I’m in the southwest of France right now in region called “Les Landes” which literally translates to “the fields”. I know I should be admiring the beautiful trees, lake and flowers all around, but I just can’t quite get enough of the French pastries, in particular the Pastis Landais which is like a sweet brioche. I found a couple of french versions of the recipes online here and here. I’ve been eating Pastis Landais for breakfast, after lunch, as a snack and after dinner – pretty much all the time I guess. Pine nuts are also abundant in the region and often find their way into pastries or cookies as well. More on that soon. As you can see, I am on a quest to try as much as I can while I’m here.