Category Archives: Sweet tooth

Black forest cake, la Forêt noire

Last week, I had great pleasure in making this Black Forest cake for a special birthday. This cake comes from Germany: Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, which means “Black Forest cherry torte”. Traditionally, Black Forest cake consists of many layers of light chocolate … Continue reading

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Le Gâteau Nantais: Simply delicious!

My friend Florence, told me she had a lot of Almond flour and didn’t know what to do with it… A good excuse to make this “Rum cake”, a recipe from the west coast of France. This is an easy … Continue reading

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Grapefruit & pear tart. Tarte aux pamplemousses et aux poires.

Such a long time I didn’t post anything! Too much work, I guess… My friend, Corinne, lent me a recipe book from Eric Kayser, a famous french pastry and baker who open many shops around the world. If you go … Continue reading

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Tarte Bourdaloue : Pear and almond cream tart

Bourdaloue tart is a classic french dessert: sweet crust pastry, almond cream & poached pears. La tarte Bourdaloue est un dessert classique français composée de pâte sucrée ou sablée,d’une crème d’amandes et de poires pochées dans un sirop à la vanille. … Continue reading

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French donuts: “Bugnes”

In February, for Carnaval or mardi gras, we make beignets: The pastry usually consists of deep-fried dough and is a sort of doughnut. Depending on the region, we call them different names: bugnes, merveilles, oreillettes… Around Lyon, we call them … Continue reading

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Les Crêpes Suzette: the most known french dessert.

There is one thousand recipes of  crêpes Suzette… here’s another one!  In this recipe, crêpes are bathed in a tangy , buttery orange sauce, flambé ( or not…) with  Grand Marnier . Crêpes: 1 cup flour 1 1/2  cups milk … Continue reading

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Traditional “galette des rois”

I simply could not resist baking THE traditional  galette today! It is not so complicated: we need puff pastry, made with butter, it is better…(Butter= better…ah ah !) and an almond cream. The recipe : Ingredients:   120gr of Sugar … Continue reading

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Crème caramel

3 Ingredients: milk, eggs & sugar. That’s it! Easy, simple, light and delightful. One of my favorite! Recipe: 4 eggs 1 cup of sugar 2 cups of whole milk 1 cup of sugar for the caramel Make a dry caramel … Continue reading

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“Tartelette fine” aux pommes

Apples, again! There are so many ways to cook apple tart! This one is simple, delicious, fancy and VERY EASY … You will need apples, puff pastry, sugar & butter flake.           Roll & cut the puff pastry … Continue reading

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Apple’s day…

Today is a snowy day, therefore I decided to bake apples. First I made a ” pâte sucrée”, a sweet dough, which is very delicate and buttery . It is usually used for lemon , chocolate or red fruit tarts. … Continue reading

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