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, […]


Passion-Fruit Tofu Cheesecake

I’m sure a lot of cheesecake lovers would turn up their noses at a tofu cheesecake, and some would even go further and shun tofu as the work of the devil, while others wouldn’t hesitate to denounce me to the cheesecake security council and have me arrested. I’m resisting the pressure, friends, because i believe […]


Gâteau Basque & the Art of War

(In an effort to update this blog little by little i’m re-posting this article from 2 years ago. While the recipe remains the same, i couldn’t stand the horrendous food photography anymore. I hope you don’t mind the little facelift.) Gâteau Basque is one of the first thing i learned to make. It’s a relatively […]


Chocolate Mille-Crêpes with Orange Cream, Orange Caramel & Candied Zest

I posted a chestnut mille crêpes recently and at this point you’re probably thinking that i’m obsessed with crêpe cakes, and that i need help. Sure, i’m obsessed with eating them but unfortunately my insurance company doesn’t reimburse this kind of therapy yet. While this mille crêpes looks similar to the last one i made, […]