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

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

Five Spice Cinnamon Caramel Sandwich Cookies

This post has taken much longer to post! This year has been so crazy and has gone by ever so quick, what an unbelievable journey. Every holiday I write a post about cookies and it is here finally! I was inspired to make these cookies because of a beautiful five-spice powder that I bought fromRead more

Toasted Whole Grain Scones

I love toasted whole grains, it brings out their best flavours when making baked goods. I was very excited to receive a care package from Rogers Foods, a local grains company. I’ve always liked using Rogers flours, especially their whole rye flour and unbleached all-purpose flour. As a baker, I always bake with unbleached flourRead more

Galette des Rois

I have visited Paris in January twice, I was overwhelmed by the different versions of galette des rois available in almost every bakery I have been to. Galette des rois is traditionally served at Epiphany, January 6th. It is composed of two pieces of puff pastry baked with an almond filling, usually containing a “secret”Read more

Lemon Poppy Seed Bostock

I love combining North American classics with French pastries! Bostock is simply a slice of brioche dipped in orange-scented syrup and baked with a layer of almond cream and sliced almonds on top. The sweet and cake-like bread with a nutty and crunchy almond topping is a bite of heaven. I love baking with citrus,Read more

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