Saffron Cream Topped with Salted Caramel Sauce

Do you ever happen to overbuy milk sometimes, and are left with too much with the expiration date fast approaching? This was my mistake this week, and so to use the milk, I decided to make this easy, simple and no bake ‘custard cream’. It’s flavored with saffron, and topped with salted caramel sauce! A…

Hazelnut Cake

Time flies so fast, I cannot believe it we are in August plus I missed a couple of Fiesta Friday but I’m back with a light, simple and delicious Hazelnut Cake. It reminds me a meringue and also crunchy with the addition of roasted hazelnut. This cake is from the Aquitaine region (southwestern France), and…

Orange Blossom Crème Brûlée

There’s nothing better than a fresh, cold dessert when it’s hot and humid outside. Summer has arrived and temperatures are already very high. Crème brûlée is a classic French dessert made with few ingredients; milk, egg yolks and sugar. I flavored mine with orange blossom water. The dessert is creamy, flavorful and crunchy on the…

Pine Nut Tarte

I’m not sure about you, but it’s getting very hot where I live. The summer has nearly arrived here in Dubai, which almost means no more gardening, picnics, or any outdoor activities. This is why we are really enjoying our last few days outside, spending time in our garden with the smell of Frangipani tree, Jasmine flowers and a flavorful…

Orange Cake

Yet another cake! Again and again, but who doesn’t love a generous slice (or two) of cake for breakfast, especially during the weekend with a good hot coffee. I like this cake, it’s simple, tasty, fragrant and zesty! This cake is inspired by two famous French Patissiers; Christophe Felder & Camille Lesecq. The original recipe is…

Pear Cake

I love going to the market and finding something I wasn’t intending on buying. This week, I just couldn’t resist buying these delicious looking Rosemarie Pears. I like the orange/red color,  and the texture of these pears are wonderful. They taste juicy, soft and sweet. Ideal for any dessert, which is why I decided to make…

Rice pudding

Rice Pudding is popular all around the world. Made with rice and milk. Simple, flavorful, cooked on the stove or baked in the oven. Caramel on the top like the Turkish version or caramel into the bottom (my favorite version, especially when you turn over the mold and see the caramel sliding down the sides). I know…

La Tarte Tropézienne, Tropézienne Tart

The Tarte Tropézienne is not a tart as indicated by its name, but actually, a Brioche cut in half and filled with a Cream au Beurre and flavored with orange blossom water. This dessert whose recipe is still kept a secret has an interesting story; it was created by a Polish pastry chef who opened a Patisserie shop in…

Walnut Pistachio Cake

After nearly two years of participating in Fiesta Friday, I’m very excited to share that I’ll be co-hosting this week’s 99th Fiesta Friday with Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking. To distract my mini co-hosting stage fright, I’ve kept myself busy by baking today’s tasty walnut pistachio cake! The recipe is inspired by two famous French Patissiers; Christophe Felder…

Almond and Prune Tart

End of the year approach means a lot of sweet treats, festivity and family reunion. Today I made a tasty tart, this recipe is inspired by Stefan Gourmet’s  blog that I follow. I appreciate the detailed of his work and the large varieties of his recipes. Here, I opted for a prune purée (dried plum…