Pain d’épices is warm with comforting baking spices, rich rye flour, and flavorful honey. It’s a French classic that’s easy and quick to make and doesn’t require a mixer.
Panellets are a traditional Catalan cookie made from marzipan and pine nuts served for Tots Sants, or All Saints’ Day. They’re sweet and nutty, with a light crunch on the outside and a soft marzipan center. When I lived in Barcelona, I looked forward to October and November for la Castanyada. I loved going to
You can probably tell from all the Dutch recipes I’ve posted, that I’m a fan of Dutch baking. And of all Dutch desserts, the classic appeltaart may be the most famous. Appeltaart is a tall Dutch apple pie made from a brown sugar shortcrust pastry filled to the brim with cinnamon apples. Appeltaart is best
Some links may be affiliate links. We may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of these. Apple cake is a very popular recipe all across Europe: French gateau aux pommes moelleux, German Apfelkuchen, Danish aeblekage, etc. You’ll find that almost every country has its own version of apple
Pear frangipane tart, or ‘tarte Bourdaloue,’ is a French classic: tender poached pears atop rum-infused frangipane all nestled into a crisp pâte sucrée crust. The Bourdaloue tart was invented in the early 1900s by the famous pastry chef, Coquelin, at La Patisserie Bourdaloue in the Quartier de l’Opéra in Paris. The tart traditionally features poached
It’s the first week of autumn, and I’m tentatively ready to let go of summer. I usually try to keep current events out of this blog, but there’s a lot of uncertainty this season. With elections in the US in November, a still unsettled Brexit ahead, and a possible second lockdown looming, I’ve put a
This cake is my final celebration of summer fruit before embracing apples and warm baking spices. It’s the perfect recipe to bake before resolving to fetch the blankets out from storage for the cool mornings and evenings and transitioning back to coffee served hot. A simple acknowledgment of the transitive, summer-into-fall season. This plum cake