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Chocolate Buckwheat Pound Cake
Chocolate Buckwheat Pound Cake

I love pound cakes, or quatre-quarts* in French. As a child, I went through a phase of eating Breton pound […]

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  • May 23, 2017
Homemade Galette des Rois

If you’ve ever been in France during the month of January, surely you’ve noticed the blossoming of galettes des rois […]

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  • January 12, 2017
Jean-François Piège’s Childhood Cake

Jean-François Piège is a renowned French chef who’s become a household name in France from being on the jury of […]

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  • March 3, 2016
Banana Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze

This banana pecan cake entered my life thanks to one of the countless blessings this blog has brought to my […]

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  • January 19, 2016
Easy Tarte Tatin

I realize this puts me in the minority, but I am someone who longs for fall, and the new crop […]

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  • September 8, 2015
Raspberry Bûche de Noël

Holiday meals are just around the corner, and if you’re still unsure what to make for dessert, I’m just one […]

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  • December 16, 2014
Caramelized Apple Tarte Fine

Tarte fine caramélisée aux pommes When I wrote about my enthusiasm for quick and easy puff pastry, I promised I […]

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  • October 20, 2014
Lemon Ginger Tartlets

It’s been almost ten years since I was first in touch with Claire, the talented author of the pioneering natural […]

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  • October 15, 2014
Easy Puff Pastry
Easy Puff Pastry: Rough Puff

This recipe changed my life, and I have Lucy Vanel to thank for it. A few years ago, I bookmarked […]

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  • February 11, 2014
Fresh Ginger Cake

If pastry chef and baking expert extraordinaire David Lebovitz were to release a Greatest Hits collection, this Fresh Ginger Cake […]

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  • April 16, 2013
Vegan Banana Coconut Bread

Surprise, surprise, it turns out that having a baby gets in the way of one’s cooking ambitions a little bit. […]

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  • December 4, 2012
Pecan Carrot Cake

There will be a special place in my baker’s heart for the first project I undertook post-baby, and I take […]

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  • June 25, 2012
Quince Cake with Almonds

I scored big last week, as not one, but two generous friends asked if I’d like to take a few […]

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  • October 19, 2010
Almond Cake with Blueberry Coulis

I had my first taste of this cake at my friend Adam‘s last December. I was in New York for […]

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  • July 20, 2010

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