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Financiers: Jan 2020 Surprise Bake Along

Financiers: Jan 2020 Surprise Bake Along

On January 26th we gathered together on Instagram Live to bake Financiers, a seriously delicious almond cake. Their name comes from where the dessert originated: in the financial district in Paris. They were specifically developed as a more compact cake that businessmen could stick in […]

Galette des Rois – King’s Cake

Galette des Rois – King’s Cake

It’s January 6th, Epiphany! which means, King Cake or galette des rois! In France, it’s celebrated all month long with two specific cakes – the brioche with lots of colored sprinkles or a puff pastry almond cream contraption. See below for a recipe for galette […]

Customizable Almond Cakes

Customizable Almond Cakes

Last week I was at Kate Hill’s Kitchen at Camont teaching a 5 day Pastry Workshop on all sorts of delicious French pastries. Each day we took our time mastering all the base recipes you need to go forth and create! For each recipe I […]

Chocolate Raspberry Financiers

Chocolate Raspberry Financiers

The story of the financier is that they were invented by a pastry shop in the Stock Exchange sector of Paris as little cakes in the shape of gold bars that businessmen could put in their pocket as a snack for later. The almond cakes […]

Blueberry Alsatian Tart

Blueberry Alsatian Tart

My favorite fruit season is finally here!!! Blueberries and strawberries in the market. 😀 Which means it’s the perfect time for baking with berries. This tart focuses on beautiful fresh blueberries and in a bit of a twist from your typical blueberry pie, a custard […]

The Quintessential French Cake: Financiers!

The Quintessential French Cake: Financiers!

This is one of my favorite little desserts to make. It’s super easy and versatile! Great for dessert with tea, a quick pick me up, or just about anything! Crunchy on the outside, and springy and full of buttery, nutty flavor on the inside. Financiers […]