Lemon and Orange Ricotta Tart

A Beautiful and sunny day outside. The perfect time for gardening and relaxing with a fresh lemonade, reading a book The Gourmet or titillate my palate with a sweet dessert like a Lemon and Orange Ricotta Tart, my contribution to the party today! A beautiful, delicious Tart for a special Birthday Party. This is a…

Polenta Cake

It has been a long time since I have wanted to make this cake, and I remembered Margherita from La Petite Casserole, posted a delicious one!! I have just made little changes. Serves 8 Ingredients: 180g precooked Polenta (for me, I don’t have flour at home) 100g of soft butter 2 big eggs 150g of white…

Quatre-Quart, Pound Cake

The Quatre-Quart is a kind of Pound Cake from Brittany, West of France. The meaning of Quatre-Quarts means four quarter (eggs, butter, flour and sugar). In this recipe you start by weighing the eggs first when you obtain the weigh eggs, you use the same weight for the butter, the flour, and the sugar. I…

Chouquettes, Chouquettes

The weekend is here and this is the best time for my family and I to relax, the weather is hot and the garden is blooming it is also Fiesta Friday, the party becomes very festive. I decided to bake Chouquettes! Chouquettes are made with a simple ‘Pâte à Choux’/ ‘Choux Pastry’, the same dough…

Crêpes en Aumonière

We love crêpes, easy to prepare and so many choices for the stuffing! This will also be my recipe for the 6th Fiesta Friday! Serves 8/10 (large crêpes) Ingredients : For the crêpes: 250g of plain flour/ all purpose flour 500ml of full fat milk 4 medium eggs A pinch of salt 70ml of melted…

Quince Paste, Pâte de Coing

More sweets for the 5th Fiesta Friday, however not the easiest recipe! I started experimenting with this recipe 2 years ago, with the help of my mother of course After many failures, I am finally satisfied with this Quince Paste. Quince is a wonderful fruit, hard to the touch but so tender when cooked. Serves 20 pieces/24…

Tarte au Fromage, Cheese Tart

It is finally the weekend and I have decided to treat my family with something sweet, plus I have a Fiesta Friday organized by thenovicegardener. I attended last week and I met lovely people I was so excited that I forgot to mention it (as usual). Serves 8/10 Ingredients: For the crust (paâte brisée): 300g…

Fiadone

Fiadone is a delicious type of cheese cake from Corsica (France), different from North American cheese cake, simple and easy to bake. Serves 8 Ingredients: 500g of Brocciu (I used for this recipe Ricotta cheese, Brocciu is a typical cheese from Corsica) 150g of white granulated sugar 4 medium eggs Zest of 1 lemon Juice…

Peaches and Plums Tarte

Today I wanted to bake a “Plums Tarte” but unfortunately, I realized I didn’t have enough plums and no time to go to the market. Luckily I had 2 cans of sliced peaches in syrup in case of ‘failure’ which came in handy today …  Instead, I ended with a “Peaches and plums tarte” !!…

Far aux Pruneaux or Far Breton

Far Aux Pruneaux or Far Breton is a traditional sweet pastry with dried plum prunes from Brittany,  (north-west of France) and a custard. The batter looks similar to the Clafoutis and its delicious.  Serves 8 Ingredients: 200g of all-purpose flour/plain flour 80g of butter 180g of  caster sugar 5 eggs 1 liter of milk 350g…