très cool


Paris. The city of love. The birthplace of dreaming. The hub of art and literature and culture and everything très cool. But most importantly Paris is the city where I tasted the best croissant of my entire life. The Parisians pride themselves on their Frangipane, which is a melt-in-your-mouth pastry cake made with ground almonds and all things heavenly. It is a special tradition, made and eaten around Christmas and the first few weeks of the new year.

Inspired by this cake and by their many artisan patisseries, I created a ‘Ceire’s Kitchen’ version of their Sables biscuit. Perfect with a cuppa tea or even better, some mulled wine…



  • 150g flour
  • 50g almond meal
  • 100g butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 40g dark chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 180’C
  • Cut butter into small cubes and combine with the flour and almond meal until it resembles bread crumbs (use an electric mixer as it’s much quicker).
  • Mix in the sugar and vanilla essence
  • Break in the egg and mix gently by hand.
  • Roll out mixture until 1cm thick and use round cookie cutters to cut into shapes.
  • Bake for 10min or until golden brown.
  • Chop up dark chocolate into small pieces and melt in microwave.
  • Using a spoon, artistically drizzle the melted chocolate onto your biscuits.
  • Voilà !


2 thoughts on “très cool

  1. Darling Ce!

    I’ve loved watching your videos, it’s like having you in the room.
    Quick question: when you use almond meal- is that equivalent to ground almonds or almond flour? I haven’t seen almond meal here in CT.

    Much love

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