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Chestnut cake
Chestnut cake
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This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and sweet chestnut purée.
325K5 1 hour 13 min. May 8th 2020
Fruit crumble
Fruit crumble
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A fruit pudding: very easy to do and delicious: just a layer of fruit with a golden crunchy topping.
349K4.0 1 hour 11 min. February 21th 2011
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.
278K 24.5 3 hours 8 min. January 6th 2021
Caramelised apple pie
Caramelised apple pie
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Apple pie made with caramelised apples.
250K4.3 1 hour 55 min. September 11th 2018
Toasted almond cake
Toasted almond cake
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A layer cake, with toasted almonds in the chocolate part.
234K4.4 2 hours 2 min. July 5th 2016
Nanou's chocolate cake
Nanou's chocolate cake
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A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
273K4.6 1 hour 45 min. June 22th 2013
Chocolate tart
Chocolate tart
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As you can see, there's very little added sugar in this recipe, so it's a very chocolatey and bitter-sweet tart.
286K 15 2 hours 26 min. November 16th 2013
Exotic fruit tart
Exotic fruit tart
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An exotic fruit tart (bananas, kiwi and pineapple), with crisp pastry and almond cream which are cooked beforehand. It's a rather simple recipe, but the final result will impress your guests.
310K5 2 hours 23 min. May 27th 2020
Pear tart with almond cream
Pear tart with almond cream
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This is a very quick and easy tart to make, as everything (or almost) can be done in advance. A piece of sweetcrust pastry, some almond cream and pears? You have "everything you need".
356K4.3 1 hour 14 min. March 17th 2011
Express apple tart
Express apple tart
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A fine apple tart, very quick to make.
359K 24.6 51 min. April 8th 2020
Passion fruit jellies
Passion fruit jellies
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Usually to make fruit jellies or (fruit "paste"), it's like jam but you need to cook fruit pulp and sugar much longer. Unfortunately, this long cooking is bad for both vitamins and flavour. In this recipe we use a special jam gelling agent, to reduce cooking time as much as possible .
324K4 2 hours 30 min. July 4th 2018
Finger biscuits
Finger biscuits
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These small biscuits, that look a bit like savoy biscuits, are delicious alone or with Champagne, but are also the base for charlottes or Tiramisu.
333K5 50 min. July 30th 2021
Financiers
Financiers
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This delicious little cake gets its name from its shape, in the form of a gold ingot.
326K 24.6 20 min. April 14th 2020
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
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This recipe really is "of the moment": the success of these small, highly-coloured cakes, in an infinite variety of flavours, is impressive. It's a recipe which needs some care, in order to produce a result worthy of a professional pastrychef. No problem, I will guide you through the recipe,...
1.6M 714.6 2 hours 38 min. October 3rd 2019
Meringues
Meringues
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A very simple recipe but which always impresses.
385K4.5 4 hours 17 min. June 10th 2019
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.
512K 44.2 14 hours 27 min. September 16th 2020
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
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Quite similar to crème anglaise but much thicker. It is used in many pastries like choux pastry (pâte à choux) or millefeuille.
740K 313.7 36 min. January 27th 2017
Marzipan (almond paste)
Marzipan (almond paste)
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Very easy to do if you have a food processor which can slice or grate a lot of things.
623K 34.5 11 min. December 19th 2021
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...
471K 24.4 33 min. July 1st 2019
Sugar syrup
Sugar syrup
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This syrup is mainly used as a basis for all sorbet recipes, which consist of this syrup and fruit pulp, but it can be also used to soak biscuits for example, or for fruit salads.
738K3.5 8 min. February 21th 2011
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Other cookery websites
Other cookery websites
List of my other favourite sites.
192K3.9 August 29th 2023
Films and papers in the kitchen
Films and papers in the kitchen
Various papers and plastic films used in cooking .
570K 93.6 August 29th 2023
Bread oven
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...
1.2M3.6 June 3rd 2024
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...
723K 413.6 June 3rd 2024
Recipes
Recipes
Hints for using the recipes: how to read and recreate them.
167K3.6 June 3rd 2024
My best addresses...
My best addresses...
My good addresses, favourite suppliers, ingredients, products and equipment.
297K4.0 August 29th 2023
Ice-cream and sorbets
Ice-cream and sorbets
All about ice-creams and sorbets, their differences and how to make the most of them .
