Zimtstern or Christmas Cinnamon Stars

Zimtstern or Christmas Cinnamon Stars

Thanksgiving is over! I couldn't wait to start publishing Christmas recipes! Have you ever heard of Zimtstern ? If no, this is the original German name for those cute little white cinnamon stars. They became an essential Christmas cookie in Europe and because they are my all-time favorite Holiday treats, they do deserve an article [...]

The Best Chocolate Moelleux

The Best Chocolate Moelleux

My best friend Ines just turned 26 in France yesterday. This is a typical situation where distance complicates things a bit.. So I thought I would bake a chocolate cake for her birthday and send her pictures(Long distance problems). That's exactly what I did ! It's so sad she couldn't have a bite, but I promised [...]

Pâte Sablée (For Tarts and Pastries)

Pâte Sablée (For Tarts and Pastries)

The pâte sablée name literally means “sandy dough” and tastes buttery and crispy. It is a classic French shortcrust pastry dough and the ideal base for any tart. Raspberry Tart Strawberry Tart Blueberry Tart Apple Tart Lemon Tart Chocolate Tart etc.. This crust is generally filled with fruits and cream. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour [...]

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

  If there is one thing I like with Fall, it's the food inspirations attached to it. Weather gets colder, and we are endlessly looking for cozy moments at home or in cafés. The apple pie is for me a cozy environment maker. I love when the entire room smells like freshly baked apple pie [...]

Montecaos

Montecaos

Last recipe of the week! MONTECAOS. [Monte-cows] This past week I have been very busy with school but I had the chance to visit the biggest PepsiCo factory of chips (Frito Lay!) with the Association of Operations Management of Cal State Fullerton. I saw all the production stages of Hot Cheetos, Doritos etc.. I have never [...]

White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins

White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins

Back when I was in High school, I used to go to this café at the end of the day where they had those white chocolate muffins to die for! "Le goûter" (Meaning "to taste" and designing a sweet afternoon snack, almost exclusively eaten by students when they get out of school) is alive and [...]