Double Choc Chop Cookie

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!

I don’t know who invents these things but it was a great excuse to make some chocolate chip cookies today! This is our family favourite: it has a double of chocolate in the form of cocoa powder and big yummy chunks of chocolate and chocolate chips!  They are chewy in the centre, the taste is comparable to that of a brownie and they keep really well… well, that is if the little cookie monsters living the house haven’t devoured them!  Continue reading “Double Choc Chop Cookie”

Tarte Fine aux Pommes or French Apple Tart

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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 “Tarte Fine aux Pommes or French Apple Tart”