Browsing Category : cake

Apple Clafoutis


We are still in heavy apple season (actually mid-way to be super matter of fact) which means apple cider, homemade apple sauce, apple pie and this delicious traditional clafoutis recipe made with APPLES! Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert with a flan like texture hailing from the Limousin area in France. Usually it is made with cherries but can also…

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The Quintessential French Cake: Financiers!


This is one of my favorite little desserts to make. It’s super easy and versatile! Great for dessert with tea, a quick pick me up, or just about anything! Crunchy on the outside, and springy and full of buttery, nutty flavor on the inside. Financiers were first invented in the late 19th century by a pastry shop that was located…

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Strawberry Rosemary Charlotte


Imagine a Strawberry Shortcake in a layered cake format and you’re just about there. Introducing the Strawberry Rosemary Charlotte! After snagging an entire plaque of strawberries I got to baking in the kitchen of the lovely home in the 16th arrondissement I was watching. Whipped cream infused with rosemary mixed with fresh strawberry puree and whole strawberries to make a…

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Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes


Just in time for Valentine’s Day! I had a little rendevous at my friend Cara’s place from le 5eme Etage. The goal was to A. make a heart shaped tomato tarte tatin that I’d had milling around in my brain for the last couple of weeks. It’s terribly easy and I was curious to see if the tomatoes would work…

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