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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Holidays are coming! Time to bake some easy holiday cookies! This is a very easy recipe that makes delicious holiday cookies! Enjoy!
These pretty apple rose tarts are so beautiful, they look like roses! But don’t be fool by their appearance, they are actually easy to make once you know the technique. And the result is impressive: delicious, and beautiful! Just made them for my in-laws, and they were so impressed! You can easily learn to make […]
With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought it would be perfect timing to share a French version of a Cherry Pie: a Cherry Tart from the region of Alsace (East of France), hence the name “à l’alsacienne”. In Alsace, it is customary to add a creamy mixture to fruit tarts. The creamy mixture goes particularly well […]
As we are approaching winter, I am looking to make cakes with fruits that are in season in the winter time. Clementines are in season from November to February, so I got the idea of making a clementine cake. I had never made a cake with clementines before, and I was happily surprised to find […]
Chocolate and Pear go so well together, I really wanted to make a delicious cake that combined both flavors. Finally got around to doing it. This is a quick and easy chocolate-pear cake that delivers results!
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!