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

Kouign Amaan

I'm not exaggerating when I said this pastry changed my life. The first time I tried kouign amaan was during my summer abroad in France, visiting St. Malo on a day trip on the Brittany coast.  This area is known for its salty air, so when wandering into a pastry shop we immediately started looking … Continue reading Kouign Amaan

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