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

sablés au caramel au beurre salé

Salted Caramel Cookies

Salted caramel cookies recipe. A buttery shortbread cookie topped with a sticky salty caramel filling. Moreish and so delicious! A simple but effective recipe!

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almond tuile recipe

Almond tuile

These delicious flaked almond tuile are light and crispy. Easy to prepare, they taste great with any dessert, ice cream or by themselves.

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Biscoff cookies

Cinnamon speculoos

These cinnamon speculoos cookies (also called Biscoff or speculas cookies) are deliciously crispy and  fragrant. Their distinctive spicy aroma comes from the addition of a LOT of cinnamon and the caramelizing of the brown sugar. Yummy.

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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

English Scones with Crumble Topping

The 2017 Best Pâtissier in the World's scone recipe. They are fluffy and crunchy thanks to a crumble that is sprinkled on top of the scone. Add to it some homemade clotted cream and jam and you'll have the perfect teatime treat. 

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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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Light and fluffy challah bread

Classic Jewish challah bread. Its characteristic braids make it one of the most beautiful breads, but it's also one of the tastiest. Slightly sweet, this light and feathery challah bread will go well with any meal, whether sweet or salty.

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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

moelleux à la crème de marrons

Chestnut Cakes

Easy and quick to make gluten-free chestnut cakes recipe: all it takes is 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of preparation time. Simple and delicious.

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Fondant au caramel beurre salé

Gooey Salted Caramel Cake

Delicious salted caramel cake with a gooey and oozing salted caramel centre. Decadent and delicious.

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New York-Style Cheesecake

Classic cheesecake recipe topped with seasonal fruit. Tangy and sweet, with a smooth and creamy texture. 

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The Ultimate Lemon Loaf

My ultimate lemon loaf recipe: a very lemony and moist bread. It can be topped with a lemon icing, and/or infused with even more lemon flavour using a lemon syrup. Delicious!

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Fudgy brownies

Deluxe Fudgy Brownies

My favourite brownies recipe: a fudgy brownie with caramelized pecan nuts and chocolate chips for extra richness and topped with a chocolate streusel.

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strawberry rhubarb bars

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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Plum Filled Cinnamon Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Frosting

These cinnamon cupcakes are filled with stewed plums and topped with a delicious cinnamon cream cheese frosting. An essential recipe […]

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Hazelnut financiers

Hazelnut financiers are small French cakes served at teatime. They are moist, springy and nutty with a crispy outside and […]

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Apricot bars

Easy apricot bars

These apricot bars are a great balance of sour and sweet and make a great snack for a summer picnic or a quick, delicious dessert.

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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

These chocolate Guinness cupcakes must be some of the moistest cupcakes I’ve ever tried! You cannot taste the Guinness per […]

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Fruit desserts

Recette de tarte aux groseilles meringuée

Red Currant Meringue Tart

My childhood red currant meringue tart: a shortcrust pastry topped with sweet meringue and juicy red currants. Yummy.

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Tarte citron vert

Lime basil pie

This lime basil pie has a lovely creamy texture and beautifully balances the flavours of the lime and basil.

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strawberry rhubarb bars

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

Rhubarb meringue pie recipe. Soft and melt-in-the-mouth, this tart combines the slight acidity of rhubarb and the sweetness of the […]

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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

This blueberry tart recipe is packed full of flavors and textures: the shortcrust pastry case is sprinkled with speculoos (or […]

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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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tarte aux quetsches alsacienne

Rustic style plum tart

A butter and flaky puff pastry filled with juicy oven-baked plums topped with cinnamon sugar and custard make for a […]

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Poached Pears In White Wine & Cardamom (Ottolenghi)

A light, easy to make and beautiful poached pears with white wine and oriental spices from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook.  A […]

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Lemon Meringue Pie

My lemon meringue pie features Italian meringue to balance the tartness of the lemon curd. This seasonless dessert is always […]

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Tarte aux fraises facile

Strawberry Tart with Mascarpone Filling

This delicious strawberry tart with a mascarpone cream filling is a lovely summer dessert that allows fresh strawberries to shine.I […]

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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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Tarte Tatin

French Apple Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin must be one of my favourite desserts of all time: caramelised melt-in-your-mouth apples with a flakey buttery puff […]

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Raspberry tart (Lenôtre)

Delicious raspberry tart made up of a buttery shortcrust pastry, an almond cream and fresh raspberries. The additional layer of raspberry jam helps settle the raspberries but also gives them additional flavour.

