pastry

Mini Bespoke Charlottes

Mini Bespoke Charlottes

These cute little French pastries were made in just over an hour in our Surprise Bake Along on September 26th! What fun they are to make! There are just three easy components… including making Ladyfingers from scratch (oui!!), a simple mousse for the interior, and […]

Chocolate Raspberry Financiers

Chocolate Raspberry Financiers

The story of the financier is that they were invented by a pastry shop in the Stock Exchange sector of Paris as little cakes in the shape of gold bars that businessmen could put in their pocket as a snack for later. The almond cakes […]

Fou de Patisserie’s NEW Boutique

Fou de Patisserie’s NEW Boutique

Now usually there’s a bit of a heads up when something opens: construction, a coming soon sign, maybe a news article, but this one seemed to pop up literally overnight. One minute I’m jumping on the train to go to Normandy and the next, a text from […]

Mini Pumpkin S’mores Tarts

Mini Pumpkin S’mores Tarts

Last week I was on the hunt for a torch. We’re talking a mega torch for singeing things like meringue or warming up the bowl of a mixer to get butter to room temperature faster. I’d say a torch, mixer, whisk, zester and a spatula […]

Mushroom “Galettes” or How to Cook in an Itty-Bitty Kitchen in Paris

Mushroom “Galettes” or How to Cook in an Itty-Bitty Kitchen in Paris

My kitchen here in Paris is approximately a 113cm x 145cm or 44in x 58in or if we’re talking feet, 3’x4′. Oh and part of this is taken up by the sink/stove top/fridge. But! I thought I would prove to you that size doesn’t matter (that […]

The 20 Days of Holiday Treats: Day 14 Gingersnap Palmiers

The 20 Days of Holiday Treats: Day 14 Gingersnap Palmiers

I really wanted to call these Gingersnap Mustaches! They’re crunchy from the syrup caramelizing and flaky and buttery in the inside. Not to mention addicting! These are made with pre-made puff pastry that is coated in a sugar-spice mixture and brushed with a molasses/ginger syrup. The […]