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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 […]

Cranberry Spice Cake

Cranberry Spice Cake

Let me tell you a story where I desperately searched for cranberries in France, somehow ended up finding them, and make a cranberry spice cake. I was rather committed to the idea of doing a cranberry lemon curd tart for a Thanksgiving pastry class in […]

Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb used to be this very mysterious fruit to me. Or was it a vegetable? I’d heard of the classic rhubarb-strawberry pie combination but only a few years ago when I asked an American guy I was dating what his favorite dessert was. Maybe it […]

Skeleton Gingerbread Cookies

Skeleton Gingerbread Cookies

Are you ready for HALLOWEEN? I’ve got to admit it is probably my absolute favorite holiday and I’m more than happy (possibly a bit weirded out too for some reason) that Halloween is injecting itself into French culture. Halloween exhibit on the glass case of […]

Epic Mixed Berry Muffins

Epic Mixed Berry Muffins

One of the things I love about summer is berries! Especially blueberries-myrtilles in French. I even bought two blueberry bushes two years ago in hopes of having bushels of blueberries on my doorstep. Apparently they are pretty finicky. After producing a grand total of 10 […]

The 20 Days of Holiday Treats: Day 14 Gingersnap Palmiers

The 20 Days of Holiday Treats: Day 14 Gingersnap Palmiers

I really wanted to call these Gingersnap Mustaches! They’re crunchy from the syrup caramelizing and flaky and buttery in the inside. Not to mention addicting! These are made with pre-made puff pastry that is coated in a sugar-spice mixture and brushed with a molasses/ginger syrup. The […]