Lemon Strawberry Tart

Straw­ber­ry tart is a clas­sic French dessert, and it is so deli­cious! There are many dif­fer­ent fill­ings, the most com­mon being the clas­sic pas­try cream (see my recipe here), but some­times it’s fun to try some­thing new, like a lemon curd fill­ing! I Straw­ber­ries and lemon are deli­cious togeth­er, and make for a fun deli­cious […]

Peach Melba (Ice Cream Dessert)

Peach Mel­ba is the per­fect dessert for hot sum­mer days! Sweet poached peach­es and rasp­ber­ry coulis per­fect­ly com­ple­ment vanil­la ice cream. Whipped cream and warm crunchy almonds add the fin­ish­ing touch­es to this deli­cious­ly sweet dessert. This French clas­sic is a won­der­ful way to turn vanil­la ice cream into some­thing tru­ly spe­cial!   Peach Mel­ba […]

Rhubarb Tart

For a long time now, I have been hear­ing amaz­ing things about the rhubarb tart by French pas­try chef Philippe Con­tici­ni. This tart is sup­posed to be THE tart that will make you love rhubarb. It is filled with sweet­ly stewed rhubarb that sits atop a thin lay­er of almond paste, and is cov­ered with […]

Plum Almond Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a baked French dessert of fresh fruits, cov­ered with a flan-like-bat­ter. A friend of mine men­tioned that her favorite French dessert was plum almond clafoutis, so I decid­ed to make one. Plum Almond Clafoutis is a won­der­ful way to enjoy fresh plums. The sweet­ness of the almond flour soft­ens the slight acid­i­ty of […]

Strawberry Mango Pavlova

Pavlo­va is a dessert named after the Russ­ian bal­le­ri­na, Anna Pavlo­va, one of the best bal­leri­nas of all times. It is a meringue cake with a del­i­cate crisp crust and a soft marsh­mal­low cen­ter, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits. Straw­ber­ry Man­go Pavlo­va is one of the many ver­sions of the cake. Oth­er ver­sions […]

Red Grape Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a baked French dessert of fruits, arranged in a but­tered dish, and cov­ered with a sweet flan-like-bat­ter. Cher­ries are the most com­mon fruit used for clafoutis, but any fruit can be used. Since cher­ries are not cur­rent­ly in sea­son, I decid­ed to make a red grape clafoutis, which turned out to be deli­cious! […]

Strawberry-Lemon Charlotte (No-Bake Cake)

Char­lotte is a clas­sic French dessert, that usu­al­ly con­tains a cold mousse and fruits, sur­round­ed by lady fin­gers. I love the com­bi­na­tion of straw­ber­ries and lemon, so my char­lotte is a straw­ber­ry-lemon char­lotte. A French char­lotte is light and fresh, and is easy to make: you don’t even have to bake it! In France, it […]

Tarte au Sucre (Sugar Pie)

Tarte au Sucre is a spe­cial­i­ty from North­ern France, the city of Lille and its sur­round­ings. Though it is called a tart, it is more akin to a sweet pas­try. It ressem­bles a brioche with a sug­ary creamy fill­ing. Tarte au Sucre is very much sweet com­fort food, a very com­fort­ing note to the end […]

Almond Raspberry Tartlets

These almond rasp­ber­ry tartlets are deli­cious and they look amaz­ing. They are also very quick and easy to make. The per­fect sweet treat for your guests, served as an appe­tiz­er or a dessert.   You can buy tart­let shells at your gro­cery store, which makes the tartlets even eas­i­er to make. If you pre­fer to […]

Gateau de Savoie (Light Airy Cake)

The Gateau de Savoie is a light airy cake, named after the Count of Savoie who invent­ed it in the 14th cen­tu­ry. After the French rev­o­lu­tion, two parisian chefs came up with the idea of using starch instead of flour, mak­ing the cake even more airy. Gateau de Savoie is deli­cious as a dessert or […]

