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 →
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 →