Tapenade Star Puff Pastry

I just post­ed a recipe for tape­nade, a provençal black olive spread. As a fol­low up, I want­ed to show you a great way to serve tape­nade, in a puff pas­try shaped as a star. The tape­nade star puff pas­try is very easy to pre­pare, and makes for a very beau­ti­ful appe­tiz­er. Recipe You will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sweet Tart Crust (Pâte Brisée Sucrée)

I want­ed to post my favorite recipe for a sweet tart crust (“pâte brisée sucrée”) so you can refer to it when­ev­er you make a sweet tart. It tastes so much bet­ter than any pie crust you might find in a store. Once you try it, you will nev­er want to buy a pie crust […]

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 […]

Easy and Fun Tarte Soleil (Sunburst Tart)

The Tarte Soleil may look intim­i­dat­ing at first, but it is actu­al­ly very easy to make! Like the toma­to tart, this is one of these every­day tarts with end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. It looks like a beau­ti­ful sun­burst, which is so fun! Per­fect for a par­ty as your guests can just pull out their own “ray of […]

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 […]