We had this tart for breakfast at Hotel Albergaria do Calvário in Évora, Portugal. It had a good nutty flavor and was not overly sweet as the other pastries we’d had in Portugal. I loved it! The hotel kindly shared their recipe with me. So here it is how to make it!
Continue reading “Recipe: Portuguese Walnut Tart”
This delicious tart takes a little bit of planning, First you poach the pears, which is a no-brainer. Then you make the shell, add the toppings and bake it again, et voilà – a beautifully golden colored, nicely caramelized tart!
Continue reading “Recipe: French Almond Pear Tart”
I made this cake last week for a Chinese New Year’s celebration party. It was an instance crowd-pleaser.
I was asked to share the recipe so here it is.
Continue reading “Recipe: Matcha Coconut Mochi Cake”
The day we visited Mont Saint-Michel, the weather wasn’t perfect.
So we made the best out of it having lunch at La Mère Poulard. Continue reading “Mont Saint-Michel – La Mère Poulard”
These thin wafer cookies, shaped like a tile, are light and take little effort to make.
It is the perfect dessert for a holiday party. Continue reading “Tuiles – French Almond Wafers”
This lasagna has a golden crispy crust and a savory aromatic filling, not to mention the health benefit of seasonal wild foraged mushrooms.
Ingredients: Continue reading “Wild Mushroom Lasagna”
I seldom bake in the summer. I have no desire to turn my house into a furnace (most houses in Seattle don’t have A/C). But when I do, it is usually with seasonal fruits.
I baked this tart two days ago.
On tasting, my friend Katia said “It is heavenly, you have to write about it”.
So here it is. Continue reading “Recipe: Blueberry Tart”
The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…
It’s been a while since I baked brioche. I almost forgot how intoxicating it smelled when one is in the oven. This recipe, adopted from L’Academie de Cuisine, yields approximately two pounds of dough, which will make 4 small, 2 medium or 1 large load of bread.
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 4 cups (1lb) all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup (8oz) room temperature butter
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