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, […]

Lemon Strawberry Tart

Straw­ber­ry tart is a clas­sic French dessert, and it is so deli­cious! There are many dif­fer­ent fill­ings, the most com­mon being the clas­sic pas­try cream (see my recipe here), but some­times it’s fun to try some­thing new, like a lemon curd fill­ing! I Straw­ber­ries and lemon are deli­cious togeth­er, and make for a fun deli­cious […]

Peach Melba (Ice Cream Dessert)

Peach Mel­ba is the per­fect dessert for hot sum­mer days! Sweet poached peach­es and rasp­ber­ry coulis per­fect­ly com­ple­ment vanil­la ice cream. Whipped cream and warm crunchy almonds add the fin­ish­ing touch­es to this deli­cious­ly sweet dessert. This French clas­sic is a won­der­ful way to turn vanil­la ice cream into some­thing tru­ly spe­cial!   Peach Mel­ba […]

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 […]

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, […]

Strawberry Mango Pavlova

Pavlo­va is a dessert named after the Russ­ian bal­le­ri­na, Anna Pavlo­va, one of the best bal­leri­nas of all times. It is a meringue cake with a del­i­cate crisp crust and a soft marsh­mal­low cen­ter, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits. Straw­ber­ry Man­go Pavlo­va is one of the many ver­sions of the cake. Oth­er ver­sions […]

Strawberry-Lemon Charlotte (No-Bake Cake)

Char­lotte is a clas­sic French dessert, that usu­al­ly con­tains a cold mousse and fruits, sur­round­ed by lady fin­gers. I love the com­bi­na­tion of straw­ber­ries and lemon, so my char­lotte is a straw­ber­ry-lemon char­lotte. A French char­lotte is light and fresh, and is easy to make: you don’t even have to bake it! In France, it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gateau de Savoie (Light Airy Cake)

The Gateau de Savoie is a light airy cake, named after the Count of Savoie who invent­ed it in the 14th cen­tu­ry. After the French rev­o­lu­tion, two parisian chefs came up with the idea of using starch instead of flour, mak­ing the cake even more airy. Gateau de Savoie is deli­cious as a dessert or […]

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 […]

Nutella® Soufflé (Easy)

This is my French con­tri­bu­tion to Super Bowl Par­ty Food: Nutel­la® Souf­flé! Easy to make, and deli­cious! Plus, because it is a souf­flé, it is actu­al­ly quite light, while still hav­ing the deli­cious taste of Nutel­la®. This is a dessert every­one loves, includ­ing kids! Great par­ty food, or a fun way to end a meal! […]

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 […]

Pommes au Four (Baked Apples)

Pommes au four (French for baked apples) come in so many dif­fer­ent fla­vors. My favorite recipe is sim­ple, but absolute­ly scrump­tious: baked apples in a light caramel sauce. It requires few ingre­di­ents, is easy to make, and total­ly deli­cious! An easy dessert for the whole fam­i­ly to enjoy! Pommes au Four Recipe Recipe in French […]

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 […]