Category: Gastronomy & Recipes

Home » Gastronomy & Recipes
What makes French butter so addictive?
Post

What makes French butter so addictive?

There is no good pastry, without good butter ! If you’ve ever had a French croissant or even a bit of bread with a healthy pat of French butter, you know that there’s something better about it that is unique.  Some people even consider French butter to be the best in the world. How is it...

Flan with sweet concentrated milk
Post

Flan with sweet concentrated milk

An easy and fast recipe for 6 people Ingredients : A can of sweet concentrated milk A same measure of regular milk 3 big eggs Vanilla bean 100 gr of sugar for the caramel The caramel : pour the sugar in a small saucepan, with a little bit of water. You don’t need to stir, just shake...

Master a classic French afternoon treat
Post

Master a classic French afternoon treat

First mentioned in a cookbook in 1755, we may guess that Madeleines were already popular at that time. These fluffy, shell-bottomed golden sponges are a delight.  These cakes are one of my favorites to bake.  Therefore,  I am sharing here with you the recipe from Le Nôtre ( famous pastry school). Ingrédients     130...

Pastries in Paris
Post

Pastries in Paris

Since a few years, high end pastry becomes more and more a hype in France. Renowned pastries are overcrowded with customers, we should get in line for hours to have the privilege to eat those desserts. Grand chefs successfully sell their books as well. Where does this success come from ? If high end pastries...

Les Crêpes, the French pan cakes
Post

Les Crêpes, the French pan cakes

Each year, the crêpes festival takes place on February 2nd , a date which corresponds to 40 days after Christmas : Chandeleur day – the word comes from the « candles festival”.  In the 5th century, this celebration represents Jesus presentation to the temple, 40 days after being born. Religious people made processions in the...