Fondant aux Pommes Vanilées (Melting Apple Custard)

Tonight, we are showcasing the best of Normandy with an authentic French dessert made from Apples, Calvados, butter, cream and eggs.  It is an absolutely delicious dessert that reminds me how the French enjoy a little of everything with an easy notion of restraint.  This is a fabulous dessert, easy to make, delicious to eat,…

Amiens Macarons – better late than never!

So, yesterday I shared with you a little history about the introduction of this little Italian macaron to France.  This morning, I woke up from dreaming about my macaron dough resting in the fridge, thinking of Amiens for an entirely different reason all together. Amiens holds a special place in my family’s history, as it…

Tarte de Cambrai

Well, like most of the Australian riders after the Stage 3 crashes I required an evening off last night to recuperate … But we are back tonight with the dish for Stage 3 – the Tarte de Cambrai. This is one of those puddings that should not need a recipe.  This is one of those…

Zeeuwse Bolus – Dutch Cinnamon Rolls

Okay, so cinnamon scrolls are pretty popular with my family, so what better treat to bake this afternoon than the Dutch version – Zeeuwse Bolus. These sweet treats are reputedly of Jewish origin and a local to the Dutch province of Zeeland in The Netherlands.  They are sweet, tasty and definitely ugly in appearance –…