Brioche

Brioche Thank you Life’s Simple Ingredient for sponsoring this post! One of the most emblematic and most liked breads in France is definitely Brioche! Once you get a taste of that very flavorful, buttery bread that melts in your mouth, you won’t forget it. 🙂 What I really love about brioche is its versatility; you […]

Macadamia and milk chocolate Yule log cake (Bûche de Noël)

Bûche de Noël (Yule log cake) is a staple for French people for Christmas. The traditional version of a yule log cake consists of a roll cake filled with ganache or crémeux (I shared a recipe for an easy traditional yule log cake last week here). But just like I said in that post, the […]

French hot chocolate (Chocolat chaud)

French hot chocolate or “chocolat chaud” is a staple in France. When I was still living in Paris, I would often go to a café during winter and order a chocolat chaud to enjoy by myself. My favorite places to get an exceptional hot chocolate were either the famous Angelina café or another one in […]

Kiflice: Croatian sugar cookies

Thank you, Life’s Simple Ingredient for sponsoring this post! Growing up in a Muslim household, Christmas traditions were not part of my upbringing. It’s only after I started living with my partner, who is from Croatia, that we started implementing some of her holiday traditions in our home. During the holiday season in Croatia, there […]

Comorian carrot cake

Even if leaves all fallen from trees a long time ago in Calgary it’s still fall! During this season I always crave carrot cake, which is why I am sharing my easy recipe here. If you have been following me for a while now you probably know that I am a huge lover of spice, […]

Hazelnut tart recipe

Fall is hazelnut season! They are usually harvested in September-October. This means now is the time when they are the freshest. I always loved hazelnuts since I was a kid. I mean, who does not like Nutella or Ferrero-Rocher? This tart goes 10 steps further and delivers a full hazelnut experience. It was invented by […]

Vanilla 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 […]

Raspberry and coconut mousse cake

Before the summer ends, let’s make the most of it and use raspberries. This time I paired them with coconut! I grew up in a household where coconut was very important. Where my parents are from, the Comoros, you can find coconut trees everywhere. Comorians use coconut in a lot of dishes; sweet or savory. […]

French Praliné (caramelized nuts butter)

Praliné is my favorite spread ever. It’s very tasty, strong in nut flavor, plus it happens to be dairy-free and vegan! It’s not difficult to make praliné, it takes a bit of time but you will be fully rewarded by the fantastic aroma and flavor of these caramelized nuts. The only thing you need for […]

The best apricot jam ever

As we are nearing the end of the summer, I tend to preserve most of my favorite fruits in jam for the rest of the year. Until recently I would only preserve red fruits: cherries, strawberries, raspberries…etc. This year, a friend of mine introduced me to his favorite jam: apricot and vanilla. I got to […]