PARIS-BREST (Conticini’s version)

Hi, As French classic, I had to try it. But I wanted to try the luxurious version: Philippe Conticini’s version! Have you ever been to his bakery la patisserie des rêves in Paris? I didn’t but I definitely have to go next time I’ll be in Paris! The original Paris-Brest is a circular shape choux (puff) pastry … Continue reading


Hi, Here we are, this is the last recipe of this Special Chocolate Week. I hope you enjoyed! I promise you more Special weeks! I have already ideas for the spring time! As it should be, we are finishing with the best: the MACARONS AU CHOCOLAT. But I have to confess: this recipe is not … Continue reading


Hi, A white chocolate recipe, I thought there had to be one, and I found this recipe interesting  with this lime and rum touch! Plus, coconut and lime combine very well. I already have a recipe with this combination of flavors: the Rochers Coco. It makes your sweets very fresh and light. Even my father … Continue reading


Hi, Want more chocolate? No worries, we have still 3 recipes to discover! In the last two weeks I baked a lot to prepare this special week. That was a pleasure to bake and eat those pastries, but this week I feel frustrated: all those pictures, all the recipes, but nothing in my kitchen any … Continue reading


Good morning, The first time I flipped through the Larousse du Chocolat by Pierre Hermé, this simple recipe caught my eyes. Baking homemade Sprits  tempted me. After trying it for the first time I could not believe how such a simple recipe could be so delicate and good. Plus, they are lovely with their W shape. … Continue reading


Hi everyone! This week we are beginning with something new on Limeandcream: the “Special Weeks”! Chocolate seems to be a good topic for it, don’t you think? As I said, I have a book from Pierre Hermé, this amazing Pastry Chef; but since I have started writing on this blog I haven’t shared one… what … Continue reading


Hi! How are you? As far as I am concerned, I’m fine and very enthusiastic: I have a surprise for next week. Be patient, you will know more about it tomorrow! Today’s recipe is not an complete dessert, but an important component for the French pastry lovers: LA PÂTE DE PRALINÉ. You will need it … Continue reading


Hi there, They are the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon tea! With their shell shape on one side, you’ve recognized them: the MADELEINES! Today I am sharing an orange blossom water version. Since I have tried it, I never came back to the traditional recipe. I really like this subtle flavor! One more secret: do … Continue reading


Hi, I hope your week is going well! Here we are good: we are snowed under pastry. I know some of you will be jealous but no worries, the recipes will come soon. What a sacrifice that I have to make for this blog, isn’t it?! ;) Today, I am posting about a traditional French mignardise … Continue reading


Hello, These ‘mignardises’ are so good! How could I spend almost a year without baking them!? Fortunately, the molds turned up and I could bake some Cannelés last weekend. What I love about them: how crunchy there are outside but with a very tender and sweet heart! Reminds you of somebody? ;)     Ingredients … Continue reading


Hi, What is the most famous traditional French dessert??? I am sure, 80% of you would say: the CRÈME BRÛLEE! (I would say that too!) You may not believe that but it’s not my favorite (because of the milk), but recently I have been cooking new versions of it: lavender or rosemary honey and… do … Continue reading

Rump steak with carrots and oranges

Hi, I Hope you had a good weekend! Mine was great but too short (as yours, I’m sure ;)). I celebrated the Scottish Burns Night (25th of January) with whisky and the traditional haggis (this is not a Hobbit name.. it’s a Scottish pudding-like specialty, containing sheep’s pluck, minced with onions, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt – but not todays … Continue reading


I have to say that I enjoyed preparing, cooking and baking for this Special Christmas Recipes. I would like to finish with one of the most simple but the one which is never missing at home for Christmas……(drumroll!!) LES BONBONS CARAMEL!     Ingredients: 150g sugar 150g cream 50g salted butter Instructions: Put the cream … Continue reading


Hello! Today comes a French classic: The MACARON! For Christmas I tried some gingerbread macarons, but I kept the chocolate ganache for the inside because: chocolate is the best ;) Some tips and notes before we start with the recipe: – This recipe is done with a whipped ganache and an Italian meringue. – Separate … Continue reading

christmas recipe: Candied orange /orangette

Hi! How was the first weekend of December? Did you go to the Christmas market? Have you decorated your house? Did you buy the first gift? In my case, I only had time to decorate the apartment. I will go to the Christmas market this week to have a glass of Glühwein (German mulled wine). … Continue reading

christmas recipe: gingerbread cake

The Christmas Market opened yesterday in Frankfurt so… Tachann! Christmas time can begin on Lime & Cream! I have to confess that I was waiting for that since quite a long time. I have never been so early in the Christmas mood and it feels so good ;)! Let’s begin this series of Sweet Christmas … Continue reading

Choux à la crème

Hello! Another classic of French cuisine and my grandfather’s favorite dessert: les choux à la crème!! And figure out: with the chou dough you can also prepare éclairs, chouquettes, gougères, profiteroles and religieuses!! Ingredients for the dough (24 pieces): 250ml water 100g butter 50g sugar 1 pinch salt 125g flour 4 eggs Instructions for the … Continue reading


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