Have you ever wanted to make French macaroons, but thought they were too difficult to make? Then try this easy chocolate macaroons recipe! I have always wanted to make macaroons, but friends and family warned me that they were very difficult to make. I wanted to try anyway, so I went on a hunt for […]
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 being […]
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 for this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. Alternatively, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sablés are popular French shortbread cookies that originated in Sablé-sur-Sarthe in Sarthe (Northwest of France). I thought it would be fun to make Halloween French sablés cookies. That way, you can enjoy both the deliciousness of French sablés cookies, and the Halloween fun!
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]