Rough Puff Pastry Part Trois: How to Assemble a Banana Tarte Tatin

It's only fair to share…This post is the third part in a series about rough puff pastry highlighting the versatility of this marvelous pastry dough.  You can make a large quantity of puff pastry and keep it in your fridge for about one week (or the freezer for two months) and pull out small quantities…

Gateau Breton

It's only fair to share…This is a very simple cake with rum-soaked prunes.  Do not overwork the dough — it is meant to be quite crumbly.  Also, fight the impulse to add water to the dough when mixing it. I found it perfect for breakfast.  Here is a brief slideshow to demonstrate assembly.  The recipe…

Rough Puff Pastry Part Deux: Chausson aux Pommes or Apple Turnovers

It's only fair to share…This morning, I pulled out some of the rough puff pastry I made yesterday and set out on another adventure for breakfast.  Again,this recipe is  taken from Edd Kimber’s book, “Patisserie Made Simple.” Here is a brief slideshow on how to assemble apple turnovers.  One thing I modified was to glaze…

The Wonders of Rough Puff Pastry and Palmiers

It's only fair to share…The first time I tried making rough puff pastry I was quickly disheartened.   It looked horrible and I thought I had messed it up/misunderstood the directions/or that the recipe was wrong, wrong, wrong.  I didn’t put much effort into it as I thought it was a lost cause. Recently, I…

What to do with Stale Croissants

It's only fair to share…​Croissants are still wonderful after a day or even two but after that they lose their magic.  You don’t want to put all that work into them just to throw them away and you can’t eat all of them in one day by yourself.  Well, you could but the French stay…

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