List of recipes from category Desserts: 315 recipes

List of recipes from category Desserts

Cakes

Almond mug cake for Mary
Almond mug cake for Mary
Mug cakes are fun and quick to make. They cook in the microwave in about a minute and a half. This almond version is similar to the small cakes known as financiers.
69K4.3 9 min. June 22th 2014
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
This gluten-free cake is called "amandier" in French, as it is made with ground almonds instead of flour (the same word also means almond tree). The texture is moist and the flavour is, well, almondy.
12K 1 hour 8 min. October 4th 2020
Apple Pie
Apple Pie
This classic of family cooking is quite simple: just a puff pastry "shell" sealing in lightly sweetened slices of apple. During cooking, the fruit softens to resemble stewed apple. Serve warm, if possible, to enjoy at its best.
43K3.7 54 min. September 11th 2018
Autumn apple and plum crumble pie
Autumn apple and plum crumble pie
This crumble with a difference captures real autumn flavours: apples, plums and hazelnuts. For a change, the crumble topping is pressed into a thin crust, more like a pie.
18K 1 hour 37 min. October 27th 2019
Canadian apple crumble
Canadian apple crumble
The classic apple crumble is given a Canadian twist here: rolled oats in the topping and a drizzle of maple syrup over the apples. These two small changes make the flavour very distinctive and very, well... Canadian.
24K3 1 hour 25 min. August 4th 2019
Caramel rice pudding
Caramel rice pudding
We start with a classic rice pudding and add beaten eggs, this is poured onto hot caramel in the bottom of a dish, and then cooked in a bain-marie in the oven until firm like a cake.
229K5 1 hour 37 min. February 11th 2011
Caramel semolina pudding with raisins
Caramel semolina pudding with raisins
Semolina pudding, like rice pudding, is a throwback to another era – time to rediscover its delights! This is an updated version, with a caramel sauce and raisins. Its smooth, creamy texture comes from the custard added towards the end.
12K 48 min. December 30th 2020
Caramelised apple custards
Caramelised apple custards
A Parisian flan-style egg custard, poured over sautéed and caramelised (flambéed, even) apples, baked in individual ramekins.
6,335 59 min. June 9th 2021
Caramelised apple pie
Caramelised apple pie
Apple pie made with caramelised apples.
228K4.3 1 hour 55 min. September 11th 2018
Caramelized apple and walnut cake
Caramelized apple and walnut cake
A variation on the classic walnut cake, with a luscious centre of caramelized apple slices, flambéed in Calvados.
19K 1 hour 33 min. June 7th 2020
Caribbean upside-down cake
Caribbean upside-down cake
The dominant flavours in this cake are pineapple and almonds. The pineapple is caramelized first separately, with brown sugar and lime, before being laid in the bottom of the tin. The cake batter is then poured over. The cooked cake is turned out to reveal the lovely golden pineapple layer on top a...
39K4.5 1 hour 7 min. December 30th 2019
Chestnut cake
Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and sweet chestnut purée.
279K5 1 hour 13 min. May 8th 2020
Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes
Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes
This recipe allows you to enjoy a delicious brownie-style combination of melting fudgy texture and cake, with the distinct flavours of chocolate and chestnut purée.
41K5 53 min. January 31th 2016
Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake
A traditional-style recipe for a moist chocolate cake with plenty of chocolate flavour.
51K 44 1 hour 16 min. December 25th 2015
Chocolate mug cake
Chocolate mug cake
A mug cake is fun to make and only takes a few minutes. It cooks in just one and a half minutes in the microwave.
83K5 11 min. June 4th 2014
Cochelin d'Evreux
Cochelin d'Evreux
This cochelin, from the town of Evreux in Normandy, is a sort of giant apple turnover, flavoured with vanilla. It is served in slices, like a cake.
52K5 2 hours 2 min. September 10th 2018
Coconut "croute à thé"
Coconut "croute à thé"
Here's a coconut version of the classic French "croute à thé" cake. The double coconut flavour comes from the sweetcrust pastry as well as the filling.
3,217 52 min. August 29th 2021
Elsa's Comtoise galette
Elsa's Comtoise galette
This galette is a classic Comtois dessert that resembles choux pastry (pâte à choux).
72K4 46 min. January 20th 2013
Epiphany galette
Epiphany galette
Here is the recipe for the very classic but delicious "galette des rois" (Epiphany galette) in puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) with almond cream or frangipane . You will also see some professional tips to easily handle the dough, and obtain a nice and regular galette.
237K 24.5 3 hours 8 min. January 6th 2021
French Family Cake
French Family Cake
The idea of a "family" cake can mean so many different things, depending on where your family came from. This French version consists of a layer of pears in liquid caramel, topped with a basic cake mixture, similar to the four quarters recipe.
51K4 1 hour 12 min. October 12th 2014
Fruit crumble
Fruit crumble
A fruit pudding: very easy to do and delicious: just a layer of fruit with a golden crunchy topping.
301K4.0 1 hour 11 min. February 21th 2011
Galette Charentaise
Galette Charentaise
This is a traditional cake from France's Charente region. The recipe is straightforward and the cake is slightly dense in texture, but quite delicious.
25K5 2 hours 45 min. August 26th 2018
Gâteau Basque
Gâteau Basque
This traditional Basque dessert is similar to a gâteau breton (brittany butter cake), but very moist as it is filled with a rum-flavoured confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream). This is a fairly simple recipe, though as the dough is fragile and difficult to handle, I...
39K4.7 2 hours 51 min. September 11th 2018
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)
Gâteau breton is a rich cake that uses a lot of butter (from Brittany, of course) with sugar, egg yolks and a little rum to add flavour. This cake is traditionally served with coffee.
71K4 1 hour 10 min. September 11th 2018
Gâteau Nantais
Gâteau Nantais
This traditional cake from the French city of Nantes is deliciously moist, flavoured with almonds, vanilla and rum. For the finishing touch, the top is covered with boozy white icing.
29K3.9 1 hour 28 min. January 8th 2017
Gingerbread
Gingerbread
Maybe this recipe will bring back memories.
239K4.2 1 hour 4 min. February 21th 2011
Hazelnut and orange cake
Hazelnut and orange cake
A very elegant cake topped with a sprinkling of hazelnut crumble, and with a double helping of orange flavour from chopped candied peel and the orange syrup soaked into the cake after cooking. The recipe is rather sophisticated, inspired by those used by pastry cooks at the INBP. It is a bit...
21K5 2 hours 15 min. January 23th 2019
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
A traditional recipe from Franche-comté, it's a flat round kind of brioche, covered with an egg cream called "Goumeau".
437K 25 3 hours 59 min. June 15th 2020
Kouign-amann
Kouign-amann
Kouign-amann is a traditional cake from Brittany. the name means butter cake in Breton (Kouign = cake, amann = butter). It is a sort of caramelized millefeuille, crunchy on the outside and melting in the middle.
110K4.3 6 hours 38 min. May 24th 2018
Kugelhof for Nanou
Kugelhof for Nanou
This recipe is emblematic of Alsatian baking, but a more personal version (and a bit richer).
239K4.4 3 hours 15 min. August 2nd 2019
Lemon and lime cakes
Lemon and lime cakes
These little cakes get their double citrus flavour by combining the delicate bitterness of lemon and lime zest with the slight sharpness of the juice in a syrup, soaked into the cakes while still hot from the oven.
18K 1 hour 44 min. April 3rd 2019
Moist chocolate cake
Moist chocolate cake
A moist, loaf-shaped cake with all the chocolate flavour that comes from a double dose: melted chocolate and cocoa powder.
41K5 1 hour 11 min. December 30th 2018
Moist Lemon Cake
Moist Lemon Cake
This is similar to the basic "four quarters" cake, but with the delicious double lemon flavour that comes from using both zest and juice.
40K5 46 min. March 9th 2016
Nanou's chocolate cake
Nanou's chocolate cake
A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
252K4.6 1 hour 45 min. June 22th 2013
Oatmeal cake
Oatmeal cake
This cake has the distinctive and delicious flavour of old-fashioned rolled oats, also known as oatmeal. In the basic cake recipe, part of the flour is replaced with oats, which have been toasted, then blended.
51K 24.2 1 hour 8 min. September 20th 2017
Oaty walnut cake
Oaty walnut cake
This is a moist-textured walnut cake with rolled oats, but the real secret comes from dry-roasting the nuts before adding them to the mixture.
49K 15 2 hours 34 min. April 19th 2015
Pistachio cake
Pistachio cake
Here's a loaf-style cake made with a classic batter, flavoured with pistachio (of course), and with a crunchy "macaronade" topping.
7,852 1 hour 54 min. March 3rd 2021
Plain cake
Plain cake
This is a classic, loaf-shaped cake, deliberately left plain for you to embellish as you choose.
54K3.7 1 hour 26 min. December 30th 2019
Plum and hazelnut crumble
Plum and hazelnut crumble
Plums and hazelnuts always go really well together, as you'll find in this late-summer crumble.
2,570 1 hour 16 min. September 15th 2021
Poppy seed and lemon cake
Poppy seed and lemon cake
This flavour combination is trending right now - and rightly so. Here, lemon partners poppy seeds in a moist loaf-style cake.
22K 2 1 hour 54 min. November 17th 2019
Provençal colombier for Pentecost
Provençal colombier for Pentecost
The "colombier" (dove cake) is a traditional cake for Pentecost from the south of France, flavoured with orange and almonds. This very moist cake is quite dense as it is made with marzipan (almond paste). It can be eaten on its own or as a dessert, with or without ice cream.
24K5 1 hour 6 min. December 30th 2019
Prune Far
Prune Far
Far is a traditional recipe from Brittany in northwest France. The name comes from the Breton word 'farz' meaning flour. This is the traditional way, with prunes, but you can adapt it according to taste.
202K 15 1 hour 10 min. October 3rd 2010
Santiago Cake
Santiago Cake
Santiago cake (or Torta de Santiago) has a lovely moist texture. It is made with almonds and lemon and contains no butter or flour. This Spanish speciality from Galicia is still often decorated with the cross of St James.
45K5 52 min. April 24th 2016
Sicilian Epiphany Pie
Sicilian Epiphany Pie
This is a Sicilian version of the French Epiphany dessert, the "galette des rois". The puff pastry has a pistachio cream and ricotta filling with diced candied fruit.
45K3 1 hour 1 min. January 1st 2020
Strawberry and rhubarb crumble
Strawberry and rhubarb crumble
A three-layer crumble: a layer of stewed rhubarb, then strawberries and a crumble topping. You'll see that the flavour of rhubarb goes very well with strawberries.
124K5 1 hour 40 min. May 18th 2019
Toasted almond cake
Toasted almond cake
A layer cake, with toasted almonds in the chocolate part.
211K4.4 2 hours 2 min. July 5th 2016
Toffee apple upside-down cake
Toffee apple upside-down cake
With a flavour reminiscent of the French classic tart tatin, this cake is made with a ring of tart apples arranged on a layer of caramel, then covered with the batter. After baking, the cake is turned out while still hot so that the caramelized apples are on the top with the moist cake underneath.
29K5 1 hour 46 min. December 4th 2016

