Sesame and Nigella Seeds Bagels

I’m a bread Lover and since my childhood I’ve loved playing with dough. The stretchy and sticky texture, kneading,  the smell of the fresh yeast, the bubbles and watching the dough rise. If you’ve never tried to make bread before, you should at least try it once in your life! Last week, I missed Fiesta Friday … Continue reading

Pine Nut Tarte

 I’m not sure about you, but it’s getting very hot where I live. The summer has nearly arrived here in Dubai, which almost means no more gardening, picnics, or any outdoor activities. This is why we are really enjoying our last few days outside, spending time in our garden with the smell of Frangipani tree, Jasmine flowers and a flavorful … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tart

For those who don’t know me, I love Tarts. There is an infinity of combinations to stuff your tarts, and so many different kind of crust options. Puff pastry for sweet or salty tart,  pâte sablée for sweet tarts and pâte brisée also for sweet and salty tarts. Classic or rustic, served hot or cold. They are perfect … Continue reading

Cheese and Thyme Bread

I had the chance to spend many years in Canada (a fairly long time ago now that I look back at it), and discovered new foods I had no clue existed. This includes peanut butter, cranberries, maple syrup, fiddlehead fern, poutine, bagels and much more! I also discovered many new breads, and this one in particular … Continue reading

Piadina Romagnola

First of all, I wish you all a Happy New Year, full of joy, happiness and many tasty food experiences! After all the sweet treats devoured during the last month, I’m back to my bread baking. You all know that I love any kind of bread, mainly because it’s a part of my culture (and because it’s sooo … Continue reading

La Tarte Tropézienne, Tropézienne Tart

The Tarte Tropézienne is not a tart as indicated by it’s name, but actually a Brioche cut in half and filled with a Cream au Beurre and flavored with orange blossom water. This dessert whose recipe is still kept a secret has an interesting story; it was created by a Polish pastry chef who opened a Patisserie shop in … Continue reading

Walnut Pistachio Cake

After nearly two years of participating in Fiesta Friday, I’m very excited to share that I’ll be co-hosting this week’s 99th Fiesta Friday with Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking. To distract my mini co-hosting stage fright, I’ve kept myself busy by baking today’s tasty walnut pistachio cake! The recipe is inspired by two famous French Patissiers; Christophe Felder … Continue reading