Cherry Tart à l’Alsacienne

With Thanks­giv­ing com­ing up, I thought it would be per­fect tim­ing to share a French ver­sion of a Cher­ry Pie: a Cher­ry Tart from the region of Alsace (East of France), hence the name “à l’alsacienne”. In Alsace, it is cus­tom­ary to add a creamy mix­ture to fruit tarts. The creamy mix­ture goes par­tic­u­lar­ly well […]

A French Clementine Cake

As we are approach­ing win­ter, I am look­ing to make cakes with fruits that are in sea­son in the win­ter time. Clemen­tines are in sea­son from Novem­ber to Feb­ru­ary, so I got the idea of mak­ing a clemen­tine cake. I had nev­er made a cake with clemen­tines before, and I was hap­pi­ly sur­prised to find […]

Easy Crème Brulée

Crème Brulée, which lit­er­al­ly means “burnt cream,” is a French dessert con­sist­ing of a rich cus­tard cream base, topped with a hard caramel. The con­trast between the hard caramel and the soft cream makes for a deli­cious­ly impres­sive dessert. I assumed that such con­trast would be very com­pli­cat­ed to cre­ate. To my sur­prise, I found […]

French Walnut Cake

Look­ing to bake a last minute cake, that isn’t your typ­i­cal choco­late cake or fruit cake? Try French wal­nut cake! The oth­er day, I decid­ed at the last minute to bake a cake for dessert, but we were out of bak­ing choco­late and fruit. Then I remem­bered we had a bag of wal­nuts, and I […]

Frangipane Apple Cake

This is the per­fect time of the year to make an apple cake! This par­tic­u­lar apple cake has a lit­tle some­thing that makes it extra deli­cious: frangi­pane! This sweet almond paste with a light rum fla­vor per­fect­ly com­ple­ments the gold­en apples, which makes for a one-of-a-kind cake. Enjoy!

Chocolate Moelleux Cake

The choco­late moelleux cake is a cake with a liq­uid choco­late cen­ter. We believe its ori­gins are French, though a US-based chef claims he invent­ed it in New York in 1987. This has been dis­put­ed by a well-known French chef, who stat­ed that such a cake had already exist­ed in France for a long time. […]

French Crunchy Almond Tart

This deli­cious French crunchy almond tart is very easy-to-make, and sure to please all almond lovers! It is very sweet, and crunchy like a very sweet gra­nola bar, but with almonds only. Prepa­ra­tion is a breeze and bak­ing time is only 15 min­utes! It does not get much eas­i­er to make a French dessert that […]

Sweet Tart Crust (Pâte Brisée Sucrée)

I want­ed to post my favorite recipe for a sweet tart crust (“pâte brisée sucrée”) so you can refer to it when­ev­er you make a sweet tart. It tastes so much bet­ter than any pie crust you might find in a store. Once you try it, you will nev­er want to buy a pie crust […]

Delicious French Pistachio-Raspberry Tart

Last Sum­mer, I had lunch with a friend in a café in Paris. For dessert, we ordered pis­­ta­­chio-rasp­ber­ry tartelettes, and they were SO deli­cious! Since then, I have been look­ing for a recipe to make the same pis­­ta­­chio-rasp­ber­ry tartelettes at home. I final­ly found a great recipe, I made it, and it tastes just like […]

French Apple Tart

Apple tart is one of these well-known tra­di­tion­al French desserts. There are so many ways to make a deli­cious French apple tart. There is the famous Tarte Tatin (an upside-down tart), and the well-known apple tart from the region of Nor­mandy (a reg­u­lar apple tart with a creamy fill­ing), and every­thing in-between. Today, I am […]

Far Breton (Prune Cake)

The Far Bre­ton is a tra­di­tion­al prune cake from the Brit­tany region (North-West of France). It is sim­i­lar to a clafoutis, but with more of a flan-like tex­ture. It is deli­cious, and very easy to make. As an added bonus, it will get you to eat prunes, which have many health ben­e­fits. Win, win!  

French Lemon Meringue Tart

The Lemon Meringue Tart is such a deli­cious French dessert, I just had to find the per­fect recipe! After try­ing mul­ti­ple recipes, I found a deli­cious one: not too sweet, not too lemo­ny, just the right com­bi­na­tion of fla­vors!

Amazingly Healthy Chocolate Cake (the Secret is Zucchini!)

This choco­late cake is amaz­ing­ly healthy! No sug­ar, no milk, no but­ter, but instead zuc­chi­ni! The best part is you can’t even taste the zuc­chi­ni. It tastes just like reg­u­lar choco­late cake! So you can be on a diet, and still eat choco­late cake! And, if you have kids, you can get them to eat […]

French Chocolate Cake for Kids

French choco­late cakes are great for kids as they con­tain less sug­ar than their Amer­i­can coun­ter­part. They are usu­al­ly small­er, con­tain less ingre­di­ents, and have no frost­ing on top. Every­day French cakes are eas­i­er to make and less fat­ten­ing. They do not con­tain any arti­fi­cial food col­or­ing. In short, they are health­i­er, while still being […]