Apples’ season

Apples are back! Such a great news! These fruits are an inexhaustible source of recipes : baked in the oven, prepared in a crumble, a pudding, or a pie … Served as dessert or  with a salty dish … In short, endless possibilities! Today, after several seasons spent in Sologne, I would like to share with you the French Tatin pie recipe. Invented by chance by the Tatin sisters at Lamotte-Beuvron, this dessert made from shortcrust  (or puff pastry) and caramelized…

Blackberry bars

When I was a child, I used to go and pick wild blackberries with my mother and my little brother at the end of Summer. So many joyful memories! And now, nothing makes me happier than picking blackberries with my own kids to make some jam or some desserts… It’s a very special moment as we enjoy last days of long summer holidays and already see the first signs of Autumn… Here are some photos of our last picking into…

SUMMER SNACK

We are back in our beautiful countryside for long and beautiful summer days with family and (many) friends ! Even if we have more time than usual in this period of the year, it is not always easy to make healthy and tasty snacks for children … This summer, our favorite recipes play the card of simplicity with snacks mainly made up of bread and jam. Thanks to Kitchen Aid’s Cook Processor, I can make good abricot and lavender jam (our favourite) a sweet…

Spring afternoon snack

During our last family Spring break in lovely Sologne, warm weather disposed us to long snacks in the garden … The opportunity to test and to make many recipes, among which lilac cordial. This very sweet cordial is delicious with still or fizzy water and goes very well with cakes for an afternoon snack. Its preparation is very playful and can also be a great activity to do with the kids! At home, we tasted it with homemade ‘cannelés’ whose recipe I also share here. *** LILAC CORDIAL Ingredients 20 lilas heads…

Light but scrumptious Epiphany Cake

After long Christmas holidays, Sweet Cabane is going back to wish you a Happy New Year. That it brings you joy, laughter, love … and that it allows you to realize your dearest projects! I also hope that you will still be present here as it is a great pleasure for me  to share these moments with you. This first post of the year is about a recipe of light Epiphany Cake not to end the good detox resolutions (for those who have) … And…

Autumn cake

For those who follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that September fruits inspire me  a lot : cakes, crumbles and pies are now an everyday activity at home 😉 . We have to admit that, among plums, nectarines, pears, apples, very sweet figs and hazelnuts, we have a great choice! Here is a simple and very energetic recipe : the fig & hazelnut cake. After the ‘Energy Balls’ recipe by Vanessa, here is another full of energy dessert for a great Autumn snacking….

Elderflower baba cake

This season, I’m mad about elderflowers! After my friend Jen had shared her recipe of elderflower cordial on Sweet Cabane, I started making some by myself with my friend Cecile (a friends affair indeed …). And I must say it is a delight! The kids love it when you drink it  with chilled water … the adults love it with some Prosecco and ice;) … It is also perfect to add sugar and flavour to cakes … or babas! I would like to share here with you this…

Spring cake

To liven up this rather rainy Spring, here is a delicious cake recipe with lots of red berries. I love this recipe that immediately gives a festive dimension to a springtime lunch. This cake is very easy to make and you can decorate it according to your desire : berries, leaves, edible flowers, with or without frosting … In short, it’s up to you! It will be perfect for a birthday party or any family or friends gathering.   Preparation time : 15 minutes Baking time :…

Exquisite Elderberry

Today I’ve invited my friend and  talented pastry chef, Jennifer Hart-Smith to give us a  recipe of her own on Sweet Cabane. Jennifer is known for her lovely customized cookies, with various flavors and cheeky messages. She also makes beautiful, gourmet and poetic cakes, often using seasonal plants. You can admire her work on Instagram @ tookies.gambetta. Today, she will give us her elderberry syrup’s recipe. *** When having your usual spring walk, you will surely see elderberry bushes in full bloom because it is in May when they…

Easter chocolate pie

For those who may think they do not eat enough chocolate during the Easter weekend, or for those who prefer focusing on one chocolate dessert, here is an express, easy and super tasty recipe with its very dark chocolate and its salted butter pie crust. All chocolate lovers will enjoy it! At home, my kids are crazy about this pie… *** Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Refrigeration time : 2 hrs minimum Ingredients (for 6-8 people) 150 digestive biscuits or…