Category: Dessert

Salted Butter Caramel Brioche Doughnuts

Salted Butter Caramel Brioche Doughnuts

Growing up, doughnuts played a large part in my life. In Eastern Washington, there’s a little mom & pop shop that has been open since the 50’s. Anyone who lives in the Tri-Cites knows The Spudnut. When you first walk in, there’s the open kitchen 

French Crêpes – Pierre Hermé Recipe

French Crêpes – Pierre Hermé Recipe

In the USA, you may stumble upon what is dubbed crêpes. In reality, they resemble more a thinner than usual pancake, onto which sugar in all of it’s forms are piled than a real crêpe. I believe that even Ihop has “crêpes” on their menu, 

Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart

Every year, I am thrilled when I see the first strawberries at the market. They are my by far my favorite berry. In smoothies, on cakes or tarts, even in salad! If you look at my favorite french desserts, the majority are either strawberry or 

Blueberry Lemon Bread

Blueberry Lemon Bread

This last week has been so nice weather-wise. The trees are getting greener, we can finally go outside again without coats and my birks made their 2020 debut! We are still in confinement, so I’ve been puttering around the house finally working through those to-do 

Chouquettes (Sugar Puffs)

Chouquettes (Sugar Puffs)

Welcome to my very first choux pastry post! I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to writing one before. It is one of the most versatile dough in French pastry. Someone somewhere, I can’t remember where, called it the Madonna of dough and it 

Pains aux raisins

Pains aux raisins

One of the lesser known french pastries, pains aux raisins are to be honest one of my favorite viennoiseries. Also known as escargot, due to the form or brioche aux raisins in the south of France. Pains aux raisins consist of a thin sheet of 

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

There are sooo many recipes out there for banana bread. When I started messing around with this recipe, I knew I wanted to have a moist bread with a nice banana bread that wasn’t muddled by other spices. I always have fruit around the house, 

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

Apple Tart, or tarte aux pommes, is one of the most popular french tarts. It’s up there with lemon meringue tart and just as easy to put together. This apple tart is one of my favorites and a much lighter version than it’s American counterpart. 

Classic French Lemon Tart

Classic French Lemon Tart

When I was a kid, my grandma loved to take us to Shari’s Cafe & Pie. I remember being fascinated by the pie display case. You know the ones that were lit up and rotated, showing off all of their options. So why exactly am 

Perfect French Croissants

Perfect French Croissants

When I think of French pastries, the first thing that pops into my mind is croissants, but did you actually know that croissants weren’t invented in France? Croissants as we know them today, can be found from the 1840’s in Vienna, but of course they’ve