Chocolate Fondant with Raspberries (Video)

Chocolate Fondant with Raspberries (Video)

Simply by adding few raspberries to the batter and serving it in a ceramic or glass dish you can transform the classical chocolate lava cake into a more elegant dessert. Batter for 2 portions:♥  70g black chocolate (70%)♥  30g butter♥  1 egg♥  20g sugar♥  1 pinch of salt♥  6-8 fresh…

Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé

It is a quick, very rich & chocolaty dessert. Soufflé originated in France and it’s name comes from the French verb souffler which means to puff up. The puffiness of this dessert comes from the beaten egg whites. The secret to it is not only to keep…

Puff Pastry Pockets with Salmon, Green Peas & Corn

Puff Pastry Pockets with Salmon, Green Peas & Corn

We love to celebrate weekend mornings with delicious breakfasts. Usually we have them almost at the lunch time :p Last weekend I prepared these crispy puff pastry pockets filled with sweet corn, green peas, smoked salmon and dill. It takes surprisingly few work for an…

Croissants with Jam

Croissants with Jam

Livng in Paris we usually get croissants from the boulangeries (french bakeries). However, making your own croissants takes no time (especially if you buy your puff pastry at a supermarket). You can make yours special by adding your favorite jam inside.  On Saturday we got…

Béchamel Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

This light creamy sauce is perfect to add on your veggies. Below you can find some of my favorite recipes that use it: the french croque monsieur, vegetable rolls and light mac & cheese with broccoli. The difficulty with the béchamel sauce is that it can…

Breakfast Kale Cups

Breakfast Kale Cups

Everybody seems to eat Kale these day. It is apparently one of the superfoods that are packed with precious nutrients. It is full of diverse vitamins (A, C, K) and it is even more reach in calcium than the spinach! I felt I had no…

Crème Brulée à la Vanille Bourbon

Crème Brulée à la Vanille Bourbon

Crème brulée is definitely one of my favorite French desserts. I LOVE the combination of the creamy, rich custard with the crispy caramel topping. The classical Vanilla version is my favorite one. creme brulee My favorite walks around Paris, always finish in yet another little…

Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Stew in Red Wine)

Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Stew in Red Wine)

Boeuf Bourguignon is a traditional French dish. I was often choosing it in parisian restaurants because I thought it is too complex to do it in our little apartment. Recently I stumble upon an old video from 60s’ of Julia Child preparing the famous Boeuf…

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

During our last visit in Italy we got some amazing lemons straight from the tree! I had to find a decent recipe to celebrate it. 😛 The French Tarte au citron meringuée combines delicious lemon cream topped with sweet, soft meringue. Surprisingly simple to prepare! [facebooklike] for…

Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry

It is my favorite base for all salty and sweet tarts and tartlets. It is crispy & buttery, just perfect! [facebooklike] Proportions: ♥  75g flour (125ml) ♥  35g butter ♥  1 egg yellow Take twice as much of ingredients for a little tarte form. 3 times…