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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 »

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£1,500 cronut goes on sale in London

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Just when you thought food fads couldn’t get any more ridiculous, Dum Dum Donutterie decided to create the most expensive cronut in the world. The “Luxury Zebra Cro” costs £1,500 and is available through food delivery service Just Eat. It is so priced because it contains luxury ingredients, including gold leaf, Cristal rosé champagne caviar, Iranian saffron-infused butter croissant dough, French delicacy Normandy… Read more »

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Five things you might not know about croissants

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In celebration of all things Bastille Day, here are five bits of trivia about those buttery crescents of delight that keep adding pastry flakes to our laps and inches to our hips. Vive le croissant! 1. Hungary, Austria or none of the above? According to Larousse Gastronomique, the croissant does not have its origins in a quaint Parisian laneway, but in an… Read more »

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