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…

Bombolini, Italian Beignet

I’m back from London, where I spent a lovely and amazing trip and where I had the pleasure of meeting up with my friend from the blogosphere Elaine, from Foodbod. It was great fun to meet, a rainy day (London weather of course). We chatted and shared tips (on what to visit, eat and where to go)….

Rogan Josh Kashmir

I’m so glad to finally post my first Curry; a Rogan Josh Kashmir. Rogan Josh Kashmir is a slow cooked curry from Kashmir. The addition of the Kashmiri red chili brings this beautiful, vibrant red color. The spices and the flavors are so intense and the lamb is extremely soft and moist. This recipe is…

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…

Piadina

    First of all, I wish you all a Happy New Year, full of joy, happiness, and many tasty food experiences! After all the sweet treats devoured during the last month, I’m back to my bread baking. You all know that I love any kind of bread, mainly because it’s a part of my culture (and because…

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…

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…