6 most popular pastries you can find in France

Articles Jul 21, 2020 12:08

Let's take a look at some of the most famous French pastries.

6 most popular pastries you can find in France

Croissant

6 most popular pastries you can find in France

Croissant is a type of French bread. Not only has the delicious taste, Croissant also has the shape of a very special ox horn. Therefore, the French name for this type of pastry is “Croissant”, meaning “crescent”.

The main ingredients for a croissant are flour, yeast, butter, milk and salt. A true croissant is spongy, crunchy, hollow and airy. While eating, you can tear it into thin layers. Although quite monotonous in the ingredients and simple in the way of making, this pastry can still conquer many tourists.

Éclair

6 most popular pastries you can find in France

Éclair’s smooth, greasy, creamy custard cream filling makes no one dare to refuse this pastry when it appears on the tea table.

As a "cousin" of Choux, the biggest difference of Éclair is that the outer layer is baked until slightly dry and sprinkled with powdered sugar, creating a sweet and crispy feeling.

With the growing and changing culinary trends, Éclair each time "wears" a new shirt, not only making it difficult for everyone to refuse, but also increasing the value of this pastry.

Opera Cake

6 most popular pastries you can find in France

If you are a chocolate fan, you definitely should not ignore Opera Cake. Because the softness combined with the slightly bitter and sweet taste of chocolate in this cake will make your heart melt.

This elegant cake often appears in hotels, becoming an indispensable part of fastidious diners.

Macarons

6 most popular pastries you can find in France

These cute little macarons with colorful, lovely colors are the "object" for many photographers. Macarons are a famous type of French pastry. It is suitable for those who love sweets, with the soft and sweet fillings.

In France, making macarons are seen as an art. With creative bakers, they make Macarons with scents like strawberry jam, balsamic, black sesame and even tomato sauce.

Mille-feuille

6 most popular pastries you can find in France

You may know this cake as "Napoleon", but in France it is often called "mille-feuille" (pronounced "meel-fway"), which means “thousands of layers”, to refer to its many layers of cream and cake.

It is often decorated with marble motifs for its simplicity and elegance. No one knows the origin of this cake. There are some who say that it comes from Russia, Italy but there are people who tell it came from England, or Australia.

St. Honoré

6 most popular pastries you can find in France

This gentle dessert pastry is made from choux-like dough dipped in chocolate and filled with whipped cream and caramel. St. Honoré is named after a baker and originated in France but chef Roger van Damme recommends trying this cake in Belgium because it is very delicious.

According to the chef, due to a fierce competition that exists between Belgium and France, many chefs specializing in Belgian desserts have devoted themselves to upgrading the St. Honoré, making both the flavor and softness of the cakes in Belgium surpass those in France.

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