Milk chocolate whipped ganache

I love whipped ganaches because they are easy to make and you can use them for different purposes: you can pipe them on a tart, use them as a mousse or simply eat with a spoon 🙂 While fairly easy to make, you will still need to follow a few rules to make sure you […]

New course: Mousse cakes for the home baker

If you like to bake on a regular basis, you might have attempted, or at least thought about, making fancy mousse cakes at home. Making a mousse cake can seem intimidating.  When I started baking 8 years ago, all I wanted, was to make these fancy cakes you can find in French pastry shops just […]

Maple Pecan pie

Bonjour, Pecan pie is not something that can easily be found in France. In fact, I never had one before I moved to Canada. I have to say that this was a huge revelation, pecan pie is now one of my favorite pies and every time the holiday season approaches, I can’t wait to eat […]

New course: Basics of croissants for the home baker

If you like to bake on a regular basis, you might have attempted, or at least thought about, making croissants at home. The idea of making croissants can be stressful and overwhelming and for a good reason, there are a lot of steps involved in doing them! If you have already made croissants before, you […]

Rhubarb, vanilla and corn tart.

Rhubarb is either loved or hated for its sharp tartness and acidity. I personally love the tartness and could it rhubarb jam all day! Because I know some people might not feel the same, in this dessert, I paired it with sweet vanilla whipped ganache and a corn sponge that will counteract this tartness. This […]

Corn and strawberry mousse cake

Summer is here, which means it’s time for red fruits ! For this recipe I decided to use strawberries but also an unusual ingredient that we rarely see in pastries: corn! I find that the slight tartness and vibrant taste of strawberries goes really well with the taste of corn. Corn can be found in […]

Parisian flan

Here is my recipe for a Parisian flan that is both creamy and with a crunchy bottom. It is not a difficult dessert to make and you could even skip the pie dough part and buy one yourself. What is a Parisian flan? The Parisian flan is a staple of French bakery. You will find […]

Vegan chocolate tart.

Recently, the chocolate brand Valrhona, famous among pastry chefs, gave me a challenge. They asked me to make a vegan version of a Mississippi mud pie with their new vegan milk chocolate: Amatika. A Mississippi mud pie consists of a pie crust, a brownie, a chocolate cream and whipped cream on top. The main challenge […]

Pistachio and vanilla mousse cake

It was my partner’s brithday recently and there are two things that she loves eating more than anything: Pistachio and Vanilla. I decided to surprise her with a cake that combines them and she loved it! This dessert is typically the kind of cake that you will never find in a pastry shop. Both pistachio […]

Apple turnover

Thank you, Life’s Simple Ingredient for sponsoring this post! There are many staples to French breakfast, the most famous being, obviously, the croissant. But there is another very popular one that is often underestimated in North America: “chausson aux pommes” or as it is called here, apple turnover. I personally prefer apple turnover to croissants. […]