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Cardamom & Coffee Cake with fresh Raspberries & Chocolate Ganache

Cardamom & Coffee Cake with fresh Raspberries & Chocolate Ganache

This is one of those cakes where I was like, hmm, what more can I add? It was for the combined birthday of the Frenchman’s parents (they were born three days apart!). His mom loves Opera cake and coffee in desserts in general, so that […]

Chocolate Raspberry Financiers

Chocolate Raspberry Financiers

The story of the financier is that they were invented by a pastry shop in the Stock Exchange sector of Paris as little cakes in the shape of gold bars that businessmen could put in their pocket as a snack for later. The almond cakes […]

Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes

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 […]

New York Style Cheesecake

New York Style Cheesecake

The hard thing about recipes sometimes is that you don’t know exactly how much it will make. With cookies it’s never a big deal and entirely depends on the size of your scoop. But for cheesecakes when the ingredients are a bit expensive, it’s a […]

Epic Mixed Berry Muffins

One of the things I love about summer is berries! Especially blueberries-myrtilles in French. I even bought two blueberry bushes two years ago in hopes of having bushels of blueberries on my doorstep. Apparently they are pretty finicky. After producing a grand total of 10 […]

Swirls, Dollops, & a little Crunch

Swirls, Dollops, & a little Crunch

I was hired to make close to 300 desserts for a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Everything was mini from tarts to cupcakes with cute little swirls on top to macarons. The light was so perfect on my mom’s drafting table that a mini photo shoot commenced! Hope you enjoy! […]