Category: sweet recipes

Eton Mess

Eton Mess

It’s a very famous English recipe. This trio of strawberries, cream and meringues is said to have originated at Eton College in the late 19th century after a pavlova-style dessert was dropped.

Citrus fruit, ginger & honey alcohol-free grog

Citrus fruit, ginger & honey alcohol-free grog

The famous grog: we all know this ancient lemon and honey recipe from our grandmothers. With or without rum, cloves, cinnamon or not and served nice and hot; it smells winter alright and soothes our sore throats. I discovered this recipe in the great ELLE 

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!

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 

homemade orangettes

homemade orangettes

How to make orangettes? Buy fresh oranges and premium luxury dark chocolate, and give this easy orangette recipe a try. You’ll love it!

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!

baked apples

baked apples

A traditional autumn treat, childhood memories for most of us, and very easy to make.

Saïda’s pancakes

Saïda’s pancakes

The dough may be prepared ahead of time, but the pancakes are best when cooked before serving. They don’t come out the same when re-heated.

Rosetta’s Blueberry tiramisu

Rosetta’s Blueberry tiramisu

A friend of mine tried with a mix of red fruits, it was delicious as well.

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 

Caroline’s crumble

Caroline’s crumble

Sometime I use only apples, it’s delicious too. You can prepare the topping ahead and keep it in the fridge many days. But you may also use the topping to jazz up any fruity filling!

Avocado Beet Pear and banana smoothie

Avocado Beet Pear and banana smoothie

Valerie found this recipe on the internet. We were 8 to taste and we loved it! Julia is a French Blogger. COOKING JULIA is her blog. I’m very pleased to share her recipe in English with you.

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.

Quince Jelly

Quince Jelly

Draining time : 1 night Cooking time : 2 x 1 hour

pear jam

pear jam

Pear jam is a very delightful, aromatic and subtle preserve. Depending on the type of pear you choose for your recipe, the taste will be different but always very pleasant. I tend to prefer the Doyennée pear, but I do appreciate Conference pear too. A mix of 

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 🙂

French Crêpes Recipe

French Crêpes Recipe

Crêpes are just so popular in France that the French even have a day dedicated to them. We call it : La Chandeleur. On the 2nd February the whole country eats crêpes !

Armelle’s Rhubarbe & Strawberry Crumble

Armelle’s Rhubarbe & Strawberry Crumble

It is such an easy and original dessert in Spring and Summer. You should try…

nectarine mango & kiwi salad

nectarine mango & kiwi salad

Put the fruits in the refrigerator in advance to have them chilled enough

Anne-Sophie’s frozen tiramisu

Anne-Sophie’s frozen tiramisu

It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare this frozen dessert which can be kept in the freezer for months. This frozen tiramisu will also be appreciated by your guests for a special dinner party and you will enjoy the idea of having your dessert 

Black cherry jam with chestnut honey from Corsica

Black cherry jam with chestnut honey from Corsica

In the Southwest of France, we like using this cherry jam with  French sheep or goat milk cheese; the specialty cheese from Corsica suits very well too especially if you used the chestnut honey, a delicacy in Corsica.

French apricot vanilla & lavender jam

French apricot vanilla & lavender jam

If you wish to add a subtle floral note to the jam, I suggest lavender.  Use the lavender in your backyard. Just make sure it is not sprayed with pesticides????.

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 

My lemon tart

My lemon tart

It can be made up to 36 hours in advance and it is just the classic French ” tarte au citron”. You’ll love it!

Blueberry Jam

Blueberry Jam

A bursting blueberry jam to add a pop of vibrant color to your French Toast ! Thank you Gary for the translation.

Iced lime soufflé by Frederique

Iced lime soufflé by Frederique

It’s the perfect dessert if you like “simple to make” and impressive dishes. For a colorful set, serve with blueberries or raspberries on top.