426K4.0 August 29th 2023
The amateur baker
The amateur baker
You may have noticed over the pages of this site, I am passionate about everything that is related to the bakery: I love making bread, pastries, maintain my leaven, etc.. This page contains links to all the different parts of the site where we talk about bread: recipes, special pages, etc.
166K 44.1 August 29th 2023
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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. .
105K 14.0 November 6th 2012
What can I use for blind baking a pastry case?
What can I use for blind baking a pastry case?
When it comes to home-made desserts, tarts are always popular. They can be divided into two basic types: those cooked with their filling, such as an apricot and almond cream tart, and those where the filling is added after baking the pastry case, such as a strawberry tart or chocolate tart. For...
105K4.5 May 2nd 2017
The golden-brown finish on puff pastry
The golden-brown finish on puff pastry
Let's take a look at the tricky matter of producing puff pastry with an attractive, golden-brown finish. French pastry chefs call this "dorure" (literally, "gilding"). Behind this quirky term there lurks a real problem (and the solution): when using puff pastry (pâte feuilletée) for a pie, or...
40K 24.6 February 8th 2018
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.
26K4.1 May 23th 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...
59K4.3 March 20th 2020
 Pastry and bakery dough families
Pastry and bakery dough families
There are many kinds, or families, of pastry and bakery doughs, depending on whether you want to make a tart, a cake, a pie, a brioche, croissants and so on. I'll try to give you a quick overview of all these doughs, how they're classified, and what they're used for.
9,1654.9 November 16th 2020
The proper use of a pastry bag
The proper use of a pastry bag
Ever used a pastry bag? Handy, isn't it, but unfortunately not very easy to fill. In fact, to be comfortable with this tool, you'd need 3 or 4 arms, which isn't very common. Does that mean it's a goner? No, of course not. Here are 2 or 3 tips to help you get comfortable with it.
4,9344.7 December 5th 2020
The "caves" in the bakery and pastry shop
The "caves" in the bakery and pastry shop
Maybe you've already done this? You want to make a brioche or a cake with fruit inside, you decide to proceed with your usual recipe, but also to add in the dough pieces of fresh and raw fruit, or whole fruit, for example pieces of apples or pears, good idea. When you bake it, everything seems to...
7,0254.9 March 27th 2021
Creams in pastry
Creams in pastry
In this post, I propose you to make a small tour of the different creams in pastry. If you like to make them at home, you have already noticed the many creams that exist for the different desserts: Chantilly, custard, diplomat, Bavarian, etc. etc. Each one more delicious than the other, they...
8,6984.5 March 12th 2022
Butter doesn't make you fat, unless you eat too much of it.
Butter doesn't make you fat, unless you eat too much of it.
Whenever I'm discussing cooking and recipes, there is one idea which comes up frequently, like this: "Oh no! But that's got butter in it" (I should add, for the sake of accuracy, that this is something I hear more frequently from women, who are almost all concerned with keeping their figure). ...
38K4.5 March 26th 2012
Choosing a chopping board
Choosing a chopping board
It's a no-brainer, surely? If you want a chopping board, just find a piece of wood, and Bob's your uncle! You can happily chop away with a knife and not damage the table or worktop. But in reality, it's a bit more complicated than that. You need to be careful what you are buying, in particular the...
46K4.6 May 8th 2012
The painter, the restaurant owners and the opera singer
The painter, the restaurant owners and the opera singer
You might well have noticed that there are recipes involving names that have been so overused (often for any old thing) that they have almost become common nouns.
17K4.4 September 25th 2012
Markers in cooking
Markers in cooking
When it comes to cooking, there is only one real rule, and that is that there are no rules! By that I mean that everything is possible, everything can be combined, everything or almost everything can go with everything, but you have to like it, you have to find it good. I have friends who...
7,4325 July 3rd 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...
87K 23.9 June 16th 2021
5 really useful cooking tips
5 really useful cooking tips
Cooking is about recipes, of course, but it is also an impressive collection of small gestures, ways of doing things, knowing what to do and what not to do. All these little tips and tricks can be very important: they can affect the way a recipe turns out, simply because you did just the right...
19K4.9 March 29th 2016
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? .
