Macarons of Nancy

Everyone knows macarons, the little round cookies.They come in pastel colors filled with a ganache or jam in the middle and on sale everywhere. There is another version of macarons, more rustic, golden brown color. This version is made with almond powder, egg white, and icing sugar. These macarons are from Nancy, the capital of…

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…

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…

Beignets aux Amandes

Last week, I missed Fiesta Friday. I was so busy, I received my lovely niece for a few days. I like receiving my relatives because I love rediscovering my Dubaï! February is usually the Carnaval Month in a lot of places in the world, and so, for this festive month (and for Fiesta Friday #55) I…

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…

Crostata della Nona di Giulia

Today is a very special Fiesta Friday for me. I have completed my first year of blogging (I cannot believe it), one year of sharing recipes with you, connect with people from different countries. I have discovered a fascinating world of cooking with a true passion. I don’t know how many recipes I bookmarked already, and…

Almond Cigars

Hey, hey! 4th Fiesta Friday. Angie is a wonderful hostess, I’m delighted to go with my Petite Paniere full of surprises. Today, something sweet and full of flavor to share with you. Almond Cigars are made with a dough called Diouls sheets or Brick sheets. It’s made with fine semolina a pinch of salt and…

Almond-Paste Dates

  Serves 10 Ingredients: 15 fresh dates (Deglet Noor for me) 100g of almond powder 100g of icing sugar 2 tablespoon of orange water blossom Food coloring 1 drop of pure almond extract White granulated sugar for decoration. Procedure: Make a vertical cut in the middle of the date and remove the pit, proceed the same…

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” !!…