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Encore un tout petit peu, et ce sera un autre jour – Tarte meringuée et gâteau de voyage au citron

[Just a bit longer and it will be another day - Lemon meringue tart and lemon cake] If at times, nature compels us to slow down, I must admit I was slightly surprised when I saw the first lemons on my parents’ tree. Lemons in september feels like eating strawberries around Christmas time for me. […]

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 […]

Be kind, rewind – Cake weekend au citron et confit de clémentines à la vanille

As I was diligently peeling a stampede of organic lemons to turn them into neat candied squares – a pretty lengthy task if you consider all the steps involved – the pungent scent brought down memories of a now long-gone day. Rewind. As Guillaume wakes up – or more accurately, as I push the snooze […]

Comme des miettes d’étoiles filantes – Petits gâteaux aux cranberries

[Like shooting-star crumbs - Small cranberry cakes] Sometimes, things can’t wait. Not for a week, a day, an hour, a second, or even a minute. Things like… SNOW. In fact, ever since I spotted the first snowflakes almost five hours ago, I’ve seemed to have a canon 400D glued to my right hand. And damn, […]

Réussir le Christmas cake, pas à pas – Mastering Christmas cake, step by step

With every year that fades, comes Christmas cake. Boozy and dense. Covered with bright-white fondant. Light and citrusy. Packed with almonds, both whole and ground. Topped with glacé fruits.

This is how we love Christmas cake around here.

No, we’re not going insane. We just like how versatile it can be over the years. Never the same, yet not entirely different either.

This year, I’ve decided to combine our favourites from the past to create a unique and delicate cake. Most definitely number one of the Christmas cake hall of fame.
Picture plump and fragrant dried and glacé fruits, and whole almonds, held together in the shape of a cake thanks to a rich and moist batter.

Recipe: Christmas cake (step by step).