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Tonka bean & walnut financier

Financiers are typical French mini-cakes, enriched with almonds, and moistened with “browned butter”, which gives them a characteristic taste. Actually the butter is melted and cooked, which develops nutty caramelized flavors that’s why it’s called “beurre...

Chocolate & pecan cookies

We all have our own preferences in terms of texture when it comes to cookies. I love them a bit thick, little crispy outside and really soft inside.  There are thousands if not millions of recipes! I have three favorites, this is one of them. It was originally...

Madeleines with citrus zests

Madeleines are those little sponge cakes, appreciated by kids, but not only… They have a distinctive shape, like a shell at the bottom, but more importantly a hump on top (that I like to bite as soon as I have a madeleine in my hands!). You can be very creative with...