Archive for the 'Cake' Category

Black Truffle Sponge Cake

A few weeks ago, Tina of Wandering Eater talked about an advanced copy of Pierre Hermé new book “Pastries” she received. I didn’t even know that Pierre Hermé was coming out with a new book so, my curiosity spiked, I begged to get a glimpse of it. After failing to get a preview copy from […]


Gianduja Mousse, Cocoa, Feuilletine

I can’t think of a name for this dessert so I need you to imagine a finely broken-up caramelized gaufrette fan wafer sandwiched between a luscious gianduja mousse, a chocolate brownie and cocoa powder. Does it sound delicious enough? Feuilletine are flakes of Brittany lace crepes that are commonly used is chocolate and hazelnut desserts in […]


Green Tea Mille-Crêpes

If you follow this blog for a while you probably noticed that I’m a little bit obsessed with crêpe cakes. It started sometime last year with a chestnut crêpe cake or mille-crêpes (a thousand crêpes) as they are sometimes called. I liked it the first time so I made another one, a chocolate mille-crêpes with an orange cream […]



A Paris-Brest is a traditional French pastry named after an old bicycle race between Paris and the city of Brest in Brittany. The pastry was created in 1910 and its circular shape is meant to represent the wheel of a bicycle. However, it is NOT meant to be used as a spare tire. You’ve be […]


Galette des Rois (King Cake)

One of my childhood favorite, a galette des rois is a golden circle of buttery puff pastry filled with almond frangipane, and it is as simple as it is delicious. Inside the cake is a tiny figure or charm called la fève ; the person who gets the charm in his slice is crowned king, […]