Desserts · France · Recipes · Special occasions · Thanksgiving

French Pumpkin Pie

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… Continue reading French Pumpkin Pie

Desserts · France

Moelleux Au Chocolat (Warm chocolate tartlets)

Moelleux Au Chocolat is a wonderful dessert on cool and rainy autumn and winter days and if you are expecting guests, you can prepare the chocolate cream in advance up to 8 hours and fill it into the cups. Cover the cups with plastic food wrap and place in the refrigerator. However, the baking time… Continue reading Moelleux Au Chocolat (Warm chocolate tartlets)

Desserts · Easter · Poland · Recipes

Babka (Yeast Cake with Raisins)

This cake is traditionally baked in the Christian regions of Eastern Europe for Easter and is one of the typical Easter foods being blessed on Holy Saturday. The blessing of the Easter food, or the “Swieconka” is a tradition dear to the heart of every Pole. Being deeply religious, he is grateful to God for… Continue reading Babka (Yeast Cake with Raisins)

Christmas · Desserts · Germany

It smells delicious after cinnamon and vanilla

Although I was born and grew up in Poland, I have lived 13 years in Germany before I moved to the US and therefore there is simply no Christmas for me without German cookies. Each year I bake between 8 and 12 varieties. That depends on how much time I have beside household and the… Continue reading It smells delicious after cinnamon and vanilla