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Category: French Pastry

When the Stock Market swoons, it’s time for a Financier

When the Stock Market swoons, it’s time for a Financier

There’s no bad time for these little bits of heaven that use just 6 ingredients and take under 15 minutes to bake Truth be told, in good times and bad, it’s always time for a financier. The little French almond cakes, leavened with egg whites,…

Brown Sugar Tart

Brown Sugar Tart

It may not be the best time in our lives…but it’s still a great time to bake. We’ve noticed there’s more baking going on than usual.  And why not? We not only have the time while we self-quarantine, we also have the need to lift…

Savory Roasted Tomato Tarte Tatin

Savory Roasted Tomato Tarte Tatin

        A couple of years ago, I read a very detailed recipe for a tomato Tarte Tatin in Bon Appetit. I worked with the recipe and came up with two versions of the dish. Now that Tomato season is in full swing, I revisited this…

Andrew’s Gougeres and Chocolate Eclairs from Joanne Chang’s "Flour"

Andrew’s Gougeres and Chocolate Eclairs from Joanne Chang’s "Flour"

Mark Bittman Recently Mark Bittman used his Sunday NY Times Food pages to extoll the virtues and utter simplicity of making Pate a Choux. This dough is the basis for both Gougeres, bite sized cheese puffs that melt in your mouth and Chocolate Eclairs, my…

French Lemon Tart from John Barricelli’s "The Seasonal Baker"

        John Barricelli’s cookbooks are among the most reliable you can keep in your kitchen.  Time after time, the pastry chef’s recipes turn out pies and pastries, cakes and cookies that are the essence of great baking.  We’ve now featured 5 of Chef Barricelli’s recipes…

Joanne Chang’s Sugar and Spice Brioche Buns, Cousin of one of our most popular posts ever–the Doughnut Muffin

Joanne Chang’s Sugar and Spice Brioche Buns, Cousin of one of our most popular posts ever–the Doughnut Muffin

The incomparable Joanne Chang          When we published Joanne Chang’s Sticky Bun recipe, winner of “Throwndown” with Bobby Flay, we heard from no less than Bobby himself.  “Joanne Chang’s sticky buns are by far the best sticky buns I have ever eaten..hands down! If you…