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 Sablés

Sablés are delicate butter biscuits, crunchy and crumbly. The French word sable means “sand”, which refers to the sandy texture. When I eat a sablé , I cannot resist to eat another one, and another one …..   I asked my kids, “do you want to eat one before I finish them all”, Ah Ah Ah! I loved French sablés. I remember…

Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

Have you ever seen “Julie and Julia” by Nora Ephron? This movie is based on two true stories, about real-life women who never met, Julia Child and Julie Powell. Julia Child, expatried in France in 1949 decides to learn the art of French cooking. As for Julie, she decided to create a blog in 2002 in New York  “Julie and Julia, 524…

How to make a Tapenade?

This week I am so excited to present you Florence from Scream under water, in French Crier Sous l’eau . She writes a buoy blog with her friend Kathleen for the wellness of their readers. They can illuminate the black spots you can’t see 🙂 Florence loves to write in French and in English. She is a brilliant writer.…

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…