Posts Tagged ‘desserts’

A History of Paris Pastry (in One Shop)

In France, great pâtissiers become genuine heroes. Some of the most luscious goods you see in Paris pastry shops are directly descended from pioneers such as Nicolas Stohrer (who came to Paris in 1725) or Vincent La Chapelle (who, during the 1730s, wrote The Modern Cook).

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Tarte Chocolat-Noisette

Nearly every French bakery offers a version of the tarte au chocolat, or ganache tart. It ranges from the sublime (thin, crisp crust with creamy, deeply chocolaty filling) to the shameful (days-old, soggy crust and dried, cracked ganache). But it’s such an […]

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Cannelés

Though irrefutably Bordelais, the little cakes known as cannelés have conflicting origin stories. One attributes their development to a group of nuns. A more sentimental spin credits resourceful Bordeaux residents, who scooped up flour spilled from sacks […]

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