Sunshine Award

Last month, I was very lucky to be nominated for many Sunshine Awards from these 5 lovely ladies; Indu from Indu’s International Kitchen,  Julianna from Foodie On Board,  Sam from Tea and Sesame, Maulshri from Joie De Vivre, Gaby from Cooking without Limits and lastly Frankie from frankiesfeast. Indu’s blog is a must for anyone…

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…

Pistachio Biscotti, Croquets à la pistache

I have always had a soft spot for anything crispy, crack in the tooth that smells pistachio, the bitter almond or orange blossom with my coffee or tea. Today I propose you a simple recipe for Pistachio Biscotti and this is what I will be bringing to this Fiesta Friday, hosted by Angie. Serves 12/14…

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…

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…

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…

Brightful Salad

This salad is colorful, bright, healthy and simple to make. Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 red Bell peppers 3 green Bell peppers 1 small red onion or 2 cloves of garlic (I opted for a small red onion) 1 green chilli pepper (it’s optional) A pinch of salt Olive oil Procedure: Wash the peppers. On a…

Brioche with Milk

A basket of brioches for a family breakfast! Serves 10 Ingredients: 500g of plain flour 20g of fresh yeast 80g of caster sugar 2 eggs 200ml of warm milk 120g of soft butter 1 egg yolk for the brush 100g of fresh pine nuts or walnuts Procedure: In a Kitchen Aid or similar, add the…

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Thank you once again Ahila from A Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine for nominating La Petite Paniere for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. As a subscriber of Ahila’s exotic blog, the spicy food (I’m an addicted spice eater), I am very happy to receive & accept the nomination, It’s very motivating to start the  new year with…