Confectionery

Apple paste
Apple paste
Apple paste, like most other fruit pastes, is a simple mixture of apple juice, sugar and a gelling agent - pectin here.
31K5 10 days 48 min. November 6th 2019
Calissons
Calissons
Calissons are a sweet from Provence - Aix-en-Provence is famous for them - made with almonds and candied fruit, covered with royal icing. This is a slightly simplified version, which is every bit as good.
113K 53.3 1 hour 28 min. February 12th 2012
Candied grapefruit peel
Candied grapefruit peel
Not really a dessert, more a kind of sweet. After soakiing, strips of grapefruit skin are cooked very slowly to conservethem in sugar. It's a real treat with coffee at the end of a meal.
298K 14 1 day 1 hour 21 min. December 20th 2018
Chocolate mendiants
Chocolate mendiants
Mendiants are made with a thin layer of chocolate, stuck with toasted nuts, dried and candied fruit.
16K 1 hour 2 min. May 27th 2020
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles: those dreamy, creamy chocolatey treats, rolled in cocoa powder or a mix of chopped dry-roasted pistachios and almonds.
34K5 2 hours 54 min. January 6th 2016
Nougat
Nougat
Nougat is a sweet made with honey and almonds that has changed very little since ancient times. The nougat we know today is the Montelimar variety, in which egg whites are added to the basic recipe for a lighter texture. Here is a simplified version.
91K 15 1 hour 41 min. June 19th 2013
Passion fruit jellies
Passion fruit jellies
Usually to make fruit jellies or (fruit "paste"), it's like jam but you need to cook fruit pulp and sugar much longer. Unfortunately, this long cooking is bad for both vitamins and flavour. In this recipe we use a special jam gelling agent, to reduce cooking time as much as possible .
288K4 2 hours 30 min. July 4th 2018
Praline rochers
Praline rochers
Here is how to prepare your own chocolate rochers with a chocolate praline filling covered in milk chocolate and chopped torrified almonds.
152K5 3 hours 13 min. August 28th 2011
Quince paste
Quince paste
This traditional French "pâte de fruit" (fruit paste or leather) has a distinctive, firm consistency and is full of flavour, with the characteristic tang of quince. The preparation is rather long, but the result is well worth all the effort.
21K1 2 hours 3 min. December 3rd 2017
Stuffed prunes
Stuffed prunes
Stuffed prunes are a sweetmeat made with halved dried prunes sandwiched together around a morsel of marzipan flavoured with Armagnac.
15K 20 min. July 18th 2018

Creams and foams

Apricot blancmange
Apricot blancmange
Blancmange is a very old dessert recipe, going back to the middle-ages. Updated for our century, it's almond milk with whipped cream and a smooth apricot puree.
280K4.4 3 hours 14 min. August 23th 2011
Apricot fool
Apricot fool
The traditional fruit fool is a rather old-fashioned dessert, consisting of whipped cream (Chantilly) with a fruit coulis gently folded into it.
161K5 17 min. August 8th 2010
Blackcurrant and chestnut verrines
Blackcurrant and chestnut verrines
Blackcurrants and chestnuts and go together really well, as the tang of the one balances the gentle sweetness of the other. Here they are combined in a verrrine, with a blackcurrant crémeux and chestnut mousse, served with a little sablé biscuit.
8,947 1 hour 9 min. November 1st 2020
Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine
Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine
Vanilla-lime, confectioner's custard and blackcurrant coulis, topped with a layer of whipped cream (chantilly) and dusted with a little matcha green tea powder. Light and flavoursome.
167K4.9 1 hour 9 min. September 12th 2010
Chestnut mousse in a whipper
Chestnut mousse in a whipper
In France, chestnut mousse is sometimes called "Mousse Mont Blanc". It is a delicious combination of whipped cream with chestnut purée, traditionally mixed in very gently. Here is a simple, rapid version, made with a cream whipper.
13K 9 min. October 18th 2020
Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée
Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée
This crème brûlée recipe is a sophisticated combination in three layers: chocolate ganache, vanilla custard, and, of course, a delicious thin crust of caramel. It is more complicated than a simple chocolate crème brûlée, but well worth the effort when you see your guests' reactions.
33K5 1 hour 59 min. December 30th 2019
Chocolate cream
Chocolate cream
A very simple recipe with a really chocolatey taste. Cream, milk and chocolate, mixed with egg-yolks and sugar, then cooked in the oven in a bain-marie, like for crème brulée.
224K4.2 3 hours 6 min. October 13th 2010
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse
This is a chocolate cream with chopped candied grapefruit peel and caramelized nuts added to give bit of crunch. The small pot of cream is topped with an Irish coffee mousse (flavours of coffee, fresh cream, sugar and whisky).
231K 15 59 min. March 11th 2011
Chocolate mousse
Chocolate mousse
Here is a simple quick recipe for chocolate mousse. It is just necessary to be careful at the final stage, when mixing the melted chocolate and the beaten egg-whites.
439K3.7 40 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Here is a marvellous new chocolate mousse recipe that will delight real chocoholics. This is a rich, gourmet version, though not over-sweet and with the added crunchy texture of toasted hazelnuts. You'll love this one!
25K5 55 min. November 26th 2017
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
A dessert in three layers: a first of smooth vanilla cream, a second of coconut cream (also very smooth), and to finish, a thin crunchy layer of coconut tuiles. In the spirit of crème brulée: break through the crisp surface layer to discover the smooth melting coconut and vanilla creams beneath. A...
189K3.8 4 hours 58 min. February 21th 2011
Crème brulée
Crème brulée
Crème brûlée (burned cream) is quite easy to prepare: it's a simple egg-cream dessert. The only difficulty is in making the delicious crunchy caramel layer on top. The perfect crème brulée (for me) is a cold and soft cream, with on top a nice hot caramel crust. This is a completely new version...
1.6M 74.3 4 hours 38 min. December 31th 2011
Crème caramel
Crème caramel
Crème caramel (upside-down caramel cream) is a classic of bistro cuisine. The vanilla cream is made with eggs, cooked in a dish with a layer of caramel in the bottom, and placed in a bain-marie. It's traditionally served turned out so that the liquid caramel runs down over the cream.
226K5 3 hours 33 min. February 21th 2011
Lemon creams
Lemon creams
These light and flavoursome lemon creams are "set" by the curdling action of the lemon juice on the heated cream, so no thickening agent is needed. They are served in individual glasses, topped with a layer of fruit coulis (blackcurrant here).
21K4.1 41 min. December 6th 2017
Lemon Meringue Pie Verrines
Lemon Meringue Pie Verrines
This is a new twist on the classic lemon meringue pie. All the elements are there: sweet crunchy bits, meringue and lemon custard, but presented in layers in a glass.
41K5 21 min. July 12th 2015
Like Bounty
Like Bounty
You will no doubt be familiar with Bounty, the chocolate-covered coconut bar. Here's a melt-in-the-mouth version "on a plate" for a chic dessert.
127K4.6 1 hour 54 min. August 1st 2011
Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines
Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines
This is a fresh-flavoured verrine with 3 different flavoured layers: vanilla panna cotta, clementine and chestnut mousse.
152K 15 25 min. March 5th 2012
Mousse with two chocolates
Mousse with two chocolates
Chocolate mousse is a great classic home-made dessert. Here's a version using two different chocolates (dark and milk) with a hint of vanilla, that owes much to a recipe by Christophe Michalak.
6,880 43 min. April 25th 2021
Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble
Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble
This is a glass of pannacotta, with a layer of blackcurrent coulis, and a crunchy almond crumble scatterd on top.
218K3.8 1 hour 22 min. February 21th 2011
Pistachio panna cotta with custard
Pistachio panna cotta with custard
In this dessert, the pistachio panna cotta is teamed with real vanilla custard and topped with a few caramelised pistachios.
19K 25 3 hours 12 min. February 18th 2018
Plum and almond panna cotta
Plum and almond panna cotta
The combination of plums and almonds is always a winner. Here's a version that uses almonds to make a delicious panna cotta with a difference.
18K 3 hours 25 min. October 20th 2019
Rhubarb mousse
Rhubarb mousse
This delicious mousse is the perfect summer dessert: a delicate combination of stewed rhubarb and Italian meringue.
17K 33 min. August 25th 2019
Stewed apple (compote)
Stewed apple (compote)
Here is a very basic but delicious recipe, and the pitfalls to avoid.
2.3M 14.8 1 hour 13 min. November 8th 2017
Strawberries with mint and cream
Strawberries with mint and cream
Minty confectioner's custard, diced strawberries and whipped cream.
218K5 1 hour 30 min. February 21th 2011
Strawberry mousse with mascarpone
Strawberry mousse with mascarpone
This dessert is bursting with strawberry flavour. The creamy mascarpone mousse is made with a cream whipper and served on a bed of lightly sweetened fresh strawberries.
3,736 24 min. August 22th 2021
Tatin apples with mascarpone cream
Tatin apples with mascarpone cream
Small pieces of apple cooked "tatin" style (caramelized in a pan) with a light mascarpone cream.
150K4.3 1 hour 3 min. November 20th 2011
Viennese chocolate cups
Viennese chocolate cups
A Viennese-style hot chocolate comes topped with whipped cream. This more sophisticated dessert version is based on a thickened chocolate cream with a piped rosette of Chantilly cream on top.
5,911 31 min. March 21th 2021

