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Epiphany galette
Epiphany galette
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Here is the recipe for the very classic but delicious "galette des rois" (Epiphany galette) in puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) with almond cream or frangipane . You will also see some professional tips to easily handle the dough, and obtain a nice and regular galette.
235K 24.5 3 hours 8 min. January 6th 2021
Brioche dough
Brioche dough
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It's a soft and rich dough, with butter and eggs which give a smooth and incredibly tasty brioche. This is the basic recipe for brioche dough, used for all other brioche-based recipes on the site.
452K 44.2 14 hours 27 min. September 16th 2020
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)
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Sweetcrust pastry is one of the basic pastry of French patisserie, used in many tart and cakes recipes, but it can also be rolled out and cut into biscuits, delicious with tea or coffee. This recipe is given for those who have a mixer (Kenwood, KitchenAid or other), but it can also be done with your...
399K5 33 min. July 1st 2019
Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies
Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies
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A traditional American recipe for homely biscuits, which can be made in different flavours or with additions (seeds, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.).
312K4 1 hour 49 min. January 5th 2020
Old style brioche
Old style brioche
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Classical version of brioche use yeast to raise the dough, but in this recipe some leaven is added. This make a more rustic brioche, with a small taste of leaven.
272K4.6 14 hours 6 min. December 19th 2014
French croissants
French croissants
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In this famous and highly technical recipe from a piece of yeast-based flaky dough we are going to cut and shape ("roll") croissants.
534K 24.3 2 hours 34 min. June 26th 2019
Natural leaven
Natural leaven
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Leaven is a natural raising agent, a fermented mixture of water, flour and the microscopic yeasts which are present in the air. It's a delicate living substance, sensitive to the external environment. The recipe is around 4000 years old and dates back to the Egypt of the Pharaohs, via a beautiful...
1.6M 284.2 7 days 15 min. April 3rd 2020
Sandwich bread
Sandwich bread
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Soft and moist, almost like brioche, it can be made in a tin or mould or as a classic long French-style loaf.
295K3.9 3 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Leavened bread
Leavened bread
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It might be harder to achieve good results than with traditional yeast bread, but what a flavour! It also keeps better. This recipe is designed for baking bread in a wood-fired oven but, of course, you can use the conventional oven in your kitchen.
1.1M 23.7 6 hours 26 min. May 23th 2017
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
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Here is a recipe for "real" chocolate petits pains, i.e. with a milk bread dough (not croissants dough) and with a stick of chocolate inside.
404K4.6 5 hours 27 min. December 8th 2010
Pizza dough
Pizza dough
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Pizza dough is a lind of bread dough with olive oil, which make it softer. This is the same dough that I use for pizzas and flammenkuches, this is no doubt incorrect, but it's very good nevertheless. At home we used to make pizza dough quite thick, and flammenkuche as thin as possible.
465K4.6 1 hour 59 min. August 27th 2020
Tomato sauce for pizzas
Tomato sauce for pizzas
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This is the sauce to put on pizza bases before the toppings.
470K4.3 1 hour 15 min. October 19th 2010
How to roll out pastry for a tart
How to roll out pastry for a tart
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Rolling out pastry from a block and lining a tart mould or tin is not as straighforward as all that. To help you to succeed every time, here is a very simple tip. It will to change your opinion of tarts...
255K4.6 23 min. October 13th 2010
How to prevent a sheet of paper sliding
How to prevent a sheet of paper sliding
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If you put cooking parchment on a baking sheet, you will find it slides all over the place, which is annoying.
49K4.5 3 min. February 21th 2011
French baguettes
French baguettes
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This classic of French baking is rather different from the recipe for leavened bread, it's a question of making a good crust and light crumb along the whole length. To succeed, you should know that there are two secrets: water first of all (much more than for normal bread), and the working of the...
961K 335 5 hours 6 min. October 24th 2017
New leavened bread
New leavened bread
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This new recipe for leavened bread is simple and delicious, but needs rather long resting times. If you'd like more more information about making your own bread, look at this dedicated page.
822K 34.3 7 hours December 30th 2019
Salmon and spinach quiche
Salmon and spinach quiche
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This quiche recipe uses a traditional filling mixture, but adds slices of smoked salmon and blanched spinach.
377K 14 1 hour 16 min. February 21th 2011
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
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A traditional recipe from Franche-comté, it's a flat round kind of brioche, covered with an egg cream called "Goumeau".
436K 25 3 hours 59 min. June 15th 2020
Sausage in brioche
Sausage in brioche
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In this recipe, sausage is cooked, the skin removed, and baked in a savoury brioche dough. Serve preferably with a good green salad and French dressing (vinaigrette).
