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 […]

Zucchini Tomato Quiche

Quiche is always a won­der­ful din­ner dish. Easy to make, and a great way to enjoy fresh veg­eta­bles. I had the idea of mak­ing a quiche with proven­cal fla­vors, hence this zuc­chi­ni toma­to quiche. I added Provence herbs and gar­lic to com­plete the proven­cal style. The veg­eta­bles are deli­cious­ly sea­soned and per­fect­ly bal­ance the quiche’s […]

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, […]

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 […]

Chocolate Tart

This Choco­late Tart is a French clas­sic. It is deli­cious, and quite easy to make. The per­fect dessert for choco­late lovers!   A few notes about the recipe Though you could use heavy whip­ping cream, I decid­ed to use sour cream for the choco­late fill­ing. It turned out deli­cious. Since this dessert is a tart, […]

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 […]

Spinach Quiche (kid-friendly)

Spinach quiche is very easy to make, and is a won­der­ful way to get your fam­i­ly to eat spinach. My 6 year-old loves this quiche! A great, easy, fam­i­ly din­ner recipe! Recipe I like to put goat cheese in my spinach quiche as I find spinach goes par­tic­u­lar­ly well with goat cheese. If you do […]

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 […]

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 […]

Everyday Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lor­raine, named after the French region of Lor­raine where it orig­i­nat­ed, is prob­a­bly the most pop­u­lar of all quich­es. You will find it in almost all cafés in Paris, and most French fam­i­lies will eat it fre­quent­ly. Quiche Lor­raine is easy to make and loved by every­body, includ­ing kids. It is a sim­ple, easy […]

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Cookies

So many com­mer­cial cook­ies in the US con­tain high fruc­tose corn syrup and/or arti­fi­cial col­ors, it makes sense to bake home­made cook­ies with sim­ple whole­some ingre­di­ents. Kids love these choco­late-vanil­la swirl cook­ies, and they are easy to make. They are def­i­nite­ly worth a try to give you the peace of mind to know exact­ly what […]

Pumpkin Velouté

It’s Fall, and pump­kins are every­where! But what can you make with them? While Amer­i­cans would prob­a­bly be quick to answer “pump­kin pie”, the French answer is like­ly to be “soup,” and more specif­i­cal­ly “velouté,” a creamy soup. The great thing about a pump­kin velouté is that you can present it in the pump­kin. So […]