Custard tarts

Apple custard tart
Apple custard tart
You may well know the classic Parisian custard tart (or "flan"), traditionally vanilla-flavoured. Here is an apple version, with extra apple flavour as the custard is made with apple juice. This is topped with delicious caramelized apple slices.
12K 2 hours 37 min. July 26th 2020
Caramelized pear custard tart
Caramelized pear custard tart
You may well be familiar with the famous French custard tart, with its creamy vanilla egg-custard filling. It can also be made in individual portions, in ramekins, for example. Here is a delicious version with caramelized pears.
25K 2 1 hour 22 min. December 4th 2019
Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan
Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan
The filling of this pistachio flan with almonds and apricots contrasts with crisp case, made with puff pastry, rather than the more usual shortcrust pastry.
29K4.3 1 hour 37 min. January 18th 2017
Flognarde
Flognarde
Flognarde is a dessert that originated in France's Limousin region. The recipe is very simple: a vanilla-flavoured egg custard, thickened with flour, and sometimes made with seasonal fruit (apples, cherries, pears...). This is a very old recipe that has come down to us virtually unchanged since...
42K4 47 min. December 30th 2019
French custard tart
French custard tart
Custard pie is made with a shortcrust pastry base, and filled with an egg vanilla "custard" mix (prepared beforehand). Filling and pastry cook together in the oven. It's a great classic of the French bakery, found in all good shops.
393K 234.4 1 hour 41 min. August 18th 2019
Lemon and lime custard tart
Lemon and lime custard tart
This is a delicious version of the classic French baker's "flan", with the twin flavours of lemon and lime. It involves two different confectioner's custards poured one on top of the other. This gives an attractive layered effect when the tart is cut. Not just pretty, it is delicious.
29K 3 hours 13 min. December 30th 2019
Parisian-style chocolate custard tart
Parisian-style chocolate custard tart
You may well already have met the classic French custard tart, with its vanilla filling. Here is a delicious chocolate-flavoured version.
20K 1 hour 26 min. May 3rd 2020
Pear and chocolate Paris puddings
Pear and chocolate Paris puddings
Morsels of pear, caramelised in maple syrup, topped with a chocolate "Paris flan" custard, and baked in ramekins.
3,591 57 min. August 8th 2021
Pistachio custard tart
Pistachio custard tart
Similar in texture to a classic rich French custard tart, this version has the same sweetcrust pastry case, but the filling has a delicious pistachio flavour, rather than the normal vanilla.
72K 24.3 1 hour February 8th 2015

Entremets

Apple charlotte with toasted brioche
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche
This rather special charlotte is made with toasted slices of brioche instead of finger biscuits and stewed apples. Cooked once assembled, it can be eated warm or cold.
246K3.8 2 hours 20 min. June 5th 2013
Belle-helene in a glass
Belle-helene in a glass
It's a recipe where you make 4 layers of different creams in a small glass: vanilla cream, small dice of pear cooked in maple syrup, chocolate mousse and whipped cream. It should be served to your guests cool but not too cold .
231K3.8 1 hour 47 min. February 21th 2011
Cherry clafoutis
Cherry clafoutis
A clafoutis batter and cherries lightly cooked in sugar and Kirsch, then de-stoned. The clafoutis is baked in the oven.
113K4.3 1 hour 17 min. June 19th 2011
Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette"
Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette"
This "Marie-Antoinette" clafoutis is a lighter version of the traditional fruit-in-batter baked dessert, almost a soufflé, with apples and lemon. The apples are sautéed in butter and Calvados, then combined with a lemon-flavoured confectioner's custard, lightened with raw meringue. This mixture is...
23K4.9 1 hour 17 min. November 1st 2017
Comtoise apple charlotte
Comtoise apple charlotte
This "Comtoise" charlotte, inspired by the Franche-Comté region of eastern France, is a more rustic take on the famous dessert. It is made with sliced bread, lightly buttered and fried, then filled with sugared apple pieces, drizzled with clarified butter and baked.
19K 1 hour 32 min. September 15th 2019
Creamy plum and pear clafoutis
Creamy plum and pear clafoutis
Here is a clafoutis that is quick to make, with a delicate blend of plums and pears. This recipe can be varied easily to use any good fruit in season.
21K 53 min. November 3rd 2018
European glass
European glass
A little dessert that's rather long to make, but which will always impress your guests. Layered in a glass: a jellied red fruit coulis, a layer of pineapple charlotte cream, a layer of kiwi coulis, topped with a peeled clementine segment. It's "european" because it resembles the italian flag, and in...
206K5 2 hours 29 min. August 15th 2010
Framboisier
Framboisier
This is a classic French raspberry-flavoured dessert. It generally consists of raspberries in cream sandwiched between two layers of cake. In this version, the cake is genoa sponge and the cream is vanilla-flavoured and mixed with mascarpone. This is just as good made as a large rectangle or, as...
27K4 2 hours 38 min. July 16th 2017
Individual charlottes with morello cherries
Individual charlottes with morello cherries
The French "griottines" are delicious little wild morello cherries, stoned and macerated in a Kirsch syrup, used here in individual vanilla charlottes.
170K 15 4 hours 49 min. February 21th 2011
New tiramisu
New tiramisu
This new version of tiramisu is easier, and in my opinion much better. You will certainly appreciate, like me, the light creamy taste, this time presented in brandy goblets.
336K3.3 54 min. January 19th 2015
Pavlova
Pavlova
Pavlova is a dessert which originated in New Zealand (or was it Australia?). It consists of a meringue shell filled with a layer of whipped cream and topped with seasonal fruit.
93K4.3 2 hours 34 min. March 24th 2013
Pear charlotte
Pear charlotte
A charlotte filled with pear mousse (made with whipped cream and pear coulis).
100K4.1 13 hours 59 min. April 7th 2013
Pistachio tiramisu
Pistachio tiramisu
In this slightly unusual tiramisu, the classic Amaretto is partially replaced by whisky, which goes better with the pistachio flavour.
180K 25 50 min. June 2nd 2013
Strawberry Charlotte
Strawberry Charlotte
This is a faily quick charlotte recipe. It begins, as usual, by soaking finger biscuits in syrup, in this case flavoured with lime. The charlotte is then assembled with alternate layers of Chantilly (whipped cream) and strawberries.
119K5 3 hours 9 min. June 17th 2012
Tiramisu
Tiramisu
Classic italian recipe (the name means "pull me up" or more poetically, "take me up to the sky"). It's similar to a charlotte in its structure: layers of flavoured biscuits between layers of smooth cream.
447K5 49 min. July 27th 2013

Fruits

Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux
Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux
Under this pretty name, my personal version of "Les pommes au four" (baked apples).
224K 24.2 1 hour 7 min. February 21th 2011
Confit of quinces in Macvin
Confit of quinces in Macvin
In this simple recipe, the sliced quinces are gently stewed in Jura Macvin until melting and caramelized. Served with real custard, this gives a delightful contrast of flavour and colour.
6,521 1 hour 20 min. January 10th 2021
Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices
Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices
In this fairly straightforward recipe pineapple wedges are poached gently in a honey syrup flavoured with vanilla and star anise. This transforms the pineapple into flavoursome morsels that melt in the mouth.
6,094 1 hour 12 min. March 10th 2021
Flambéd bananas
Flambéd bananas
The trick of this recipe is to end up with bananas caramelised on the outside, still firm on the inside, coated with a tasty syrup which is not 95% butter.
282K 14 40 min. February 21th 2011
Fresh fruit in sabayon
Fresh fruit in sabayon
Fresh grapefruit and / or pears, covered with a sabayon and a pinch of citrus crunch.
262K4.7 55 min. February 21th 2011
Minted Melon
Minted Melon
It is tempting to call this a melon Mojito: little balls of ripe melon in a light Mojito-flavoured syrup with mint, rum and lime.
38K4.5 45 min. September 13th 2015
Mojito peaches
Mojito peaches
A simple fruit salad of white peaches bathed in mojito flavours: lime, rum and mint (with a delicate hint of vanilla).
10K 39 min. August 2nd 2020
Norman flambéed apples
Norman flambéed apples
Apples sautéed in butter and sugar, then flambéed in Calvados (from Normandy) and served with real custard.
27K1 38 min. December 30th 2019
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
Pears in red wine with blackcurrant
Pears cooked until soft in a red wine and blackcurrant syrup, served with the reduced syrup and custard sauce (crème anglaise).
215K4.1 2 hours 35 min. February 21th 2011
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup
Pear halves sautéed in butter and sugar served with real custard (crème anglaise) and a reduced blood-orange syrup.
128K3.7 1 hour 4 min. February 20th 2011
Soft fruits in sabayon
Soft fruits in sabayon
This recipe is made by briefly cooking an assortment of soft fruits (raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, blueberries, currants...) with a little sugar to glaze them. They are served in a small dish, covered with a delicious sabayon which can be lightly "burned" on surface.
238K3.9 46 min. February 21th 2011
Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction
Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction
Serving strawberries in red wine is a classic French dessert. Here is a more sophisticated version, with the red wine reduced to a light syrup with notes of thyme and lemon.
21K 1 hour 23 min. June 30th 2019
Strawberry brunoise in a dessert-wine sabayon
Strawberry brunoise in a dessert-wine sabayon
This is a very simple recipe, but the result is absolutely delicious (as long as it's strawberry season, of course): morsels of really ripe strawberries in a sabayon made with sweet white wine.
6,681 24 min. August 19th 2020
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines
Chopped kiwi with lemon, ripe strawberries and smooth mascarpone cream.
35K5 22 min. June 12th 2016

Gratins

Apple and almond gratin
Apple and almond gratin
Imagine a gratin, but sweet, made with apples and toasted ground almonds. This delicious dessert combines apples and almonds with a vanilla custard-like mixture - simply yummy!
31K4.6 1 hour 5 min. February 8th 2017
Apple Batter Puddings
Apple Batter Puddings
Similar to a traditional French "clafoutis", usually made with cherries, this simple apple and almond dessert is quick to make.
32K4.8 41 min. March 30th 2016
Apple macaronade
Apple macaronade
This gratin-style apple pudding has an almond "macaronade" crust for a delicious combination of flavours.
8,143 1 hour 15 min. December 27th 2020
Clafoutis-style plum financier
Clafoutis-style plum financier
The classic French "financier" is normally a little cake, but it can also be made clafoutis-style over fruit in an oven-proof dish.
11K 1 hour 2 min. May 17th 2020

How to...

