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Croissants

There are various recipes and techniques to prepare nice croissants, and there is no perfect one, what matters at the end is the result. During the lockdown of COVID-19, I decided to try to prepare croissants (after a first trial a few months back), and I...

Whipped ganache

Much lighter than the classic ganache, and airy like a mousse, the whipped ganache is perfect for the macarons, tarts, cupcakes, or even poundcakes. I often prepare the white chocolate whipped ganache, and flavor it with pistachio paste, or vanilla, or citrus...

Chocolate ganache

Ganache is a mixture of chocolate and cream, very rich and creamy. It’s used for chocolate candies, truffles, tarts, entremets, macarons…  And depending on the usage, it can be soft (for entremets and tarts for instance) or firm (for candies and truffles...

Number cake with choux

When our friend turned 50 and I asked him what was his favorite cake he answered immediately: the Paris-Brest. So I didn’t have to think twice regarding the birthday cake: a number cake made of choux filled with praliné cream, and as he really loves praliné, I...

Chocolate choux

I love choux pastries, when they are perfectly round, airy and not cracked… I always have a little stock of choux in my freezer, cooked and ready to be filled. So when I have last-minute guests, I don’t panic, I prepare a smooth pastry cream (chocolate one...