Parisian pastries 2/2

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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

Homemade Alsatian Christmas pastries

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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

Favourite culinary specialities in Bourgogne, France

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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

Favourite sweet specialities in Bourgogne, France

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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

Alsatian Christmas pastries

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Homemade Alsatian Christmas bredele (Étoiles à la cannelle, Linzer…).

Celebrating Christmas with marvellous pastries (2017)

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Tea time in Paris 7

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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

A royal tea time with Marie-Antoinette at Nina’s in Paris

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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