How to make tart cases
How to make tart cases
It's not easy to make beautiful, even tart cases, but here I'll let you into the secret of how the professionals do it. You will see that there are a lot of little details that make all the difference. It's a bit technical, but don't worry, I'll guide you through the important points.
2,923 2 hours 26 min. October 3rd 2021

Ice-cream and sorbets

Baked Alaska
Baked Alaska
The name may be odd, but Baked Alaska is an elegant dessert. The core of this version is a "sandwich" of vanilla ice cream and blackcurrant sorbet between 2 layers of sponge soaked in rum-flavoured syrup. This is then covered in a layer of meringue and put in a very hot oven for just a few minutes...
24K4.3 6 hours 47 min. November 12th 2017
Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith
Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith
If you love the taste of blackcurrants (like Edith), this sorbet is for you...
222K4.9 23 min. October 13th 2010
Clementine sorbet
Clementine sorbet
To capture the delicate flavour of clementines, we need to use not only the juice, but also a little zest to add a delicious hint of bitternes. Here's a simple method using sugar cubes.
86K4.3 2 hours 47 min. December 24th 2018
Coupe Augustin
Coupe Augustin
A "coupe Augustin" is a kind of sundae made with mint ice cream, slices of white peach poached in a light syrup, Chantilly cream, raspberry coulis and topped with toasted flaked almonds.
58K4.7 28 min. September 8th 2013
Fresh mint ice-cream
Fresh mint ice-cream
This well-flavoured ice-cream is excellent on its own, or in profiteroles with a chocolate sauce for example.
462K4.6 1 hour 34 min. February 21th 2011
Frozen cottage cheese with strawberries
Frozen cottage cheese with strawberries
Here is a refreshing and very quick recipe (if your fruit is already prepared). In just a few seconds you can enjoy a delicious frozen cream cheese and strawberry dessert, with no need for an ice-cream maker.
28K 13 min. April 24th 2019
Frozen Nougat
Frozen Nougat
Impress your guests with this delightful dessert, a smooth mixture of meringue and dried fruit, which can easily be prepared several days beforehand.
245K4.5 1 hour 28 min. February 21th 2011
Ice-cream Vacherin
Ice-cream Vacherin
Ice-cream vacherin is a festive French dessert. It consists of two different flavours of ice cream (blackcurrant and vanilla here) sandwiched between two circles of meringue, topped with whorls of Chantilly (whipped cream) which is then frozen. It is not too complicated, but involves a bit of work...
129K4.5 8 hours 45 min. December 21th 2014
Melon with port sorbet
Melon with port sorbet
This recipe is a new twist on the classic melon with port: melon balls served on a bed of port sorbet.
64K4.9 49 min. October 6th 2013
Peach and blackcurrant coupe
Peach and blackcurrant coupe
A delightful coupe combining mint-flavoured peaches with a scoop of blackcurrant sorbet.
39K3.8 55 min. September 7th 2014
Peach and blackcurrant sundae
Peach and blackcurrant sundae
Peach and blackcurrant flavours work well together. Here is an indulgent sundae that makes the most of this: poached peaches with blackcurrant sorbet and Chantilly cream. Delicious!
3,430 1 hour 2 min. August 18th 2021
Peach Melba
Peach Melba
Peach Melba is a famous dessert created in 1893 by an equally famous chef, Auguste Escoffier, and inspired by the singer Nellie Melba. There have been many versions of this well-known dish but, in principal, it consists of vanilla ice cream, poached peaches, raspberry coulis and sweetened whipped...
100K3.9 2 hours 20 min. September 9th 2012
Pear sorbet
Pear sorbet
For a great pear sorbet, choose your fruit carefully: they should be perfectly ripe and full of flavour. You will get good results with williams, but any other variety of your choice will work.
299K4 54 min. February 21th 2011
Pistachio ice cream
Pistachio ice cream
Rediscover the real, delicate taste of pistachio in this ice cream with its very definite flavour.
63K 13.8 51 min. October 1st 2014
Poire Belle Hélène
Poire Belle Hélène
Poire Belle Hélène is a fairly simple cold dessert. The pears are poached in a vanilla-flavoured syrup, then served on top of vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce poured over.
54K4.7 1 hour 46 min. April 6th 2014
Raspberry sorbet
Raspberry sorbet
To make a seriously good raspberry sorbet, the fruit must be of the best quality, of course, but there is another little secret: you need to remove all the seeds to make a really smooth coulis. It is this smooth coulis that makes the sorbet so deliciously velvety.
24K4.6 2 hours 20 min. July 5th 2017
Strawberry sorbet
Strawberry sorbet
The secret of a good strawberry sorbet is to use first class strawberries, very ripe and full of flavour, so do choose them with care. This recipe shows you how to lighten the texture of the sorbet by incorporating air.
51K4.6 31 min. July 9th 2014
Strawberry-mint sorbet
Strawberry-mint sorbet
For this strawberry and mint-flavoured sorbet, we will be using an unusual method: blending the strawberries with mint leaves. This mixture is then left overnight for the flavours to mingle before being strained and then churned. This makes a delicious sorbet with its full-on strawberry flavour...
21K3.8 12 hours 26 min. August 13th 2017
Vanilla ice cream
Vanilla ice cream
Rediscover the full flavour of a real vanilla ice cream with this classical recipe.
368K3.8 1 hour 7 min. November 6th 2017

Jams and jellies

Apricot jam with vanilla
Apricot jam with vanilla
A really flavoursome apricot jam, minimally sweetened, with a hint of vanilla and the discreet crunch of the almond-like kernels.
5,350 5 hours 4 min. July 14th 2021
Blackcurrant jelly
Blackcurrant jelly
Blackcurrants are full of flavour and make an excellent jelly. In the depths of winter, you'll be glad you made some now.
2,437 57 min. September 8th 2021
Jelly-style plum jam
Jelly-style plum jam
Lots of people make plum jam, but you can also elevate this to a rather elegant jelly, simply by removing the skins. It's not a true jelly (this is normally made with juice), but leans towards that style: light and, above all, delicious.
40K 13 hours 11 min. October 13th 2019
Quick bramble jelly
Quick bramble jelly
Fruit jelly is jam made with the juice only. All the skin and seeds are strained out, which gives a very smooth texture. Here's a quick recipe which will give you an excellent jelly, and which keeps the full flavour of the blackberries thanks to its very brief cooking.
233K4.2 47 min. July 5th 2013
Quick orange marmalade
Quick orange marmalade
Just oranges (organic) and sugar in this simplified marmalade recipe.
116K3.9 1 hour 11 min. February 26th 2014
Windfall apple jelly
Windfall apple jelly
This jelly is an excellent way to make use of all those unripe apples that have dropped off the tree. They (or rather, their juice) makes a delicious jelly with a very delicate flavour. As these apples are green and generally tart, we need to use a little more gelling agent than for a normal jelly...
64K5 58 min. August 19th 2021