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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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Verrines fraises spéculoos

Strawberry and gingersnap verrines

These strawberry gingersnap verrines are easy and quick to prepare and make a light and fruity summer dessert that will […]

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Lemon tiramisu

This lemon tiramisu recipe is a nice summer twist on the traditional Italian coffee tiramisu. The brightness of the fresh lemons and limoncello, combined with a light ricotta cream and soaked ladyfingers, make this recipe a perfect summer dessert.

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Tiramisu

Anna's nonna's authentic tiramisu

The classic Italian tiramisu: a light and airy mascarpone cream layered with coffee and booze-soaked ladyfingers. Delicious!

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Verrines coings mascarpone

Poached Quince Trifle

This poached quince trifle recipe is an easy and delicious make-ahead dessert. You can substitute quinces for apples or pears […]

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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

Raspberry Tart with Mascarpone Cream

Discover Cyril Lignac's raspberry tart: a sweet shortcrust pastry covered with an almond cream, a light raspberry mascarpone cream, and fresh raspberries topped filled with raspberry compote.

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strawberry rhubab pie slice

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This double-crusted strawberry rhubarb pie is sweet, tart and totally delicious. A flaky crust garnished with fresh sweet strawberries, tart rhubarb, and lemon zest filling. The recipe includes tips & tricks, such as how to avoid a soggy bottom.

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tarte chocolat banane

Chocolate Banana Tart

Easy chocolate banana tart! A chocolate shortcrust pastry layered with fresh bananas and covered with a melt-in-your mouth chocolate ganache. This recipe is guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate craving!

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Tarte aux figues fraiches

Fig Tart

My fig tart is the perfect way to showcase ripe juicy figs. It's made up of a shortcrust pastry covered in almond cream, stewed figs and fresh figs.

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Recette de tarte aux groseilles meringuée

Red Currant Meringue Tart

My childhood red currant meringue tart: a shortcrust pastry topped with sweet meringue and juicy red currants. Yummy.

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Tarte citron vert

Lime basil pie

This lime basil pie has a lovely creamy texture and beautifully balances the flavours of the lime and basil.

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Tarte noix de coco ananas

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

Rhubarb meringue pie recipe. Soft and melt-in-the-mouth, this tart combines the slight acidity of rhubarb and the sweetness of the […]

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Blueberry tart

This blueberry tart recipe is packed full of flavors and textures: the shortcrust pastry case is sprinkled with speculoos (or […]

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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 […]

Read More
tarte aux quetsches alsacienne

Rustic style plum tart

A butter and flaky puff pastry filled with juicy oven-baked plums topped with cinnamon sugar and custard make for a […]

Read More

Lemon Meringue Pie

My lemon meringue pie features Italian meringue to balance the tartness of the lemon curd. This seasonless dessert is always […]

Read More
Tarte aux fraises facile

Strawberry Tart with Mascarpone Filling

This delicious strawberry tart with a mascarpone cream filling is a lovely summer dessert that allows fresh strawberries to shine.I […]

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
Tarte Tatin

French Apple Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin must be one of my favourite desserts of all time: caramelised melt-in-your-mouth apples with a flakey buttery puff […]

Read More

Raspberry tart (Lenôtre)

Delicious raspberry tart made up of a buttery shortcrust pastry, an almond cream and fresh raspberries. The additional layer of raspberry jam helps settle the raspberries but also gives them additional flavour.

Read More