Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate sparklers

Pierre Herme chocolate sparklers

Pierre Hermé has a wonderful cookbook that focuses on chocolate desserts, my absolute favorite kind. These are called sparklers for their sugary edges. If you really want to go all out, try using crystallized sugar mixed with a bit of gold dust. You can find these items at any baking specialty store. In Montreal, you can […]

Chocolate macarons, the Pierre Herme way

The macaron is one of my favorite cookies to make.  Some may say they had their moment a few years ago and are now passé. I totally disagree. Like a Chanel purse, the macaron is timeless and elegant, and always gives guests the impression that someone made a special effort for them. There is so […]