121K 14.1 February 7th 2017
Lemon in recipes
Lemon in recipes
Let's take a look at the lemon, yellow or green, which is used in a whole host of recipes, both sweet and savoury. It brings both its taste, and the small acidity that makes its charm. Mind you, I'm not talking about lemon used as an anti-oxidant that prevents it from turning black, or to just spice...
12K5 October 23th 2017
Egg yolks and caster sugar
Egg yolks and caster sugar
We often come across recipes where we need to mix egg yolks with caster sugar. This would appear to be a very ordinary and simple thing to do but, be warned, these two ingredients can behave oddly together.
73K 24.4 February 15th 2018
Is it really necessary to cream egg yolks?
Is it really necessary to cream egg yolks?
Let’s try and answer a question that crops up in cookery and patisserie, even if it verges on the existential: do the egg yolks in a custard recipe really need to be beaten until pale, or not?
37K4.3 February 28th 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...
47K4.6 November 26th 2018
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Rolled-out pastry
Rolled-out pastry
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Pastry that has been rolled out with a rolling pin, usually in a circle.
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Line (with pastry)
Line (with pastry)
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Lining a tart mould or tin with a circle of pastry.
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Feuilletage
Feuilletage
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Piece of puff pastry.
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Piping
Piping
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Piping is a way of applying or shaping a preparation with a forcing (or piping) bag. It is the best way to distribute a mixture evenly and form regular shapes as it emerges from the nozzle.
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Chablonnage (sealing pastry with chocolate)
Chablonnage (sealing pastry with chocolate)
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Chablonnage is a French pâtisserie term which means sealing the inside of a pastry tart case with a thin coating of melted white or dark chocolate, normally applied with a brush. After cooling, the chocolate hardens to form a fine, moisture-proof layer. The chocolate prevents the tart filling...
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To bake blind
To bake blind
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To bake pastry "blind" means to cook it on its own or as an empty tart case, when it will be assembled with or have a filling that will not go in the oven. .
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Cake and pastry moulds
Cake and pastry moulds
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For cooking all your cakes. Available in various shapes and sizes for tarts, cakes, madeleines, financiers, etc.
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Pique-vite (pastry pricker)
Pique-vite (pastry pricker)
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For pricking over the base of a tart, or sheet of puff pastry, to prevent bubbles during cooking. This is usually done with a fork, but this small roller does the same thing very fast and evenly. It's very cheap and useful.
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Palette-knife
Palette-knife
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For moving small items without breaking them, or lifting up pastry without making a hole it.
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Cutter
Cutter
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This is a ring (or other shape) with a sharp edge, which when pressed down cuts out shapes from pastry, doughs or other soft materials.
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Tart rings, moulds or tins
Tart rings, moulds or tins
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For cooking tarts and tartlets, you can use classic moulds or tins (left photo), or rings (right photo) which are moulds with no base that are placed on a non-stick baking sheet for cooking. This is what pastry chefs use, because with no base, tart cook faster and more evenly, and it's easier to...
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Dredger or shaker
Dredger or shaker
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For whenever you need to flour your work surface or sprinkle flour onto dough, pastry, etc.It also allows you to add a little flour to a recipe, without having to use a sieve.
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Pastry shims or rulers
Pastry shims or rulers
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Pastry shims are 25 cm (10") long strips of varying thickness, often 3, 5 and 10 mm, which allow you to roll out dough (shortbread, shortcrust, etc.) to exactly the right thickness, limiting the action of the rolling pin.
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filo pastry
filo pastry
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Filo pastry (or phyllo - fillo) is a flour-based product from Greece or Turkey. The very thin sheets are often used to wrap fillings and produce a very crisp roll or parcel.Filo pastry is used for some famous Middle Eastern sweet pastries like baklava.
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icing sugar
icing sugar
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Icing sugar is a very fine powder, it's caster sugar which is just ground very finely. It is widely used in baking and pastry to dust.
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lime
lime
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Lime is a citrus, a cousin of lemon, but not a kind of lemon. It's a very tasty fruit, frequently use in cooking and pastry.
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dark chocolate
dark chocolate
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Chocolate use in pastry is usually sold in bars that sould be break into small pieces and then melted in a bain-marie. You can also find chocolate in "pistoles" (small round pieces, at left on the photo). .
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