Vive Les Crêpes! Variety of Crêpes for LA Chandeleur


Every year on February 2nd, the French celebrate La Chandeleur (aka La Fête de la Lumière or Le Jour des Crêpes) with a good batch of homemade crêpes made in a variety of ways. Vive les crêpes! So get ready to toss and flip your crêpes! “Faîtes sauter vos crêpes” and discover your favorite filling with endless possibilities either sweet or savory. They are perfect … Continue reading Vive Les Crêpes! Variety of Crêpes for LA Chandeleur

How to make French Chocolate Truffles


Chocolate truffles or Les Truffes au Chocolat are French inventions and delicacies for the holidays. They taste decadent and rich but are really child’s play to make. They were created quite by accident in the kitchen of Chef Escoffier when his apprentice made une boulette or a mistake and covered it up with cocoa powder. By the way, the expression faire une boulette literally means … Continue reading How to make French Chocolate Truffles

Jambon-Beurre Iconic French Sandwich


The Jambon-Beurre aka Le Parisien or Paris Beurre sandwich is a French iconic sandwich that has been around since the 19th century born in the Halles of Paris during the workers’ lunch break. What more simpler than half a baguette smothered with butter and a few slices of deli ham! This is a classic and there’s nothing better than a fresh baguette with semi-salted butter … Continue reading Jambon-Beurre Iconic French Sandwich

French Macarons 10 Easy Steps Recipe


10 Easy Steps Recipe to Make French Macarons It’s amazing how these delicious bites of heaven only contain 3 basic ingredients: almond flour, sugar, egg whites. Here are ten (10) easy steps to making authentic French Macarons. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the filling, the traditional filling is buttercream and you can also make a ganache. Ingredients for the Macarons 1 cup /150 grams … Continue reading French Macarons 10 Easy Steps Recipe

Galette des Rois – 3 Easy Recipes


This is an easy Galette des Rois recipe for Epiphany Day or La Fête des Rois which is a French tradition on January 6 read more about it here too. I’ve made several times at home and it is delicious. This is a basic list of ingredients with 3 variations for the almond filling that I adapt depending on if I am using almond paste or almond … Continue reading Galette des Rois – 3 Easy Recipes

Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup


Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup French onion soup anyone? Soupe à l’oignon gratinée,  SVP! Here’s a little background: originating back in the Roman times, onions were readily available and this was a popular cheap daily soup… because the French know how to make wonderful things out of nothing. So easy to make… you’ll need these basic ingredients to adjust depending on the … Continue reading Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup

Mardi Gras Beignet or Pets d’âne


Beignet (ben-YAY) comes from the early Celtic word bigne meaning “to raise” and French for “fritter” made from deep-fried choux pastry or “pâte à choux”. Beignets,  a New Orleans specialty, are fried, raised pieces of yeast dough, usually about 2 inches in diameter or 2 inches square. Sprinkled with sugar or coated with various icings, Beignets make for a delightful bite of airy fluffiness. Beignets … Continue reading Mardi Gras Beignet or Pets d’âne

La Bûche de Noël – Yule Log Cake


The traditional “Bûche de Noël!” or Yule Log Cake is formidable all holiday long!  It usually comes in: chocolate, coffee, raspberry or my favorite “crème de marrons” chestnut cream. Do you make your own bûche? If not, find it here >>> Top 10 French Bakeries in LA     Pinterest Twitter Facebook Instagram   © Copyright 2020 French A L.A Carte Blog  French Culture & Lifestyle … Continue reading La Bûche de Noël – Yule Log Cake