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, […]

Poires Belle Hélène (Poached Pears)

Poires Belle Hélène is a French dessert con­sist­ing of pears poached in sug­ar syrup, served with melt­ed choco­late. It was cre­at­ed by French chef Auguste Escoffi­er in the 19th cen­tu­ry, and named after the operetta La Belle Hélène by Offen­bach. Poires Belle Hélène is a sim­ple, yet refined dessert. Often served with vanil­la ice cream, […]

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 […]

Light Chocolate Mousse

Choco­late Mousse is a deli­cious, yet light, French dessert. The two main ingre­di­ents are dark choco­late and eggs. There is no but­ter and no flour, which makes it a very light non-fat­ten­ing dessert. And it is still deli­cious­ly sweet! It is easy to make, and you can pre­pare it in advance. All in all, a […]

Bûche de Noël (French Christmas Cake)

Bûche de Noël, which lit­er­al­ly means Christ­mas Log, is the tra­di­tion­al French dessert for Christ­mas day. Christ­mas fig­urines or oth­er Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions are usu­al­ly placed on the log. It comes in all fla­vors, and there are many dif­fer­ent tech­niques to make the cake. For my bûche de Noël, I chose a tra­di­tion­al recipe of a […]

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 […]

Chocolate Moelleux Cake

The choco­late moelleux cake is a cake with a liq­uid choco­late cen­ter. We believe its ori­gins are French, though a US-based chef claims he invent­ed it in New York in 1987. This has been dis­put­ed by a well-known French chef, who stat­ed that such a cake had already exist­ed in France for a long time. […]

Amazingly Healthy Chocolate Cake (the Secret is Zucchini!)

This choco­late cake is amaz­ing­ly healthy! No sug­ar, no milk, no but­ter, but instead zuc­chi­ni! The best part is you can’t even taste the zuc­chi­ni. It tastes just like reg­u­lar choco­late cake! So you can be on a diet, and still eat choco­late cake! And, if you have kids, you can get them to eat […]

Easy Nutella® Puff Pastry Rolls

Nutel­la® is to French kids as Peanut But­ter is to Amer­i­can kids. There are so many deli­cious recipes for Nutel­la® pas­tries. I like this French recipe for Nutel­la® Puff Pas­try Rolls as the rolls are so easy to make that kids can make them them­selves! So fun! And of course, deli­cious for kids and adults […]

French Chocolate Cake for Kids

French choco­late cakes are great for kids as they con­tain less sug­ar than their Amer­i­can coun­ter­part. They are usu­al­ly small­er, con­tain less ingre­di­ents, and have no frost­ing on top. Every­day French cakes are eas­i­er to make and less fat­ten­ing. They do not con­tain any arti­fi­cial food col­or­ing. In short, they are health­i­er, while still being […]