Category Archives: Pastry

French pastry chef Dominique Ansel on new Hong Kong bakery

      Comments Off on French pastry chef Dominique Ansel on new Hong Kong bakery

For pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s new Hong Kong establishment he has created this cake with lemon mousse and bergamot cream inspired by the humble juice box. Photo: Xiaomei Chen When French pastry chef Dominique Ansel – best known as the inventor of the Cronut, the croissant-doughnut hybrid that is so famous the name is trademarked – offers to come to… Read more »

Share

French Pâtissier Launches Gluten-free Pop Macarons

      Comments Off on French Pâtissier Launches Gluten-free Pop Macarons

French pâtissier Tipiak has unveiled a new selection of pop macarons for the UK foodservice sector. Featuring stunning fruit flavors, the Pop Macarons Fruits are gluten-free – currently the only gluten-free authentic French macarons available widescale to the UK hospitality sector. “The main challenges in producing gluten-free macarons are ensuring that all the ingredients are gluten-free when they arrive at… Read more »

Share

What it took for Malaysia to win at the Olympics of the pastry world

      Comments Off on What it took for Malaysia to win at the Olympics of the pastry world

While we fight with our neighbours about who “owns” chicken rice or cendol, you would not immediately associate pâtisserie with Malaysia. Yet earlier this year, Team Malaysia won the coveted World Pastry Cup or Coupe de Monde de la Pâtisserie in Lyon, France. For Patrick Siau, Tan Wei Loon, Otto Tay, Loi Ming Ai it was an unforgettable experience when the Negaraku was played at the ceremony…. Read more »

Share

Jessica Préalpato The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019

      Comments Off on Jessica Préalpato The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019

Jessica Préalpato, head pastry chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée and the winner of The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019, sponsored by Sosa, believes in a humble, no-frills cuisine dedicated to paying homage to quality produce. Discover the ethos behind her streamlined philosophy of ‘desseralité’ The French word ‘naturalité’ indicates something that belongs to nature and it is this… Read more »

Share

5 Most Common Baking Mistakes, According to Pastry Legend Pierre Hermé

      Comments Off on 5 Most Common Baking Mistakes, According to Pastry Legend Pierre Hermé

Calling Pierre Hermé a perfectionist is an understatement. To master the art of painstakingly precise French pastry, there is no other option. Hermé inherited four generations of Alsatian pâtisserie tradition, but that didn’t stop him from seeking formal training. At the age of 14, when most of us are entering high school, he set off for Paris to perfect his… Read more »

Share

Tokyo-based pastry chef named Asia’s best

      Comments Off on Tokyo-based pastry chef named Asia’s best

Tokyo-based patissier Fabrizio Fiorani, who was named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Macau on March 26, has always loved tiramisu, the Italian confection of coffee-soaked sponge cake layered with sweetened mascarpone cheese and cocoa powder. It was the first dessert he learned to make, at the age of 14, while working at… Read more »

Share

The Future of Desserts

      Comments Off on The Future of Desserts

Desserts have long since left the boundaries of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and cake, pie, or ice cream. Modern desserts include such ingredients as florals, figs, vinegars, alcohol reductions, and even normally savory or pungent elements like tahini and lemongrass. Among the top food trends recently noted by research group Mintel are “less sweet” desserts featuring ingredients such as olive… Read more »

Share

The French Pastry School to support aspiring pastry artists and bakers with new scholarships

      Comments Off on The French Pastry School to support aspiring pastry artists and bakers with new scholarships

A new charitable foundation from The French Pastry School of Robert Morris University Illinois has been established to provide scholarships to students in its full-time Pastry and Baking, Cake, and Bread programs. The French Pastry School Scholarship Foundation will help students with tuition as they pursue their passion for pastry, baking, and confectionary arts. Students learn a wide variety of… Read more »

Share

Albert Adria, from the pastry chef of el Bulli to the owner of el Barri

      Comments Off on Albert Adria, from the pastry chef of el Bulli to the owner of el Barri

Albert Adria, who started his career as the pastry chef in his brother’s Ferran Adria’s el Bulli, is today an accomplished chef who owns el Barri, a collection of six fascinating restaurants in Barcelona. In 2015 Albert was also named best pastry chef by the jury of the World’s 50 best restaurants.

Share

How the Top Pastry Chef in the World Is Modernizing the Form

      Comments Off on How the Top Pastry Chef in the World Is Modernizing the Form

Cédric Grolet’s rise may seem meteoric, but the Paris pastry chef’s process is a slow, painstaking one 2015: Pasty Chef of the Year, Le Chef. 2016: Best Pastry Chef, Relais Desserts. Also 2016: Pastry Chef of the Year, Omnivore World Tour. By the time Parisian pâtissier Cédric Grolet, executive pastry chef of Le Meurice, and I meet, he’s been recognized as 2017’s… Read more »

Share