White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

Everybody should have a good, no questions asked muffin recipe. You can have them for breakfast, for tea, or just because. I enjoy them a lot, although I confess I mostly have them outside of home. For some reason, even though they are easy to make, and absolutely heavenly to have when freshly made, I never developed the habit of making muffins at home.
But I do now. I've realized that they are so much better when homemade. It's crazy! Back in February I had a traumatic muffin related experience, and that is when I began my quest in the search for a high quality muffin recipe. Pre-requisites being that they should be airy, soft, crummy, moist and with a lot of flavor.
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Strawberry & Caramel Verrine

Strawberry & Caramel Verrine

I didn't really know desserts could be served in a glass... I kind of thought this was an unacceptable practice, the thought had never crossed my mind. Dessert equaled plate in my mind. The ideas one can have, I wonder where they come from...
All this changed when I came to study pastry in France. I was in the fanciest school and they were doing it, they were teaching it, so I began to realize how wrong I have been all of these years. I became kind of fascinated with the concept, for many reasons.
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Red Berries & Vanilla Cream Tart

Red Berries & Vanilla Cream Tart

Lovely, tasty, awesome strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries have been in season for while now. I love going to the market and seeing all of these berries laying on the table, beautifully arranged making it impossible to go home empty handed. There are so many types and varieties here in Paris it amazes me. I especially love the French gariguette strawberry (which weren’t available, so they are not the ones you’ll see on the pictures), so tasty, and bright.
Unfortunately the bliss of going to the market and have a huge selection of berries to choose from is not going to last for ever, only until the end of the summer! So I thought we should take advantage of this scenario and make as many desserts as possible using berries. So there will be other recipes coming your way.
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