Everyday recipes

Cuisine: French

Banana Punch Cake

Banana Punch Cake

Banana punch cake! Punch because of the Caribbean flavors of rum, vanilla and orange that are incorporated into the banana cake, an American classic. Bananas need to be over ripped; this is when they give their strongest flavors. Banana bread became popular in the US […]

Paris-Brest

Paris-Brest

Paris-Brest, is a pastry that comes in a shape of a circle filled with hazelnut cream with toppings. As of today different versions exist with various kind of cream and nuts like pistachios and almonds… Unfortunately for the many English speakers out there, despite how […]

Humpy Madeleine

Humpy Madeleine

The madeleine, traditionally eaten without any additional flavors, is typically enjoyed with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Easy and quick to make, this childhood favorite is baked into soft shell-shaped cake and can also be made with chocolate chips, chocolate coated, lemon peel, […]

Vanilla Chocolate Flan Patissier

Vanilla Chocolate Flan Patissier

Couldn’t decide if I wanted a flan patissier with vanilla or chocolate. So I made both in one, creating this nice two-layered vanilla chocolate flan patissier. Flan has so many different variations with each country having its own flan, egg tart, pasteis de nata and so […]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

The salted caramel chocolate tart in my opinion is one of the best desserts I can eat. The chocolate ganache and the salted caramel go perfectly together and it is so easy and quick to make. This cake is literally the bomb… a calorie bomb […]

Vanilla Chocolate Marble Cake

Vanilla Chocolate Marble Cake

A vanilla chocolate marble cake is a cake with layers of different colours a bit like the crystalline rock of the same name. The different coloured layers are obtained by mixing different dark and light batters. These batters can contain different ingredients such as vanilla, […]

Cherry Pistachio Tart

Cherry Pistachio Tart

The cherry pistachio tart recipe came into my mind when I was reminiscing about what I ate every summer holiday in the south of France at La Salvetat from pastry chef Flipo. The nutty pistachio taste goes very well with the tartness and sweetness of […]

Raspberry Baba au Rhum

Raspberry Baba au Rhum

Time for some boozy dessert! Raspberry baba au rhum is not the kind of dessert you have for breakfast or the dessert you give to children but a spongy cake soaked in rum and pastry cream. Instead of the usual vanilla pastry cream or whipped […]

Salted Caramel

Salted Caramel

If you have enjoyed the raspberry macarons or if you want to try something different, you should try the salted caramel version! The macaron shells are the same from the raspberry macaron recipe. Just replace the raspberry jam with this salted caramel recipe. It’s sticky, […]

Raspberry Millefeuille

Raspberry Millefeuille

Millefeuille is another pastry that you can find in any boulangerie in France. Commonly flavored with vanilla pastry cream, I made this raspberry millefeuille for Valentine’s Day (I know I’m late) with raspberry pastry cream. I decided to use the raspberry pastry cream to have a refreshing […]