Sweet Recipes

Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Before coming to France, I had never tired vanilla crème brûlée before. I am more of a chocolate dessert kind of girl. I must admit crème brûlée has stolen my heart. Ever since I made this easy crème brûlée recipe it has been on repeat at home. It is one of my husband’s favourite things to have an I get to make him happy with so little effort. An impressive and delicious dessert.
Vanilla Crème Brûlée
Mirabelle Orange Tart

Mirabelle Orange Tart

Summer is here. Or supposed to be... In Paris, it’s not very hot or sunny right now, you wouldn’t know it was summer if it were not for the fruits you can find at the market. That’s when you know that yes, this is the month of August. Yes, this is summer 2017. And no, you are not dreaming.
There are all kinds of plums at the Parisian markets right now, Reine Claude, red plums, little plums, and my favorite kind: mirabelles. They are small bites of heaven. They remind me of my friend Simon, and his mom. It was her who first introduced me to mirabelles many years ago, when I came to Paris as an exchange student to Sciences Po. They are as good now as they were then.
Mirabelle Orange Tart
Pistachio Madeleines

Pistachio Madeleines

I started to play tennis again this year. It makes me happy. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed this sport. At the club where I play here in Paris there’s a team tournament each year, and I decided to participate. Last weekend was our last match, and I wanted to bake something for the girls to snack in between matches. I decided Madeleines were perfect: easy to prepare, easy to transport, they can be kept at room temperature. Plus, they only take 12 minutes to cook, which is kind of ideal if you must leave home at 8 in the morning on a Saturday morning.
Pistachio Madeleines