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Close up of Dorie Greenspan Cat's Tongues from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cat’s Tongues (Langues de Chat) and Milano Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is a classic French cookie, called langues de chat (cat’s tongues) so-named for their shape. Dorie says they are “long, thin, oval-shaped cookies that are characteristically browned around the edges and paler at the center. Their texture is mostly crisp with a little give [and […]

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Kids making sweet shortcrust pastry from In the French kitchen with kids on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Pâte Sucrée (sweet shortcrust pastry)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that pastry and I were not really friends for a number of years. After I got past the fear, though (it’s literally JUST food, nothing to be afraid of) and embraced the idea of “rustic” beauty, I realised that pastry IS easy to make […]

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Plum and almond cream tart on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Plum and almond cream tart

Hello and happy French Friday!  I’m writing this from Dublin where we are spending a couple of days before we head home. It’s been a wonderful summer – much more relaxing (yes, even despite the 200km I walked on the Camino and keeping up my running training) than previous years, which was very welcome! Last […]

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Dorie Greenspan Tiramisu Tart from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Tiramisu Tart

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi was one I chose to share with good friends in the Tarn whose house we were spending the night at over the weekend. Typically I’d choose to “minify” a big dessert like this but I always like the opportunity to make a full-sized dessert to […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie Greenspan Vanilla Polka Dots on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Vanilla Polka Dots

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is so simple but has a bit of “wow” factor both in appearance and taste (especially when made with French butter!). Dorie says: There’s a lot to be said for simplicity, and these cookies say it elegantly. They are made from the Do-Almost-Anything Vanilla Cookie Dough, […]

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Dorie Greenspan mascarpone mousse on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Mascarpone Mousse

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi was a super simple recipe that worked well with the roasted rhubarb with bitters from our last BCM recipe. It’s a short list of ingredients – mascarpone, whipped cream, honey, egg whites, sugar and gelatin. I was a little dubious about the addition of gelatin […]

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