Pear Frangipane Tart

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

Cherry Frangipane Tart

Cherries are just beginning to show up at the shops in my neighborhood and I love making tarts that show off fresh cherries. Frangipane provides a nice texture and complementary flavors to make the cherries shine. This tart is made with a crisp and buttery pâte sucrée base, filled with smooth almond cream, and topped

Quatre-Quarts: French Pound Cake

Quatre-quarts, meaning four quarters, is a French pound cake from Brittany so named for the equal proportions of four ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs and flour. This recipe has a simple formula and won’t leave you searching for exotic or hard to find ingredients. It is technique-focused, so do take your time in each step. Traditionally,