I’m thrilled to introduce you to Chris from The Café Sucré Farine. We’ve been blogging pals for quite some time now and I love her sunny attitude and delightful personality.
Like me, Chris’s children are all grown with children of their own. Nothing better than grandchildren and I love seeing photos of Chris teaching her grands the joy of cooking. You can tell by her photos that there’s heaps of joy involved.
When we first met I wondered why in the world she named her blog The Café Sucré Farine and it comes from her kitchen cannister set. When her son’s friend visited one day he looked at the tins and read aloud Thé, Café, Sucré and Farine. In French this is Tea, Coffee, Sugar and Flour. He looked at Chris and told her that should be the name of her restaurant.
She had no intention of opening a restaurant but that should tell you how good her food is. When people start thinking up names for your restaurant, you cook very good food. She took that as a sign and named her blog after her kitchen cannister set. I love it!
Chris has been married for more than 35 years to her best friend and the photographer of all the food for her blog. He also made her a very nifty herb pot contraption for her deck railing. I’ve been swooning over that since I first saw it.
These are the kind of people you’d like to have living next door to you. You know, the ones who’d drop over for a cup of coffee bringing along a loaf of homemade bread or a cake. 🙂
Who wouldn’t fall in love with a man who made this for you?
Here is a guest post from Chris and I hope you’ll make her your friend just like I did. With a smile like that on your side, you can’t go wrong! You can follow Chris on Facebook too!
Hello there friends of Orgasmic Chef!
I’m Chris from The Café Sucré Farine. I’m thrilled to be guest blogging today Maureen. I’ve actually never met her in person – but it’s funny nowadays how you can get to know people all over the world, virtually.
I have enjoyed Maureen’s posts and personality for quite awhile now. Her posts are always interesting and one had me laughing so hard that I cried! I hope you all enjoy this recipe that is always a huge hit at my house! Almost everyone who tastes it wants to lick the plate clean!
- 10 ounces of shortbread cookies, crushed, I used Nabisco Lorna Doones but any type of shortbread cookie will do, graham crackers or digestive biscuits also work well.
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup chilled heavy cream, whipped
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Ingredients for the glaze:
- ½ cup whipping cream
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Spray a 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom with cooking spray. Mix crushed cookies with butter and press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake at 350?F for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
- Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until well blended. Add the 1 cup powdered sugar and butter and beat until fluffy. Fold in ½ of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to lighten. Gently fold in remaining cream. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
- Heat cream in microwave until very hot, about 1½ minutes. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool to lukewarm. Spread topping over pie. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. Cut into wedges and serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream.
Jen @ Savory Simple says
“Wow, that tart looks amazingly good” :}
the wicked noodle says
Wow, this is a stunner! Would be great for a dinner party.
Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today? says
Sounds like a great couple. And the tart is amazing. Such a nice styling.
Norma Chang says
Thanks for introducing Chris. What a great looking tart. I too love the styling, very unique.
The Café Sucré Farine says
Okay, Maureen, now you’ve made me cry twice, once because your so funny and now because of all the sweet kind words you’ve said in this post! Thanks ~ Chris
So kind of you to invite Chris here Maureen and Chris I’m happy you’re sharing this yummy tart with us. I never where the name of your blog came from, very nice. Wishing you ladies a wonderful weekend.
Thanks, Sandra, have a lovely weekend yourself!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Mmmm I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t love pb and chocolate! 😀
Chocolate and peanut butter aren’t common together in Australia are they, Lorraine? Everyone I’ve known here thinks I’m nuts when I make peanut butter cups or buckeyes 🙂
What a very pretty peanut butter tart!
I know! I want to make one but I doubt it will look that snazzy 🙂
I love peanut butter. I even love grilled peanut butter sandwiches. But I don’t like peanut butter in baked goods, like in cookies. Never have. UnAmerican…UnWorld. I know!!
BUT, this tart looks so delicious…….and it has nothing at all to do with the chocolate icing or the chocolate dodads on top. NOTHING I TELL YOU!!!! ……I am ready to take a bite right this very second. 🙂
I’ve never had a grilled peanut butter sandwich in my life! It does sound good. I could eat chocolate and peanut butter off a spoon 🙂
what/how are the doodads made???
