day Parisian treats

We are open on Family Day from 10am until 5:30pm.

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In addition to the regular line up of 12 to 15 flavours of French macarons, the team of bakers at French Made Baking is cooking up special treats to say “Je t’aime” to your loved ones.

French macarons (gluten free)

IMG_20130205_141755Back by popular demand are the heart shaped macarons available in a selection of our most popular flavours (Earl Grey milk chocolate, Salted Caramel, Raspberry, Rose & Litchi, Pistachio, Praliné). Available in limited quantities on February 13 and 14 at the Mount Pleasant café (81 Kingsway).

 

May be purchased individually ($2.25 in a cello bag or $3.25 with a box), in boxes of 2 ($5.00), 6 ($12.50) or 12 ($25). 

It is recommended to pre-order by February 10.

 

larges macaronsLarge macarons (gluten free*)

The large macaron filled with whipped ganache and fresh fruits is a great dessert to end a romantic dinner with style! Different flavours available: Classic Hispahan (rose, litchi, raspberries), St Michel (salted caramel and caramelized apples), Sophia (pistachio, raspberries)

 

1-2 servings (about 3”): $5.25 tax included

4 servings (6”): $21

6 servings (7.5”): $31.50

8 servings (9”): $42

Larger sizes (6 to 9”) available by order only

 

Cheesecake heart-French MadeCheesecakes

The almond shortbread crust and the blackcurrant, raspberry and violet coulis give a French twist to a heart-shaped vanilla bean cheesecake.

$5.00 tax included

 

lava cake heart shaped“Fondant” Chocolate lava cake (gluten free*)

 

Our best selling gluten free molten heart chocolate cake made with Cacao Barry dark chocolate. Just pop it in the oven or microwave to reveal the dark chocolate lava oozing from the cake!

$5.00

 

 

 

 

* All the gluten free recipes are made without wheat or any other ingredient containing gluten but wheat flour is used in the kitchen to bake some of our cakes.

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey!

We will be open from 10am until 5:30pm on Family Day, Monday February 8.

For your celebrations of the Year of the Monkey we are baking some very special monkey-shaped macarons! They are available by order only, orders have to be placed by February 1 by phone (604-558-4880) or email or in person at the café.

Choice of filling: Jasmine green tea ganache or Black sesame-matcha ganache. These flavours are also available as regular macarons ($2 each, 6 for $10.50 and a dozen for $20).

Monkey macarons are $3.50 each tax included (they are larger than our regular macarons, 2.25 to 2.5″ diameter)

The Hot Chocolate Festival is going on until February 14, more information below!

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Galette des Rois (Kings’ Cake) & Hot Chocolate Festival

Happy New Year everyone! January is the best month if you have a sweet tooth as two exciting events are happening!

Galette des Rois / Kings’ Cake

In France, a very important tradition to quickly let go of your New Year resolution to start a diet and to overcome back-to-work gloom is to indulge in la Galette des rois.

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Made of two discs of flaky buttery puff pastry filled with frangipane almond cream, it is sinfully good and since it’s a seasonal cake, you have to fill up during the month of January!

The Galette des Rois is a celebration cake made to share with friends, family and colleagues. The tradition is part of the French Catholic background:  on January 6th, people were celebrating Epiphany (the 12th day after Christmas, when the three Kings brought gifts to the newborn Jesus, hence the name Kings’ Cake) with a cake. Inside the Galette is hidden a little object (originally a fava bean, hence the name “fève” in French, then it became a ceramic or plastic figurine) and whoever finds it becomes the “King” or “Queen” for the day and gets a paper crown to show it. Tradition has it too that the King or Queen throws another party and offers a galette to the unlucky guests.

To make sure nobody cheats (it sometimes happens that you cut on it and you know where it is), somebody cuts the galette while the youngest guest has to go under the table and is in charge of randomly distributing the slices amongst the guests.
When sharing a galette between grown ups, it is commonly agreed that whoever gets the fève will buy the next galette to share.

We have 3 sizes available until the end of January:
By the slice: $4.25 (may come with a fève, be careful when biting!)
3-4 servings (6″, please pre-order at least 48 hours in advance): $16.45
6-8 servings (9″, please pre-order at least 24 hours in advance): $32.50
(as usual, prices include tax)
All full galettes will come with a fève and a paper crown.
Orders may be placed by email or in person.

