Pain Perdu (Original French Toast)

Pain Per­du, which in French means “lost bread,” is the orig­i­nal way to make what Amer­i­cans call “French Toast”. The French recipe is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent from Amer­i­can recipes. The French recipe is meant to revive stale bread, as a way to pre­vent waste. By soak­ing the bread in a sweet milk and egg mix­ture, […]

Chocolate Truffles (Very Easy)

Choco­late Truf­fles are deli­cious choco­lates, espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar dur­ing the hol­i­days. This recipe is so easy that kids can make the choco­late truf­fles them­selves. It is fun to make as your roll the truf­fles in cocoa pow­der! A great activ­i­ty, and a deli­cious sweet treat for the hol­i­days!   Choco­late Truf­fles Recipe I am using the […]

Calissons French Candies from Provence

Calis­sons are deli­cious French can­dies from Provence, where they orig­i­nat­ed in the town of Aix-en-Provence. Con­sist­ing of a smooth paste of almond and can­died fruit topped with roy­al icing, they are enjoyed year-round, but are espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. While you can buy them online, they come in small box­es that can be […]

Light and Airy French Chouquettes

French Chou­quettes are a type of Choux (a French light and airy pas­try), sprin­kled with pearl sug­ar. They are extreme­ly pop­u­lar in France, and make for a deli­cious sweet snack. My kids absolute­ly adore chou­quettes! I have been want­i­ng to make chou­quettes in the US for a long time, but I could not find the […]

Delicious Raspberry Financiers

If you vis­it a patis­serie in France, you will prob­a­bly see Financiers, which are lit­tle rec­tan­gu­lar tea cakes. They are sim­i­lar to Madeleines in that you typ­i­cal­ly eat them at sim­i­lar times dur­ing the day (with tea or cof­fee, as a snack or a sweet treat,) but they have an almond taste that Madeleines don’t […]