Crème Brûlée Tart with Figs

I hadn’t had crème brûlée for years when I came upon it on a restaurant menu last week. Interestingly, rather than serve the classic French dessert in a ramekin, the pastry chef opted for a rather inimitable presentation.

Fig crème brûlée tart

The crème brûlée custard was cut into cubes, arranged on a plate, and then caramelized. A variety of fruity sauces and shredded pieces of cake adorned the dish. The clever presentation inspired this blog post.

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Strawberry, Almond, and Rose Tart

A few weeks ago, while browsing the websites of Paris’s top pâtisseries, I spotted Hugo et Victor’s Tarte Fraise (strawberry tart). The pastry’s strawberry-red shell complemented its meticulously arranged strawberry slices superbly—I was quite inspired by its colour.

Strawberry, almond, and rose tart with toasted meringue

This weekend, I had a chance to experiment with adding food colouring to tart dough. The results were impressive. The trick is to use a food colouring that does not lose its pigment when baked.

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Entremet

If you’ve been following this blog you know that I like making entremets (for all you newbies, entremets are multi-layered mousse-based cakes). Well, I made another one.

Raspberry and white chocolate entremet with almond dacquoise, white chocolate mousse, raspberry gel, raspberry mousse, whipped white chocolate and coconut ganache, fresh raspberries, and edible flowers. Click to get the recipe!

This is a raspberry and white chocolate entremet with almond dacquoise, white chocolate mousse, raspberry gel, raspberry mousse, whipped white chocolate and coconut ganache, fresh raspberries, and edible flowers.

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