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creams and curds

peach macarons
Pâtisserie

Le chasseur et le ceuilleur – Macarons à la pèche

By On July 15, 2015

[The hunter and the gatherer – Peach macarons] Today, I don’t have any magical stories to tell you. It’s summer. And that’s magical enough for me. Yes, I’ve walked barefoot in the… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

Basic pâtisserie creams: la crème pâtissière

By On June 13, 2015

The process. Crème pâtissière is the starting point for many other creams, which we’re going to discuss over the next few articles. It’s pretty straight-forward to make. 1. Bring milk and vanilla… Read more.

tarte tropezienne
Pâtisserie

The sound of icebergs – La tarte tropézienne

By On March 16, 2015

There is the sound of the icebergs bumping into each other with every wave, not unlike a distant thunderstorm. There is the forest that I’ve walked through so many times before, now… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

Fields of frost – Éclairs au chocolat, presque comme chez Fauchon

By On February 28, 2012

[Chocolate eclairs, almost like Fauchon’s] When trees are shaped like hearts; and breakfast means just-brewed coffee slash bike ride slash jonchée eaten as soon as I’ve taken my gum boots off. And… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

Réussir la crème pâtissière, pas à pas – Mastering pastry cream, step by step

By On September 5, 2011

It was a day at the end of September. A couple of years ago. I put on my pied-de-poule trousers for the first time since the internship I had done the summer… Read more.