I ate the famous Palascinta (Hungarian sweet pancakes) at the Gerbeaud café in Budapest, in 2016. It is a pastry with a blend of several flavours (apricot, walnuts, vanilla and chocolate). The atmosphere and decoration are elegant, chic and timeless. … Continue reading →
The Flan pâtissier is a flan (an egg cream beaten with milk and baked in an oven) put on a short pastry. « Baba au rhum is a light cake raised with yeast, containing raisins and dried fruits and soaked … Continue reading →
Chouquettes are small choux pastries with pearl sugar. The choux pastry dated from the 16th century and was invented by the Italian Popelini who was the pastry cook of the French Queen Catherine de Médicis (1519-1589). In 1760, Jean Avice … Continue reading →
We made Alsatian pastries for Christmas : Cinnamon stars or Zimtsterne (soft cinnamon cakes recovered with icing sugar), Kouglof (Brioche with raisins and almonds, shaped in a special mould with a hole in the middle) , Spiced bredele, Florentins (biscuits … Continue reading →
Cheese gougère, snails of bourgogne, wine of Bourgogne and mustard are my Favourite culinary specialities in Bourgogne, France. There are others specialities in Bourgogne like beef bourguignon (beef with wine, onions, bacon and mushrooms), wine rooster, truffle of bourgogne, Chablis … Continue reading →
Ginger bread, blackcurrant (fruit, jam, candies, cream, sirup…) and nonnettes (round small pastry with ginger bread, often with jam inside) are my favourite sweet specialities in Bourgogne, France. There are other sweet specialities in Bourgogne like anise of Flavigny, gamblettes … Continue reading →
Hansi‘s illustration of an Alsatian little girl and Alsatian Christmas pastries.
In the set, there are my favourite Alsatian pastries for Christmas : Cinnamon stars or Zimtsterne (soft cinnamon cakes recovered with icing sugar), Kouglof (Brioche with raisins and almonds, shaped in a special mould with a hole in the middle) , Shortbread linzer (chocolate and spiced biscuit filled with jam), Spiced bredele, Florentins (biscuits with almonds, crystallized orange and lemon barks), Stollen (Christmas fruit bread with almond paste), Spitzbueben (filled biscuits with jam) and Berawecka (Christmas fruit and nuts bread).
The teddy bear in milk chocolate, the pinapple in dark chocolate and the bunny in white chocolate are from the French pastry Karamel Paris. The funny bunny with yellow glasses in dark chocolate is a creation of the French pastry … Continue reading →
The gold bowls (ZEN) and the tea pots (LUCKY STAR and BRÛLE PARFUM) are from Mariage Frères. In addition, the bookcase dates from the 19th century and is in speckled mahogany and gilt bronze. Besides, the red silk peonies are from Wayfair … Continue reading →
L’Osmanthe is a pretty and peaceful tea room where we can taste ravishing and delicious pastries. The Chef Fang Jin realizes marvellous French pastries and creates original cakes with Asian flavours (matcha, green tea…). I degusted the fruity and slight … Continue reading →
Nina’s was orginally a perfume distillery company founded in 1672 by Pierre Diaz. This firm was the supplier of fragrances for King Louis XIV and the Court of Versailles. The Queen Marie-Antoinette liked particulary the lavender and rose fragrances. Today, … Continue reading →
Closed to the Tuileries, there is the wonderful and refined pastry and tea house “Sébastien Gaudard”. We can degust delicious traditional French pastries and savouring tea. Sébastien Godard is one of my favourite pastry chef in Paris. The decoration is … Continue reading →
Sadaharu Aoki is a reputed Japanese pastry maker. The Japanese flavours (black sesame, matcha…) add a Japanese touch to French pastries (eclairs, puff cakes, Opera…). My favourite pastry is the black sesame eclair. It is delicious!
I tasted also the matcha puff cake and It was very tasty. Matcha is a traditional Japanese green tea which is made from powdered green tea leaves. Besides, i savoured a delicate genmaicha tea (Japanese tea made from roasted tea leaves and toasted rice).
I went to the Aoki’s shop located 56, boulevard de Port-Royal 75005 paris. There are others shops in Paris.
The official website : http://www.sadaharuaoki.com
I discovered this beautiful and delicious pastry shop when i walked on the hill of Montmartre in Paris. The decoration and the pastries are very refined. The chandelier, the madeleine printed wallpaper and the door handle in the form of … Continue reading →
I tasted the breakfast at the famous Tea house Angelina in Paris. Angelina was founded in 1903 by Antoine Rumpelmayer and the decoration was designed by the famous Belle Epoque architect Edouard-Jean Niermans. The decor is finely-worked and sophisticated with … Continue reading →
Yamasaki is a Franco-Japanese tea room and pastry shop in Paris. The French pastries are revisited with the Japanese spirit. The pastries are colorful, delicious and sophisticated. The tea comes from the tea house Betjeman and Barton. It is located … Continue reading →