French Lemon Madeleines

French Lemon Madeleines

One of the most glorious treats you can offer guests is the humble madeleine. Okay, maybe humble is the wrong word to use, as these generally beloved little cakes are not the easiest thing to make. However, they really aren’t all that difficult either (compared 

Pate Brisee (Savory Tart Crust)

Pate Brisee (Savory Tart Crust)

Pate Brisee, or in the proper French: Pâte brisée, is one of the most popular types of pie crusts. This was actually the second thing I learned to make when I was in France (the first being a simple baguette of course). In English this 

Ukrainian Cheesecake

Ukrainian Cheesecake

Ukrainian Cheesecake is much different than the one most Americans are used to, because it uses a type of farmers/cottage cheese instead of cream cheese. It is less heavy, but stronger tasting. Making Ukrainian cheesecake is extremely simple, and is quite unusual for those who 

Traditional Basque Burnt Cheesecake Recipe (La Viña Cheesecake)

Traditional Basque Burnt Cheesecake Recipe (La Viña Cheesecake)

No, this isn’t a NY Cheesecake that you forgot to take out of the oven. Basque Burnt Cheesecake is meant to have that near black top! While quite popular all over the world, not many people know that it originated at a restaurant called La 

Easy Mini Pavlova

Easy Mini Pavlova

For the longest time I thought that Pavlova was a classic Russian dessert. It turns out it comes from the complete other side of the world: Australia. Originally named after a Russian ballerina, the dessert was created to honor a visit to Australia and New 

Pine Syrup Baked Apples

Pine Syrup Baked Apples

One of the easiest ways to prepare apples is to bake them. It’s like an apple pie without all the work. You can dress them in something sweet for a dessert, or with autumnal spices like cardamom and cinnamon for a great pairing with pork. 

Pumpkin Cookies With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Continuing on with delicious fall treats, these pumpkin cookies with cinnamon cream cheese frosting will make good use of that super easy homemade pumpkin puree I posted yesterday. These cookies are soft, rich, and packed with delicious autumn spices like cinnamon and vanilla. How To 

The Ultimate Coffee And Walnut Sponge Cake

The Ultimate Coffee And Walnut Sponge Cake

If you are American your idea of what a coffee cake is may be a great deal different to the ultimate coffee and walnut sponge cake described in the recipe and instructions below. In the US, a “coffee” cake is usually a slice that is 

Mini Cast Iron Brown Butter Nectarine Cobbler

Mini Cast Iron Brown Butter Nectarine Cobbler

When I think fruit cobbler I usually think of Autumn. However when so many fresh fruits are available in spring and summer a cobbler also makes a perfect summer evening dessert. This brown butter nectarine cobbler is built off of some of my favorite cobbler 

Almond Rose Cake

Almond Rose Cake

If you’ve been looking for the perfect cake to serve at tea parties or other dainty get-togethers then this almond rose cake is the best choice. Okay, maybe not the best, but one of the best in my opinion. You do have to put in