Olive Bread from Provence (Fougasse)

Don’t you just love Provence???!!! The sun­shine, the Mediter­ranean Sea, and of course, the deli­cious food! This Olive Bread from Provence, called Fougasse, is very easy to make, and it is a delight for olive lovers. This bread will make you feel like you are in Provence sit­ting at a restau­rant admir­ing the views! Olive […]

Maple Syrup Cookies

These maple syrup cook­ies are deli­cious and very easy to make. The recipe is orig­i­nal­ly a French “sablés” cook­ies recipe. I added an Amer­i­can touch with the maple syrup to make these per­fect cook­ies to enjoy any time of day, with tea or cof­fee, or as an after-school snack for your kids. Enjoy! Note: These […]

Cream Cheese Salmon Bread

This Cream Cheese Salmon Bread is sim­i­lar to the sweet French brioche, but for the fact that it is savory and filled with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Deli­cious! And I love the fact that it is some­thing “new” that most peo­ple have nev­er seen before. I like the cream cheese salmon fill­ing, but you […]

Langues de chat (Crispy Vanilla Cookies)

Langues de chat are French cook­ies that resem­ble the tongue of a cat. Hence the name “langues de chat”, which means “cat tongues” in French. These cook­ies are flat and crispy, with a light vanil­la fla­vor. They go extreme­ly well with cof­fee or tea. And they are very easy to make! In only 10 min­utes, […]

Hedgehog Cookies (Easy)

These hedge­hog cook­ies are adorable and yum­my! I made them for my kids and they just loved it! The per­fect sweet treat! Hedge­hog Cook­ies Recipe My source of inspi­ra­tion was this French recipe, but I changed a few things to make it eas­i­er to make in the US. Note: you will need a pas­try brush […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

Kouglof (Raisin-Filled Sweet Bread)

The Kou­glof, a raisin-filled brioche (sweet bread), is a spe­cial­i­ty from the French region of Alsace (North-East of France). Due to the prox­im­i­ty to Ger­many, Alsa­t­ian spe­cial­i­ties tend to ressem­ble Ger­man spe­cial­i­ties. In this case, the Kou­glof ressem­bles a Ger­man sweet bread with rum-soaked raisins, yet it comes with its own dis­tinc­tive fea­tures, that makes […]

Valentine’s Day Cookies

My Valen­tine’s Day Cook­ies are sim­i­lar to the Hal­loween Sablés Cook­ies I loved mak­ing for Hal­loween. The idea is the same, but, since these are Valen­tine’s day cook­ies, I am using heart-shaped cook­ie cut­ters and straw­ber­ry pre­serve for the red col­or. I also decid­ed to use a dif­fer­ent recipe for the dough, that does not […]

Pains au lait (with chocolate chips)

Pains au lait are deli­cious sweet but­tery buns, per­fect for break­fast or sweet after­noon snacks. They are easy to make, and kids love them! Pain au lait is a lit­tle sim­i­lar to brioche as it is sweet bread, yet dif­fer­ent, in that the only liq­uid used is milk. Hence the name: “pain” means “bread,” and […]

Dutch Oven Bread (Very Easy)

Dutch oven bread is an incred­i­bly easy way to make home­made bread. There is very lit­tle to do, and the result is aston­ish­ing: a round beau­ti­ful deli­cious loaf of bread, which in French we call “pain de cam­pagne” (lit­er­al­ly “coun­try­side bread”). The only thing you need is a dutch oven. The bread bakes inside the […]

Cheese Soufflé (Easy)

Cheese Souf­flé is a French dish made pri­mar­i­ly with egg yolks, whipped egg whites, and cheese. Its char­ac­ter­is­tic is that it “lifts” or “puffs,” while being baked in the oven. The verb “souffler“means “to puff” in French. It is quite fun to watch it puff, and makes for a light, deli­cious, and fun appe­tiz­er, or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scallops à l’Armoricaine

Scal­lops à l’Ar­mor­i­caine take their name from the Armor­i­caine sauce, a toma­­to-white wine sauce, used for the dish. Scal­lops are typ­i­cal­ly eat­en over the hol­i­days in France, for Christ­mas or New Year’s. The Armor­i­caire sauce goes par­tic­u­lar­ly well with scal­lops, which makes this a per­fect­ly deli­cious dish for the hol­i­days. Ingre­di­ents If you can’t find […]

Holiday Cookies in 3 Flavors

These deli­cious French hol­i­day cook­ies are all made with the same dough, but come in 3 dif­fer­ent fla­vors: man­darin, vanil­la, and cin­na­mon. So fun to be able to enjoy 3 dif­fer­ent fla­vors in the same batch of cook­ies! Plus, the recipe is quick and easy! Uten­sils I used a cook­ie press to make my cook­ies. […]

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 […]

My Turkey Blanquette‑A French Tradition Made Easy

I ini­tial­ly want­ed to make a veal blan­quette, which is a well-known tra­di­tion­al French dish. My moth­er makes the best veal blan­quette, and eat­ing her blan­quette is a fam­i­ly tra­di­tion. I want­ed to repro­duce my moth­er’s dish in the US. How­ev­er, it was more com­pli­cat­ed than I thought. First, it was dif­fi­cult to find veal. […]

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 […]