383K5 1 hour 49 min. September 10th 2018
Profiteroles
Profiteroles
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Small choux pastry puffs, filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with a rich smooth chocolate sauce.
282K 14.5 1 hour 35 min. October 13th 2010
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Soured dough
Soured dough
The use of fermented dough in bread making.
112K 23.8 July 1st 2021
Making your own bread
Making your own bread
In praise of home-made bread, so much better.
544K 63.9 July 1st 2021
A bread oven
A bread oven
Building a bread oven was until a few years ago a job for the professionals. But now you can buy a kind of kit which allows you to build your own bred oven without professional masonry know-how. You should know that the kits only provide the main part of oven, the hearth, where you light the fire...
1.0M3.5 July 1st 2021
Some hints for a pizza-party
Some hints for a pizza-party
Some hints for a successful pizza party.
168K3.5 July 1st 2021
Slashing loaves
Slashing loaves
Cutting the top of the loaf so that it rises better during baking: slashing.
247K 43.5 July 1st 2021
Basic temperature in bread-making
Basic temperature in bread-making
Basic temperature in bread-making.
184K3.5 July 2nd 2021
The amateur baker
The amateur baker
All about bread and bakery for beginners.
120K 43.7 July 1st 2021
Flours
Flours
At the most basic level, wheat grain is put through a mill, which produces a white-ish powder flour... Well, actually it's not quite that simple. First of all we need to distinguish between the different grains that can be made into flour: wheat of course, but also rye, barley, buckwheat, etc. So we...
681K 413.6 July 1st 2021
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Different kinds of pastry and dough
Different kinds of pastry and dough
When cooking in general, and particularly in baking, we can make and use many different kinds of pastry and dough. All built on the same "base": flour - a powder to which we add fat, liquid or both to produce the dough which is then cooked. .
88K 13.7 November 6th 2012
Raising (or leavening) agents
Raising (or leavening) agents
When we want to make a dough or batter rise when baking, either in patisserie or bread-making, we need to use a raising agent or leavening agent, one of which is called leaven. In the context of baking, a raising agent is simply what "makes something rise". It is a substance which, when added to...
42K4.5 June 16th 2021
The window-pane test in bread-making
The window-pane test in bread-making
The home bread-makers often ask themselves “Have I kneaded my dough long enough?” . A good question, as dough that is insufficiently kneaded will not rise properly or will fall flat when the top is slashed, which is very frustrating. To know when the dough is ready, one can rely on the length...
67K 23.7 June 16th 2021
Making the most of seeds: Dry roasting
Making the most of seeds: Dry roasting
In cooking, and particularly in baking, there are a lot of seeds we can use, such as linseed, sesame, poppy, etc. Usually, recipes simply say to add them just as they are to the mixture or dough. To make a seeded loaf, for example, prepare a plain bread dough as usual, then, towards the end of...
36K3.3 January 30th 2015
What is the difference between bakery and patisserie?
What is the difference between bakery and patisserie?
This is a question that you may well have asked yourself and which I will attempt to answer. In France the two trades of "boulangerie" (bakery) and "pâtisserie" (patisserie and confectionery) have always been quite distinct, but where exactly do the boundaries lie? .
75K 14 February 7th 2017
A few tips for effective kneading at home
A few tips for effective kneading at home
When you have to knead dough for bread or some other recipe, you may well use a food processor or the type of machine known as a stand mixer. The best-known brands are Kenwood and KitchenAid. They are useful tools, but here are a few tips to help you get the best out of them.
188K 23.7 June 23th 2021
Foie gras service
Foie gras service
For the upcoming christmas meals you too may be sacrificing to the tradition of foie gras? If so, I suggest you take a look at everything that revolves around serving foie gras: how to serve it, and what to eat and drink with it.
5,9334.5 December 23th 2017
The mock CAP baker's certificate exam
The mock CAP baker's certificate exam
The next instalment in my life as an apprentice baker at the French INBP professional school. I’m now halfway through training and it’s still as exciting as ever, and exhausting – but maybe I’m just getting old, or both… Anyway, a few days ago we had to go through the mock CAP exam. A sort...
11K3.5 May 1st 2018
The beautiful story of the croissants
The beautiful story of the croissants
As you may have already noticed, cooking, baking and pastry-making are full of stories or legends, usually very romantic, about this or that product or recipe. This is often the case for named recipes, for example tarte tatin, peach melba, paris-brest and many others, but it also applies to very...
5,5475 October 10th 2018
85 grams of eggs?
85 grams of eggs?
