Laduree All Chocolate Tart

I think my first trip to Laduree in Paris was what really got me interested in baking and pastry making.  That first macaron was different from anything I had ever tasted, and I stood on the street just dying over how good they were. When I found that they had a cookbook, I was thrilled. … Continue reading Laduree All Chocolate Tart


Lemon Raspberry Tart

It's no secret that I'm a total Francophile, and half of that comes from French cuisine and patisserie. A few years ago, I did a summer abroad in Tours, France (Loire Valley) and was probably indulging in 2-3 pastries/desserts per day (plus probably half a bottle of wine).  Miraculously, I gained no weight because I … Continue reading Lemon Raspberry Tart