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Category: French Pastry

Andrew’s Gougeres and Chocolate Eclairs from Joanne Chang’s "Flour"

Mark Bittman Recently Mark Bittman used his Sunday NY Times Food pages to extoll the virtues and utter simplicity of making Pate a Choux. This dough is the basis for both Gougeres, bite sized cheese puffs that melt in your mouth and Chocolate Eclairs, my […]

Savory Roasted Tomato Tarte Tatin

         I recently came across a very detailed recipe for a tomato Tarte Tatin in August’s Bon Appetit.  Now I used to make Tarte Tatins at every opportunity.  They were hard to beat: You put butter and sugar into a cast iron pan and it […]

French Lemon Tart from John Barricelli’s "The Seasonal Baker"

        John Barricelli’s cookbooks are among the most reliable you can keep in your kitchen.  Time after time, the pastry chef’s recipes turn out pies and pastries, cakes and cookies that are the essence of great baking.  We’ve now featured 5 of Chef Barricelli’s recipes […]

Joanne Chang’s Sugar and Spice Brioche Buns, Cousin of one of our most popular posts ever–the Doughnut Muffin

Joanne Chang’s Sugar and Spice Brioche Buns, Cousin of one of our most popular posts ever–the Doughnut Muffin

The incomparable Joanne Chang          When we published Joanne Chang’s Sticky Bun recipe, winner of “Throwndown” with Bobby Flay, we heard from no less than Bobby himself.  “Joanne Chang’s sticky buns are by far the best sticky buns I have ever eaten..hands down! If you […]