I cannot believe it’s been almost a year since my last post! So many things have happened these last 12 months but the most important is that I have once again moved country! Still in Africa … but have migrated to West Africa, in a francophone country: Ivory Coast! The land of cashew nuts and cocoa! No doubt I’ll be posting recipes using these two ingredients in the near future. Continue reading
A little school break is always welcome, two weeks to relax, cook, sew, craft, read and do nothing at all! My students were beginning to drive me nuts so I really needed this little separation. Plus, with a bit of luck I’ll be heading to Madrid for 10 days but I’ll know more about that in the coming days.
Did I mention that my family was chocoholic? Probably, yes! This yummy, moist cake is really a family favourite and if you haven’t got yours yet, this might just be what you’re looking for. Moelleux in French means soft. That’s exactly what this cake is about: soft, melt in your mouth, fudge-like texture and strong in cocoa flavour and just a hint of sweetness. Oh lalalala! Continue reading
Good apple pies are a considerable part of domestic happiness”
– Jane Austen
I couldn’t agree more with you Ms Austen! In this house, we absolutely love apple pie. Actually we love any dessert that has apple: apple pie, apple tart, tarte tatin, apple crumble, apple turnover, apple compote, apple cake, apple muffins and apple granola!
But, the absolute favourite has to be tarte fine aux pommes, a classic of french cuisine. Tarte fine aux pommes, which is just a fancy french way to say thin apple tart with only apples! And that’s what makes this dessert so delicious. Not only is it easy to make but it’s full of flavours and every bite is loaded with moist, compote-like pieces of apple that just melt in your mouth! Continue reading
Small, light and full of flavour, financiers are the perfect bite to end a diner. Actually, they are perfect anytime of day!
Traditionally made of almond flour, nowadays they come in various flavours: green tea (matcha), chocolate, pistachio, stuffed with Nutella, raspberries or passion curd.