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Julia Child’s Niçoise Salad

Julia Child’s Niçoise Salad

To be honest, growing up we didn’t eat a lot of salads. It may be because we didn’t really know how to make a good salad. The french however know how to make a good salad. Perhaps that’s how they stay so thin…. Originating from 

Brioche French Toast

Brioche French Toast

It’s kind of funny that I decided to become a pastry chef because I don’t really care for sweets. I love making them, but eating…meh. However, when I eat breakfast (once in a blue moon) I sure do enjoy brioche french toast. Especially if there’s 

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Once you make homemade hamburger buns, you will never be able to go back to store bought buns. Store bought buns have close to no flavor and are so dry! These buns are made using the Le Cordon Bleu brioche recipe, which trust me, is 

Salted Butter Caramel Brioche Doughnuts

Salted Butter Caramel Brioche Doughnuts

Growing up, doughnuts played a large part in my life. In Eastern Washington, there’s a little mom & pop shop that has been open since the 50’s. Anyone who lives in the Tri-Cites knows The Spudnut. When you first walk in, there’s the open kitchen 

Rustic Tomato & Chevre Tart

Rustic Tomato & Chevre Tart

First off, I want to thank all of you who tuned in to my very first LIVE bake-along. It was such a great experience and I had a blast teaching all of you the secrets behind quick puff pastry! I really hope you enjoyed the 

French Crêpes – Pierre Hermé Recipe

French Crêpes – Pierre Hermé Recipe

In the USA, you may stumble upon what is dubbed crêpes. In reality, they resemble more a thinner than usual pancake, onto which sugar in all of it’s forms are piled than a real crêpe. I believe that even Ihop has “crêpes” on their menu, 

Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart

Every year, I am thrilled when I see the first strawberries at the market. They are my by far my favorite berry. In smoothies, on cakes or tarts, even in salad! If you look at my favorite french desserts, the majority are either strawberry or 

Blueberry Lemon Bread

Blueberry Lemon Bread

This last week has been so nice weather-wise. The trees are getting greener, we can finally go outside again without coats and my birks made their 2020 debut! We are still in confinement, so I’ve been puttering around the house finally working through those to-do 

Chouquettes (Sugar Puffs)

Chouquettes (Sugar Puffs)

Welcome to my very first choux pastry post! I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to writing one before. It is one of the most versatile dough in French pastry. Someone somewhere, I can’t remember where, called it the Madonna of dough and it 

Pains aux raisins

Pains aux raisins

One of the lesser known french pastries, pains aux raisins are to be honest one of my favorite viennoiseries. Also known as escargot, due to the form or brioche aux raisins in the south of France. Pains aux raisins consist of a thin sheet of