Hazelnut financiers

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 chef Lasne re-popularised them in 1890 by giving them their current rectangular shape, which resembles a bar of gold as they were especially popular […]

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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

What? A chocolate Guinness cupcakes?? That was my first reaction when a friend suggested we try these out. I don’t really like Guinness but the combination between chocolate and Guinness sounded intriguing and very different to the usual red velvet cupcakes I make. The result was really moist and chocolatey cupcakes. The Guinness perfectly complements the […]

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