Recipes

Chaussons aux Pommes

Chaussons aux Pommes

These are divine….! Perfect for breakfast and were made on a whim, a quarantine-let’s-bake whim! These are one of Francois’ favorite things to get from a boulangerie for breakfast, and for him a sort of test of how good the bakery is (along with a […]

Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

A little twist on a classic! Using fresh goat cheese works as a great alternative or update for a traditional cream cheese frosting on a carrot cake. Fresh goat cheese is subtle in flavor with a soft “twang” and when combined with sugar and butter, […]

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 Lemon Curd Tart

Cranberry Lemon Curd Tart

Just last week I did my very first pastry class in Dallas, Texas. What a treat to teach in my hometown to a class of wonderful people! We made this gorgeous cranberry lemon curd tart recipe and chocolate pecan macarons as I imparted a LOT […]

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 […]