Puff pastry delights
Choux pastry forms the basis of a multitude of recipes including choux à la crème (chantilly-filled puff pastries), chouquettes (sugar-coated puff pastries), éclairs au chocolat/café, religieuses, Paris-Brest, la tropézienne.
Choux à la crème
For teatime, “le goûter” in French, there are, for example, madeleines, financiers, various cakes (different flavors such as vanilla, lemon or chocolate) and meringues.
Something with fruit
Lemon meringue pie, and when spring comes, strawberry or raspberry tart, and fruit charlottes.
The traditional Christmas dessert is the “bûche de Noël”, a log-shaped creamy cake that can be made in different flavors, the “galette des rois” in January which is a flaky puff pastry filled with frangipane (almond cream) and contains a surprise “fève” (tiny figurine).
Buche de Noël
Galette des rois
Mille-feuilles, Royal chocolat, Kouign-amman (regional specialty from Brittany), Saint-Honoré.