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Love these...


........nothing nicer than pains au chocolat still warm from the oven. So very yummy!

One of the many things that I adore about living in France.


A demain,
Leeann x

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  1. Ooooh...I love those too! I could eat one every morning. Wish I were in France at a cafe eating one right now!
    Susan : )
    http://sanctuaryhomebysusancooke.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am jealous ........je t'adore !!!......love Ria....xxx..

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  3. mmmm - now these are something to look forward to. :)

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  4. Oh, Leeann, this is a very dangerous picture for me to be looking at right now, it is 10:30pm and oh, how I would love one!!

    Jeanne xx

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  5. Ouch. I am keeping my husband company on a no-wheat-no-sugar-no-fun diet. Your picture pains me
    ;-)

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  6. They look absolutely delicious Leeann - perfection piled up ! X

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  7. Its looks deliciuous! Is similar "pan au chococlat?" Kisses, Gloria.

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  8. I visited France for my first time in 2006 and plan to return next year. Pain du chocolat was my favorite. I close my eyes and can taste its sweet goodness.
    Thanks for sharing, it brings back so many wonderful memories.

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  9. Oui, we all love a good chocolate croissant!

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  10. Oh my---I have had these in France....you are making my mouth water.

    Jo

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  11. Dearest Leeann,

    Enjoy them; for us as well! Especially with colder weather they're heaven...

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  12. Seriously yummy!! Thank God we have them here...not quite as good as in France but still dreamy. Vanna

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  13. I love the French "pain au chocolate". Unfortunately, it is difficult to find a good one elsewhere... ;) Have a nice day! Alexandra

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  14. oh so sad, I am gluten free now... but I remember how they taste... oh so good!!

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  15. That look so good, you just made me go to the bakery to get some for breakfast! :-)

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  16. Oh these pains du chocolat, are one of my favorites when I was in France.
    How could you tempt me this way (now I am drooling), must go get a tissue. :)The other sweet my husband and I loved was the Citron Tarte. I wish I had a recipe for both of these??
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Enjoy your day.

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