French pastry

Mille feuille

Mille feuille

Traditionally, the mille feuille is made up of three layers of rich, flaky puff pastry with pastry cream sandwiched between two layers. A glaze can be added to the top layer. It's a beautiful creation that is almost too alluring to eat. Just kidding: that won't stop me. But as the trend is with pastry, the mille feuille is infinitely adaptable. Flavour your pastry cream any whichway. To glaze or not to glaze? Decoration is up to you. Go bold or stay true to classic designs.

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Religieuses with flair

Religieuses with flair

Just like eclairs, religieuses have a choux base and are filled with a crème patissière. The difference, though, is in the presentation. Stack a smaller choux bun on top of a large one, and these little pastries start to resemble... well, people. In fact, religieuses, which translates literally to "religious" or to "those who are religious", were originally created to look like nuns in their habits. Traditionally, religieuses are filled with a chocolate or coffee pastry cream, dipped in the matching flavour of ganache, and piped with buttercream.

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