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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

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Oops #4 – Le cake au chocolat

By On March 31, 2014

I’ve been going through my pictures. There is this chocolate loaf cake. And really, it’s been haunting me. I made it at my grand-mère‘s house. Back on the twenty-third of march 2008,… Read More

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The end – Coffee and chocolate self-saucing cake

By On April 18, 2012

The end. Of this, that is. I was writing when the timer went off. Upstairs, sitting cross-legged in front of my laptop. It wasn’t as cold as the outdoors would suggest. Perhaps,… Read More

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Fields of frost – Éclairs au chocolat, presque comme chez Fauchon

By On February 28, 2012

[Chocolate eclairs, almost like Fauchon's] When trees are shaped like hearts; and breakfast means just-brewed coffee slash bike ride slash jonchée eaten as soon as I’ve taken my gum boots off. And… Read More

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PS. I felt like cake; made one and ate a slice.

By On February 17, 2012

A friend, of the dear-to-my-heart kind, made this cake today. A few thousands of kilometres away. And I did too. In ten minutes, from cupboards to oven*. It was eaten on the… Read More

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Copeaux de chocolat

By On November 10, 2011


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Et des morceaux d’arbres tomberaient du ciel – Le cake très chocolat

By On October 18, 2011

[And pieces of tree would fall from the sky - The ultimate quadruple chocolate loaf cake] I plan to spend this autumn collecting dead leaves and horse-chestnuts, drinking coffees with warm mittens… Read More

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Mind your French – Le fondant au chocolat

By On September 27, 2011

[The ultimate chocolate fondant] In London, we’ve had winter in July. Air damp with rain. Kitchens warm with soup on the stove. Oven smelling like chocolate cake. And now, in the south… Read More

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A little sweller – Petits quatre-quarts, au chocolat ou pas

By On September 10, 2011

[Little poundcakes, with chocolate or not] It smells like the week-end around here. Actually, it’s been smelling like it for a week now. And boy, week-end does smell good. Just-brewed coffee and… Read More

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Skinny dipping – Double chocolate profiteroles

By On May 28, 2011

I haven’t been hanging out with my laptop much lately. You see, I’ve been sort of busy doing this. And some unexpected things. Of the good kind. Like a lunch at Mauro… Read More

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Almost wordless – Mandarine soup in a crisp dark chocolate tube

By On February 16, 2011

A mandarine soup that tastes better than bitting into the real fruit. The crunch of dark chocolate. I always seem to think I don’t like citrus and chocolate. But I do. And… Read More

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I’ve been locked inside your heart-shaped box – Des pretzels au chocolat

By On January 2, 2011

[Chocolate-covered pretzel] Many people will tell you that tempering chocolate is easy. Well, I’m afraid I don’t agree. The theory is easy. The practical side of it? Not so much. It’s messy.… Read More