Chocolate Tart

This Choco­late Tart is a French clas­sic. It is deli­cious, and quite easy to make. The per­fect dessert for choco­late lovers!   A few notes about the recipe Though you could use heavy whip­ping cream, I decid­ed to use sour cream for the choco­late fill­ing. It turned out deli­cious. Since this dessert is a tart, […]

Nutella® Soufflé (Easy)

This is my French con­tri­bu­tion to Super Bowl Par­ty Food: Nutel­la® Souf­flé! Easy to make, and deli­cious! Plus, because it is a souf­flé, it is actu­al­ly quite light, while still hav­ing the deli­cious taste of Nutel­la®. This is a dessert every­one loves, includ­ing kids! Great par­ty food, or a fun way to end a meal! […]

Tarte Tropezienne

The Tarte Tropezi­enne was cre­at­ed in the beau­ti­ful town of Saint Tropez, on the French Riv­iera.  As the sto­ry goes, famous French actress Brigitte Bar­dot fell in love with the dessert while film­ing a movie there, and sug­gest­ed the name “tarte tropezi­enne.” The cake was there­after named “tarte tropezi­enne.” It is com­posed of a brioche […]

Pommes au Four (Baked Apples)

Pommes au four (French for baked apples) come in so many dif­fer­ent fla­vors. My favorite recipe is sim­ple, but absolute­ly scrump­tious: baked apples in a light caramel sauce. It requires few ingre­di­ents, is easy to make, and total­ly deli­cious! An easy dessert for the whole fam­i­ly to enjoy! Pommes au Four Recipe Recipe in French […]

Galette des Rois (French King Cake)

In France, on the fes­ti­val of Epiphany on Jan­u­ary 6, it is cus­tom­ary to eat a King cake called Galette des Rois (roi means king, in French). The galette is a puff pas­try filled with frangi­pane. It con­tains a small hid­den object (usu­al­ly, a small fig­urine or a bean). Who­ev­er gets the slice with the […]

Poires Belle Hélène (Poached Pears)

Poires Belle Hélène is a French dessert con­sist­ing of pears poached in sug­ar syrup, served with melt­ed choco­late. It was cre­at­ed by French chef Auguste Escoffi­er in the 19th cen­tu­ry, and named after the operetta La Belle Hélène by Offen­bach. Poires Belle Hélène is a sim­ple, yet refined dessert. Often served with vanil­la ice cream, […]

Pear Tart (Tarte Bourdaloue)

I love this deli­cious pear tart filled with a sweet almond paste. It is one of my favorite French desserts! The tart was invent­ed in a pas­try shop on Bourdaloue street in Paris, hence the name Tarte Bourdaloue. This French clas­sic is absolute­ly deli­cious! Recipe I tried many recipes for the Tarte Bourdaloue, and my […]

Light Chocolate Mousse

Choco­late Mousse is a deli­cious, yet light, French dessert. The two main ingre­di­ents are dark choco­late and eggs. There is no but­ter and no flour, which makes it a very light non-fat­ten­ing dessert. And it is still deli­cious­ly sweet! It is easy to make, and you can pre­pare it in advance. All in all, a […]

Bûche de Noël (French Christmas Cake)

Bûche de Noël, which lit­er­al­ly means Christ­mas Log, is the tra­di­tion­al French dessert for Christ­mas day. Christ­mas fig­urines or oth­er Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions are usu­al­ly placed on the log. It comes in all fla­vors, and there are many dif­fer­ent tech­niques to make the cake. For my bûche de Noël, I chose a tra­di­tion­al recipe of a […]

Pretty Apple Rose Tarts

These pret­ty apple rose tarts are so beau­ti­ful, they look like ros­es! But don’t be fool by their appear­ance, they are actu­al­ly easy to make once you know the tech­nique. And the result is impres­sive: deli­cious, and beau­ti­ful! Just made them for my in-laws, and they were so impressed! You can eas­i­ly learn to make […]