Cakes & Pastries

A Late Winter Dessert : Clementine Financiers

A Late Winter Dessert : Clementine Financiers

A late winter Dessert, with the flavour of Clementine juice that enhances those small but typically French Cakes called Financiers. Serves 6                             Cooking time  30 minutes 4 egg whites 5 1/2 Tbsp (80 g) ground almon...
Almond Custard Prune Tart

Almond Custard Prune Tart

This fruity tart is enhanced by honey to bring out the prune taste. Then, the ground almonds help to keep the tart moist as well as adding some contrasting flavour. See everything at laclassedecuisine.com ! Ingredients for 4 to 6 People: For ...
Apple Chaussons

Apple Chaussons

The last course of a meal is arguably the most important. When choosing a dessert consider the season of the year. Here the warm apples and lemon juice gives these small Apple chaussons a truly wonderful flavour. See how its done at... laclassedecuisine.com...
Apple Clafoutis

Apple Clafoutis

Ingredients for 4 People: 2 large tart apples 100 g (1/4 cup) flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch salt 3 eggs 120 g (2/3 cup) powder sugar 25 cl (1 cup) whipping cream Peel, cut the apples into quarters and remove...
Apricot & Almond Cream Tart

Apricot & Almond Cream Tart

Ingredients for 6 people: 2 savoury pastry dough 6-8 apricots 1 sprig rosemary 90 g ( 6Tbsp) almonds 90 g (6 Tbsp) butter 100 g (1/2 cup) icing sugar 2 eggs Turn the oven to 180 ° C (365°F). Remove the baking sheet from t...
Backed Apples in a Soufflé

Backed Apples in a Soufflé

Ingredients for 4 people : For the apples: 4 apples, such as Reine de Reinette, Pink Lady or Cox's Orange 60 g (1 oz) butter, melted 60 g (1 oz) caster sugar To make the soufflé: 500 ml ( 2 cups) whole milk 3 drops of vanilla ...
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredients for 1 loaf: 1 cup Banana, mashed 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 1/4 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp each baking powder and salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 eggs 1/2 cup cooled melted butter or vegetable oil 1/2 cup plain...
Big Cookies

Big Cookies

My big Cookies are like Whoopie pies : 2 small cakes sandwiching a creamy, rich, dark chocolate filling. A classic combination but used here to full advantage at laclassedecuisine.com   !  Serves 6                              Preparation 20 minutes      ...
Black Forest Roulade

Black Forest Roulade

The Black Forest Roulade is one of the best Christmas dessert I make for my family and my friends. Everybody loves the texture and the fruits. It makes it a great cake but also a sumptuous dessert for the end of the year festivities.  H...
Blueberry Molten Cake

Blueberry Molten Cake

We all know that September and October are the most abundant months of the year in berry varieties. We love transforming them..We may add them to smoked salmon, in brioche,but also like here in these Blueberry Molten Cake ! Ingredients for 6 People: ...
Brittany Prune Far

Brittany Prune Far

This Brittany Prune Far is a baked French dessert with a flan batter. It can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature and is a classic to serve for kids but also grown-ups ! Here is the list of the different ingredients you will need to make the Brittany...
Brown Sugar Apple Pie

Brown Sugar Apple Pie

Apple is at its best between September and March even you can find it all year round. Here, Cinnamon brings aroma to our compotes, Apple sauce, and of course this Delicious Home made Apple Pie... Ingredients for 6 to 8 people: 2 cups piecrust ...
Brownie Cookies

Brownie Cookies

Now, chocolate fans but also new Chocolate recipe fans swear by these cookies because there is always something to discover when you love chocolate, try without delay these Brownie Cookies by joining laclassedecuisine.com !  Ingredients for 12 to ...
Brownies

Brownies

Ingredients for 6 people: 200 g (7 oz) dark chocolate 160 g ( 6 oz) butter 180 g ( 6 1/2oz) sugar 80 g ( 4 Tbsp) flour 50 g (3 Tbsp) almond powder 4 eggs icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat the oven to 180...
Cannelés from Bordeaux

Cannelés from Bordeaux

It is always a pleasure to bake and without difficulty we may discover the Southwest of France with here, one of my best traditional recipe:   The Cannelés, these little wonders have a crispy outside shell and very soft inside and have variables with...
Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

These Carrot Cake Muffins, typically American cupcakes, I wanted them healthy! So I added fresh carrots to my mini robot rather than grading them and the result gives a nice little crunch. These are the different ingredients you will need to make...
Chestnut Flour Buns

