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”.

A chic and fruity tea time at Dimanche à Paris

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Un dimanche à Paris is a wonderful tea house and pastry shop ; the pastries and the tea are delicious. The pastry chef Nicolas Bacheyre creates tasty, refined and beautiful pastries which change as the seasons go by. There is … Continue reading

A gourmet and elegant Tea time near to the Tuileries at Sebastien Gaudard in Paris

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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

A Japanese-French fusion Tea time at Sadaharu Aoki in Paris

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

Delightful and ravishing pastries at Gilles Marchal

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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