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Simple Mini Gateau Basque recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Mini Gâteau Basque

Gâteau Basque is one of my favourite desserts – it’s definitely not fancy but it’s ever so delicious! I’ve made this countless times over the past few years (the first time using Dorie Greenspan’s recipe in a tiny galley kitchen in a Paris rental apartment) Dorie describes a Gâteau Basque as “a dry cake, but […]

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Langue de chat Cat's tongue recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Twelve days of cookies: Langues de Chat

Welcome to Day 6 of The Twelve Days of Cookies! From December 1-12th I’ll post a new cookie (or holiday treat) recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining or cookie exchanges! The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and […]

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Chocolate hazelnut spread recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Tartinade choco-noisette (Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread)

A certain chocolate-hazelnut spread is ubiquitous at the breakfast table in France (and, I suspect, in many other countries around the world too). Personally, I can’t keep a jar of it in my house because it never makes it to the breakfast table. I have my mother’s sweet tooth to blame for that—when I was […]

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Floating Island Ile flottante dessert on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Ile Flottante

Photo © Kyla Zanardi Styling by Dara Sutin Floating Islands…. it’s a lovely name for a dessert, isn’t it? It’s even nicer in French – Île Flottante ! This dessert is an easier version of another French classic, œufs à la neige (snow eggs), where spoonfuls of meringue are poached in milk then served floating […]

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Provence the Cookbook on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Provence the cookbook

For French Fridays this week, I’m sharing a recently-published cookbook that will help bring a little sunshine to your day (especially important if it’s “feels like 7˚C” this morning just days after it “felt like 36˚C” !!!). Provence, the cookbook focuses on the cuisine of the Provence region, and is written by Caroline Rimbert Craig, […]

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Chocolate and pastry cream in brioche on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Pain Suisse au Chocolat

Happy French Friday and welcome to another instalment in what looks to be my breakfast pastry series (a couple of weeks ago I shared the recipe for this apricot pastry – soooo good!). Today I’ve got a recipe for a pastry that was my Sunday treat most weekends when I lived in Paris: pain suisse […]

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