Miscellanous

Apple crisps
Apple crisps
This is a really simple recipe - there's really not much to do, other than wait while the crisps (or chips for Americans) cook gently in the oven.
26K4.5 2 hours 8 min. April 19th 2017
Apple Tatin Terrine
Apple Tatin Terrine
Imagine a sweet terrine, made of layers of apples with sugar, cooked slowly in the oven until caramelized. Serve warm in slices with custard.
52K4.1 3 hours 28 min. December 14th 2014
Canadian rice pudding
Canadian rice pudding
You are no doubt familiar with classic rice pudding, so simple and delicious. Well, here's a version with a Canadian twist: sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar, added in two stages.
14K 1 hour 7 min. January 31th 2021
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard
Cold grapefruit quarters with slices of hot caramelized pineapple, lime custard (crème anglaise) and citrus crunch.
232K4.6 2 hours 5 min. December 20th 2010
Eton mess
Eton mess
Behind this strange name there lurks a delicious traditional English dessert made of meringues, strawberries and cream.
140K5 4 hours 55 min. July 25th 2010
Granola
Granola
Granola is a tasty, crunchy cereal mix with nuts and seeds. Often thought of as an American version of muesli, it is bound with a little maple syrup and toasted in the oven. This is simple to prepare and goes well with lots of other things (dairy, fresh or stewed fruit, etc.) for a delicious...
18K 1 hour 5 min. November 10th 2019
Liège waffles
Liège waffles
Liège waffles have a very distinctive texture: quite dense with the crunch of sugar crystals. They also have a characteristic form: round and fairly small. Then there's that special flavour that comes with the delicious light caramel crust.
224K5 1 hour 55 min. July 12th 2011
Pain perdu
Pain perdu
This is a sweet French version of "eggy bread": slices of bread soaked in a mixture of milk, cream, egg yolks and vanilla sugar, then pan-fried until golden. It's really simple and wickedly delicious!
137K3.8 39 min. July 20th 2011
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas
Samosas are small parcels of filling wrapped in brik (or filo) sheets and either shallow or deep fried. Here is a sweet version, with pears and caramelised walnuts.
301K4 1 hour 21 min. October 13th 2010
Rice pudding (riz au lait)
Rice pudding (riz au lait)
My personal version of this classic family recipe.
345K5 38 min. December 18th 2018
Rice pudding with fruit and nuts
Rice pudding with fruit and nuts
This is cooked like a normal rice pudding, but with fruit and nuts added halfway through: toasted almonds and pistachios, sautéed diced apple and strips of dried apricot. These added flavours and textures make an already creamy rice pudding even more delicious.
18K4.5 1 hour 5 min. June 18th 2017
Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany
Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany
Stewed apples, raisins soaked in whisky, toasted almonds, rolled in a lightly caramelized pancake.
223K4.3 2 hours 16 min. March 10th 2015
Warm apple feuillantines
Warm apple feuillantines
It's a rather long recipe but which never fails to impress, perfect for a special dinner party. It's made up of 3 circles: one almond "tuile", 2 of caramelized brik sheets, with a caramelized apple layer between each, whipped cream on top, and custard all around. Everything, except whipped cream,...
296K5 3 hours 9 min. May 28th 2012
Yvetot Douillons
Yvetot Douillons
This dessert, named after a small town in Normandy, consists of a pear filled with confectioner's custard (French pastry cream), which is wrapped in a pancake and puff pastry, then baked. The "douillon" part of the name comes from a warm coat, the "douillette", of former times.
51K4.3 1 hour 3 min. November 26th 2014

Pasta and rice

Chantilly rice pudding
Chantilly rice pudding
A rice pudding with a difference: it is cooked the classic way and left to cool. Whipped cream is then gently folded in to give a light-textured and original dessert.
16K 2 hours 50 min. April 1st 2020
Chocolate rice pudding
Chocolate rice pudding
If you're already a fan of classic rice pudding, I'm sure you'll enjoy this even more comforting version, made with two kinds of chocolate.
11K 29 min. November 15th 2020

Pastries

Apple amandine tarts from Brélès
Apple amandine tarts from Brélès
Amandines are small sweetcrust pastry tarts filled with fruit and topped with almond cream. Here's a rather more sophisticated version made with stewed apple, rice pudding and almond cream.
161K3.7 1 hour 10 min. March 1st 2012
Apple Strudel
Apple Strudel
Apple strudel is a traditional pastry from central Europe. It is like a large apple turnover, usually served in slices. Here is a version with apples, walnuts, almonds and rum-soaked raisins.
40K5 1 hour 32 min. September 11th 2018
Black Forest gateau
Black Forest gateau
Black Forest gateau is a sophisticated dessert which comes from Germany. It is essentially a combination of four flavours: chocolate, cherries, cream and kirsch. Here is my own version.
128K4.6 2 hours 32 min. November 27th 2011
Croute à thé
Croute à thé
Under this strange name (literally "crust for tea") there hides a delicious cake in crusty sweet pastry, filled with a smooth almond mixture and icing sugar on top. It's an excellent cake for tea time, but it goes very well with fruit salad for example.
237K 14.9 1 hour 12 min. May 5th 2021
Fraisier (French strawberry cake)
Fraisier (French strawberry cake)
This classic French patisserie is a delicious assembly of 2 layers of genoa sponge filled with strawberries and crème mousseline (confectioner's custard with butter). The sponge is soaked in strawberry syrup and the cake is topped with a thin layer of marzipan.
148K4.2 2 hours 43 min. September 18th 2011
Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis
Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis
A small chocolate cake, still runny in the middle, served with a raspberry coulis.
302K5 1 hour 21 min. October 3rd 2010
Millefeuille
Millefeuille
Millefeuille is one of the best pastries available, if it is well made, i.e.: 2 layers of light vanilla cream between 3 layers of fine crispy (possibly caramelized) puff pastry.
299K4.6 1 hour 42 min. October 13th 2010
Paris-Brest
Paris-Brest
The Paris-Brest is a famous French patisserie: a ring of choux pastry, scattered with flaked almonds and icing sugar and filled with a praline cream. The name comes from a historic cycle race between Paris and Brest (600 km or 372 miles), as the shape is like a bicycle wheel.
162K4.6 2 hours 18 min. May 8th 2011
Peach and verbena feuilleté
Peach and verbena feuilleté
In French, a "feuilleté" can be anything, sweet or savoury, wrapped in or with a base of puff pastry, from a sausage roll to a millefeuille. This is an elegant tart-style feuilleté with a caramelized pastry base, topped with a light custard flavoured with verbena. This is based on a confectioner's...
18K4.1 2 hours 23 min. September 3rd 2017
Pecan fruit rolls
Pecan fruit rolls
These pecan nut and dried fruit rolls, wrapped in golden caramelized puff pastry, are really delicious.
86K4.9 1 hour 21 min. September 11th 2018
Puits d'amour
Puits d'amour
This delicious little cake's charming French name means "well of love". It is made up of layers of puff and choux pastry, assembled with a light caramel and filled with vanilla confectioner's custard.
82K4.4 1 hour 43 min. August 23th 2015
Quick Strawberry Millefeuille
Quick Strawberry Millefeuille
A millefeuille (which in french means "thousand sheets") is a delicious pâtisserie consisting of layers of puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) sandwiched together with cream, fruit, etc. In this recipe, we will be using sheets of caramelized brik or filo, which makes a delicious, light...
41K5 48 min. May 3rd 2015
Saint Honoré cake
Saint Honoré cake
The Saint Honoré cake is a famous example of French patisserie. It consists of a puff pastry base surrounded by a ring of caramel-coated choux puffs and topped with whipped cream (Chantilly). It is a bit tricky to make, but this recipe gives you all the hints you need.
95K4.7 2 hours 51 min. April 14th 2013
St Tropez tart
St Tropez tart
This famous dessert from St Tropez is more of a cake than a tart. The sugar-sprinkled brioche layers are sandwiched together with a rich vanilla filling which is a mixture of confectioner's custard and whipped cream.
78K3.8 3 hours 34 min. September 11th 2018
Strawberry feuilleté
Strawberry feuilleté
This elegant French dessert is not quite a tart. The base is a circle of puff pastry baked and caramelized, then topped when cold with a thin layer of lime-flavoured confectioner's custard and beautiful fresh strawberries.
27K3.8 43 min. May 27th 2018
Succès praliné (praline meringue)
Succès praliné (praline meringue)
The "succès" (success) is a classic of traditional French patisserie, made with two layers of almond meringue filled with praline butter cream. It's very rich and a little old-fashioned these days, but still has many faithful fans. The original recipe comes from the master chef Gaston Lenôtre, and...
303K 34.4 4 hours 16 min. June 20th 2010
Valay-Brest
Valay-Brest
A Valay-Brest is a mini eclair, filled with apple-flavoured confectioner's custard and topped with a rectangle of walnut nougatine.
53K4.1 1 hour 28 min. May 14th 2014

Salads

4 pears salad with vanilla
4 pears salad with vanilla
It's a very easy recipe, everything depends on the choice of differents kinds of pears all fully ripe, to give a delicious contrast in the mouth.
189K4.2 37 min. February 21th 2011
Fruit salad
Fruit salad
To make a good fruit salad, there are three important points: Choose fruits that go well together (avoid putting soft pears with crunchy apples for example).Remove absolutely all skins and seeds.Bring it all together with a good home made sugar syrup added to the fruit juices.Here is a recipe which...
346K4.1 1 hour 13 min. April 20th 2020
Peach and mint salad
Peach and mint salad
Here is a very simple, fresh and delicious recipe; the flavour of mint goes very well with peaches.
283K 24 20 min. September 7th 2012
Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad
Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad
This is a simple recipe, but quite delicious. The flavours and colours of strawberries and kiwis combine to create a refreshing and colourful summer fruit salad.
11K 17 min. July 22th 2020

