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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pretty Apple Rose Tarts

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 […]

Cherry Tart à l’Alsacienne

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 […]

A French Clementine Cake

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 […]

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!