Chestnut Flour Buns

Ingredients for 4 people: 3 eggs 40 g ( 2 Tbsp) sugar 75 g ( 4Tbsp) Chestnut flour 90 g (1/3 cup) butter, melted 75 g (4 Tbsp) potato starch 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Preheat oven to 180 ° C (375°F). Whisk the egg yolks wit...
Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

For Valentine's Day and, as a bonus, make this box of Chewy Chocolate Cookies, homemade, gluten free, adapted from "Chocolate" a book by our Celebrated French pastry chef François Payard".  It is just so good, that you cannot resist, So... Bon Appétit at ...
Chibertas with Sugar Coated Almond

Chibertas with Sugar Coated Almond

Take some time to make your own delicious round cakes. It is a pleasure that we can afford without difficulty by discovering the Southwest of France. Try t his fine recipe of Sweet Chibertas with Sugar Coated Almond with their flowing pink hearts...  ...
Chocolate & Almond Gluten Free Fondant

Chocolate & Almond Gluten Free Fondant

A sweet treat, nobody is generally opposed to it. Convenient, easy to make, this is carried out in a jiffy. This delicious Chocolate & Almond Fondant gives a smile as soon as we are pronouncing the word chocolate but we can be proud to still eat ...
Chocolate & Pear Charlotte

Chocolate & Pear Charlotte

Ingredients for 6 to 8 People: 24 ladyfingers 250 g (8 ounces) very fine dark chocolate 100 g (3 1/3 ounces) butter 3 free range eggs 100 ml (3 1/2 oz) cold pear juice. 2 fresh pears, peeled and thinly sliced Lightly bu...
Chocolate Charlotte

Chocolate Charlotte

Ingredients for 6 to 8 People: 24 ladyfingers 250 g (8 ounces) very fine dark chocolate 200 ml (3/4 cup) whipping cream 50 ml (3 tbsp) milk 100 g (3 1/3 ounces) butter 4 free range eggs 30 g (2 tbsp) icing sugar 100 ml (3 1/2 ...
Chocolate Fudges

Chocolate Fudges

These dense Chocolate Fudges become luxuriously rich with a special fine dark Chocolate. They are best served immediately. Here is what you will need as Ingredients to make the Chocolate Fudges that serves 6 120 grams ( 4.5 ounces) chocolate, d...
Chocolate Ingot

Chocolate Ingot

Ingredients for 6 to 8 People: 250 g (1/2 lb) dark chocolate 60 g (1/2 cup) milk chocolate 250 ml (1 cup) double cream 3 eggs + 1 egg white 175 g (1 1/2 cups) sugar 3 Tbsp cornstarch 2 Tbsp chopped blanched almonds Melt...
Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Tart

Ingredients for 6 people : 250g (1 cup) plain flour, plus extra for dusting 80g (5 Tbsp) icing sugar Pinch of salt 150g (1/2 cup) butter 1 egg yolk 4 eggs 400ml (2 cups) single cream 600g (3 1/2 cups) very good chocolate ( black...
Christmas Chocolate Bûche

Christmas Chocolate Bûche

Ingredients for the Dough : 4 eggs 4 Tbsp sugar 21/2 Tbsp flour 21/2 Tbsp con starch 2 Tbsp unsweetened cacao 1 Tbsp melted butter. Ingredients for the filling: 3 Tbsp coffee 15 oz chocolate chips 2 Tbsp butter...
Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

We have got lots of tasty ways to make eating right, even at Christmas time. So why not try to make these lovely Christmas Cookies, a recipe that I got from my grand-mother, that I make every Christmas for the greatest enjoyment of my children... Ingredients ...
Clementine Marmelade Puddings

Clementine Marmelade Puddings

These sweet, individuals sticky sponges cry out for cream. Making a quick marmelade from the clementines concentrates their flavour. It is just to die for and see how its done at... laclassedecuisine.com ! Serves 6                            ...
Crêpe Cake

Crêpe Cake

A Crêpe Cake. Nothing gets a cheer like a stack of French Crêpes. This Crêpe Cake recipe is a nice variation that uses the original recipe but with this special sweet twist.  Here is what you will need as Ingredients to make the Crêpes Cake for ...
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Serves 6 to 8                      Preparation 20 minutes       Cooking time 25 minutes   For the Crust 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 tsp salt 5 oz butter, cubed and softened 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 2 eg...
Epiphany Cake

