RECIPE: Crème Pâtissière

Most lovers of cake and pastry have eaten crème pâtissière without knowing what it is. A French standard, crème pâtissière—prnounced CREM pah-tees-YAIR, French for pastry cream—is a stirred custard thickened with cornstarch or flour and typically flavored with vanilla (other flavors can be used). Crème pâtissière is made of egg yolks, sugar and cream or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Start A Tradition, Make An Epiphany Cake

Crown your “king cake”; the person who finds the charm gets to wear the crown. Photo courtesy BainFrance.Blogspot.com.   Bûches de Noël, fruitcake and Christmas cookies are enjoyed throughout the holiday season. In France, the celebratory confections continue into January with an Epiphany cake, or galette des rois, French for kings’ cake (a galette is…
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