My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

Our good friends have recently purchased a country home in Normandy – not far from Paris. They had loads of beautiful homegrown figs and they gave us with a huge bag. The first thing I did was make this divine apple and fig clafoutis. It’s a fruity and delicious dessert originally made with morello cherries, but the apples and figs complement each other perfectly. ... Read More

Rue Sainte-Anne: Paris’s Little Tokyo

Rue Sainte-Anne: Paris’s Little Tokyo

Fancy visiting Little Tokyo in Paris? On a small street between the Louvre and the Opera and next to the Palais Royal is Rue Sainte-Anne. It’s home to dozens of delicious Japanese restaurants and shops. Just hop off the metro at the Pyramides station and it’s within striking distance. You’ll find yourself marveling at the charming Parisian Haussmann style buildings and their neighboring Asian restaurants. ... Read More

Indulgently Delicious Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tarte!

Indulgently Delicious Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tarte!

Typical chocolate tarts consist simply of chocolate ganache and crust – but this indulgent version has a super secret salted caramel layer hidden inside! The sweetness of the caramel cuts the richness of the dark chocolate, while the hint of salt on your palate maintains the perfect balance. Try making this crowd-pleaser for your next get-together or event, and you’re sure to please! ... Read More

Crème Caramel with Exotic Citrus Compote

Crème Caramel with Exotic Citrus Compote

This lusciously soft custard dessert is like creme brulée’s saucy cousin. With exotic citrus fruits like kumquat and the cozy flavor of fresh vanilla pods, this unique crème caramel achieves the perfect balance between sweet, creamy and tart. Really impress your friends and family with this surprisingly light after-dinner treat! ... Read More

Eiffel Tower Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing & Dark Chocolate

Eiffel Tower Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing & Dark Chocolate

Just in time for Easter, these playful sugar cookies combine a classic springtime treat with the most iconic Parisian landmark – the Eiffel Tower! This year, impart a little Parisian flair into your Easter baskets with this fun recipe, or enjoy them throughout the year – anytime is a good time for cookies, icing and chocolate! ... Read More

Orange-Maple Glazed Pears with Vanilla Crème Fraiche

Orange-Maple Glazed Pears with Vanilla Crème Fraiche

This is the kind of desert you’ll never have to feel guilty about eating because it’s made with fresh fruit! At least that’s what you can tell yourself as you savor the tender pears, luscious vanilla cream and crunchy almonds. This simple, rustic recipe allows each separate ingredient to shine, making for the perfect after-dinner treat! ... Read More

Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

French macarons are notoriously difficult to make and the learning process can seem like a never-ending struggle. Madelyn teamed up with her daughter Alexia in an attempt to recreate Pierre Hermé’s famous chocolate-passionfruit macaron. See the hilarious failures and eventual triumph that ensued, and get some baking tips too! ... Read More

The Best Bûches de Noël of the 2016 Holiday Season!

The Best Bûches de Noël of the 2016 Holiday Season!

Every single year during the holiday season, the best pastry chefs all around Paris reveal their much-anticipated Bûches de Noël, or yule logs. This year, there are some truly magnificent bûches to choose from, from Angelina’s White Peacock to Foucade’s gluten-free version. Any of these would make for a stunning centerpiece to your holiday dessert table! ... Read More

Easy Tarte Tatin – A Delicious Caramelized Apple Dessert!

Easy Tarte Tatin – A Delicious Caramelized Apple Dessert!

You know Autumn has arrived in Paris when orange leaves cover the ground, there’s a fresh new chill in the air and colorful apples fill the market stands. This upside-down caramelized apple tart from France may seem complicated, but it’s really quite simple! Here is a quick and easy recipe to make the most of the beautiful apple harvest this year! ... Read More

Frozen Vacherin with Honey-Caramelized Nectarines

Frozen Vacherin with Honey-Caramelized Nectarines

Whip up something sweet, cool and refreshing for those long summer days, taking full advantage of the ripe nectarines at the market this season. This Nectarine Vacherin is a simplified version of an elaborate French dessert by the same name. The syrupy sweetness of the caramelized nectarines pairs perfectly with the icy tartness of the frozen cream! ... Read More

A Closer Look at Ladurée’s Newest Macaron Boxes

A Closer Look at Ladurée’s Newest Macaron Boxes

Maison Ladurée’s most recent collaboration with Australian illustrator Kerrie Hess brings together all the best elements of the Parisian dream: beauty, femininity, fashion and of course, macarons. Come take a closer look at her exclusive, limited edition designs, and learn the fascinating history behind this world-renowned pastry shop and the adorable pastel-colored confections they create! ... Read More

Strawberry Lemon Gâteau au Yaourt: The Perfect Summer Dessert!

Strawberry Lemon Gâteau au Yaourt: The Perfect Summer Dessert!

Many wonderful things come along with the warm weather of Spring and Summer, including strawberries! Take advantage of the plentiful strawberry harvest with a simple and easy yogurt cake. Adapted from a traditional French recipe, there couldn’t be a better treat to enjoy on a beautiful sunny afternoon, especially when paired with a nice glass of champagne! ... Read More

The Amazing & Unique Cream Puffs of La Maison du Chou

The Amazing & Unique Cream Puffs of La Maison du Chou

There’s never a shortage of pastries in Paris, but not all are created equal. At La Maison du Chou, where cream puffs are filled before your very eyes, the balance between sugar and flavor has been perfected. Head over to their newest location on the village-like Île-Saint-Louis to satisfy your sweet tooth in the shadow of Notre Dame! ... Read More

Madelyn’s Favorite Pastry Shop in the 7th Arrondissement

Madelyn’s Favorite Pastry Shop in the 7th Arrondissement

Every morning, on her way to finish up design details at Place Dauphine, Madelyn stops into her favorite bakery to pick up some lunch. What she finds herself doing instead is drooling over all the amazing pastries in the desert cases! Come along with Madelyn inside Les Gourmandises d’Eiffel, one of the best pastry shops in the 7th arrondissement! ... Read More

Whipped Cream Heaven Can Be Found on Rue Cler!

Whipped Cream Heaven Can Be Found on Rue Cler!

Believe it or not, there’s a café on Rue Cler dedicated entirely to the art of whipped cream! It’s called Maison de la Chantilly and it’s fabulous. If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth, but you’ve already had your fill of traditional Parisian pastries, be sure to stop here for some light, fluffy, whipped goodness! ... Read More

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