Sablés are wonderfully buttery and crumbly shortbread cookies from Brittany. Sable in French means sand, and these cookies get this name from the texture of the dough when blending the cold butter, flour and sugar together. Sablés Bretons, use sea salted butter that is typical of Bretagne. These cookies are crumbly, buttery and blur the
Bossche Bollen are essentially giant profiteroles filled with cream and covered in chocolate, originating from the Dutch city, Den Bosch. They look impressive and are deceptively simple to make. While they originate from Den Bosch, you can find them throughout the Netherlands either by the name of Bossche Bol or Moorkop. Like all Dutch treats,
This cake is rich and dense, like a pound cake. Blooming the cocoa with coffee instead of water not only intensifies the chocolate flavor, but adds complementary complexity to the chocolate.
A galette is my go-to dessert when I’m craving pie, but don’t want to go through all of the work or be left with an entire pie begging to be eaten. Here I have taken a traditional apple galette and added ginger for a a bit of spice. It is a simple and rustic dessert,
These are an elegant respite to London’s cold, dark weather of late. Madeleines are buttery and spongy miniature cakes baked in shell-shaped molds. While they’re a traditional tea-time treat in France, they are well-suited to any warm beverage on a cold, gray day.
After winning the Battle of Vienna in 1683, Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki pored over the spoils of the defeated Ottoman army and found the supplies to brew coffee. He opened the first café in Vienna and popularized adding milk and sugar to sweeten the bitter brew, now called a Mélange. Or was it Johannes Theodat, who
When I was recently asked to make a cake for my friend’s birthday, I immediately thought of this chocolate and coffee cake. Many of the times she has hosted us, we are welcomed with a fresh pot of French press coffee and dark chocolate. This rich chocolate cake with coffee buttercream and dark chocolate ganache