Purple Plum Galette

This summer has provided some delicious, beautiful fruit. Cooked fruit doesn’t always look prettier than its fresh counterpart, but this rustic plum galette is an exception. A galette is a cross between a pie and a tart, and it’s easier to make than both. It’s easier to eat too- this one can be sliced and eaten like a pizza. So buy some plums in bulk and get baking! Start with pie crust. To make it, add 250 grams of flour, … Continue reading

Nutella-Banana Crêpes

Have you eaten your fill of savory crêpes yet? I certainly have, so it’s time for dessert. My favorite sweet crêpe filling is a classic: melty Nutella and warm rounds of sweet banana. My favorite Nutella-banana crêpe maker in Paris had a fancy way of slicing the bananas in the blink of an eye. He’d pull back a section of the banana peel and use a paring knife to deftly cut the banana into coins, all while it remained in … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake for the Soul

This chocolate cake is a feast for the eyes and soul. It is easily the most delicious cake I’ve ever made. I don’t profess to be a baker- the recipe came nearly perfected from Smitten Kitchen, where I saw this cake posted but never intended to make it. But then I was at home with my mom while she was recovering from surgery, and about 3 hours after she was home from the hospital, she requested chocolate cake. A sure … Continue reading