Small cakes

"BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits
"BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits
These are similar to the BN biscuits so well-known in France. They are a sandwich of chocolate filling between two layers of biscuit. Children adore them!
168K 24.6 5 hours 12 min. March 21th 2011
Almond tuiles
Almond tuiles
These delicious little biscuits ("tiles" in French) get their crunch and lightness from the use of flaked almonds rather than ground. It is not difficult to succeed, you just need to work fast after taking them out of the oven.
342K4 1 hour 18 min. August 21th 2019
Almonds pyramids
Almonds pyramids
If you are already familiar with coconut pyramids, you might like to try these almonds flavoured pyramids. The recipe is very straightforward, but these little cakes, with their crisp outside and moist centre, are simply delicious.
15K 35 min. January 13th 2021
Amaretti
Amaretti
Amaretti are little Italian almond biscuits. They are a bit like meringues, very sweet, and made with ground almonds.
46K4.5 1 hour 3 min. May 31th 2015
Amiens macaroons
Amiens macaroons
These macaroons, famous since the 16th century, are small, soft almond-flavoured cakes. This recipe is much easier to make than the one for the classic Parisian macarons.
74K5 49 min. February 13th 2013
Arizona cupcakes
Arizona cupcakes
Cupcakes are small sponge cakes. In their original American version, they are usually decorated with brightly coloured icing. Here's a version inspired by the famous saguaro cactus, so common in Arizona.
167K 14.6 1 hour 49 min. October 13th 2010
Arlesian Biscuits
Arlesian Biscuits
These small almond and lemon-flavoured biscuits have a short, melt-in-the-mouth texture. They are known as "sablés arlésiens" in French.
49K5 1 hour 33 min. July 30th 2014
Blackcurrant-almond muffins
Blackcurrant-almond muffins
Blackcurrant muffins with a rather special ground almond dough. Blackurrants give a delicious hint of acidity, which goes very well with the almond flavour.
225K3.8 49 min. February 21th 2011
Buckwheat almond biscuits
Buckwheat almond biscuits
In this sweet biscuit recipe, some of the normal wheat flour is replaced with buckwheat flour and ground almonds. This gives them a very distinctive flavour.
54K4 2 hours 40 min. October 7th 2015
Cannelés
Cannelés
Cannelés are a speciality from the French city of Bordeaux. These delicious little cakes have a crunchy exterior and a soft centre.
85K5 1 day 1 hour 29 min. December 16th 2012
Checkerboard biscuits
Checkerboard biscuits
These biscuits are half and half chocolate and almond in a checkerboard pattern, both in colour and flavour.
110K5 4 hours 24 min. March 8th 2012
Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits
Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits
Here's a really simple recipe for little nutty biscuits, combining hazelnuts with a double dose of chestnut flavour: flour and purée (crème de marrons).
6,0923 2 hours 1 min. February 28th 2021
Chestnut moelleux
Chestnut moelleux
"Moelleux" means soft, and is also the name given to the gooey, soft-centred cakes that are popular in France. These muffin-style cakes are doubly chestnutty: there is chestnut purée in the mixture and pieces of marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) in the middle as well. The result is a little...
23K 15 1 hour 13 min. February 11th 2018
Chocolate almond cookies
Chocolate almond cookies
Cookies made with ground almonds, chocolate chips and a little cocoa.
204K 14.3 1 hour 49 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits
Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits
Little spiral biscuits flavoured with chocolate and matcha green tea.
84K4 3 hours February 19th 2012
Chocolate cereal bars
Chocolate cereal bars
These have a chocolate sweetcrust pastry base, topped with dried fruit, toasted nuts and seeds, bound with a brown-sugar and butter mixture, then gently baked. Once the flapjack-like cake has cooled, it can be cut into bars.
15K 1 hour 18 min. July 11th 2018
Chocolate eclairs
Chocolate eclairs
This might appear to be a straightforward recipe: choux pastry, chocolate confectioner's custard and fondant icing, but in practice it is quite technically tricky and all three stages need care to produce a perfect result. But don't let that discourage you; there are demonstration videos and I will...
265K 34.5 3 hours 52 min. February 6th 2011
Chocolate madeleines
Chocolate madeleines
Simple and delicious, goes very well with tea or coffee.
280K3.8 1 hour 15 min. March 10th 2019
Chocolate muffins
Chocolate muffins
Variation on muffins recipe. In this version each one is filled with a dark chocolate ganache.
286K4.3 1 hour 15 min. February 21th 2011
Chocolate thins with toasted nuts
Chocolate thins with toasted nuts
A very thin disc of chocolate, topped with toasted nuts and candied grapefruit peel.
227K4 2 hours 22 min. February 21th 2011
Chouquettes
Chouquettes
Chouquettes are small choux puffs with sugar crystals on the top. They are usually eaten plain, but can also be filled with a variety of things: cream, fruit, chocolate... whatever you like.
196K4.8 1 hour 25 min. September 10th 2018
Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)
Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)
The French name for these tubular biscuits means "Russian cigarettes". Cigarettes Russes are perfect for serving with ice cream or other desserts. The basic biscuit is fairly easy to make; the tricky bit is rolling the tube once cooked.
73K 34.5 46 min. May 25th 2014
Coconut pyramids
Coconut pyramids
Small coconut cakes, golden, crusty, and soft inside.
305K3.7 49 min. February 21th 2011
Coconut tuiles
Coconut tuiles
Delicate tuiles with coconut. Very thin, they are both crunchy and melt-in-the-mouth. Delicious on their own or to accompany an ice-cream or cream dessert, perhaps a sophisticated one like coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa .
277K4.8 1 hour 12 min. October 13th 2010
Diamond biscuits
Diamond biscuits
These round biscuits no doubt get their name from the coating of sparkling sugar crystals around the edge.
22K 1 hour 47 min. December 30th 2019
Dublin fruit scones
Dublin fruit scones
Scones originated in Britain and Ireland. The Irish version is often made plain and traditionally served with tea. Scones are more of a bread than a cake, eaten split in half and spread with butter or jam, for example. There are also sweeter versions and scones with dried fruit, like the ones I have...
91K4.2 48 min. September 12th 2018
Fillings for macaroons
Fillings for macaroons
The macaroons recipe shows how to make these small cakes, and gives the example of a raspberry filling. Here are several other possibilities: Apricot macaroons, Chocolate macaroons, Mint macaroons, Blackcurrant macaroons.
256K 24.3 2 hours 1 min. May 30th 2020
Financiers
Financiers
This delicious little cake gets its name from its shape, in the form of a gold ingot.
305K 24.6 20 min. April 14th 2020
Finger biscuits
Finger biscuits
These small biscuits, that look a bit like savoy biscuits, are delicious alone or with Champagne, but are also the base for charlottes or Tiramisu.
303K5 50 min. July 30th 2021
Grandma Solange's biscuits
Grandma Solange's biscuits
These biscuits are very simple to make and delicious with tea or coffee. They are easy enough for children to enjoy making them.
43K4.1 44 min. November 12th 2014
Grapefruit moelleux
Grapefruit moelleux
The french love their "moelleux" — moist fondant cakes, often with a melting centre. These little mini-moelleux are flavoured with grapefruit. The grapefruit flavour is brought out fully by using a combination of juice, zest and candied peel.
25K5 1 hour 7 min. March 24th 2019
Jam doughnuts
Jam doughnuts
These were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.
132K4.5 4 hours 23 min. May 27th 2011
Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants
Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants
Chocolate fondants are small cakes that are meltingly moist and oh, so chocolatey! This version adds toasted hazelnuts.
9,263 1 hour 7 min. September 9th 2020
Little Christmas biscuits
Little Christmas biscuits
These little chocolate biscuits are decorated with marzipan. They are ideal to accompany a festive dessert.
71K 24.2 2 hours 41 min. December 23th 2012
Little lemon biscuits
Little lemon biscuits
These small, lemon-flavoured biscuits are very easy to make and are inspired by the Italian "biscotti al limone".
53K5 1 hour 42 min. September 14th 2014
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
This recipe really is "of the moment": the success of these small, highly-coloured cakes, in an infinite variety of flavours, is impressive. It's a recipe which needs some care, in order to produce a result worthy of a professional pastrychef. No problem, I will guide you through the recipe,...
1.5M 714.6 2 hours 38 min. October 3rd 2019
Meringues
Meringues
A very simple recipe but which always impresses.
355K4.5 4 hours 17 min. June 10th 2019
Mini lemon millefeuilles
Mini lemon millefeuilles
These dainty and delicious mini millefeuilles have layers of puff pastry filled with lemon confectioner's custard (pastry cream). They are a bit tricky because they are quite fragile and do not keep well once assembled. But freshly made, they are a true delight.
18K 2 hours 22 min. March 25th 2018
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs
These mini choux puffs are topped with a layer of craquelin and filled with Mont-Blanc cream: a mixture of whipped cream and sweetened chestnut purée.
23K 1 hour 43 min. March 17th 2019
Mini palmiers
Mini palmiers
Palmiers are a traditional French patisserie, consisting of folded puff pastry caramelized with sugar. These small versions are made with the shop-bought puff pastry that comes ready-rolled in a circle.
60K5 39 min. September 11th 2018
Moist cereal bars
Moist cereal bars
Whether bars or rounds, this recipe produces delicous small cereal cakes.
268K4.9 1 hour 5 min. February 21th 2011
Nonettes
Nonettes
Nonettes are small, jam-filled cakes from a bygone age. They originated in Dijon, where they were made by nuns (hence the name, which means "little nun" in French). The traditional version is closer to the French "pain d'épices", but this recipe has a more of a citrus flavour, made with marmalade.
66K4.4 1 hour 50 min. June 2nd 2015
Oat financiers for Louise
Oat financiers for Louise
These moist little petit-four cakes are called 'financiers' in French, as they are similar in shape to gold ingots! They go very well with tea or coffee. In this version, the usual ground almonds are replaced with rolled oats, blended to a powdery texture.
78K 23.9 45 min. October 21th 2012
Oat shortbread biscuits
Oat shortbread biscuits
Little biscuits with home-made oat flour (made from rolled oat flakes).
227K 15 2 hours 41 min. February 21th 2011
Pets de nonne
Pets de nonne
These small fritters are like mini doughnuts: they're simply made with choux pastry dough, then tossed in a little sugar. [Translator's note: their amusing French name literally means "nun's farts". So, maybe we'll leave it French...].
47K4.1 45 min. June 18th 2014
Piedmont pyramids
Piedmont pyramids
If you are already familiar with coconut pyramids, you might like to try these hazelnut-flavoured Piedmont pyramids. The recipe is very straightforward, but these little cakes, with their crisp outside and moist centre, are simply delicious.
10K 35 min. December 2nd 2020
Pink Reims biscuits
Pink Reims biscuits
These biscuits are a speciality of Reims. They have a light texture, rather like finger biscuits, and are traditionally rectangular and coloured pink.
73K3.8 46 min. February 12th 2014
Piped petits-fours
Piped petits-fours
As the name suggests, these are piped into shape using a forcing bag. These dainty little macaroon-like cakes are made with marzipan and have a soft, moist texture.
46K 1 day 32 min. December 30th 2019
Pistachio "Financiers"
Pistachio "Financiers"
This version of the traditional French financiers is just as moist as the original but with a delicious pistachio flavour.
54K4 34 min. March 10th 2019
Pistachio madeleines
Pistachio madeleines
Firm on the outside, soft in the centre and with a prominent pistachio flavour, these madeleines are truly delicious.
88K 25 1 hour 39 min. March 10th 2019
Pistachio shortbread biscuits
Pistachio shortbread biscuits
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are "double pistachio", as they contain both pistachio paste and toasted chopped pistachios.
104K 44.5 2 hours 58 min. April 19th 2012
Raspberry muffins
Raspberry muffins
Delicious when still warm.
266K5 43 min. February 21th 2011
Sesame cookies
Sesame cookies
These soft little cookies have a double whammy of sesame flavour from toasted seeds combined with a little sesame oil.
36K 2 hours 57 min. December 30th 2019
Tea and white chocolate biscuits
Tea and white chocolate biscuits
This recipe combines the flavours of tea and chocolate. The tea is added to the dough in two forms: powder and liquid. The biscuits are dipped in white chocolate.
116K4.8 4 hours 10 min. September 11th 2018
Toasted-flour biscuits
Toasted-flour biscuits
This is a surprising biscuit recipe, in which the flour is not added in its normal state, but gently toasted beforehand in the oven. This light dry-roasting changes the taste considerably, giving these biscuits notes of honey, coffee and even spices. Their distinctive flavour goes very well with...
31K5 2 hours 43 min. September 11th 2018
Walnut short bread
Walnut short bread
Those little biscuits are with good walnut taste, because walnut are shortly roasted before powdered, it's very simple and efficient.
123K4.3 3 hours 1 min. October 2nd 2011

