Basic doughs

Pâte sucrée

Sweet shortcrust pastry (or pâte sucrée) by P. Conticini

I tried many recipes and many ways of making sweet shortcrust pastry, and this is one of my favorites. Sweet […]

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Choux pastry or pâte à choux

Choux pastry is the basis for many French desserts. For some reason, I struggled to get this one right – […]

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Biscuits and cookies

almond tuiles

Almond tuile

What are almond tuiles? Almond tuiles are thin crispy French cookies known for their distinctive curved shape, which is obtained […]

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Cinnamon speculoos

I recently bought one of my favourite French pastry chef’s new book (“Gâteaux“) and immediately spotted the recipe for these […]

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The best soft milk chocolate chip cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies! For my first cookie recipe, I’m sharing my version of the original Nestle Tollhouse cookies. I’ve […]

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Breads

Apple turnovers (or chaussons aux pommes)

Apple turnovers, or chaussons aux pommes as they are called in France, are a classic French pastry. They are easy […]

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Light and fluffy challah bread

Challah bread is a Jewish enriched yeast bread that is traditionally served on Friday night dinner. It’s similar to a […]

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Easy British scones and homemade clotted cream

Warm scones served with a rich clotted cream, jam and tea: it doesn’t get more British than this! This combination […]

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Cinnamon pull-apart bread

I love all things cinnamon. I’d been eying this recipe for a while as I’d seen it pop up on […]

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Cakes

Brownies 2

Deluxe fudgy brownies

Everyone loves a good brownie. The trick is to find the recipe for making YOUR ultimate brownie, as there are so many […]

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Strawberry rhubarb bars

Tasty & easy to make strawberry rhubarb bars, made up of a shortbread crust covered with a pistachio filling and juicy strawberries & rhubarb.

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Cinnamon and plum cupcakes

My partner came up with this recipe to satisfy my craving for plums and cinnamon! The cupcake and cream cheese […]

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Hazelnut financiers

Financiers are light and spongey cakes traditionally made from ground almonds (or almond flour), brown butter, flour, sugar and egg […]

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Easy apricot bars

These apricot bars are surprisingly tasty. I say surprisingly tasty, because while they aren’t maybe the prettiest dessert, once tasted, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The ultimate lemon cake

This recipe has been around the French blogosphere for a while. It’s Bernard Laurence’s ultimate lemon cake. Bernard is a […]

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Fruit desserts

Tarte au citron vert 2

Lime basil pie

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like a nice lemon or lime pie. They are refreshing and […]

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Strawberry rhubarb bars

Tasty & easy to make strawberry rhubarb bars, made up of a shortbread crust covered with a pistachio filling and juicy strawberries & rhubarb.

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Rhubarb meringue pie 1

Rhubarb meringue pie

Every time I go to the Alsace region in France, I scour the pastry shops for a rhubarb meringue pie. […]

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Apple turnovers (or chaussons aux pommes)

Apple turnovers, or chaussons aux pommes as they are called in France, are a classic French pastry. They are easy […]

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Blueberry tart

I love blueberry tart and just couldn’t decide which one to pick for the blog! Since I just had a couple […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Poached pears in white wine & cardamom (Ottolenghi)

A healthy dessert! Finally! Well, at least it’s fruit-based:-) I was looking for a light, fruity dessert to end my […]

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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 […]

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Strawberry tart 1

Strawberry tart with mascarpone filling

  I love strawberry desserts, but never quite warmed to the traditional strawberry and creme patisserie tarts. I’m not sure […]

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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 […]

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Red currant meringue tart

Just like music, some dishes take you back to a given time and place or remind you of a person. This […]

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Tart Tatin by Christophe Michalak

Tart tatin is one of my all-time favourite desserts. It’s one of these desserts that everyone seems to love: melt-in-your mouth […]

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Raspberry tart (Lenôtre)

The raspberry season is now in full swing! Since I love fruit tarts, I’ve been trying as many iterations of raspberry […]

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Mousses & Entremets

Lime

Strawberry, basil and lime panna cotta

I recently (re) discovered panna cotta and remembered how delicious it can be. It is a great summer dessert as […]

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Strawberry and gingersnap verrines

These strawberry and gingersnap verrines are the result of a last minute improvisation, a variation on the strawberry and mascarpone tart. […]

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Ricotta and lemon tiramisu

This ricotta and lemon tiramisu is inspired by the Italian chef Ciro Cristiano’s “limonemisu”. My version is the result of […]

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Anna's nonna's authentic tiramisu

I invited my friend Anna to my place to learn how to make her Italian nonna’s recipe. I’ve had her […]

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Verrines coings mascarpone

Quince and gingerbread verrine

Quinces are not that common in Switzerland, so when I saw them in my local grocery store, I jumped at the opportunity […]

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Sweets

Candied oranges

Here is my first attempt at candied oranges… or rather, my second. I burnt my oranges on my first try. […]

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Tarts & Pies

Tarte au citron vert 2

Lime basil pie

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like a nice lemon or lime pie. They are refreshing and […]

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Pineapple and coconut pie

This delicious (and beautiful!) pie is another creation from the talented Thierry Mulhaupt, a pastry chef from the Alsace. The pineapple brings freshness to the pie and the slight addition of cracked pepper balances it perfectly.

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Rhubarb meringue pie 1

Rhubarb meringue pie

Every time I go to the Alsace region in France, I scour the pastry shops for a rhubarb meringue pie. […]

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Blueberry tart

I love blueberry tart and just couldn’t decide which one to pick for the blog! Since I just had a couple […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Rustic style plum tart

Plums and cinnamon – a classic combination! I’ve always had a soft spot for plum tarts, in fact I always […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
Strawberry tart 1

Strawberry tart with mascarpone filling

  I love strawberry desserts, but never quite warmed to the traditional strawberry and creme patisserie tarts. I’m not sure […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More

Red currant meringue tart

Just like music, some dishes take you back to a given time and place or remind you of a person. This […]

Read More

Chocolate banana tart

If you like chocolate desserts, this recipe is for you! For my version of the chocolate banana tart, I replaced […]

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Tart Tatin by Christophe Michalak

Tart tatin is one of my all-time favourite desserts. It’s one of these desserts that everyone seems to love: melt-in-your mouth […]

Read More

Raspberry tart (Lenôtre)

The raspberry season is now in full swing! Since I love fruit tarts, I’ve been trying as many iterations of raspberry […]

Read More