Frangipane Pear Tart

This is one of my favourite pastries from French Pastry 101. I first made a similar tart in a French cooking class using plums, and fell in love with the beautiful flavours and textures of the dessert. The almond pear tart is a French classic, filled with almond frangipane, and topped with fresh or poached pears.Read more

Pumpkin Gâteau Basque

I haven’t updated the blog for a long time, and I can’t believe it is already October. Also, my book French Pastry 101 with Page Street Publishing is coming out about a month from today! It is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. I am especially thankful for all the opportunities and resources that I have beenRead more

Cardamom Honey Pistachio Apricot Cake

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have working on my first cookbook. I can’t tell you enough how excited I am because it has always been my dream to write a cookbook, since I started this blog about six years ago. It is a French pastry cookbook for beginners, and I can’tRead more

Sesame Kumquat Financiers

Sesame Kumquat Financiers

It has been while since my last post as I have been working on a very exciting project – more to come. Meanwhile, I want to share a new cookbook by Marie Asselin, Simply Citrus. Marie is the blogger of Food Nouveau, and she lives in Quebec City, Canada. I first followed her on Instagram,Read more

Maple Pecan Tart

Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate fall harvest with family and friends. Turkey and pumpkin are the staple in my house when it comes to Thanksgiving. This year I decided to change it up to make a maple pecan tart. Pecans and maple remind me of falling leaves in the brisk air. It is not easyRead more

Coconut Peach-Raspberry Upside-Down Cake

The first upside-down cake that I have ever made was probably a recipe from my brother’s home economics class. I don’t recall why I didn’t take more cooking courses in high school while he did. It was probably because the teacher was especially strict about punctuality. I remembered I went in class about 5 minutesRead more

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