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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Halloween French Sablés Cookies

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!

Frangipane Apple Cake

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!

Delicious French Pistachio-Raspberry Tart

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 […]

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 […]

French Apple Tart

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 […]