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Belgian milk chocolate

Jules Destrooper uses only the very best Belgian chocolate. In fact, Barry Callebaut even created a unique recipe especially for us – with cocoa beans from America, Africa and Asia that, in combination, are distinctively delicious. Plus, the growers of these beans have all earned the UTZ label, the hallmark for sustainable agriculture.

Honey

The honey we use is a polyfloral variety: a blend of Latin American and Asian honey from several different flowers. This special blend ensures that the honey always has the same delicious flavour and the same golden colour. Furthermore, we monitor the honey strictly to prevent pesticides and antibiotics!

Belgian chocolate

Jules Destrooper uses only the very best Belgian chocolate. In fact, Barry Callebaut even created a unique recipe especially for us – with cocoa beans from America, Africa and Asia that, in combination, are distinctively delicious. Plus, the growers of these beans have all earned the UTZ label, the hallmark for sustainable agriculture.

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are among the most nutritious nuts. In addition to a high dose of vitamin E, they contain a lot of minerals and unsaturated fats. Jules Destrooper uses them largely because they add such wonderful flavour!

Belgian dark chocolate

Jules Destrooper uses only the very best Belgian chocolate. In fact, Barry Callebaut even created a unique recipe especially for us – with cocoa beans from America, Africa and Asia that, in combination, are distinctively delicious. Plus, the growers of these beans have all earned the UTZ label, the hallmark for sustainable agriculture.


Rice

Puffed rice and chocolate is certainly a winning combination. Especially when you use rice of such an excellent quality.


Slivers of candied ginger

Ginger is a seasoning that has been used in oriental cuisine for centuries. The ginger root contains 2 to 35 essential oils and resins – which provide the characteristic ginger aroma and taste. Why not fresh ginger? Well, there are a number of reasons. Candied ginger is much easier to use in the baking process, it mixes easily into biscuit dough, and it doesn’t change colour during baking. It's also the perfect match for biscuits that need to be crispy (fresh ginger sometimes makes biscuits soft). Moreover, candied ginger retains its original flavour and nutritional properties.


Cashew nuts

Cashews are white kidney-shaped nuts with a surprisingly sweet taste. Nice and crunchy, they are high in protein, with a lot of minerals, and less fat than in other kinds of nuts!

Cinnamon

We use cinnamon sticks from Indonesia, which are extracted from the rich shoots of the cinnamon tree. The bark is removed from the shoots, so that only the innermost rind remains – which then rolls up and dries out to become the well-known cinnamon stick. Because the sticks release their flavour only when they are cooked or braised with other foods, they’re ideal in Jules Destrooper biscuit dough!


Slivers of candied apple

Why not fresh apples? Well, there are a number of reasons. Candied fruit is much easier to use in the baking process, it mixes easily into biscuit dough, and it doesn’t change colour during baking. It's also the perfect match for biscuits that need to be crispy (fresh fruit sometimes makes biscuits soft). Moreover, candied fruit retains its original fruit flavour and nutritional properties.


Slivers of candied raspberry

Why not fresh raspberries? Well, there are a number of reasons. Candied fruit is much easier to use in the baking process, it mixes easily into biscuit dough, and it doesn’t change colour during baking. It's also the perfect match for biscuits that need to be crispy (fresh fruit sometimes makes biscuits soft). Moreover, candied fruit retains its original fruit flavour and nutritional properties.


Slivers of candied orange

Why not fresh orange? Well, there are a number of reasons. Candied fruit is much easier to use in the baking process, it mixes easily into biscuit dough, and it doesn’t change colour during baking. It's also the perfect match for biscuits that need to be crispy (fresh fruit sometimes makes biscuits soft). Moreover, candied fruit retains its original fruit flavour and nutritional properties.

Vanilla

Actually, you should feel our Bourbon vanilla pods. But we don’t yet have that functionality on our site. Otherwise, you would immediately notice how smooth, shiny, fleshy and soft these jet-black pods are. They come from Madagascar’s organic vanilla orchids – and they smell wonderful! So, grab a Butter Waffle … and smell and taste what we mean.

Candy sugar

Our candy sugar is produced with care and respect for tradition. A natural Belgian product, it consists of lumps of crystallized sugar, with a soft texture and distinctive taste. Without added colourings or flavours. Ideal on pancakes, in crumbles, ... and in our biscuits, of course!

Valencia almonds

The almonds that we use at Jules Destrooper come exclusively from Valencia. They’re a lot sweeter than California almonds, because they grow in Valencia’s hard, dry soil. By the way, did you know that these nuts consist of about 60% almond oil? They also contain lots of minerals and are rich in magnesium, which is ideal for easing stress.

Fresh eggs

Jules Destrooper uses full-flavoured, fresh barn eggs – laid by chickens that have both perches and laying nests, a layer of straw to scratch around in, and the necessary space for roaming.

Sugar

No sugar tastes better than refinery sugar – so that’s what Jules Destrooper uses. Selected and sifted with great care, this pure delicacy dissolves quickly and doesn’t clump – ideal for our biscuit preparations!

Real, pure butter

Jules Destrooper used pure butter in his biscuits back in 1885. And we still do today. Pure butter is churned solely from pure milk. 100% natural, it contains loads of natural nutrients. And above all – real pure butter is packed with flavour!

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Almond Thins with duck breast and Madras curry

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Almond thins duck breast plate

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45 minutes
Medium

Ingredients

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quinoa
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Madras curry powder
olive oil
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duck breasts
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green asparagus spears
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broad beans
leaf parsley
salt and pepper
lime zest
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veal stock
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honey
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soy sauce
5-herb powder

Preparation

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1
${ round(150 / 4 * recipeServingQuantity, 2) } g quinoa
${ round(1 / 4 * recipeServingQuantity, 2) } tbsp Madras curry powder
${ round(200 / 4 * recipeServingQuantity, 2) } g broad beans
${ round(6 / 4 * recipeServingQuantity, 2) } Almond Thins
${ round(2 / 4 * recipeServingQuantity, 2) } duck breasts
salt and pepper

Cook the quinoa in water, cool under water and drain. Mix the quinoa with the curry paste and a dash of olive oil. Cook the broad beans for a few minutes in salted boiling water, chill in iced water and peel. Mix the quinoa and broad beans and reheat just before serving. Heat the Almond Thins in an oven at 180ºC until soft and cut them out using a biscuit cutter. Season the duck breast with salt and pepper, and fry until pink in a hot pan.

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${ round(12 / 4 * recipeServingQuantity, 2) } green asparagus spears
${ round(400 / 4 * recipeServingQuantity, 2) } ml veal stock
${ round(1 / 4 * recipeServingQuantity, 2) } teaspoon honey
${ round(1 / 4 * recipeServingQuantity, 2) } tbsp soy sauce
5-herb powder

Grill the asparagus until al dente and season with salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and bring to the boil. Place a few spoonfuls of the quinoa and broad beans on the plate. Slice the duck breast and arrange the slices next to the quinoa. Lean the asparagus spears against these and pour some of the sauce next to them.

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leaf parsley
lime zest

Garnish with Almond Thins, sprigs of parsley and finely grated lime zest.

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