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 […]
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 […]
Chocolate and Pear go so well together, I really wanted to make a delicious cake that combined both flavors. Finally got around to doing it. This is a quick and easy chocolate-pear cake that delivers results!
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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!
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 […]
This strawberry tart is SO delicious! It tastes just like what you would find in a patisserie in France. It is heavenly! So excited to show you how to make it!
Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert. It is a delicious upside-down apple tart that is sure to impress your guests! Plus, it is easy to make!
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 […]