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brioche feuilletée au sucre
Boulangerie

Les giboulées d’avril – Brioches feuilletées au sucre

By On April 25, 2015

[April showers – Flaky sugar brioches] Today, it hailed three times. Rained once. And snowed twice. With the sun being at its brightest in between. Yes, I think April showers take a… Read More

hotsmoked04
Memories

From the lake to our table

By On April 17, 2015

Some stories don’t need words. But let me tell you a little about this one. It’s a story of the recent past; of a wonderful day. One by the lake and the… Read More

rolling dough
Pâtisserie

Pastry chef tips – Flatten the dough with the palm of your hand

By On April 14, 2015

More often than not, I always share tips and techniques in my posts. Why clingfilm to the touch, how to fold cream when making a mousse, how to get a neat crack… Read More

canelés batter
Memories

Twice-told tales – Canelés au beurre noisette et au bourbon

By On April 8, 2015

[Brown butter and bourbon canelés] There are stories that never get old, no matter how many times you tell them. Here is a collections of the ones I never-ever want to forget.… Read More

tarte tropezienne
Pâtisserie

The sound of icebergs – La tarte tropézienne

By On March 16, 2015

There is the sound of the icebergs bumping into each other with every wave, not unlike a distant thunderstorm. There is the forest that I’ve walked through so many times before, now… Read More

gluten free crepes
Pâtisserie

A treasure of some sorts – Easy everyday gluten-free crêpes

By On February 13, 2015

We finished packing everything today. An empty bedroom, and ten massive boxes that contain – what we consider as the most important things in – our life. I have books, too many,… Read More

cinnamon bun croissant-2
Pâtisserie

Un week end pluvieux, et des croissants un peu comme des kanelbullar

By On January 10, 2015

[A rainy weekend, and croissants, not unlike kanelbullar] There was that weekend, many-many months ago. I had told you about the days when blogs were not so editorially perfect and how I… Read More

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Pâtisserie

That was Christmas – Zimtstern à la cannelle

By On January 5, 2015

We found a tree, just a few nights before Christmas. A bit of a happy coincidence. Not that we hadn’t looked everywhere before. Sold out or cheap plastic. And there it was,… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Les biscuits de Noël

By On November 25, 2014

[Christmas cookies] This morning, I walked to the shop – warm boots, cosy jumper and wool scarf bigger than I am – and bought three kilos of flour, two of caster sugar,… Read More

rolling-croissant-dough
Memories

I’ll be left with cinnamon croissants

By On April 20, 2014

I guess like all good things, Sundays have to come to an end too. Today was a good Sunday. We went to bed late enough to wake up mid-morning. Crumpets happened. I… Read More

clafoutis paris pastry club plate
Pâtisserie

No other day than a Sunday – Clafoutis aux myrtilles, le Paris Pastry Club

By On April 14, 2014

[Blueberry clafoutis] The recipes I make don’t come in printed words. They come in barely-readable letters that I’ve written too fast. Felt-tip pen codes, more often than not smudged with water, or… Read More

rhubarb
Le marché & its produce

La rhubarbe

By On April 10, 2014

I remember the rhubarb my grand-père used to grow in the garden. It was thick and green; and would be turned into jar-after-jar of compote which my grand-mère always kept in that… Read More

chocolate cake
Pâtisserie

Un peu comme les objets perdus – Le cake au chocolat de grand-mère

By On April 7, 2014

[Not unlike lost property – My grand-mother chocolate loaf cake] Last week I told you about… Read More

iphonelove
Words

Petit précis d’iPhone-me-crazy, prononcé iPhoneography

By On February 21, 2014

[iPhone-me-crazy 101, pronounced iPhoneography] I have too many cameras. A Canon DSLR, which I only use for this blog. Two pentax ME super, which I loved to pieces and used until they… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Maitriser la pâte brisée, pas à pas – Mastering shortcrust pastry, step by step

By On February 13, 2014

Pâte brisée [shortcrust pastry] is a staple in every French home. For us, the recipe comes from my grand-mère, and of course, before I came around, it wasn’t much of a recipe.… Read More

sunsetlovesmall
Memories

Love like a sunset

By On February 11, 2014

There was an endless road to the north. Always. We drove over ponds and lakes; at times, even the sea. There were trees everywhere we looked. And really I had never seen… Read More

joyeux-noeeel
Memories

Joyeux Noël

By On December 24, 2013

I was going to tell you how excited I was to have my parents and sister over for Christmas this year. We’d made plans to have lunch at Brasserie Chavot, and stroll… Read More

kanelbulle
Memories

J’avais oublié – Kanelbulle

By On September 29, 2013

[I had forgotten – Cinnamon buns] I had forgotten about the smell of bonfires and forests; coffee made in a cast-iron pot, with as much water as we put ground beans. I… Read More

le-vent-petit
Memories

Le vent

By On August 26, 2012

This is the gif I told you about. Wind as a token of my love for colder days. Days made of rain pouring down the windows. And a roaring sky. Oh and… Read More

yogi-tea-cake
Pâtisserie

From me to you, Gaïa – Cake de voyage au yogi tea

By On June 29, 2012

[Yogi tea journey cake] It was the end of autumn and my days were spent on a farm, milking goats and making cheese. I met her. She had a name from the… Read More

radis
Memories

Dans le jardin

By On June 25, 2012

[In the garden #1] We picked radishes. A big fat handful of them. We cleaned them under running water and kept the leaves for a soup. We ate two strawberries straight from… Read More

ingredients
Pâtisserie

Réussir le fondant pâtissier blanc, pas à pas – Mastering white pâtissier fondant, step by step

By On May 29, 2012

One of the first things you see through a boulangerie-pâtisserie window in France is a herd of glazed éclairs and choux. Pretty in pink, brown, white, and more often than not, green… Read More

vagues
Memories

Les vagues

By On May 22, 2012

[The waves] I drove along the coast on Sunday. It was raining. Of the fast windscreen wipers kind. And the wind would push waves on the road. I stopped. And my cheeks… Read More

jerusalem artichoke veloute
Cuisine

On thunderstoms and first kisses – Caramelised Jerusalem artichoke velouté

By On April 14, 2012

It’s been oh-so-quiet around here lately. Perhaps, that’s what happens when I have too much to say, too much to do, too much to look forward to. But last night, I saw… Read More

velo-fanny
Memories

A bicyclette

By On February 23, 2012

[On a bicycle] I’ve been riding my bicycle through the beach, and putting tray after tray of madeleines in the oven. It smells lovely around here. Of warm butter and vanilla. You… Read More