Spicy pears and jam tarte

shortbread cake with fruits

Preparing shortbread dough always scares me a bit as often I am not sure about the right thickness of the dough or the right cooking time. In fact when I prepare a pie or biscuits, I frequently end up with a dough either too dry or too thick. For once, and hopefully the first of many, I can say that I made it right! Read more

Gâteau de menage

gateau brioche

This is a kind of miracle, or maybe just one isolated case that will be followed by a lack of new blog posts in weeks or worst-case scenario in months, but today I have a new recipe to share on my blog.

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Cornflake chocolate chip cookies

 bisccotti-ai-cornfalkes

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It is really hard for me saying when a recipe is ordinary or not. After several reflections, frequently I can’t still find the answer. But one thing is true: winning recipes are often the simplest ones, and, somehow, the best.  Read more

L’aperitivo des fêtes

boursin-8J’ai l’impression d’avoir à peine rangé mes maillots de bain qu’il faut déjà penser à Noël. C’est fou comme le temps passe vite sans qu’on s’en aperçoive, n’est-ce pas? Heureusement, j’adore Noël et l’atmosphère des jours qui le précèdent. Je trouve cette période magique, avec ses décorations et ses lumières qui donnent tant de chaleur aux journées froides et sombres d’hiver.

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Chard and ricotta cheese savory pie

torta-salata-bietole-e-ricotta

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More or less every weekend I make a vow, promising myself not to eat bread the following week. And more or less every week, I end up postponing that promise because I can’t help myself; I am too much in love with any kind of bread and carbohydrates in general… It might be for this reason that when there is no more bread around, I am ready to make something that gives me the same satisfaction. Read more