Puffed Beignets

Hello everybody! Long time no see! I have been enjoying quite a long break between loads of work and a well deserved vacation back home which I will tell you all about soon. I was supposed to post this recipe for Mardi Gras but I didn’t have the time unfortunately so I’m sharing it with…

Alsatian Apple Beignets

Hello everybody! On March 5th was Mardi Gras in France and this is a very special occasion for us. We have carnivals in the cities and schools where we wear costumes and of course delicious beignets. I already shared with you 2 recipes of beignet before and I’m planning on sharing a brand new one…

Blood Orange Candies

Hello everybody! It’s blood orange season and of course I couldn’t miss on creating a new recipe with this delicious fruit. I made for you a very popular French candy called “pâte de fruit”, translated fruit paste. This fruit paste is a bit gelatinous, sticky and sweet. Pâte de fruit are very popular during Christmas…

Nutella & Strawberry Heart Pies

Hello everybody! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I thought I would share a quick treat to make for the occasion! Whether you are single, in a relationship or just celebrating with friends, there is no reason not to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day. I am a sweet tooth so I cannot picture this…

Alsatian Kouglof

Hello everybody! Kouglof is a delicious Alsatian specialty which I have always enjoyed eating while I was leaving in France. My family is from a small village near Soufflenheim, a town very well known for their traditional Alsatian pottery. My grandma and even my mom have at home various potteries from this town, especially a…

Walnut Bredele

Hello everybody! Long time no see! I have been very busy in December so I haven’t posted anything but I didn’t stop cooking! Every year for Christmas, I bake bredele which are traditional Alsatian Christmas cookies and I must say that I went overboard this year! You can find the ones I always make on…

Apple Slippers

Hello everybody, I’m back after a little break! The cold temperatures have been bad for me and I had a pretty bad cold so I needed some time to rest, but now back to cooking! These apple slippers or “chaussons aux pommes”, as we say in French, are a great dessert or snack which is…

Creusois Cake

Hello everybody! You know how much I love cakes and sweets and there is nothing better than a super easy but delicious recipe for those cravings! This hazelnut cake, also called “Gâteau Creusois” is a specialty from la Creuse in the Limousin region in south-central France. This recipe actually dates back to the 15th century…

Apple Pie Oat Cookies

Hello everybody! I usually don’t have much time in the morning so I like to create quick but nutritious recipes for breakfast. My favorite thing to bring with me at work is cake or cookies as they are easy to make and very convenient to pack. This time I created apple pie oat cookies which…

Pear Tart With Pecans, Brandy & Maple

Hello everybody! I’m so happy that fall season is completely here now, especially since it’s my favorite season! I love the colors but mostly the wonderful ingredients that we get at that time such as butternut, apples, pears, nuts, chestnuts, etc. I really wanted to create a quick but flavorful fall tart. I decided to…

Cornes De Gazelles

Hello everybody! It’s time for one of my favorite treats known as Cornes de Gazelle in French or literally translated Gazelle Horns. These are actually traditional Moroccan and Algerian pastries which I have always enjoyed while I was living in France. I mentioned several times the influence of Arabic cuisine in France and these are…

Lavender Ice Cream With Caramelized Apricots

Hello everybody! Summer is almost coming to its end and yet it’s hot in Toronto! It’s still time to refresh yourself with ice cream and I have a great recipe for you! I love using herbs and flowers when making desserts because I find that it gives a unique flavor and it makes the dessert…