Hot Chocolate Festival

We are proud to participate for the 5th time in Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival! More than 20 participating venues and exciting enticing unusual gourmet hot chocolate flavours!

Here’s what we have in store this year, we hope to see you often to enjoy these exclusive hot chocolates that we only offer during the Festival (January 16 to February 14). By popular demand we are bringing back on the menu the Earl Grey infused milk chocolate (“Lord of the Hot Chocolate”), the Thyme & Orange dark chocolate (“Only Thyme Will Tell”). The other flavours are new creations and we’re so happy with the results, we hope you’ll love them as much as we do!

#1: “Bananas Gone Nuts”: Valrhona Milk chocolate with banana and hazelnut, made with French Made’s own chocolate-hazelnut paste (Nuciola). Served with a mini Nuciola brioche. January 16, 20, 24*, 28 and February 1, 5, 9, 13.

2016 Hibiscus raspberry dark chocolate-001* On January 24 from 2:30pm until closing there will be very limited seating available, the back of the café is reserved for a private event. We will still serve drinks and all our other treats to go and a couple of tables will be available at the front to dine-in.

 

#2: “Rose Mallow – Marshmallow” (dairy free): Valrhona Single Origin Venezuela 72% Dark chocolate with almond & coconut milks, with a dash of hibiscus & raspberry {Rose mallow is another name for hibiscus}. Served with strawberry marshmallows. January 17, 21, 25, 29 and February 2, 6, 10, 14.

 

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#3: “Magic Beans”: Tonka & Vanilla beans-infused Varlhona Dulcey caramelized white chocolate. Served with rosemary & sea salt puff pastry sticks. January 18, 22, 26, 30 and February 3, 7, 11.

 

 

#4: {returning}: “Lord of the Hot Chocolate”: Earl Grey infused Valrhona Milk Chocolate. Available every day.

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#5: {returning}: “Only Thyme Will Tell”: Varlhona single origin Venezuela 72% Dark Chocolate infused with Thyme leaves & Orange zests. Available January 19, 23, 27, 31 and February 4, 8, 12.

 

Food intolerances: all drinks do not contain gluten (but they are made in a kitchen where we handle wheat flour). Our kitchen is peanut-free but supplies like chocolate may have been exposed to cross-contamination risks at the manufacturer’s facility. Unless the drink recipe is made with non-dairy milks we are sorry but we won’t be able to offer a dairy free version of the drink. Our regular hot chocolate can be made dairy free though.

CHOCOLATE MAKES YOU HAPPY!

Christmas macarons & Buches de Noel

Holiday Hours

December 26 and 27: 10am – 5pm

December 28 to 30: 8am – 6pm

December 31: 8am – 5:30pm

Closed from January 1 to 7. Reopening January 8, 8am to 6pm.

Galettes des rois will be available from January 8. We recommend pre-ordering!

 

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Yule Logs

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3 Chocolats: Layers of Valrhona white chocolate, milk chocolate & dark chocolate mousses, chocolate cake with crunchy praliné

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Aurore yule log 2015Aurore: Raspberry and litchi mousses, raspberry jelly, rose flavoured almond cake and rose-raspberry glaze (gluten free)

 

 

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Caramelia: Pear and caramel mousses, poached pears, soft salted caramel, meringue

 

 

 

All the yule logs will feature seasonal decorations and mini macarons.

3-4 servings (3.5”) : $19.95
6-8 servings (6”) : $34.50
10-12 servings (10.5”) : $54.95
(tax included)

Please order by December 18 for a pick up on Dec. 23 or 24.

We will be open from 8am to 4:30pm on December 24 (closed Dec. 25). We will be open on December 26!

Holiday Macarons Tree

The Holiday macarons tree this year is a combination of Peppermint and dark chocolate (green), Black Forest (pink) and Eggnog (white/gold)! You may also choose your combination of flavours from our regular and seasonal line up. Prices range from $65.10 (35 macarons, 4 tiers + cover) to $350 (200 macarons, 10 tiers, to be assembled at the location of the event). Please call or email to reserve: 604.558.4880 or info@frenchmadebaking.com
Boxes of macarons are also available for smaller gifts and stocking stuffers (2 macarons, 6 macarons or 12 macarons). We have 12 to 15 flavours every day!

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