Epiphany Cake

Ingredients for 6 people: 500 g ( 1 lb 2oz) Puff pastry 1 tbsp flour 1 egg + 3 egg yolk 80 g (3 oz) butter softened 80 g (3 oz) icing sugar + 1 Tbsp for dusting 80 g (3 oz) almond powder 15 g ( 1 Tbsp) corn starch 1 ceramic...
Florentines

Florentines

These delicious Florentine biscuits are a disc of caramel with candied fruits, toasted almonds and coated in rich dark chocolate. Try it because it is very easy to make and soooo good ! 12 Florentines                     Preparation & Cook...
Fluffy Muffins with Ricotta & Almonds

Fluffy Muffins with Ricotta & Almonds

Ingredients for 6 people : 3 eggs 120 g of ricotta 120 g butter, melted 5 cl of cold milk 150 g flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 150 g of sugar 40 g ground almonds In a bowl, mix the ricotta with the milk. In a...
French Madeleines

French Madeleines

The French Madeleines love to be served with tea, but can also be served with a sweet wine. Now, the resting time of the dough in the fridge is essential because it allows the dough to harden a little, then inflate when cooking forming a dome in the c...
French Strawberry Tart

French Strawberry Tart

To make your own French Strawberry Tart, get a Strawberry festival near you where you can harvest your own strawberries with friends and family. Florida, California, Texas and more have a yearly Festival celebrating this emblematic little red fruit. In ...
Gingerbread

Gingerbread

As we are on the eve of Saint Nicolas Feast, as Christmas markets begin to settle, and as Christmas time is around the corner, I give you here my Gingerbread recipe. For those of you who have not tried it yet, you will be surprised by the use of spices,...
Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Especially celebrated in northern Europe, Saint Nicolas is the Saint patron of Lorraine, Region in France. When celebrating Saint Nicolas, children traditionally receive gingerbreads, chocolate, and clementines. In respect to this tradition, lets make ...
Gourmet Chestnut Cream Fondant

Gourmet Chestnut Cream Fondant

Ingredients for 4 people: 450 g (2 cups) Chestnut cream 25 g (2 Tbsp) melted butter 3 whole eggs Butter for the mold Flour for the mold Pour the chestnut cream in a large bowl and add the melted butter. Mix well. Break the...
Grapefruit Tart

Grapefruit Tart

Ingredients for 6 People: 1 fresh sweet crust pastry or 350 g frozen shortcrust pastry 2 eggs 200 g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 75 g (1/4 cup) butter 1 grapefruit ( juice + zest ) For the filling: 1 grapefruit + 1/2 cup water + 250 ...
Jam Cobbler

Jam Cobbler

This is a very simple dessert but so good with seasonal fruits cooked to a jammy consistency and then topped with a not too sweet breakfast style biscuit. Ingredients for 4 People: 350 g (about 2 cups) stone fruits (for me it was Apricots) 80...
Juicy Fruit Tart

Juicy Fruit Tart

Early in the summer, cheerful foodies in flip-flops like to mix things up because it’s important to do something different than what is done during the rest of the year. Wy not preparing this Juicy Fruit Tart... Ingredients for 6 people: 1 p...
Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Made with fresh limes, sweet condensed milk, graham cracker and fresh eggs, this tart is able to recreate the  Key Lime Pie, giving the impression of actually being in the Florida Keys. So enjoy this exceptional tart made with laclassedecuisine.com ! ...
Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart

Ingredients for 6 to 8 people : 180 g (3/4 cup) flour 180 g (6 oz) butter 10 tablespoons sugar or more if you like it sweet. 1 pinch of salt 2 tablespoons iced water Juice of 4 lemons 3 eggs grated zest of 1/2 lemon 2 gelatine leaves ...
Lemon Yogurt Cake

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Ingredients for 6 People: 1 1/2 cups  flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup plain yogurt 1 1/3 cups sugar, divided 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 ...
Marbled Brownies

Marbled Brownies

The Marbled Brownies, is one of the iconic product that comes straight from the United States, especially when you add Philadelphia Cheese ... A tip, do not overcook this cake because the inside must remain soft ! Here are the different ingredients ...
Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies

Here you have a favourite dessert from the USA, but in an individual way, filled with a variation like crushed Walnuts and Nutmeg, which complement Cinnamon just as happily and see how its done at laclassedecuisine.com ! Ingredients for 6 People: ...
Napolitean Cake

