Category: French Pastries

  • Pain Au Chocolate

    Makes 12 This version gives a shortcut to the traditional sweet Parisian breakfast treat by using already prepared puff pastry. Ingredients 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon water 1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles 1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles 18 ounces bitter sweet dark chocolate, thin bards, cut into 1½ ounce […]

  • Pear & Almond Clafouti

    Serves 6 Traditionally a clafouti is French dessert made with black cherries in an excessively buttered dish in a cakey almond pudding like batter, baked and dusted with powdered sugar. This version is adapted form Julia Child’s clafouti recipe and utilizes almonds and pears. Ingredients 3 bosc pears, cored and sliced thin (peels left on) […]

  • Ginger Apple Tart Tatin

    Serves 8-10 Traditional Tart Tatin are made with apples and is essentially an upside down pie! Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar ½ teaspoon cardamom, ground 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, 1 stick cubed and ice cold the other room temperature 4-6 tablespoons ice cold water 5 medium tart apples (pink ladies, […]

  • Bay Leaf Créme Brulee

    Makes 6 ramekins One of the most traditional of the French desserts a rich custard with a glass like burnt sugar topping! Ingredients 2 cups of whole milk 2 cups of heavy cream 12 fresh bay leaves 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out (seeds reserved) 3 large eggs 5 large egg yolks ¾ […]