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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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate Torte + Raspberry Salted Caramel & Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Torte + Raspberry Salted Caramel & Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Wow that’s quite a title! Didn’t it get your mouth watering though? for September’s Bake Along we did an incredibly moist chocolate cake using hazelnut (or almond) flour, played around with flavoring caramel with a fruit puree and whipped up chocolate ganache to make an […]

Holding on to Summer: A Nectarine Cake

Holding on to Summer: A Nectarine Cake

The weather just snapped today and I wished I had some of this nectarine cake on hand! In the morning, gorgeous and mild with sunshine, and in the afternoon, gray and a bit of a chill in the air. I went for a walk and […]

Glazed French Madeleine Recipe

Glazed French Madeleine Recipe

A classic French madeleine comes in a beautiful shell shape- soft cake, a slight perfume of lemon, and with this recipe, a delightful crunch from the glaze on top. Tips to achieve the perfect French Madeleine: #1 Rest your batter overnight in the fridge. I […]