Napolitean Cake

Primrose also called Primula or Cowslip, is one of the first flowers of spring. Do not hesitate to place them this Spring Cake to brighten things up, like here on this Napolitean Cake  decorated with spring flowers to celebrate Easter !  Here...
New Yorker Cheese Cake

New Yorker Cheese Cake

Ingredients for 6  to 8 People: 900 g (2 lb) cream cheese 3 fresh eggs at room temperature 2 egg whites beaten stiff 180 g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 100 g (1/3 cup) corn starch 1 package butter or ginger cookies 100 g (1/3 cup) me...
Pear-Chocolate Tart

Pear-Chocolate Tart

Ingredients for 6 people: 200 g (1/2 pound) shortcrust pastry 3 to 4 pears 200 g (6 oz) chocolate 10 cl (1/3 cup) cream 50 g (2 Tbsp) butter 100 g (1/3 cup) sugar Peel the pears, cut them in half and remove the core. Put the ...
Pear/Chocolate Galette

Pear/Chocolate Galette

Ingredients for 6 people: 2 puff pastry sheets 2 pears Abate kind 150 g (1/2 cup) dark chocolate 1 egg yolk 20 g ( 1 Tbsp) butter 60 g (3 Tbsp) brown sugar Preheat your oven to 180 °C ( 355°F). Peel and slice your 2 p...
Pineapple Cheesecake

Pineapple Cheesecake

Serves 6                             Preparation Time 20 minutes For the Crust 6 Tbsp Graham Cracker crumbs or Speculoos or Digestive 1/2 Tbsp melted butter 1 Tbsp sugar For the Cheese Cake 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 lb cre...
Pineapple Crumble & Vanilla Sugar

Pineapple Crumble & Vanilla Sugar

Ingredients for 4 People: 8 slices of fresh or canned pineapple 1 Tsp vanilla sugar 60 g butter + 10 g for the mold 80 g flour 60 g sugar. In a big bowl, mix with your fingertips, the butter, the sugar and the flour. let on...
Pralin or Hazelnut Hearts

Pralin or Hazelnut Hearts

Ingredients for 6 people for this Gluten Free Cake: 250 g (1 pound) ground hazelnuts 6 eggs 100 g (3oz) sugar 15 g (1Tbsp) baking powder 20 cl (1 cup) whipping cream or 100 g ( 3oz) dark chocolate 1 tablespoon icing sugar 1 pinch of...
Pumpkin & Chocolate Brownies

Pumpkin & Chocolate Brownies

This is one way you can make the most of November, after Thanksgiving. Cooking these Chocolate & Pumpkin Brownies. they are just to die for. That is why... Come to laclassedecuisine.com ! Ingredients for 6 People: 150 g (51/2 oz) unsalted ...
Raspberry & Chocolate Tart

Raspberry & Chocolate Tart

This impressive dessert uses the classic combination of raspberries and chocolate, but is quick and simple to make with a good quality of chocolate ! Serves 6 to 8                    Preparation & Cooking 20 + 25 minutes 1/2 lb (240 g)...
Raspberry Cake

Raspberry Cake

Raspberries, are on the market until the end of October. The fruit is fragile. It is recommended to eat them quickly or to use it in preparing for example this Raspberry Cake. Easy to make and so good ! Ingredients for 4 to 6 people: 200 g ...
Raspberry Tart with Crème Pâtissière

Raspberry Tart with Crème Pâtissière

This Raspberry Tart with Crème Pâtissière is a heavenly summer dessert. It is nothing more than fresh raspberries, crème pâtissière and a sablé pastry base. Both are perfect partners for Raspberries. Finally, the touch of grated lime, brings a unique ...
Raspberry Yogurt Scones

Raspberry Yogurt Scones

Raspberries, also very common in the wild, are on the market until the end of October. These berries packed with antioxidants that are so badly needed and so good for our health, does not make us think twice about eating them or to use them by preparing th...
Red Plum Tart

Red Plum Tart

Lorraine Region, North-East of France, is not only famous for its Quiche, but also for its Plum Tart. This quick version with almond powder on its base helps the juice from the fruits to mingle with the sugar to bring a deliciously moist but also crisp res...
Rhubarb & Cinnamon Tart

Rhubarb & Cinnamon Tart

There are two basic types of rhubarb found in markets and larger grocery stores. First: the older, traditional variety, with thicker, greener stalks. Second: the more intensely-coloured kind. The deep red stalks certainly make for brighter, more attractive d...
Rhubarb and Almond Tart

