Category Archives: French

Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce - a classic French based sauce made from eggs, a component of many French dishes. The flavor is rich and buttery, ideal for cooked vegetables. Better to cook the sauce in a water bath otherwise if the heat is too high that the yolk will cook and the sauce will turn into melted butter with slices of egg....
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Meringues with Cream and Berries

A very sweet treat! Usually the meringue is too sweet for me but with the cream and berries it helps balance it a lot. The cream adds another texture and the tart berries balance out the sweetness of the meringue.The finished meringue can be stored without the cream in a sealed box, but not in the fridge!...
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Macarons with Nutella and Lingonberry Jam

Wow, how long it took me to cook Macarons! Almost everywhere I read about macarons they talked about the complexities and subtleties of making this dessert. Macarons from the store I don't like much and to travel to where they are made properly, I don't have the opportunity so I decided to try to cook them myself, and you...
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Blueberry Charlotte

Now's the time to get ready to bake delicious fruit pies, cakes, and tortes when berries and other fruits start to come into season. Here is a simple recipe of for a sweet-tart blueberry charlotte. Blueberries can be mixed with the dough, like I did, or put the blueberries in an oiled baking pan and then pour...
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Layered Pear Tart with Chocolate

This turned even more delicious than I expected! The chocolate in this dessert balances out the fruitiness of the pears and crisp dough. Its very similar to a chocolate croissant with pears. You can use dark or milk chocolate depending on your taste. If you don't like it so sweet, you can add lemon or orange juice into the...
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Lemon Madeleine

Madeleine cookies are one of my family's favorite desserts. They are not very cheap in the store and kids eat these cookies so quick. But it's actually really simple to make and they turn out so much better than store bought. Plus its easy to add different flavors. The only problem is you need to have a madeleine mold,...
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Pear Tart with Chocolate Cream

A stunning dessert! Delicate chocolate cream with tart pears melts in your mouth. The dough also has a great flavor and texture. When you are cooking the filling, it's very important to keep the dough in the refrigerator and try to roll out the dough with a rolling pin really quickly so the butter doesn't get too soft and...
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Apple Charlotte

Delicious apple charlotte made from scratch. It’s a very easy and simple recipe for an apple charlotte that looks great and has the perfect balance between tart and sweet. I usually buy kefir in small grocery stores  but sometimes you can find it in the usual stores as well. If you can’t find kefir, it can always be replaced...
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Asparagus-tomatoes Tart with Cheese

Puff pastry is one of my favorite ingredients to use. You can always come up with something original to cook, whether it's a dessert or something savory with cheese, vegetables or meat. From simple ingredients you'll have something very tasty, original and satisfying. This appetizer with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and cottage cheese my 12 year old son absolutely LOVED and...
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