• Tunisian Mint Tea with Pine Nuts

    I will always remeber the tea I used to drink while traveling in Tunisia: a delicious mint tea with roasted pine nuts! This is partly why I have planted mint in my garden, to be able to do it at home. Here is everything you will need to make your own… I prefer to grill my pine nuts than to roast them but you also can roast them if you prefer. Ingredients: 4 fresh mint branches 60 g sugar 80 cl water 1 green tea bag 4 tablespoons pine nuts Recipe: Boil the water and wash the mint. Place the mint with sugar and tea bag in a teapot. Add…

  • Semla

    Tasty Swedish Brioche filled with almond paste and whipped cream, Semla is one of my favorite Nordic dessert…! Ingredients: 270 g flour T45 12 cl milk 5.5 g express yeast 25 g butter 20 g granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 pinch of salt 20 cl single cream 90 g icing sugar 100 g almonds powder 40 g sugar 1 teaspoon bitter almonds extract Recipe: In a bowl, combine the yeast with the lukewarm milk. Add the granulated sugar, butter and 1 egg. Using a pastry robot or kneading machine, combine them together adding the flour. Finally, add the salt. In the end, shape a ball with the dough and let…

  • Cannelés

    Cannelés are small little cakes that come from Bordeaux, a beautiful city in France on the Atlantic coast. They are usually ate for breakfast, tea time or with a coffee in the end of your meal. Here is my recipe for 16 big Cannelés. You will need a Cannelés cake pan to cook them, I am using a silicone one because it is easiest to remove the cakes in the end but you can also use a traditionnal copper cake pan (if so, don’t forget to grease it and dust with flour before pouring the dough inside). With this recipe, you will have 2 eggs whites left so don’t hesitate…

  • Clementine Fondant

    If you enjoyed my orange cake recipe, here is another version with clementine. This is the first fondant I ever cooked when I was only 15 years old and I still enjoy this recipe so easy that you can’t fail! Ingredients: 4 clementines 3 eggs 150 g flour T45 150 g butter 150 g sugar 20 g icing sugar 11 g baking powder Recipe: Pre-heat the oven at 180°C. In a big mixing bowl, beat the eggs with sugar using a whisk, then, add the flour, baking powder and melted butter. Wash and zest 3 clementines before squeezing them. Add the clementine zests and juice into the dough and mix.…

  • Carrot Cake

    When I was working as a cook in a hotel, I was the person in charge of the breakfast. I was cooking everything “home-made” from jams to juices, fruit salads, cakes, cookies and granola. I really enjoyed my job but since I am allergic to a lot of things, I could’nt taste most of the food I cooked including a beautiful carrot cake that I really wanted to eat. So, I changed the recipe at home for me and it was delicious! Here is it, tasty and sweet… Ingredients for the cake: 2 carrots 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk 100 g almond powder 20 g whole almonds 20 g…

  • Swedish Oatmeal Cookies

    Have you already been to Ikea? They sell delicious Swedish Oeatmeal Cookies I am in love with. I have been able to find the perfect combination of ingredients to make some on my own and it was a huge success! So, here is my recipe for 20 delicious cookies… Ingredients: 120 g brown sugar 85 g oatmeal 80 g butter 30 g all purpose flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking powder Recipe: Pre-heat the oven at 180°C. Melt the butter in a sauce pan and keep beside. In a mixing bowl, combine the oatmeal with sugar, flour and baking powder. Add the egg, then, the butter and combine evrything together.…

  • Orange Jam

    During winter, I really appreciate the orange jam taste. Moreover, it smell so good in my kitchen when I prepare some… You really should try my recipe which is not so easy and take a lot of time so be patient. For orange jam, the amount of granulated sugar must be half the oranges weight (Example: if you have 500 g of oranges like the 2 oranges I have here, you have to use 250 g granulated sugar). Something very important: use organic oranges because you will need to use the skin. Ingredients: 2 oranges (500 g) 250 g granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract water Recipe: Wash your oranges…

  • Frangipane Kings Cake

    In the beginning of January, French people are used to eat the famous Kings Cake. Some are made of brioche with caramelized fruits on top, others are made of frangipane center like mine today. The tradition comes from the Roman empire, we serve it the 6th of January for the Epiphany to announce the arriving of the 3 Magi kings. Inside the cake, we put a lucky charm made by porcelain trinkets. The lucky person that have it in his/her cake slice will be the king or queen of the day and will name his queen or her king. Those cakes are sold with a golden cardboard crown so you…

  • Gingerbread Cookies

    Every year for Christmas time, I enjoy baking those gingerbread cookies. They are part of my routine for the holiday season since I am a child. We used to prepare those ones with my familly and this is a nice tradition to share with kids. This recipe is for 85 small cookies. Ingredients: 350 g all purpose flour 175 g brown sugar 125 g butter 1 egg + 15 g egg white 4 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder 1 tablespoon cacao powder 1 teaspoon ginger powder 1 tablespoon water 100 g icing sugar Recipe: Place the honey, butter, brown sugar and water in a mixing bowl and heat them…

  • Orange Mousse

    This orange mousse recipe for 8 people is delicious. Fresh, light and acid, this is the perfect dessert after big generous winter meals. You can add some orange zests on top or crystallized orange zests, even dark chocolate shaving. Ingredients: 2 oranges 4 eggs 50 cl milk 125 g sugar 75 g all purpose flour Recipe: Separate the eggs whites and eggs yolks in 2 different mixing bowl. Add 50 g sugar to the egg yolks and whisk. Add the flour and whish again. Grate the orange zests and place them in a sauce pan with the milk. Press the orange juice, add it to the eggs yolks and mix.…