FOOD FUN: Blooming Marshmallows For Your Hot Chocolate

First there was blooming tea: a specially tied bundle of tea leaves and flower petals that opens into a flower when placed in hot water. Now, there’s the blooming marshmallow, from innovative pastry chef Dominique Ansel. Blossoming Hot Chocolate—more accurately, blossoming marshmallow—is a thin marshmallow, cut like a flower, and bunched up to resemble a…
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WEDDINGS: Religieuses, A Wedding Cake Alternative

The bride and groom are cream puffs. Photo courtesy Dominique Ansel Bakery.   Don’t want a wedding cake or cupcake tree? Check out these religieuses (ray-lee-ZHOOZE), from French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, who currently provides New Yorkers with dazzling desserts. A religieuse is a pastry made from two cream puffs, one larger, one smaller, joined…
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