The Saint Honoré


Jewel of the smart Parisian cakes, I propose you a gluten-free and milkfree version of the traditional Saint Honoré !

A marvel ... without false modesty. Make the effort to prepare it, wait until it is perfectly cold before enjoying it and you will fall in love with this cake for sure.

I won’t make any more comments. Reach the shopping list and the video of the recipe just below. 

The Saint Honoré was created in 1848 by the famous baker named Chiboust whom bakery was on a street called the Saint Honoré street. Also, Saint Honoré is in the catholic calendar the holy guardian of bakers so Chiboust decided to call his cake with the name of his own holy guardian.
— A little bit of history

WARNING, if you're a beginner, watch first the video about tips to success your choux pastry and cook first something easiest like eclairs or nuns.

Coffee cream puff

Today, I propose you to cook  a really typical french dessert the coffee cream puff. We call it in french Religieuses which means litteraly nuns or sisters. 

Before beginning, specially if you are a beginner, I highly recommend you to watch first the video about tips you have to know to success. It's really important to listen to my advices to avoid to fail. And also it's better to begin by the recipe of the chocolate eclairs.

Because of their feminin curves and their white colarettes, these cakes look like sisters in a covent. It's why they are called nuns ! Cook them and you will impressed your friends. They are very very good, specially for the coffee break at the end of the lunch.

Chocolate eclairs

The first recipe of the year is a great classic in france. We are used to eat it at the end of the sunday familial lunch or for the tea time. Everybody appreciate it !

Chocolate eclairs glutenfree and milkfree recipes

Before beginning, specially if you are a beginner, I highly recommend you to watch first the video below about tips you have to know to success. It's really important to listen to my advices to avoid to fail.

Even without wheat flour and without milk we can cook delicious pastries. You doubt it ? Cook this recipe and enjoy it. And I bet you will change the way you see your glutenfree diet. No more sadness here ! You will discover that the greed is also glutenfree ! Let's build up a new adjective. These eclairs worth it. Let's talk about "glutenfreed" chocolate eclairs !

The financiers

The financiers translate litteraly means the businessmen.

First, the financiers are just delightful. They are irresistible and their small taste of butter is overpowering.

Second, the financier's pastry is a basic preparation you have to know absolutely because we will use it to make more complex cakes and also to make tarts ! Therefore if you want to follow me, you should learn to make this pastry.

Also, this recipe is ideal to use whites of eggs.

The financiers were created by the confectioner Lasne in 1890. He had his shop in front of the stock exchange. He created these cakes with the shape of golden ingots for his customers, the businessmen. In fact, he only changed the shape of this small cake which was already known since the 17th century (and called visitandines) and which had been invented by the sisters of the convent of Visitandines.
— A little bit of history

If you prefer a shortest video, I provide one HERE because I want you to have the choice. But, I recomend you if you are a novice in cooking pastries to begin always with the longuest version (less than 15 minutes !). So, you can listen to my tips if you cook the recipe for the first time. For the next times, when you’ll already know the recipe, the long version will certainly become less useful.


Madeleines with vanilla



The madeleine is very famous in France. Everybody know it. It's a part of our culinary heritage. It's also a part of our history.

Madeleine was the firstname of a young maidservant who created this small cake for the duke Stanislas Leszczynski at the end of the 18th century (around 1755). The duke Stanislas Leszczynski was Poland’s king, duke of Lorraine (France area) and father of Marie Leszczynska, queen of France and french king’s (Louis XV) wife.
— Madeleine's legend

Actually, This story beside is perhaps a legend, perhaps true, it is really difficult to know the madeleine's real origine. Nevertheless, this story is transmitted in every family and I have always heard about it.

The madeleine, it is sure, is at least the queen of snacks and breakfasts. Needless to say that my recipe is glutenfree and milkfree.

If you're interested in cooking this very old and famous little cake, let's move on together with this recipe on COOK WITH ME, just below.