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Romantic Paris: Where to go and what to do in the city of love Paris really is the most romantic city in the world, if you know what you’re doing. If you don’t, you’ll be queuing in the rain for the Eiffel Tower and getting ripped off in a tourist trap Champs Elysees restaurant along with the other poor souls who didn’t do their research. So where do you go to get it right on a romantic Paris getaway? From restaurants to horse-drawn carriage rides, we’ve got romantic ideas that’ll show you really care and won’t break the bank either (most of the time)… 1. Go to a romantic Paris restaurant No trip to Paris would be complete without that intimate candle-lit meal beneath the stars accompanied by a bottle of fine wine. If you really want to impress your loved one you might want to give one of these eateries a try: Le Baron Rouge Ok, so Le Baron Rouge on rue Théophile-Roussel may be more of a wine bar than a restaurant. 1 Rue Théophile Roussel Les Ombres Ooh, fancy. 27 quai Branly La Dame de Canton Port de la Gare On a budget? 2. Flûte l’Étoile 19 Rue de l’Étoile

How to cook perfect cheesecake Cheesecake is one of those things, like Danish pastries, or truffles, whose attractions have long been a mystery to me. While I don't actively dislike it, I can always think of a more enjoyable way to deploy its considerable calorie load. Until recently, I could never put my finger on the root of my aversion – after all, I love cake, and I love cheese, and, if we're talking Wensleydale and fruit cake, I even like them together – until Paul Daniels came up in conversation (no, I'm not sure, either). Instantly I was transported back to the mid-80s, me sitting cross-legged on the floor, watching a bald man work his magic on a portable telly with a bowl on my lap, and wondering why my mum had billed this particular pudding as a treat. There are two very different types of dessert rejoicing in the name of cheesecake: one baked, and one chilled. Disturbingly fluffy Oddly claggy Michelin-starred The real thing Keeping things smooth Base Both, sadly, end up soggy in my amateur hands. Serves 10-12 1.

10 Reasons To Visit Paris in the Winter « kiss my spatula | food + photography Dear Christmas in Paris, Why did you have to end? We were SO good together. Please write back. I miss you. Love, Hopeless in California. I’ve been reciting this love letter in my head, day and night, ever since we returned home from our trip. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Deep Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe at Epicurious photo by Brian Leatart yield Makes 12 servings In the '80s and early '90s, chocolate cheesecake was at the top of our list. The simple ingredients in this rich, dense version let a good boutique chocolate shine. Crust 24 chocolate wafer cookies (from one 9-ounce package) 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted Filling 1 9.7-ounce bar Scharffen Berger 70% Cocoa Bittersweet Chocolate,* chopped 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Scharffen Berger) 4 large eggs Topping 3/4 cup whipping cream 6 ounces Scharffen Berger 70% Cocoa Bittersweet Chocolate,* chopped 1 tablespoon sugar Preparation For crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. For filling: Stir chopped chocolate in metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth. For topping: Stir cream, 6 ounces chocolate, and sugar in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until smooth. Release pan sides.

Picnicking in Paris: A Piece of Cake By Emily Hunt As the spring season fast approaches, there seems to be unconscious agreement that dropping everything to bask in a tepid spot of sunshine is a completely self-justified and rational human response. Deadlines and other commitments pale when compared to the striking radiance of that soft patch of grass in the middle-distance. There are, however, a few obstacles standing in the way of that baguette and you. Situated at the very heart of the city, on the western-most point of Ile de la Cité, the Square du Vert-Galant makes a wonderful location for an intimate picnic. Picnic enlightenment is surely to be found in the Bois de Vincennes, one of the ‘lungs’ of Paris. Another self-indulgent delight, the Buttes Charmont, often thought of as the ‘Parisians’ park’, provides shady respite from the urban labyrinth beyond its sleepy hills. Another typically Parisian haunt, the Parc de Montsouris to the south of Paris offers the full picnic experience.

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Recipe | PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese ‹ Back to results Prep Time:15 minutes Cooking Time:3 hours 15 minutes Rating: 5 stars Ingredients 1 1/4 cups sweet biscuit crumbs1 cup cream1/4 cup fresh lemon juice2 teaspoons grated lemon rind (optional)3 teaspoons gelatine, dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water3/4 cup caster sugar500g block PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened80g butter, melted Method COMBINE biscuit crumbs and butter and press into the base of a 20cm/8" springform pan; chill.BEAT PHILLY and sugar using an electric mixer until smooth. Hint For the perfect chilled cheesecake, mix the gelatine with the boiling water and set aside for 5 minutes before adding it to the PHILLY mix.