Small tarts

Apple and blackcurrant tarts
Apple and blackcurrant tarts
These little tarts taste every bit as good as they look. The sweetcrust pastry cases are filled with a layer of stewed apple and topped with a blackcurrant crémeux. This offers your guests a delightful element of surprise, as the apple flavour is only discovered as they eat it (but only if you've...
8,748 1 hour 8 min. October 10th 2021
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
The French semelle is a flat rectangular tart with a base of puff pastry. In this version, a layer of stewed apple is spread on the pastry, then topped with finely-sliced fruit.
114K4.3 1 hour 5 min. October 28th 2011
Cherry and pistachio tarts
Cherry and pistachio tarts
A shortcrust pastry case baked with pistachio cream, then topped with Griottine cherries.
155K 25 1 hour 20 min. July 4th 2010
Corsican tarts
Corsican tarts
Two typically Corsican ingredients are brought together in this recipe: chestnuts and clementines. Chestnut flour is used in the sweetcrust pastry and the tarts are filled with a mouth-watering clementine jelly.
66K4.3 3 hours 22 min. February 23th 2014
Little blackcurrant and vineyard peach sablé tarts
Little blackcurrant and vineyard peach sablé tarts
Superb little tarts, bursting with summer flavours: a Breton sablé base, a blackcurrant crémeux, and topped with slices of vineyard (or blood) peaches, every bit as delicious as they are colourful..
8,956 4 hours 19 min. August 12th 2020
Little caramelized peach tarts
Little caramelized peach tarts
This is an elegant summer dessert: a thin base of puff pastry, topped with caramelized peach slices. For a delicious contrast of hot and cold, serve with the reduced caramel and citrus sauce poured over over hot and, at the last minute, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, .
29K3.8 1 hour 15 min. September 11th 2016
Little lime tarts
Little lime tarts
With this very quick recipe, you can make little tarts that are nothing like those you find in the shops.
108K4.3 40 min. October 10th 2021
Mini almond-morello tarts
Mini almond-morello tarts
This very simple recipe is a good way to use up leftover sweetcrust pastry. The tiny tarts are filled with almond cream and topped with a morello cherry (French Griottines are best, if you can get them).
11K 24 min. March 1st 2020
Mirlitons
Mirlitons
Mirlitons are little puff-pastry tarts with an almond cream filling.
58K4.1 1 hour 27 min. August 19th 2015
Pear verbena tarts
Pear verbena tarts
Crisp sweetcrust pastry cases, a velvety diplomat cream flavoured with verbena, and slices of poached pears for delicious and dainty pear verbena tarts.
6,714 1 hour 29 min. October 10th 2021
Victoria pineapple and lime tarts
Victoria pineapple and lime tarts
This recipe for dainty tarts has sweetcrust pastry (preferably with coconut) cases, filled with sautéed Victoria pineapple and topped with a lime crémeux.
4,849 21 min. October 10th 2021

Tarts

Alsatian apple tart
Alsatian apple tart
This tart from France's Alsace region has a sweet pastry (or sweetcrust) case, filled with raw apple slices and a light vanilla egg-custard mixture, then baked.
23K 54 min. July 15th 2018
Apple and pear tart
Apple and pear tart
Apples and pears are combined in this sophisticated autumn tart. The pears are laid decoratively on top of stewed apple.
61K 24.9 59 min. October 27th 2014
Apricot and almond cream tart
Apricot and almond cream tart
Half apricots arranged on a thin layer of almond cream.
296K4.1 1 hour 45 min. February 21th 2011
Blackberry and almond fondant tart
Blackberry and almond fondant tart
Balckberries and almonds go so well together: the slight tartness of the berries is the perfect foil for the sweeter almonds. This combination makes for a delicious tart. The sweetcrust pastry case is filled with a blackberry jelly and an almond panna cotta, presented in a bold and unusual way as a...
17K 3 hours 46 min. December 30th 2019
Bonnevaux apple tart
Bonnevaux apple tart
This is without doubt the easiest apple tart you can make: a simple pastry case (a sweetened sort of shortcrust pastry without egg) and apples - that's all! It's the tart my grandmother Jeanne made when I was a boy (a long time ago, as you can probably gather) and my father's favourite dessert.In...
25K4 2 hours 7 min. November 2nd 2016
Bounty-style tart for Alison
Bounty-style tart for Alison
This Bounty-style tart combines, as you might expect, chocolate and coconut in a sweetcrust pastry case.
108K 14 1 hour 34 min. June 2nd 2015
Breton apple and rhubarb tart
Breton apple and rhubarb tart
This rhubarb and apple tart is given a Breton twist with a base of traditional, butter-rich, sablé biscuit. This is topped with an apple "crémeux" filling. The finishing touch is a layer of rhubarb, cut on the diagonal and oven-poached in a syrup of its own juice.
18K5 1 hour 44 min. December 30th 2019
Breton strawberry and verbena tart
Breton strawberry and verbena tart
Strawberries and verbena go well together. In this recipe they are combined as a verbena crémeux with whole fresh strawberries on a Breton sablé base.
18K 1 hour 47 min. August 11th 2019
Chocolate tart
Chocolate tart
As you can see, there's very little added sugar in this recipe, so it's a very chocolatey and bitter-sweet tart.
259K 15 2 hours 26 min. November 16th 2013
Citrus tart
Citrus tart
This is an unconventional tart, though the recipe is quite simple: no cream filling in the bottom, just slices of lightly poached fruit in a sweetcrust pastry case.
10K 2 hours 31 min. July 8th 2020
Exotic fruit tart
Exotic fruit tart
An exotic fruit tart (bananas, kiwi and pineapple), with crisp pastry and almond cream which are cooked beforehand. It's a rather simple recipe, but the final result will impress your guests.
277K5 2 hours 23 min. May 27th 2020
Express apple tart
Express apple tart
A fine apple tart, very quick to make.
327K 24.6 51 min. April 8th 2020
Flaked almond tart
Flaked almond tart
This almond tart is an American-inspired version of the classic dessert. This one leaves out the almond cream or frangipane and uses flaked almonds instead. These are toasted, then mixed with cream and sugar. There's no point denying it, this is a rich dessert...
25K4.8 1 hour 24 min. August 27th 2017
Lemon and grated apple tart
Lemon and grated apple tart
You'll be amazed by the flavour of this tart, it's so distinctive and well-balanced. The apples are grated, rather than sliced, to mix well with the lemon juice and zest. The result is an exceptional tart (yes, really!).
28K4 1 hour 42 min. September 29th 2019
Lemon tart
Lemon tart
Lemon tart (tarte au citron) is one of France's great classic desserts, though there are many different versions. This is more or less the classic version, with sweetcrust pastry and a creamy filling that uses both lemon zest and juice for a deliciously tart tart!
20K 1 hour 33 min. September 18th 2019
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Lemon tart is one of the great classics of French patisserie. The are lots of versions with different kinds of pastry and filling. This one uses sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) and lemon curd as the filling. Just top with meringue for that other classic: lemon meringue pie.
30K5 3 hours 21 min. March 23th 2016
Lime meringue tart
Lime meringue tart
For this delicious tart, you will see how the crisp, sweet pastry is the perfect foil for the distinct taste and slight sharpness of the lime filling and, of course, the smoothness of the Italian meringue topping.
16K 1 hour 54 min. July 1st 2018
Linzer torte
Linzer torte
Linzer torte, or tart from Linz (Austria), has a cinnamon-flavoured crust filled with raspberry jam. The special and rather crumbly sweet pastry used for the case is made with cinnamon, ground almonds and the yolks of hard-boiled eggs. There are many different versions. In this rather unusual one,...
28K4.7 1 hour 5 min. November 27th 2016
Peach and green tea tart
Peach and green tea tart
This refined tart combines peaches with the delicate flavour of green tea. The sweetcrust pastry case is baked blind, then filled with a green-tea custard and topped with slices of poached white peaches.
28K5 1 hour 11 min. October 2nd 2016
Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint
Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint
Thick slices of poached pears in a blind-baked sweetcrust pastry case, their centres filled with mint-flavoured confectioner's custard, and surrounded by a chocolate cream, set by baking briefly in the oven. The flavours of pears, chocolate and mint work perfectly together to create a truly...
13K 2 hours April 22th 2020
Pear and lime meringue pie
Pear and lime meringue pie
A layer of light lime cream and caramelized pears in a crisp pastry case, topped with Italian meringue, which is browned under the grill or with a flame.
226K 23.8 2 hours 36 min. February 21th 2011
Pear tart with almond cream
Pear tart with almond cream
This is a very quick and easy tart to make, as everything (or almost) can be done in advance. A piece of sweetcrust pastry, some almond cream and pears? You have "everything you need".
322K4.2 1 hour 14 min. March 17th 2011
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart
A sweetcrust pastry case filled with pistachio cream, topped with pear and grapefruit slices.
67K4.3 1 hour 37 min. February 17th 2013
Plum tart
Plum tart
This tart made with sweetcrust pastry and almond cream is especially tasty with those rather sour little plums that can be found in such profusion in late summer.
185K4.9 2 hours 37 min. September 6th 2017
Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine"
Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine"
This tart - with a nod to the French children's song - features produce the Lorraine region is famous for: plums and hazelnuts. The small, sweet mirabelles contrast with the larger plums and make the most of the different varieties.
18K 1 hour 56 min. September 1st 2019
Raspberry tart
Raspberry tart
This gorgeous and delicious rasperry tart is not just any old fruit tart: the base is made with "sablé breton" dough, topped with a raspberry crémeux and a layer of whole fresh raspberries, finished with a glaze. It's a bit more complicated than a normal tart, but the result is well worth the...
27K5 1 hour 41 min. July 4th 2020
Rhubarb tart
Rhubarb tart
This version of rhubarb tart uses a sweetcrust pastry base, almond cream, diced rhubarb cooked until just tender and a rhubarb syrup glaze.
72K4.3 2 hours 10 min. July 14th 2013
Simple maple-syrup tart
Simple maple-syrup tart
It would be hard to find a simpler tart recipe: just sweetcrust pastry filled with maple syrup, then baked.
39K4.2 46 min. November 5th 2014
Smart plum tart
Smart plum tart
This is a very simple tart recipe that combines the flavours of plums and hazelnuts. It stays crisp after cooking because it is baked in two stages.
2,593 1 hour 20 min. September 22th 2021
Strawberry tart
Strawberry tart
For this great dessert classic: a sweetcrust pastry case, vanilla confectioner's custard and the best strawberries available. This recipe is simple yet demanding, but the result is an exceptional tart.
102K4.6 2 hours 30 min. June 16th 2013
Strawberry Verveine Tart
Strawberry Verveine Tart
This tart has a crisp sweetcrust pastry case filled with verveine-flavoured cream and, of course, strawberries.
45K3.8 1 hour 31 min. June 9th 2014
Tart Tatin
Tart Tatin
Tart tatin is one of the great classic desserts of French cooking. It's an apple tart cooked upside down. Apples are cooked in sugar until they caramelise. Then a circle of puff pastry is put on top, and the whole tart is baked at 356°F (180°C) for 20 minutes. To serve, the tart is turned over so...
345K 13.8 1 hour 17 min. October 30th 2015
Tarte à l'coloche
Tarte à l'coloche
This is a tart from northern France combining apples with caramel. The name in the ch'ti dialect means "bubble tart", on account of the bubbles made by the caramel while it is cooking.
1,741 1 hour 47 min. October 20th 2021
Tarte Bourdaloue
Tarte Bourdaloue
This tart is a classic of French pâtisserie. It's quite simple: a sweetcrust pastry case filled with almond cream and pears poached in syrup. Invented in the middle of the 19th century, it gets its name not from its creator but from Rue Bourdaloue, the street where he had his pâtisserie.
16K 1 hour 27 min. March 15th 2020
Tarte Jurassienne
Tarte Jurassienne
This tarte jurassienne (from France's Jura region) has a sweetcrust pastry case, filled with rich hazelnut buttercream and topped with a rosette of apple slices that have been sautéed in Macvin du Jura liqueur.
27K 25 1 hour 17 min. December 30th 2019
Tarte Normande
Tarte Normande
This tart showcases ingredients from Normandy: the sweet pastry case is baked blind, then filled with apple sticks sautéed in Calvados, and a cream-egg mixture. The tart is then baked and dusted with icing sugar when cold.
19K 1 hour 30 min. December 30th 2019
Tatin apple diplomat tart
Tatin apple diplomat tart
This tart is every bit as good as it looks: a sweetcrust pastry case baked blind, then filled with diplomat cream and topped with apples cooked tatin-style, long and slow in butter and sugar until they caramelize.
18K 2 hours 18 min. November 20th 2019
Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart
Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart
This tart, with its twinned chocolate and orange flavours, is a bit fiddly to make. The fillings are fairly straightforward (classic chocolate ganache and orange curd), but it is tricky to ensure that the fillings do not run into each other. You will need to make a divider but, as you will see, this...
39K5 2 hours 35 min. April 15th 2015

