Category Archives: Pastries

Pear & Almond Tart

Sweet Dough (Pierre Hermé) Almond Cream and Bartlett Pears poached in Caramel.
Served with Chantilly and Cranberries.

White Faubourg Pave

Following loosely Pierre Hermé’s recipe for the Faubourg Pavé I made a White Chocolate & Cherry version of it.
Tart Cherries cooked with black pepper, White chocolate Caramel Ganache with Tarragon infused cream and Michigan Tart Cherry Liquor from Leopold Bros. Meringue for decoration. Here’s a step by step…
For the second layer of fruits I actually cooked cranberries with grounded fennel seeds, caraway seeds and anise seeds.

Faubourg Pavé

Faubourg Pavé – Recipe by Pierre Hermé
Chocolate Cake, Chocolate & Caramel Ganache with Apricot.

(Red & blue are the colors of the Paris flag. Doesn’t go well with the cake but that’s my homage…)

Apple Mille-Feuille

Apple Mille-Feuille with Caramelized Chestnuts, Calvados Chantilly, Caramel and Grilled Almonds.

Apple Pie

Had some left over dough from last weekend so…
(Brand new Chicago Metallic Non-Stick 10-Inch Quiche Pan)

Thin layer of apple sauce…


Adding the sliced apple…


Cooked at 400F with some aluminum foil on top. (I wanted the dough to be well cooked and not all mushy.)


Unrelated but slow baking (a few hours) some left over apple with butter + Tahitian vanilla + honey + brown sugar and sliced almond. Should be good…


Caramelized Honey Nut and Seed Tart

Caramelized Honey Nut and Seed Tart for desert tonight 🙂
Recipe from Bon Appetit.
(Pecan, Hazelnut, Peanuts, Pistachio, Sliced Almonds, pumpkin and sunflower)

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cake

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cake

Valentine Cake

Happy Violent Time Anastasia
Valentine Cake – My take on valentine’s day 🙂

Chocolate Cake

Heart Shape Chocolate Cake with nougatine roses.