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4th Surprise Bake Along! Pate Brisee and the All American Pie

4th Surprise Bake Along! Pate Brisee and the All American Pie

This might have been one of my favorite bake alongs to date. Breaking through pie crust barriers!!! I have to admit making pie crust was intimidating for me too up until just a few years ago. Honestly I think the reason why is because there […]

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 […]

Cardamom & Coffee Cake with fresh Raspberries & Chocolate Ganache

Cardamom & Coffee Cake with fresh Raspberries & Chocolate Ganache

This is one of those cakes where I was like, hmm, what more can I add? It was for the combined birthday of the Frenchman’s parents (they were born three days apart!). His mom loves Opera cake and coffee in desserts in general, so that […]

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 […]

Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes

Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! I had a little rendevous at my friend Cara’s place from le 5eme Etage. The goal was to A. make a heart shaped tomato tarte tatin that I’d had milling around in my brain for the last couple of […]

New York Style Cheesecake

New York Style Cheesecake

The hard thing about recipes sometimes is that you don’t know exactly how much it will make. With cookies it’s never a big deal and entirely depends on the size of your scoop. But for cheesecakes when the ingredients are a bit expensive, it’s a […]