Category Archives: Sweet tooth

Galette des rois 2019

In France, we always start the new year with the traditional “galette des rois”. This year, I had the pleasure of baking 3 different types of galettes:   The traditional, with puff pastry & frangipane cream.       The … Continue reading

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Fantastik Chocolate/Pistachio

Christophe Michalak is a “master” of French pastry and he is a famous source of inspiration for me. He created some amazing dessert named “Fantastik”. Today I realized one with Chocolate & pistachio. Fantastic! The recipe is simple: The base … Continue reading

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Apricots “linzer” tart.

Apricots season is short! They are such wonderful summer fruit, I especially like their acidity! Today I made a “linzer apricots tart”. The recipe came from Mercotte, my favorite french pastry blogger: Thank you very much for sharing such amazing … Continue reading

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A very special birthday cake

Another special occasion for baking a cake: A birthday cake for my friend who turned 58. Girly and springy…but delicious for the eyes and surprisingly very light!   Adi Klinghofer bakes amazing cakes shapes like numbers and letters. She is … Continue reading

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Le fraisier: the most elegant strawberry cake

Fraisier is one of my favorite fruit cakes. I was so happy to make one for my friend’s birthday. The cake consists of two layers of “génoise”, soaked in simple syrup, filled with “mousseline” cream, fresh strawberries and topped with … Continue reading

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Le gâteau du dimanche !

Just kidding! I’ve the pleasure to make it for a friend… The ” Croque en bouche” or ” Pièce montée” is a traditional cake for a wedding, baptism , communion and even for a special birthday. It is made with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018!

La galette 2018: A little nod to Provence In France, there are 2 types of “Galette des rois“: King galette with frangipane cream and a brioche sprinkled with pearl sugar and candied fruits. Of course, I love both of them! … Continue reading

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