Scones x Qagħaq tal-Ħmira

The very special blend of spices, citrus fruits zest and sesame seeds of Maltese Qagħaq tal-Ħmira is still floating around me and inspires me a lot, but it’s not always that I can wait for my sourdough Lois to work slowly a dough which in this still cold season can be 12 to 24 hours...... Continue Reading →

Pain au lait

I’ve been baking a lot of breads these days but suddenly I felt like eating a variety of other baked things such as brioche, until A. saw a picture of a pan bagnat in a magazine and asked me to make one for him. I didn’t see the picture, and instead of thinking of the... Continue Reading →

Edamame fougasse

Ohoh! Exploring new possibilities with edamame will last the whole season!!! This recipe of fougasse came naturally to my mind as I love to bale fougasse for summer evenings drinks or summer lunches when I need something quick. In Japanese bread shops you can sometimes find edamame and gouda breads, and I like them very... Continue Reading →

Bread in a pan…

Who would do that honestly??? I never thought I would... until we moved to our new apartment where the kitchen doesn’t have an oven yet and we are still not sure about the renovations we want to do and given the circumstances we prefer to wait a bit... I don’t see myself stopping telework, I’ve... Continue Reading →

Respectus panis

I’ve making bread at home now for what...??? 6 or 7 years... at first I started easy, not every weekend, just once in a while, now it is just part of my daily weekend routine, and even when I could I was baking bread during weekdays!!! I have tested all kind of recipes, followed the... Continue Reading →

Almond treats…

The current situation is forcing us to work from home, and there are a few minor changes in our daily activities but in the meantime I don't feel it affects us that much. One thing though has been a bit annoying, is the closure of our tennis courts in Isumi since the beginning of February.... Continue Reading →

Scones forever!!!

There are so many things I love to eat and so few meals and time to eat them all, that I end up forgetting a few things I love. Last weekend I decided to catch up with these. So I prepared avocado rice bowls, quiche and scones. When it comes to scones I usually have... Continue Reading →


I don't know why, but quiche and pizza are two things I could eat anytime. Winter, summer, with fresh seasonal vegetables, it's always happiness in my plate!!! Recently I haven't kneaded much... week days are all too busy and weekends none the less but with different activities and more to come as our construction is... Continue Reading →


I'm not the kind of person who complains about the weather. I take it as it is and enjoy each day as it comes... I don't mind the extreme heat, nor the cold, neither the snow, the wind nor the rain... as long as the weather changes regularly... but I think I have had enough... Continue Reading →

Blueberries and blackberries vegan tart

In the summer... yes yes it is supposed to be the summer, even if you haven't felt the summer heat nor got this beautiful summer tan... I love to bake simple fruits tart: apricots, peaches, plums, berries... so when I bought these blueberries and this blackberries at the farmers market, I knew what I would... Continue Reading →


Not far away from our house is Katsuura 勝浦, a city on the ocean with a fishing harbor, a fish market, a few nice street to browse and a sea front further south where we paddle surf (or least try to!!). Katsuura is quite famous as a bonito fishing harbor in the area and they... Continue Reading →

Chocolate focaccia

Yes! You read well... I told you I was back to back to baking... When I was a first year PhD student the first international conference I attended and presented at was a huge conference held in Barcelona. At that time A. had plenty of holidays and surely plenty of time to take them, so... Continue Reading →

BD chocolate cake

It is really not something that I cook often... maybe it's been 5 or 10 years since I last baked a proper chocolate cake... Usually for A.'s birthday I bake a strawberry tart but as I already baked one two weeks ago, I decided to surprise him with very very rich brownies. So for the... Continue Reading →

Lemon curd

When I find beautiful, naturally grown local lemons I want to make many different things with them. The first lemons I harvested in our garden on are newly planted lemon tree were a little small. But when I can find large and juicy, one thing I love is lemon curd, and lemon tarts. Using up... Continue Reading →

Braided brioche

When looking at Instagram and at breakfast tables, I was often seeing beautiful braided breads and brioches and was always intrigued by their realization. Not the braid itself, but how to obtain a dough that wouldn't be too sticky to actually make a braid. I didn't do much search. My recently acquired cookbook again helped... Continue Reading →

Vegan bagels

I love bagels a lot, but for some obscure reason I almost never make and bake any, hence my last posta about bagels is almost a year old... So when I saw a recipe in my bread in 5 book, I just wanted to try it. What's different from the previous one? Basically that it... Continue Reading →


OK! I got it right now! The recipe of the sweet and soft cookies a la mode Laura Todd. My second trial was the right one! The official recipe is here, but shush! don't tell A. I slightly changed it! I actually had to because the original recipe is for 375g of flour and 1... Continue Reading →

Crepes or cookies

I wanted to talk about one or the other in my post today but I decided to do otherwise because my cookies recipe is great but the baking time wasn't good (I slightly over baked them) so it needs another trial before being shared. And crepes... well... it was Chandeleur on Saturday and I thought... Continue Reading →

White miso for the winter

There exists miso for each season and if red miso is for the summer, white miso is the one for the winter. I learned that at my cha-kaiseki cuisine classes a few years ago. And in an attempt to make some vegan pie crust I was tempted to replace butter by the creamy white miso,... Continue Reading →

Bread for every mornings

Earlier in December as I mentioned in my first post this year, I discovered a book thanks to Giulia @ Julskitchen that makes the promise to prepare fancy breads in 5min. I was skeptical at first but also curious so the only option was to try by myself a few recipes and see how it... Continue Reading →

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