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Madeleines

Madeleines

Madeleines are classic French little cakes that originated from Commercy and Liverdun, two communes of the Lorraine region in northeastern France. They are baked in shell-shaped molds which creates a flat bottom and the very characteristic bump. The shape makes a...
Pear Charlotte

Pear Charlotte

The classic Pear Charlotte (Charlotte aux poires) consists of Ladyfinger Sponge (Biscuit Cuillère) and Vanilla Bavarian Cream (Bavaroise vanille) with pieces of poached pear folded in. The borders of sponge go all the way up the cake and for decoration more poached...
Almond Tuile Biscuits

Almond Tuile Biscuits

Tuiles are one of the classic French biscuits. They are made from 4 simple ingredients: egg white, sugar, flour, and butter. In this version, there are sliced almonds added. To bake them evenly and for them to become nice and crunchy, it is easiest to make a template...
Ladyfinger Sponge (Biscuit Cuillère)

Ladyfinger Sponge (Biscuit Cuillère)

Ladyfinger Sponge (Biscuit Cuillère) is mostly known for the preparation of a Charlotte Cake. It has a very nice consistency and compared to other sponge recipes, it is, because of the additional egg yolks, less dry and still very airly and light. The general secret...
Langue de Chat Biscuits

Langue de Chat Biscuits

“Langue de chat” biscuits, translated “Cat tongue” are made with ingredients that everybody most of the time has at home and they are very quickly made. It needs egg white, butter, caster sugar, and flour. It is also great for practicing piping...
Chouquettes / Puffs with Pearl Sugar

Chouquettes / Puffs with Pearl Sugar

This is a very fun recipe because you get to prepare Choux Pastry, pipe it, cover it completely with pearl sugar and then flip the whole thing upside down to remove any access sugar. Because you do not only sprinkle the pearl sugar on top, the choux pastry is covered...
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