Baked Quinces With Apricot Caramel

An easy and delicious way to discover or re-discover quinces. They are a retro food which you do not often find in supermarkets.  You cannot eat them raw.  These quinces are baked and glazed with an apricot caramel sauce which goes perfectly with the acidity of the fruit.     INGREDIENTS   (baked quinces For 2 or 3 people)  2…

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If you are keen on learning how to make French desserts then you maybe interested in our latest course French Dessert essentials. the good news is that we just introduced a free trial feature and you can now get free access to the course for a 48 hours test drive.

New French Patisserie Course

French desserts always have been cherished by many people around the world and anyone that went to France would never deny that French patisseries are just a delight. so many things to try and so little time, this is the dilemma we all face when going to France on  holidays isn’t it. to make things…

Far breton

The far breton is a delicious and easy to make prunes pudding from Brittany. it is so good in fact that it became a French staple everybody loves. it is to be enjoyed slightly warm with a coffee on your own or with friends and family. put simply this pudding is one of the best…

Franginane Slice

The Frangipane is an almond filling use in France to make the  famous “Galette des rois” ( translated king cake) this simple pastry item is made out of a thick layer of creme Frangipane ( which is in fact an almond cream mixed with pastry cream) sandwiched between 2 layer of pure butter puff pastry….

Financiers cake tutorial

Financiers  (formerly known as a visitandines) are small bite size almond cake which are flavored with a beurre noisette ( translated as Hazelnut butter because of its color) and topped up with a piece of fruit or flakes almonds. the original Financiers are baked in small rectangular cake pans but you can bake them in…

Croquembouche How-To Guide

Where does the croquembouche comes from? The invention of the croquembouche ( also named croque-en-bouche in French which could be translated as “a crunchy bite”) is often attributed to Antonin Carême,who includes it in his 1815 cookbook Le Pâtissier royal parisien, but it is mentioned as early as 1806, in André Viard’s culinary encyclopedia Le…

Crepes suzette and crepes Flambees

If you are into French crepes, there are 2 famous French crepes recipe that you need to know and try. the first one is the crepe suzette and the second one is the crepes flambe.  However it is important to note that the crepe suzette is not what many people tend to think it is….

The essential guide to Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée By French Cooking Academy  – Edited by Greg Hanlon 8-10-2018 (see the video – Crème Brûlée: The Essential Guide) Crème brûlée (also known as Cambridge burnt cream, crema catalana or Trinity cream) is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a layer of crispy caramel. It is normally served cold and…

French Madeleines

If you have you ever wanted to know how to make the real and authentic looking french madeleines then this recipe is for you. in order to get those perfect looking little madeleine cake you need know a few little secrets, use the right madeleine and have a recipe that works. and this is exactly…

French Style Lemon Tart

The French Style Lemon Tart is another delicious dessert whose popularity extends beyond French borders. It is made out of a creamy and buttery cream infused with a sharp lemon flavour. The  filling (similar to a lemon custard) is typically poured into a pre-baked homemade sweet and biscuity shortcrust pastry shell. However, we shouldn’t forget…

The French chocolate mousse

French chocolate mousse is one recipe with true universal appeal. It is sweet, light and fluffy and has that intense chocolate taste that appeals to almost anyone. But as delicious as a chocolate mousse can be, there is one hurdle you need to overcome before you can kick back and inhale that chocolatey indulgence during…

Creme caramel

The creme caramel recipe is on eof the most well known dessert in the world and it is nothing new, but it is always good to have a recipe at hand when you want to make this lovely dessert. The recipe below will show you the French version of the dessert which will produce light…

Baby Cherry Clafoutis recipe

If you want to add a French touch to your table this holiday season,then there is nothing better than the simple but delicious Cherry clafoutis. Ingredients to serve 4: for the cherry marinade: 450 grams of Good quality black Cherries 3 tablespoons of sugar 3 tablespoon of cherry liquor or cherry brandy for the clafoutis…

The simple but delicious French yoghurt cake

If you feel like baking something that’s easy and fun where your kids can join in, but don’t know what well.. Why don’t you make a delicious French yoghurt cake? It is a simple fool proof recipe that takes 15 minutes to make and only 30 minutes to bake. for a bit of history, that cake…

Poire belle helene

This week recipe is the Poire belle helene which a simple dessert made out of poached pears in a delicious clear syrup infused with vanilla and lemon zest. The poached pear is served with a chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream which is then covered with toasted flaked almonds. For this recipe you will need…

The Rough Guide to the French Tarte Tatin

The famous Tarte Tatin or the “upside down Apple Tart” is one of the most loved french dessert around the world. it is actually very simple to make but for some reason people tends to get scared or think you need amazing baking skills to make one. So for everyone viewing pleasure and if you…

Creating a good looking dessert from scratch.

How many time have you been to a good restaurant or cafe, ordered a dessert, and when it arrived you went like Wow! that looks good! Having worked in few good restaurants, cafes and hotels in the past, I will take you through the part that you never see when you place your order as…