Lemon Curd, Crème au Citron

A sweet and tangy lemon curd for today. This lemon curd is simple to make and perfect for filling tart, Swiss roll, cookies and much more. I always like to prepare in advance some jars and stored them into the refrigerator. I cooked this lemon curd for the first time when I was living in Paris (I…

Algerian Mouskotchou Cake

What is Mouskoutchou? Also called Mouskoutchou. Mouskoutchou is the most popular cake in Algeria. If you ask anyone, they immediately know about what you are talking about. This cake is a between a Sponge Cake and and Génoise Cake, and is usually the first sweet treat you learn how to make in Algeria. Very simple to…

Saffron Cream Topped with Salted Caramel Sauce

Do you ever happen to overbuy milk sometimes, and are left with too much with the expiration date fast approaching? This was my mistake this week, and so to use the milk, I decided to make this easy, simple and no bake ‘custard cream’. It’s flavored with saffron, and topped with salted caramel sauce! A…

Happy New Year and Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts)

Happy New Year to all my fellow bloggers all around the world. I wish you, your families and your friends a wonderful 2017! After a long break on the blog, I’m back! I’ve been traveling; visiting exhibitions and museums, and mostly enjoying different kinds of delicious foods. I can’t start the year without saying hello…

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…

Orange Blossom Crème Brûlée

There’s nothing better than a fresh, cold dessert when it’s hot and humid outside. Summer has arrived and temperatures are already very high. Crème brûlée is a classic French dessert made with few ingredients; milk, egg yolks and sugar. I flavored mine with orange blossom water. The dessert is creamy, flavorful and crunchy on the…

Pine Nut Tarte

I’m not sure about you, but it’s getting very hot where I live. The summer has nearly arrived here in Dubai, which almost means no more gardening, picnics, or any outdoor activities. This is why we are really enjoying our last few days outside, spending time in our garden with the smell of Frangipani tree, Jasmine flowers and a flavorful…

Orange Cake

Yet another cake! Again and again, but who doesn’t love a generous slice (or two) of cake for breakfast, especially during the weekend with a good hot coffee. I like this cake, it’s simple, tasty, fragrant and zesty! This cake is inspired by two famous French Patissiers; Christophe Felder & Camille Lesecq. The original recipe is…

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…

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…