French and Americain tastebuds are very different. The amount of sugar my Cali friends can ingest in a pastry usually makes me sick for hours, and the tartness of my favourite fruit preparations is really disgusting to them. I learned to live with that, but it's not always fun. Lucky me my friend Tami cooks with very little sugar, and introduced me to the magic of cupcakes. Individual, tiny, fairy cakes. No, we don't have cupcakes in France! I love the idea. I tried to adapt some French recipes along the way, but in 8 years, even with the enlightened help of Estelle , I found very difficult to find back the taste of my Bonne-Maman cake with American flour and chocolate. I was about to surrender, but then I had a son, and if we wanted to create our own fun family frenco-ricain traditions, we needed the magic of cupcakes. So I tried again and again, added more chocolate, removed some butter, tested baking powders, and in the end I got that French taste I wanted in an American shaped pastry!
I didn't translate it. Not because I'm lazy, but because there's very little chance you will like it. This recipe is for French tastebuds who wants to enjoy American traditions. Instead, I made a freebie for you to print, a cupcake recipe card to fill with your very own favorite recipe. Au revoir, and thanks for the cupcakes!
Donc je l'ai noté sur une carte de recette comme on fait ici, parcequ'on ne sait jamais, si je perds mes notes ce sera la.
Et puis vous pouvez toujours tenter chez vous!