Two great french pastry chefs Michalak and Felder, for a vanilla treat you can find in all french “boulangeries”: the flan parisien. Here mini flan parisien, but you can use a 7 or 8 inches (20-22 cm) pastry ring, if you want to reply the original shape. For the cake, you need to increase baking time….about 45-50 minutes.
The Couronne Bordelaise is a typical golden crown bread, coming from Bordeaux. To prepare it, it is used a couronne banneton, but I’ll show you how to prepare the proofing basket at home. An eating with your eyes bread, crunchy, delicious, easy to prepare. Ready to impress your guests? Let’s go……
The famous Chef Georges Auguste Escoffier created at the end of 1800s the dessert Melba, to honor the australian soprano Nellie Melba. The dessert is made of peaches, raspberries sauce and vanilla ice cream. Today, I suggest you a modern reinterpretation of the same treat, consisting of a peach mousse, a raspberry jelly and a vanilla curd. The whole is wonderful …….
A simple recipe for a typical Italian bread, really very tasty. As with desserts, even bread shapes make a difference, so I decided to use a basket for leavening, but you can make a round shape even without it. very tasty the following days, toasted for breakfast.
Once again, a fruit dessert: after strawberries, raspberries and cherries (you can find here, here and here), today a dessert with colors and flavors of summer: apricots, almonds and lemon. Delicious, sweet but not too much, soft and crunchy. Perfect for a Sunday lunch with friends.
Recently, I have tried different brioche doughs, even with different kinds of fat from butter, and sincerely, all ones very good and soft, but this is LA BRIOCHE par excellence … .. In despite the high amount of butter and eggs, it is lighter than a cloud. The original shape of Conticini’s Mousseline Brioche is like the Okkaido milk bread (you can find here). I did not want to repeat the same shape, so I propose mini-brioche, but very similar to Continici’s one. It’s a long dough to prepare because the eggs and butter need to be well absorbed, but it’s worth it.
When I come to the kitchen to prepare a dessert, I know exactly how it will be, I have fixed in mind the final image that the cake must have. This time something different happened. I was fascinated by a cherry and pistachio tart by the famous pastry chef Claire Heitzler, since 2015 at the head of Maison Ladurée, but I was not completely convinced. The only things I was sure of, were the red sabée pastry (my interpretation) and Claire Heitzler’s pistachio filling. I decided to replace the pistachio pastry cream with a pistachio custard (very similar), recipe by the famous italian pastry chef De Carlo. I prepared it twice, but i never used to garnish a tart. But I think that, to call a tart “Cherry and Pistachio tart”, there should be another cherry preparing, and not only a single layer at the bottom of the sable. So I decided to use a cherries chantilly to resume the add more taste of this delicious fruit. In short, I completely changed Claire Heitzler’s tart …
A Brioche to share for breakfast. In occasion of some friends who came to meet us during the weekend, I thought It could be nice to give to typical morning brioche a different shape. A brioche dough I prepared several times, which never disappoints….. You can even prepare single rose brioche, placing them to rise in a muffin mould and dust with icing sugar to serve.
If you liked the tart “Pretty in pink”, you will appreciate this fresh, gorgeous tart, with summer perfumes. The fresh lime and pineapple compote envelops the sweet coconut, achieving a perfect balance of flavors.
I prepared the famous Brioches Parisiennes by Christophe Felder (here) Mascarpone and vanilla brioches, (here) Lemon Buchty brioche (here) with crème fraiche or sour cream, I couldn’t ignore these Portuguese sweetened condensed milk rolls. All the doughs (but the first) call for different fat than butter. All the brioches are gorgeous, super soft and you can flavor them as you prefer.