• Recipe 10 of 61: Japonais aux noisettes et à l’orange

    Hazelnut and orange japonais ♥︎. Two flavors I’ve surprisingly never put together that are phenomenal together. I totally plan on making macarons or cupcakes with them soon. Definitely heaven in a bite. Crunchy meringue and toasted hazelnuts on the outside, with decadent hazelnut mousseline and orange marmalade on the inside…

  • Recipe 9 of 61: Mille-Feuille/Napoléon

    Mille-Feuille means a thousand leaves, which describes the many layers of flaky dough in this beautiful pastry. Doesn’t it just sound crispy and amazing? It’s made of layers of puff pastry with pastry cream between each layer, and sometimes fruit is added. If you’ve ever watched The Great British Baking Show, you…

  • Recipe 8 of 61: Croquembouche

    The first time I tried making croquembouche, I’ll be honest, I was nervous. It looks intimidating. I ended up making the cream puffs too large and didn’t have enough. I was so disappointed when I went to stack them into a tower and only made it up 80% of the way. I…

  • Recipe 7 of 61: Coffee Religieuses/Religieuses Au Café

    Coffee Religieuses. Definitely something I’ve never heard of before. Basically, a large cream puff is glazed with fondant and then topped with a small cream puff (both filled with coffee pastry cream), coffee mousseline is piped into teardrops on the sides…and a swirl is piped on top…without all the decor,…

  • Recipe 6 of 61: Paris-Brest

    Paris-Brest is a pastry I’ve seen pictures of before but didn’t know what it was called or why it was called Paris-Brest! Sad to say, we never tried it in Paris…and definitely missed out! There was a chef named Louis Durand back in 1910 who created this delicious dessert to celebrate…

  • Passion Fruit Éclairs

    Technically this blog was created to post recipes from recipe books; however, when I made Jacquy’s éclairs, I knew I had to create my own, and I’ll tell you why! Éclairs originated in France, and when my best friend and I went to Paris, they were one of the mandatory…