Traditional recipes of French cooking

Crêpes Suzette
Crêpes Suzette
Crêpes Suzette are pancakes filled with orange-flavoured butter (butter and sugar mixed with Grand Marnier), caramelized in a pan and soaked in orange-flavoured syrup. This is an modified version of the recipe invented by Auguste Escoffier.
112K4.1 48 min. February 28th 2013
Profiteroles
Profiteroles
Small choux pastry puffs, filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with a rich smooth chocolate sauce.
282K 14.5 1 hour 35 min. October 13th 2010
Rum babas
Rum babas
Rum baba is a classic French dessert, consisting of a small cake soaked in rum syrup and filled with a little Chantilly (whipped cream).
74K3.9 3 hours 33 min. November 24th 2013

Viennoiseries (sweet breads, buns)

3-fruit brioche loaf
3-fruit brioche loaf
This long brioche is called a "lingot" (ingot) in French. It is filled with three layers of different fried fruits: apricots, raisins and cranberries. When sliced, the three layers are revealed - and it's every bit as delicious as it looks.
18K 2 hours 51 min. September 23th 2018
Agen prune cake
Agen prune cake
This cake from Agen, in southwestern France, is a type of brioche. Inspired by the famous "tarte au sucre" (sugar tart), it is like a thick "galette" with a moist texture, filled with prunes and marzipan with Armagnac.
17K 1 hour 51 min. September 16th 2018
Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies
Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies
These brioche pies look like muffins with their "mushroom" tops. They are filled with quartered apples and a little blackcurrant jelly.
31K4.5 2 hours 55 min. September 10th 2018
Brioche galette
Brioche galette
This galette (flat cake) is made with brioche dough, stuck with little pieces of butter and sprinkled with sugar.
72K4.8 2 hours 3 min. February 23th 2012
Brioche slices with almond cream
Brioche slices with almond cream
A brioche slice, soaked in rum syrup and covered with almond cream, then browned in the oven. It's a dessert, and also a pastry which goes very well with tea or coffee at the end of the afternoon, especially when it's cold outside.
185K4.1 54 min. June 13th 2013
Brioche Tatin
Brioche Tatin
For this filled brioche, the apples are cooked separately, as for a tart tatin (caramelized), then sandwiched between two circles of brioche dough.
56K3.7 3 hours 21 min. September 10th 2018
Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi
Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi
This "classy restaurant" style dessert consists of a sort of dish made of caramelized brioche filled with a mix of pear compote and kiwi salad with vanilla, served surrounded by real custard (crème anglaise).
80K 15 45 min. April 29th 2012
Chinois
Chinois
"Chinese" - what a strange name for this cake! A kind of brioche, filled with confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière) which can be decorated with fondant icing.
239K 24.7 5 hours 29 min. September 10th 2018
Cramique
Cramique
Cramique is a kind of brioche from Belgium and northern France, made with raisins and pearl (or nib) sugar. It is traditionally served sliced with butter and jam.
36K 13 hours 55 min. September 12th 2018
Kouign-amann brioche
Kouign-amann brioche
This is unusual brioche is halfway to being a Breton Kouign-amann. The difference is in the treatment of the dough, which is layered with sugar and butter. The basic dough is rolled out with butter in stages, like for croissants, but with 2 "turns" of sugar for one of butter (granulated and vanilla...
34K4.3 15 hours 55 min. December 30th 2019
Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins
Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins
These are small apple turnovers ("chaussons") of puff pastry, filled with a mixture of caramelised almonds, stewed apple and rum-soaked raisins. To be eaten just as they are...
271K3.8 1 hour 31 min. September 11th 2018
Milk rolls
Milk rolls
This sweet milk bread, made as baps or rolls, with its sugar topping is delicious for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
158K 13.8 5 hours 31 min. September 11th 2018
Mini apricot and pistachio brioches
Mini apricot and pistachio brioches
These mini brioches are made with dried apricots and have double pistachio flavour: in the dough itself, which is tinged green, and with dry-roasted pistachios added whole.
34K4.1 18 min. November 22th 2015
Nanterre brioche
Nanterre brioche
This is the classic, but delicious, brioche recipe that you can find in any good baker's. Her unique shape is made from small balls of dough put in a mould.
243K3.8 2 hours 26 min. September 10th 2018
Old style brioche
Old style brioche
Classical version of brioche use yeast to raise the dough, but in this recipe some leaven is added. This make a more rustic brioche, with a small taste of leaven.
273K4.6 14 hours 6 min. December 19th 2014
Pistachio and goji pinwheels
Pistachio and goji pinwheels
Inspired by the traditional French "pain aux raisins" (like Danish pastries), here is a colourful and flavoursome version filled with pistachio cream and goji berries.
1,275 2 hours 19 min. October 10th 2021
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans is a kind of brioche lightly flavoured with orange and rum. It originated in Romans-sur-Isère, a town in south-east France. This recipe dates back to medieval times, when it was made in a ring (or crown) shape to celebrate the end of Lent, as eggs could then be used again. This more...
35K4.7 1 day 17 hours 38 min. October 7th 2018
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
This rolled brioche is made with a special dough, using a mixture of two flours: ordinary plain flour and chestnut flour. The prepared dough is then rolled up around a filling of apples sautéed with brown sugar.
29K 24 15 hours 52 min. September 12th 2018

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