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…

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tart

For those who don’t know me, I love Tarts. There is an infinity of combinations to stuff your tarts, and so many different kinds of crust options. Puff pastry for a sweet or salty tart,  pâte sablée for sweet tarts and pâte brisée also for sweet and salty tarts. Classic or rustic served hot or cold. They are…

Sacristains

This week my childhood friend from France arrived. It has been a long time since I haven’t seen her, but we always stayed in touch. We used to live in the same building when I was younger and lived in Paris, so much laughter and always chatting together. It was great to remember all of that…

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…

Tropézienne

The Tropézienne is 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 Saint-Tropez, and the name is said to have been influenced by…

Bakewell Tart, 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…

Galettes with Orange Blossom Water

I think we all love cookies (including biscuits and galettes). Simple, flavored, aromatic, sweet, or salty. Here is an easy recipe of Galette made with flour, almond powder and of course with orange blossom water to enhance the aroma. We used to make them all the time when I was a child. Perfect recipe to bake…

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse is a French classic dessert that I make very often. Served in an elegant cup or in a rustic bowl, it is always appreciated by everyone. The smell and texture of the chocolate allow for a mini indulgence. If you are an amateur of dark chocolate, then this recipe is for you!! Thank you…

Autumn Apple Tart

The weather is cooling down slowly and yesterday we took our first lunch in the garden with the smell of the Frangipani tree and Jasmine flowers. It is finally time for us to have more outdoor activities and picnics! For the weekly famous Fiesta Friday, I prepared a very easy and delicious Tart that I call my…

Fennel Tart

I don’t know if you are like me, but I love any and all kinds of vegetables! Their color, texture and shape, and fragrance; some only aromatic when cooked, are beautiful! Fennel is so perfumed and particularly strong with an Anise flavor that I love. Excellent just with a vinaigrette or braized. But, I opted…