Banana and speculoos pie

I recently tried my first banana cream pie during a recent trip to the US. It was so delicious that I’ve been searching for the perfect banana cream pie recipe ever since. To be continued… This banana and speculoos pie from the blog  “il était une fois la pâtisserie” is a French/Belgian equivalent. It adds a […]

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Rustic style plum tart

Plums and cinnamon – a classic combination! I’ve always had a soft spot for plum tarts, in fact I always use my birthday as an excuse to make one for myself as it conveniently falls in September. Not a very traditional birthday cake but so delicious! You will need to prepare the shortcrust pastry in […]

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Lemon Meringue Pie

This lemon meringue pie is my partner’s favorite. The lemon curd is tarter than most, which is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the Italian meringue. The lemon curd is simple, and the effort to get the Italian meringue right will pay off when you take your first bite. Plus, you finally get to put your blow […]

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apricot tart

Apricot tart from my childhood

This apricot tart is super nice and extremely easy to prepare! It’s made up of a sweet shortcrust pastry, stewed apricots and fresh apricots. Very juicy and fragrant, it is just like desserts I loved as a child! I used my favourite sweet shortcrust recipe (Philippe Conticini’s), but you can replace it with a regular tart dough as […]

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Chocolate banana tart

If you like chocolate desserts, this recipe is for you! For my version of the chocolate banana tart, I replaced the traditional sweet shortcrust pastry with a chocolate crust – more chocolate can’t hurt! Actually using chocolate in the crust is perfect here as it complements the chocolate ganache. I add bananas to this recipe […]

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