Cookies with spelt flour, banana and chocolate chips.

biscuits à la farine d'épeautre et banane

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One of my strangest habits is to keep a little notebook in my purse where I note all those dishes that I fall in love with, the recipes given by a friend or the flavors I do not want forget in order to re-elaborate them. I went around with a small green notebook for at least 5 years … you can easily imagine its condition when I decided to buy a new one. Despite the hard work that I had to do in order to copy all my notes in my cookbook, I kept on taking notes like crazy. Continue reading

Dark chocolate cupcakes with pepper and sweet rose petals

dark chocolate cupcake

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I’ve never been good at doing cake decorations. There are a lot of places where I like to go just to admire as a child, through the windows, the infinite variety of cakes elegantly decorated like an artwork. Every period of the year has its own specialties. Now it’s “St. Valentine” time which means a float of hearts, pink and red decorations. Although I am aware of my limits in terms of decorations, I wanted to give myself a chance anyway. Et voilà my chocolate and pepper cupcakes decorated with sweet rose petals. Continue reading

Chocolate mousse with rhubarb and biscuits

chocolate mousse

While I was trying this recipe I realized several things about the chocolate mousse:
1) It’s good
2) It’s easy and quick to prepare
3) It’s not too greasy, or at least less greasy than I supposed it was
4) You can play with its flavors by adding fruits, biscuits or dried fruits
So after all these upsides I wonder why I haven’t tried it before? Ah … the prejudice is hardly a good thing…. In fact, I should officially beg the chocolate mousse pardon, because I’ve always thought that it wasn’t interesting enough to catch my attention, and that its name was the most attractive thing about it. What a mistake! Continue reading