Hazelnut financiers

Hazelnut financiers are small French cakes served at teatime. They are moist, springy and nutty with a crispy outside and make a great snack.  Financiers are light and spongey cakes traditionally made from ground almonds (or almond flour), brown butter, flour, sugar and egg whites, and date back to the 17th century. The French pastry […]

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Honey spice bread

Honey spice bread

As the air outside begins to chill and the holidays loom, I inaugurated my holiday bakes with a honey spice bread. Honey spice bread, or pain d’épices as it known in France, is a traditional bread that is both popular in the Alsace region and within France since the 1400s. Centuries of bakers have perfected honey spice bread, and […]

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Perfect pumpkin cheesecake

With the weather turning colder and the leaves changing color, I wanted to make a traditional fall dessert. In Switzerland (and most of Europe), eating pumpkin as a dessert is rather rare and honestly, a bit odd. But thanks to my US friends, I decided to try my hand at a pumpkin dessert… and I’m so […]

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Super Moist Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

These chocolate Guinness cupcakes must be some of the moistest cupcakes I’ve ever tried! You cannot taste the Guinness per say, but the Guinness helps to enhance the chocolate flavour so that you end up with deeply chocolaty cupcakes with a slight malty flavour. What? A chocolate Guinness cupcakes?? You read right! Yep, that was my […]

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