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In my kitchen: June 2016 edition

Strawberry pie recipe with the perfect crust by Peregrination gourmande.

Well… to be honest, I’ve been too busy eating outside in fancy restaurants (Lisbon, French Riviera, La Baule) to be busy in the kitchen. Sorry not sorry. May was so fast!

While we were in Nice, we tried for the first time la socca, in this very very well known restaurant: Chez Pipo. La socca is kind of a thin fried chickpea patties. It is delicious. This was the culinary discovery of last month. So if you are on French Riviera enjoying the beautiful sun, mediterranean sea, have a try in this restaurant. Ask for la Socca. Enjoy! Blogging Magic happened another time because we found this restaurant thanks to a french food blogger friend : Val, who was so kind and guided us to very good adresses.

This month, I helped my previous bakery teacher in HIS kitchen to prepare the food for his sister wedding. You wouldn’t believe how much food he stocked in 2 giant freezers. I just helped for a few hours and we made some nice desserts. Here is a pic of a white chocolate mousse on blueberry compotée.

white chocolate mousse and blueberriy in a glass bu Peregrination Gourmande

May is strawberries season. Strawberryies season means strawberry pie, strawberry sorbet and strawberry jam. Here is for you my recipe for the perfect strawberry pie. Just start making the base for many of my pies with the perfect crust recipe.

Strawberry pie recipe by Peregrination Gourmande

Strawberry pie
Recipe type: bakery
Cuisine: French
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The perfect crust and cream for the perfect crunchy and creamy strawberry pie.
  • Fresh strawberries cut in half
  • One crust
  • Cream:
  • 500ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 35g corn stach
  • 50g sugar
  • Vanilla
  1. Make my perfect crust recipe
  2. Cream:
  3. Put the milk to boil
  4. Combine the rest of ingredients.
  5. When the milk is boiling, pour the mix into the milk.
  6. Keep mixing on heat for a 2 minutes.
  7. Put the cream to cool.


I have an excited annoucement for the next month in my kitchen post!!! We finally changed our 17 years old and second hand Thermomix for the brand new one. It didn’t arrive yet but it seems to be so clever that it cooks for you by itself! Stay tuned for next month post and see what I get from this new assistant in my kitchen!

Thanks to The Orgasmic Chef to host another In my Kitchen edition. Have a look on her blog and see what’s up in my bloggers friends kitchens.


  • Yum! That pie looks as delicious as your month of May sounds. I can’t wait to see what you create in your new Thermomix!

  • You make that strawberry tart seem so easy to make – but look at the perfection of the crust. I have no chance – I always aim for rustic and pretty much always hit the target 🙂 Look forward to seeing your new assistant in September!

  • Wow Cathy your month was amazing and that strawberry pie looks so good! x

  • Cathy, thanks for including your recipe above and also for the link to your perfect crust. Both sound marvelous, and your photos have convinced me beyond a doubt that I MUST try them! Sounds like you’ve had fun traveling and experiencing new foods, too.

  • Miss Food Fairy

    I’m always looking for the perfect pastry base so I’m pinning your for later reference thanks Cathy. Sounds like you’re having an amazing time in France – my husband & I will get there one day but we’ve been told once we get there, ‘Nicole will never want to come back to Australia!’ France is definitely on our bucket list for sure! Lovely to meet you for #IMK, see you soon x

  • love the look of that beautiful strawberry pie. looks delish! and so pretty. good luck with the thermomix.