Raspberry Bûche de Noël

An airy Génoise cake rolled up with an orange-flavored mascarpone filling and fresh raspberries.     A Bûche de Noël is a must on the French Christmas table. But if the classic chocolate version is too rich for you, here is your answer… This lighter Raspberry Bûche de Noël features an airy Génoise cake rolled … Read more

French Walnut Coffee Cake (Gâteau Grenoblois)

A regional cake made with ground walnuts and brewed coffee (Gluten Free; Dairy Free)   Known in France as Gâteau Grenoblois, this French Walnut Coffee Cake is a specialty from Grenoble, in South Eastern France, where walnuts are plentiful. It features a fluffy crumb made with ground walnuts and is flavored with brewed coffee, all … Read more

Classic French Chocolate Mousse

A no-cream mousse that is airy, smooth and intensely chocolatey.   Decadent yet elegant, a Classic French Chocolate Mousse is a must in your repertoire as a French host(ess), or just to treat yourself. This timeless dessert relies on only a few ingredients – chocolate, eggs, butter and sugar – to create a smooth, airy … Read more

Classic Tarte Tatin

A staple French tart of caramelized apples and a crisp buttery crust turned upside-down.   Simpler to make than apple pie, a Tarte Tatin defies the cliché of fussy, flawless French desserts, while offering that same rich, sophisticated taste. Made with juicy apples doused in sweet caramel and draped with a buttery crust, it proves … Read more

Classic French Butter Brioche (Brioche Pur Beurre)

Nothing screams a French breakfast like a classic Brioche on the table. But not just any brioche… If you ask me, it has to be a Classic French Butter Brioche – known in French as “Brioche pur Beurre”. This French bakery staple is a soft bread that is light, pillowy and enriched with lots of … Read more

Classic Chocolate Bûche de Noël

A wooden log look-a-like cake made of rolled-up Génoise cake frosted with Chocolate buttercream.   In France, a proper Christmas dinner wouldn’t be complete without the traditional Bûche de Noël. This wooden log look-a-like cake, traditionally made of a rolled-up Génoise cake frosted with Chocolate buttercream, is part of the official conclusion to a Christmas … Read more

The Easiest Chocolate Chip Squares

A 40+ year old family recipe. Chewy chocolate chip cookie bars perfect for lunchboxes & after school snacks. An ideal recipe for cookie swaps & for the freezer.     This chocolate chip cookie squares recipe is one of my mom’s recipes from many years back. She makes them with a chocolate frosting but I … Read more

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Caramel Apple Cheesecake. A special method yields an intensely flavoured apple topping on a silky baked vanilla cheesecake, then pour on the best homemade caramel sauce.     This is a recipe that I’ve had on hand to share for a long time. Today I’m finally getting to it. This one is sort of inspired … Read more

Coconut Bounty Cookie Bars

Coconut Bounty Cookie Bars. A super easy cookie bar with a chocolate cookie crumb base and a sweet coconut centre, all topped with a luscious chocolate layer. Very freezer friendly too.     Originally published Dec 2021. Sometimes one recipe inspires another and these Coconut Bounty Cookie Bars are a perfect example. Just a couple … Read more

Queen of Sheba Chocolate Cake (Reine de Saba)

This Queen of Sheba Chocolate Cake is one of Julia Child’s most famous recipes, and for all the right reasons. It’s a simple cake recipe that yields a rich chocolatey taste with hints of almonds and a thin layer of chocolate buttercream to wow your guests. If you are learning French baking and need a … Read more