Cherry Clafoutis

I dusted off my copy of Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan for this lovely seasonal treat. I love cherries and look forward to them every year. I am always looking for recipes that use fresh cherries. The recipe calls for whole-cherries not pitted but I was serving this to older folks and I…

Ladyfingers

When these ladyfingers were assigned for Baking Chez Moi I knew I would be making something with them. I picked Raspberry Tiramisu en Verrine from Around My French Table. This is a layered dessert a verrine (short glass). Ladyfingers are brushed with kirsch, framboise or creme de cassis or in my case Chambord. The raspberry…

Honey-Spiced Madeleines

This is my fourth madeleines recipe from one of Dorie’s cookbooks. This latest recipe comes from Around My French Table. The spices come from ginger, cinnamon and cloves; which make me feel of autumn. There is an added note of citrus coming from the zest of an orange. Sweetened with honey, these were the perfect…

Spice-Crusted Tuna

I finished another recipe on my journey to complete Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. I had some nice tuna that I got from a friend who fishes and I picked this recipe. It is simple ingredients; seeds from cardamom pods, white peppercorns, coriander seeds, fresh ginger, salt, and olive oil. I had to…

Mozzarella, Tomato, and Strawberry Salad

Continuing my journey with Around My French Table from Dorie Greenspan. My husband made this salad as part of our Mother’s Day menu. Since strawberries and tomatoes are in season it was the perfect salad. We all had commented that we had never put strawberries and tomatoes together before but it worked. We enjoyed this…

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi Dorie states this recipe came from Pierre Herme and it’s a pro’s recipe. Boy, is she right and I met my match with this one. For Valentine’s Day I received a new candy thermometer which might seem like a weird gift but I was happy! Now I could tackle…

Peach Melba and Raspberry-Cassis Ice Cream

French Fridays Around My French Table Before we officially say goodbye to summer, I was happy to make this Peach Melba and Raspberry-Cassis Ice Cream. It was a lovely summer dessert and one we would like to repeat. Peach Melba is named for the famed opera singer Nellie Melba. It is comprised of poached peaches…

Orange Almond Tart

Tuesdays with Dorie Around My French Table This tart seemed well received by my fellow bakers and bloggers from the now completed French Fridays with Dorie. I joined the group year 3 of 4 so I missed most of the dessert recipes. With an extra Tuesday this month I embarked on completing one of my unfinished recipes. …

Savory Cheese and Chive Bread

French Fridays Around My French Table One of the things that is nice about choosing my own recipes to make is that I can go from one recipe to the next with like ingredients. That is what I did here, having just made Dieter’s Tartine which included chives I then chose this cheese and chive…

Dieter’s Tartine

French Fridays Around My French Table This is the second tartine that I have made from Around My French Table. You don’t have to be on a diet to enjoy it. This was a light summer lunch for my husband and I. The bountiful summer tomatoes and cucumbers made it an ideal meal not to…