Tag Archives: pâte à choux

Passion fruit pâte à choux with crumble tops

Hello! Sunny weather ushers in bright hues of yellow and orange along with the promise of happy new beginnings. It is hard to shy away from how colours can tint one’s mood. Oh, and weather for that matter. Bright and … Continue reading

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Caramel au beurre salé (salted butter caramel) eclairs

The humble éclair has gotten a ravishing makeover and is fast becoming the latest pastry trend in Paris (let’s forget the cronut, for now, shall we?). In the past year, L’Eclair de Génie and L’Atelier de l’Eclair, two pastry shops dedicated … Continue reading

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Matcha (green tea) éclairs

I am a great fan of Japanese pastry chef, Sadaharu Aoiki. He opened his first patisserie in Paris where he honed his skills before opening his pastisserie in Japan very much later. He is a master of French pastries and … Continue reading

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Back to basics: How to make a perfect choux pastry

As a kid, I always look forward to birthday parties and family gatherings because my aunt would definitely bring along two types of sweets: mini chocolate cupcakes with colourful sprinkles and mini cream puffs. I would always stuff my face … Continue reading

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