Summer Market Galette

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It’s definitely summer! The heat has been in full force, and the summer fruits have made their presence in farmer’s markets and grocery stores! I actually baked this Summer Market Galette more than a month ago as part of a Tuesdays with Dorie post, but I missed both post dates (procrastination)! On the bright side, I’m still posting this while it’s still summer!

Coco Puffs

Coco Puffs with Chantilly Frosting

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If you ever get a chance to go to Honolulu, Hawaii, I highly recommend visiting Liliha Bakery and getting a box of their Coco Puffs! Their Coco Puffs are one of my favorite desserts in the world! This gloopy, messy, and delicious dessert is pâte à choux with a chocolate filling, and topped with what they call chantilly (not to be confused with chantilly cream). […]

Crackle-Top Cream Puffs

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I know I’ve been posting quite a bit of choux recipes lately, but I think this will be one of the last ones I do for a while. I was on a mission to figure out how to make pastry cream correctly, and I needed to make something using my successful results. Luckily Dorie Greenspan has a lot of different recipes that include pastry cream-filled […]

Mille Feuille

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Mille Feuille can be translated as “a thousand leaves” and rightfully so, as you can really feel your teeth sinking into layers and layers of puff pastry in just one bite. Each layer sandwiches a vanilla pastry cream which provides a nice subtle sweetness with a smooth texture to balance out the flaky pastry.

Bubble Éclairs

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I originally made these Bubble Éclairs because I wanted to test out Dorie’s pasty cream recipe. However, I gave up on the pastry cream after several failed attempts. I ended up making these Éclairs with a cocoa whipped cream filling instead. I also wanted to make these Éclairs because I thought I could knock 2 recipes out in one shot (also making Chouquettes).  All in all, these turned […]

Galette des Rois

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I was asked to make a Galette des Rois with a request to make it not taste like almonds. Luckily, Dorie has a recipe in Baking Chez Moi for a Galette des Rois which includes either lemon or orange zest.  I thought that using orange zest would make a tasty Galette, but later I decided that a Galette with orange zest AND vanilla beans would be […]