Category: Cakes, pudding & co

French cherry clafoutis

French cherry clafoutis

Plums, prunes, or ripe pears are good options for this clafoutis too. I have tried them all and the clafoutis was delicious as well!

Lemon cake

Lemon cake

If you are looking for something sweet, traditional, yummy, easy to make, and that will stay perfect for three days, you are at the right place! Another excellent choice on lesmenusplaisir for the lemon cake lovers is my Poppy Seed Lemon Cake. I like to 

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This cake is famous and a classic in England and in the US. Thank you Raphaël for this precious recipe. It’s moist, perfectly spiced and the best part is the topping!

LEMON AND POPPY SEED CAKE WITH ITS ROYAL ICING

LEMON AND POPPY SEED CAKE WITH ITS ROYAL ICING

For two 400ml-cake moulds (Length 12 cm, width 7cm, height 5.5cm). For a regular size-cake, double the quantities and bake for about 45 minutes.

Laurene’s rice pudding

Laurene’s rice pudding

Another traditional dessert you may conveniently prepare a day in advance. In the shape of an elegant pie and presented with style on a pastry dish with fresh fruits, this Rice Pudding is a real delight. Along with fresh litchis or mandarines I just love 

Audrey or Clemence’s Cookies

Audrey or Clemence’s Cookies

Easy to make, these cookies are to be often checked while baking. I must admit that I over-baked them many times… how frustrating! If you don’t have cookie moulds, make sure to properly separate the dough on the wax paper. Below are 2 recipes I 

Severine’s banana cake

Severine’s banana cake

Although this sweet cake is a classic, there is a large variety of banana cake recipes. Severine’s is just one of  the countless ways to make it. You may also try Karin’s recipe. I love it too!

vanilla cheesecake with blueberry compote

vanilla cheesecake with blueberry compote

Being individual make a great simple dessert for a dinner party. You can find mini cheesecake pans on the internet. You have nearly 24 mini cakes with this recipe.

Karin’s banana cake

Karin’s banana cake

The secret trick  if you may try : the bananas have to be very, very ripe, then frozen, the skin will go black and only then they are ready. Defrost them throw out the water  squeeze the flesh and sugary syrup out of the skins. You can also 

Anne-Sophie’s Nut Chocolate Success

Anne-Sophie’s Nut Chocolate Success

This is the perfect dessert for a celebration meal. As you will make  the recipe the day before, it will give you plenty of time to concentrate on the rest of the menu.

Christine cannelés from Bordeaux

Christine cannelés from Bordeaux

The cannelé (prononce can-eh-lay) de Bordeaux is a famous, delicate and small French pasty. Translation by Mapie. Thank you Mapie 🙂

My tiramisu

My tiramisu

Did you know Tiramisu means “lift me up”? This dessert is my favorite. I have made it at home for years. But there are  many different Tiramisu recipes, each with their own process and ingredients. Don’t hesitate to try some others. It will  always be