PISTACHIO RASPBERRY SANDWICH COOKIES

“Sandwich cookie” should give you all the clues you need here. This was one of my favorite recipes yet! And finally…..a recipe where mine turned out every bit as pretty as the book. At least I think so. Here’s the book…… Very pretty. The cookies are a French Sable’. Basically a butter cookie. These areContinue reading “PISTACHIO RASPBERRY SANDWICH COOKIES”

CHAUSSON AUX POMMES

“Chausson aux pommes” pretty much means “apple pastry”. So very much like a small apple turnover….yet prettier. This recipe calls for granny smith apples cooked with cinnamon, brown sugar, and a touch of spiced rum. Yum !!! Here’s how they are supposed to look….. Just gorgeous little gems, aren’t they ? You start with traditionalContinue reading “CHAUSSON AUX POMMES”

MANGO RASPBERRY SABLE BRETON TART

Fabulous! I’m going to show you the pic right off….. Mango is my all-time favorite for fruits. Raspberries rank right up there too. This dessert is so ultimately simple, yet so elegant. It’s basically a giant shortbread cookie with a vanilla bean pastry cream, and fresh fruit piled on that. Any fruit would be great.Continue reading “MANGO RASPBERRY SABLE BRETON TART”

FRANGIPANE PEAR TART

This recipe is a French Classic. It consists of three components. “Pate Sucree” , which is a rich cookie-like tart crust….”Almond frangipane”, a buttery almond pastry cream…and sliced pears on top with an apricot jelly glaze. Here’s how it should look… This is not my favorite dessert. And the thing is…I love pears. I meanContinue reading “FRANGIPANE PEAR TART”