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

Parisian pastries 1/2

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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

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

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

Favourite tea times in Paris 16

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The white cups (Manoir tasse à café sans soucoupe) are from Villeroy & Boch. Besides, the background represents Paris and is from the Disney movie “The aristocats”.