Some time ago, I already spoke to you about the difference between baking and pastry-making, I emphasized, among other things, the precision of pastry-making which requires grams, cm, degrees and minutes. That's why, on the one hand, you have baking and cooking, where a certain tolerance is...
25K4.5 November 26th 2018
For well opened (puffed) cakes
For well opened (puffed) cakes
It's always nice to have a well puffed up cake after baking, not only will it taste good but it looks great too. Let's see how to get this beautiful shape almost every time.
9,9753.4 January 23th 2019
The first breads of humanity?
The first breads of humanity?
I have already told you in a previous article the beautiful story of the croissants, but do you know what it is about the bread, who "invented" it, where and when? Well, you can imagine that recent discoveries, in 2018, have profoundly changed the history of bread.
3,7745 February 16th 2019
Salt and yeast
Salt and yeast
Let's take a look at an old baker's legend: You may have already read that somewhere in a recipe that uses baker's yeast(bread, pastries, leavened doughs in general) it is often specified "Don't put salt in contact with the yeast, you'll kill it (the yeast)"! Well, that's a belief, and there are...
43K4.4 March 15th 2019
Drawing a pattern in pastry
Drawing a pattern in pastry
Often in the kitchen, in pastry-making, or in baking, we need to trace a pattern on a pastry. It's just a question of aesthetics but it has its effect after baking on a galette, pithiviers, pâté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), etc.
5,9103.4 May 23th 2019
The cake and the raisins
The cake and the raisins
When you bake a cake, like a cake or pound cake, you may have already encountered this thorny problem: How to make sure that the raisins, or the candied fruits, or any other small filling, do not fall to the bottom of the pan during the baking process?
4,5334.4 May 31th 2019
The baker always gild twice
The baker always gild twice
I've already told you about gilding, the beaten whole egg that is spread with a brush on anything that needs to brown in the oven: puff pastry, pastries, etc. and that professionals use a lot, I'm going to come back to this to clarify a bit how to do it, and give you a professional tip.
9,0193.9 June 9th 2019
Baking cakes
Baking cakes
Where we see that to put a cake in the oven, once the dough is finished and in its mould, there is no hurry and that the cold is your friend.
15K3.6 June 28th 2019
Brioche for a savoury recipe
Brioche for a savoury recipe
When we make brioche, it is generally sweet, that is to say that in the dough there is sugar or honey or dried or candied fruits, or even sometimes the 3 together. It's normal, it's very good, it's a pastry. But you may also need brioche for a savoury dish, like a sausage or a sausage in brioche...
3,7664.8 June 30th 2019
Stand mixer tools
Stand mixer tools
Whether we call it a stand mixer, food processor, or simply refer to it by brand (Kenwood, KitchenAid, etc.), this machine is a valuable tool for amateur cooks, bakers or pastry chefs like ourselves. All these machines come supplied with 3 different tools. Let’s take a look at their names and...
17K3.6 November 2nd 2019
The right weight of pastry for a pie
The right weight of pastry for a pie
Let's try to solve a thorny problem: How much dough will I need when I make my next pie? You're planning to make a pie, you're going to use your favourite mould or circle, but how much pastry will you need to fill it completely with a well spread pastry, without being too thin, or on the contrary...
20K3.5 March 20th 2020
Lexicon: 5 results
Seam
Seam
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The seam. On a formed loaf prior to baking, the underside where the edges of the dough have been rolled towards the centre. .
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Flour
Flour
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Dusting, dredging or sprinkling, usually with flour.
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Oven floor or sole
Oven floor or sole
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Word meaning the floor or bottom of your oven.
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Pointage (starting)
Pointage (starting)
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In bakery, "pointage" (starting), it's the first resting period, just after kneading. The dough, in one piece, is put for resting in a bowl, at ambient temperature, covered to prevent from making crust. During this step, dough is starting fermentation.
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Poolish
Poolish
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Poolish is a fermented batter, generally a mixture of water, flour and yeast which acts as the leaven for certain kinds of bread dough.There are distinct bread types, depending on the rising agent: yeast-raised bread, poolish bread, and leavened bread.Although it doesn't have the full flavour of a...
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yeast
yeast
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Yeast (also called "brewer's yeast" or "baker's yeast") is a living product, made up of microscopic fungi which grow slowly when they are in a warm place.Baker's yeast is for use in breads and viennoiseries. It it is incorporated gently into the dough, then you need to wait for it to work.It should...
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Soured dough
Soured dough
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egg
egg
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Eggs (we no longer specify that they are hens' eggs these days) are used widely in cooking and patisserie. They may be one of the ingredients (in a dough, sauce or dressing, for example), or the main ingredient, as in an omelette or scrambled eggs (oeufs brouillés).
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