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Category: tartes and pies


Comme un lait fraise – Cheesecake à la vanille at aux fraises

[Like a strawberry milk – Vanilla cheesecake with strawberries] As a child, I thought my dad was the coolest person to hang out with. And since he was – and still is – a work at home dad, I did get to spend a lot of time with him. He would take me to his […]

L’espace d’un moment – A party

One prune tart please!, calls the voice through the interphone. Run to the downstairs kitchen. Tell Elliot – the pastry commis – to put a prune tart into the oven. Grab a large rectangle plate. Pipe a thin line of wine reduction. Drain a prune marinated in spiced wine. Place it on the plate. Take […]

The notebooks – Treacle tart et oranges sanguines à la grenadine

[Treacle tart and grenadine-marinated blood oranges] It would probably be an understatement to say that I am messy. For years, my absolutely organised mum fought with me, not understanding why I had to keep pretty much all of my belongings on my desk, or at worst, around my bed. For years, I did not understand […]

Dreams, not as daft as they seem – Banana cream pie

To me, the last hours of a year are always filled with expectations, excitement, and dreams. As a matter of fact, I have been dreaming a lot lately. Possibly because my 9am/11pm day life is quite very busy with mise en place, desserts à l’assiette, afternoon teas, foams, and many more exciting things. Thus, at […]

We’d lie around in bed all day – Tarte à la citrouille

I won’t lie. There are many advantages to having a boyfriend who’s a pâtissier. First, he loves 6pm slumbers parties à deux since he – like me – knows how a 3am wake-up feels like. Second, he whips some pretty nice dinners in a matter of seconds, leaving the kitchen deliciously shiny even though he […]