Rhubarb and Almond Tart

This Rhubarb and Almond Tart celebrates the best seasonal fruit of the moment. Rhubarb needs cooking with sugar to bring out its best, though the young stems have a superior flavour and it is in sweet dishes like crumbles, tarts and cakes that they truly...
Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb was used as a medicine in ancient China because it is a good source of fibre and contains moderate levels of vitamin C and calcium. Around this time of year you can start to find fantastic rhubarb stalks in your local markets and make this Cake w...
Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble

The Rhubarb Crumble is a typically Spring and British dessert. Light, sweet and tangy at the same time its perfect with a dash of Spice if you wish !  Here is now the list of the different ingredients you will need to prepare the Rhubarb Crumble ...
Rhubarb Parfait

Rhubarb Parfait

A delicious make in advance dessert. You can add a couple of cooked stem ginger on top for decoration, to add some zest. Serves 6                             Preparation and Cooling Time 20 + 2 hours 1 pound (450 g) rhubarb, chopped 6...
Ricotta, Lemon & Almond Cake

Ricotta, Lemon & Almond Cake

Almost Christmas !.... This Italian Cake is a favourite dessert. Making it is relatively simple and everybody loves its moist texture. Flaked Almonds gives this cake a fine, stylish and yet great taste and... look ! See how its done at laclassedecuisine.com...
Small Almond Croissants

Small Almond Croissants

We have got lots of tasty ways to enjoy preparing Christmas time. A nice, sweet way to treat ourselves in a... Southern way ! Ingredients for 8 People: 200 g ( 8 Tbsp) corn starch 150 g ( 2/3 cup) butter 90 g ( 3 1/2 Tbsp) flaked almonds ...
Strawberry & Mascarpone Tart

Strawberry & Mascarpone Tart

This tart is the perfect spring dessert. A stunning dessert without having to turn your oven on! Now that is what I call a show stopping dessert and so easy to make ! Serves 4 to 6 people           Preparation 15 minutes 5 oz (150 g)  g...

Sweet Tarts Crusts

All proportions made for 6 people Sweet Shortcrust Pastry 220 g (7 oz) flour - 140 g (5 oz) butter - 60 g (2 1/4 oz) sugar - 1 pinch of salt - 2 egg yolk - 5 Tbsp cold water Sweet Crust Pastry 250 g (2 cups) flour - 125 g (4 1/2 oz) butter...
Tatin Tart

Tatin Tart

Thirty sorts of apples can be found on the markets at the moment and, as the apple is the fruit with glitches that is the most consumed in France and in the world, let us try this unforgettable  Tarte Tatin , particularly famous and this one is an ad...
The Undemoldable Chocolate Cake

The Undemoldable Chocolate Cake

Ingredients for 4 or 8 people: 125 g (1/2 cup) or 250 g ( 1 cup) of butter 125 g (1/2 cup) or 250 g (1 cup) of sugar 125 g (1/2 cup) or 250 g (1 cup) chocolate 3 eggs or 6 eggs you'll separate the whites from the yolks. Mel...
Tiramisu Bûche

Tiramisu Bûche

Ingredients for 6 people: 15-18 biscuits cuiller (sponge cake biscuits)                For the Sauce: 10 cl (3 oz) espresso 250 g (1 cup) mascarpone                                            100 g (3 oz) dark chocolate 1 vanilla pod   ...
Vanilla-Strawberry Brownie

Vanilla-Strawberry Brownie

Here you will find a good Brownie Recipe but re-visited with vanilla that boosts the chocolate flavour. While remaining an original combination, this recipe has proven to be an all-round favorite as it combines the well sought-after taste of chocolate w...
Walnut Tart or Tartelettes

Walnut Tart or Tartelettes

Ingredients for 6 people:  125 g (1/2 cup) walnuts 100 g (1/3 cup) whipping cream 80g (4 Tbsp) sugar 2 eggs For the dough: 300 g (1 ¼ cup) flour 200 g (2 stick)Butter 80g (4 Tbsp) icing sugar 1 egg Preheat o...
Yuzu Cheesecake

Yuzu Cheesecake

Ingredients for 6 people : 1 kg (2 lb 4oz) cream cheese 3 large free-range eggs 2 egg whites beaten stiff 180 g (2/3 cup) powdered sugar zest of one Yuzu lemon  or Mellow Meyer Lemon 1 package Digestive biscuits or Graham Crakers (...
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