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The delicate shortbread crust plays well with the rich, zesty lemon cream and the sweet, airy meringue to top

  • Shortbread pastry
  • 150 g of flour
  • a pinch of baking powder
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 75 g of softened butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • Lemon cream
  • 4 medium-sized lemons
  • 60 g of water
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 soup spoon of Maïzena (corn starch)
  • Italian meringue
  • 60 g of water
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 105 g of egg whites
  • 38 g of sugar
4.9/5 (229 Votes)

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Tarte aux pommes (or Apple pie) is a classic French dessert that's easy to prepare and inexpensive. Follow this guide to make your own!

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Mix everything together with a whisk

  • 225g flour
  • 50cl milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 20g melted butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • optional: 3cl of orange flower blossom
4.5/5 (72 Votes)

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Croque-monsieurs are no longer à la mode. Make way for the croque-cake! It's BIG enough to feed a crowd. Check out the recipe here!

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Banana Torte. Discover our recipe

  • 24 crushed graham wafers
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8-10 ripe bananas
  • 500 ml whipping cream
3.9/5 (51 Votes)

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Creme Brulee. Discover our recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
4/5 (37 Votes)

Fresh, flaky, and irresistible croissants aren't just a bakery secret. Here are 9 tips to mastering this pastry in your own kitchen!

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An authentic french pastry; brings together multiple patisserie fundaments in a single simple dessert

  • Pastry dough:
  • 120 g of softened butter
  • 80 g of powdered sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 25 g of almond powder
  • 1 egg (entire)
  • 200 g of flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • Pastry cream (~500 g):
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 35 cL of whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 65 g of sugar
  • 40 g of maïzena
  • 35 g of butter
  • Raspberry coulis:
  • 100 g of raspberries
  • (fresh or frozen)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 60 g of sugar
  • a big pinch of pectin
  • Dressing:
  • 400g of in-season red fruits
  • (raspberries
  • strawberries
  • blueberries)
  • a little bit of powdered sugar
  • verbana leafs
4.1/5 (12 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 350 degees F

  • Cake:
  • 5 separated eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/4 cup sifted flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Vanilla cream filling:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Mocha icing:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup cooled espresso or coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 cups sifted icing sugar
4/5 (18 Votes)

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Combine a salted butter caramel sauce with a classic chocolate ganache, all set on a praline dough to produce a del

  • Praline Dough
  • 120 g of softened butter
  • 80 g of powdered sugar
  • 25 g of praline
  • 1 egg
  • 200 g of flour
  • a pinch of fine salt
  • Salted Butter Caramel
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 15 g of salted butter
  • 15 cL of single cream
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 180 g of high-quality dark chocolate
  • 15 cl of whipping cream
  • Caramelized Hazelnuts
  • Some de-shelled hazelnuts
  • 50 g of sugar
3.9/5 (18 Votes)

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In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, flour cocoa, oil, sugar, egg whites, and egg

  • 1 1/3 cups low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pint nonfat chocolate frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup prepared nonfat fudge sauce
4.2/5 (24 Votes)

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French Riviera Torte. Discover our recipe

  • Cake:
  • 5 separated eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/4 cup sifted flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Vanilla cream filling:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Mocha icing:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup cooled espresso or coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 cups sifted icing sugar
2.9/5 (63 Votes)

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This is a French Canadian recipe I begged off of a friend Madeline

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 lb. of butter (1 cup)
  • small can of evaporated milk (cupcake size)
  • 2 cups icing sugar
4/5 (5 Votes)

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