Hotly Spiced says
Hi Maureen, I love Chris’s blog. Thanks for letting me know where the name came from because it’s always been a mystery to me. I love the look of this peanut butter and chocolate tart – what a wonderful dessert with great presentation xx
I’m glad I’m not alone in liking Chris’s blog. I love it when people I like feel the same way.
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Totally yummy! Love your posts, Maureen, and friends!
Hi Lizzy, lovely to see you. Hope it’s getting warmer down there.
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Hi there, quite mild today after a cold start xox
Summer will be here soon! 27 on Friday they tell us. (but *they* often lie)
Libby @ theveryveryhungrycaterpillar.com says
I’m more likely to fall in love with a man who would give me coriander seedlings for Valentine’s Day than 12 dozen roses 😀
I love the little chocolate noodle things on top of each tart. So beautiful!
I can totally relate to your comment!! A pot of herbs just gets my heart thumping 🙂 Sort of like the sexiest man is the one emptying the dishwasher.
Barbara @ Barbara Bakes says
What a beautiful tart and such a great flavor combination!
Those photos just make you want to poke a fork in there, don’t they?
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love Chris’s blog! This looks exceptional – I can never resist peanut butter with chocolate!
I feel very American when I eat chocolate and peanut butter together. No Reese’s or Butterfingers here!
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
How wonderful to stop by and see Chris visiting you! I too have made great blogging friends with Chris in the last year. I love reading her blog every day and those grandkids… adorable!
yes, indeed, I’m very jealous of the time she gets to spend with her grands 🙂
Baker Street says
WoW! That tart looks heavenly! Stunning presentation and just the right combination of flavors!
I know you like the chocolate and peanut butter combo too. 🙂
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
Hi Maureen and Chris! I did not know that Chris’s husband takes pictures. What a wonderful team you two are – she cooks and he takes pictures. I love that. He’s definitely a great photographer too and I know Chris is an excellent cook. The PB tart doesn’t look like ordinary one, and this is simply beautiful. Wonderful guest post ladies!
I didn’t think it looked ordinary either, Nami!
And who wouldn’t love a woman who made THIS for me??? Stunning tart, beautiful and the flavors are so perfect! Delicious. Can I have one? But as pretty as is the tart, I would love to see the inside….
And an amazing garden!
Gorgeous looking dish, great recipe. A+ on this. Thank you both. Oh, and I really like the herb garden! Terrific idea.
I knew I wasn’t the only one drooling over that
Parsley Sage says
Okay, first off…its just plain wrong how bad I want that herb contraption for MY deck. Wow.
And I’m swooning for this tart. Holy smokes! Fabulous guest post 🙂
I said the same thing!
Choc Chip Uru says
Wonderful to meet you Farine, what an exquisite tart 😀
This looks beautiful!
Choc Chip Uru
Farine is flour. She’s Chris. You’re too cute 🙂
Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen says
This tart is pure heaven! Thank you so much for introducing us to Chris. She has a new fan 🙂
Lick the plate clean dessert is right! I love peanut butter and chocolate together and this tart looks so beautiful, and so good. Fun to “meet” Chris!
What a gorgeous PB tart, do you have instruction on how to make that beautiful chocolate flower? I love the presentation.
what a spectacular tart. One day I hope to visit down under and hopefully meet you! 🙂
Vicki Bensinger says
Chris is the queen of shortbread I’m convinced and this chocolate filled tart looks amazing. I love the little curls on top. Another great recipe I’ll need to try.
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
An absolutely great sounding tart. A plate licker for sure.
Hi Maureen and Chris…..and what a wonderful collaboration! I am such a fan of both of your blogs! Chris…this tart is just amazing! Right down to your beautiful decorative chocolate garnish! Lovely post ladies! : )
Jen L @ Tartine & Apron Strings says
Wow, this is one terrific-looking tart! I can just gobble the whole thing up!
I know… I want one badly 🙂
Thanks for introducing us to Chris, Maureen – and what an introduction. That tart!! Maybe I’m missing something but I’m not sure if it mentions how to make the fine “lace” of ganache… is it piped?
Sounds wonderful. But I am curious about how to make the decorations on top. Would love to try making them too.
Kim Bee says
This is absolutely stunning.
I love Chris’s site too, and love getting to know her a little more. I have been wondering for awhile where here name of her blog came from. What a fun story, I just love it!!! How lovely that her and her husband basically team up for each of her lovely posts, now that is team work:-) Those tarts are beyond beautiful! Hugs, Terra