Category Archives: Recipes

Gâteau Marbré (Chocolate Marble Cake)

This moist and delicate marble cake is a favourite from the classic French cookbook Je sais cuisiner (French Edition), by Ginette Mathiot (Albin Michel), also available in English as I Know How to Cook. I like the way this simple recipe combines two wonderful flavours – chocolate and vanilla. Using grated chocolate instead of cocoa powder gives … Continue reading Gâteau Marbré (Chocolate Marble Cake)

Macarons with dark chocolate and candied ginger

The MacTweets Mac Attack challenge for the month of May was to find inspiration in a favourite childhood book. It’s no easy task to choose a single book when one has been fortunate to have a childhood filled with so many tales of adventure and magic. One thing is certain: first and foremost on the list of … Continue reading Macarons with dark chocolate and candied ginger

Macarons au café

In upscale shops such as Ladurée, Pierre Hermé or Arnaud Larher, the varieties and colours of macarons are endless, as new flavours are being created all the time. But in neighbourhood boulangeries-pâtisseries you’ll often find just two classic flavours: chocolate and  coffee. The coffee-flavoured macarons below were made by modifying the basic chocolate macaron recipe. … Continue reading Macarons au café

Macarons and April flowers

ChocoParis decided to let a bouquet of Easter flowers (tulips) serve as inspiration for this month’s MacTweets Mac Attack Challenge. These pretty pink chocolate and raspberry macarons were made with just a few simple variations to last month’s recipe for chocolate macarons. The basic recipe for French macarons can easily be adapted according to taste and … Continue reading Macarons and April flowers