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Walnut & Caramelia cake

For my last masterclasses I chose to prepare this walnut financier cake because it’s easy, quick and incredibly moist!  I added a crunchy layer made of walnut praliné, and topped it with an airy whipped ganache, with caramel flavor, which balances perfectly the...

Caramelized nuts

Caramelized nuts can be used inside or on the top of tarts, entremets, choux/eclairs, millefeuilles or even simple poundcakes. It’s a simple way to “upgrade” your pastries by adding a nice crunch. There are many techniques to caramelize nuts, this is...

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...

Fig & walnut cake

I like this almond cake recipe because it’s simple and easy to realize. The result is a particularly moist cake, with a nice almond flavor, that pairs well with fruits. I chose this time to add a subtile touch of star anise to the cake to create an amazing...