Quatre-Quarts / French Pound Cake

Quatre-Quarts is a French cake that I love so much. Quatre-quarts means four quaters, because you need four ingredients for the dough and these 4 ingredients – eggs, flour, sugar and butter – are supposed to have the same weight. The French Pound cake is so easy to prepare. You can add dried fruits (raisins, cranberries…), orange…

French Meringues

Santa Claus brought me a marvellous cookbook of French recipes, The Bistro Cookbook by Richard Bertinet. Richard is from Brittany in North West France and is the author of a variety of cookbooks (Pastry, Cook in a Class of your own with Richard Bertinet…). He has great recipes : Baked Camembert, Cassoulet, Mussels in Wine, Brochettes…

Life of Pie – Chocolate Caramel Tart

Rachel from Pizzarossa was our June 2013 Daring Bakers’ challenge host. She challenged us to make a pie, a sweet pie! We had to choose between a Crack pie, a Chocolate and Caramel Tart, a Croastata di marmellata, or a Double crust apple pie. Obviously, I chose Father’s day to make my challenge. Chocolate and…