The texture light and fluffy, the taste not too sweet but rich in chocolate flavor. The chocolate for this classic French dessert has to be of good quality; the higher the cocoa content, the more intense the chocolate taste.
It is quite amazing how the French create a variety of breads with only flour, yeast, water and their famous art of folding and shaping – called „le faconnage“ – which gives each bread its unique texture and taste. My basic recipe for a traditional French bread is very easy to make. If you want […]
Mayonnaise is versatile and goes especially well with fish and seafood. It is also the basis for many other dips and sauces. With only four ingredients that you already have in your pantry and 10 minutes of your time, you can make the best homemade mayonnaise.
Few things say “autumn” more than apples. Well, maybe pumpkins—but they’re not as much fun to pick or as easy to eat. A few weeks ago we went to Grim’s Orchard and Family Farms in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. It was wonderful to see my daughters having so much fun picking apples and walking the hills of the […]
Spread it on bread or crêpes, or…spoon it straight from the jar 🙂
Ratatouille is a Mediterranean vegetable stew from the southern region of Provence in France. The secret to a perfect ratatouille is sun-ripened vegetables, good quality olive oil with a rich and robust flavor and plenty of time.
Crème pâtissière (also known as pastry cream) is a rich, creamy custard made of milk, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla. While not an item in itself, it is a key ingredient of many French desserts such as éclairs, fruit tarts, soufflés and mille-feuille. It is usually flavored with vanilla, but it can be easily refined […]
The French name: brioche à tête refers to its shape (tête means head). The classic brioche is baked in a traditional round, fluted mold with a small “head” on top. It’s often simply called Brioche Parisienne. For best results please use European style butter, like Plugrá, Finlandia or Kerrygold.
Aurélie Bastian is a French expat living in Germany. She is a very successful food blogger, entrepreneur and writer. In her cooking show, airing on German TV, she explains in perfect German with a touch of French accent how to master the art of French cooking. This recipe is Aurélie’s, very sophisticated, version of the world […]
This French pumpkin pie is not a quick and easy dessert. It takes a few hours spent in the kitchen, mixing, kneading, stirring, rolling and waiting while drinking hot tea and leafing through colourful cookbooks. The result is a subtly sweet pastry with a silken filling, not quite as spicy and fragrant as the American […]