Lemon Cake with Poppy Seeds

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After the heavy/chocolate Easter week-end, I felt the need for a light & fresh lemon cake. I actually adapted my Orange Fondant recipe, swapped the oranges with organic lemons, adding some poppy seeds too 🙂 I made lemon syrup to pour on the cake, and added home-made candied lemon on top: MEGA citrus cake ! Moist in the inside, and with the crunch of the candied lemon and the fun of the poppy seeds ! This is definitely a winner and goes on my Top 10 list ! 🙂  Continue reading

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French “Broyé du Poitou” Shortbread with Almonds

IMG_7425 copyIMG_7429IMG_7427IMG_7431The Broyé du Poitou is a large, flat shortbread biscuit from the Poitou-Charentes region of France and made from sugar, flour, butter and eggs as main ingredients. It was originally made to feed farm workers in the fields and was shared by simply breaking it into pieces with a sharp tap in the center of the biscuit .. Rustic right ?!! Then, everyone could choose his piece, large or small .. There is many controversy on the original recipe, with or without eggs, baking powder ? … well, I have my own recipe with some vanilla, almonds .. and rum ! (no wonder everyone loves it 🙂). You can decide to do it the original way by making a big galette to be broken into pieces or you can cut it in squares with a knifes, doing equal-sized individual biscuits. IMG_7422 Continue reading