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La Pâtisserie des Rêves by Philippe Conticini

So somehow La pâtisserie des rêves never really made it to the blog, although it is one of my favorite pastry shops! The chef is Philippe Coniticini. He is a well known pastry chef. His shops are one of the few shops I actually revisit more than once. I think I mentioned the Paris-Brest that I had tried once, but after that no more? Time for a change, so here is what I tried so far since coming to Paris!

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Goûter d’anniversaire de La Pâtisserie des Rêves!

So last weekend La Pâtisserie des Rêves celebrated it’s 5th birthday with a huge picnic! Come dressed in pink and white, bring your blanket and get a box of free pastries! There was space for 5000 people (you had to register) and the party that was dressed the best with the nicest picnic props could win a private party at the salon de thé! So some people really made an effort to impress.

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Tea time at Les Heures – Le Prince de Galles

After a break from testing pastries in Paris I’m back in the game! A week ago I checked out the bar Les Heures inside the palace hotel Prince de Galles. The bar is the “casual” dining place of the hotel and where the afternoon tea happens. I took the “French tea time / thé a la française” which consists of a hot drink, a pastry of choice and a selection of cakes for €32. Read more…

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Millefeuille

Millefeuille is a traditional French pastry. I believe the English speaking world knows it as a Napoleon. Traditionally, a millefeuille consists of three layers of puff pastry and in between those layers, two layers of pastry cream. There are many variations of the traditional one with fruits, chocolate, caramel or anything really. I enjoy eating millefeuille, I like the crisp buttery layers of puff pastry in combination with the cream. yummm. The traditional way of making this pastry takes a lot of time, here is a quick and simple version for you!

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Strawberry dacquoise: A classic french pastry in a new way with strawberries and a basil pastry cream.

Strawberry Basil Dacquoise

Hey there! I’m back home and I have been baking a lot for my birthday, a bbq and some cake orders. Last Friday we had a BBQ with the neighbors and I made this summery dacquoise cake for dessert. A dacquoise cake is made of whipped egg whites, sugars, almond and flour. I think it tastes quite like a macaron shell, as it has the same ingredients. You should try it!

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What happened in week 2

Bonjour! Sadly, I’m still unable to speak French.. I’m trying a bit tho. Alors, comme ça! I’m basically only speaking English, which isn’t my mother language, while trying to learn French. Every now and then I only know the right word in the wrong language.

This week we made a lot more than the previous week! I’m really happy we did, because otherwise it would be way too slow for my liking. In the picture above you can see my Instagram pictures of this week. I see I am missing some pictures, but to sum it up we made:

  • Tarte aux poires
  • Tarte creme d’amande + framboise
  • Tarte aux pommes
  • Tarte au citron
  • Tarte au chocolat
  • Tarte Victoria
  • Daquoise tart

I also had boulangerie Tuesday, which was awesome! We made baguettes, whole wheat and rye bread. I ate so much bread that day, you can not even imagine.

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Mini coffee eclairs

L’eclair au café de Christophe Adam!

A couple of months ago I started to gain interest for this book of Christophe Adam called Eclairs!, it was only available in French (my French is still very poor) and I would have to order it from abroad with high shipping costs. So I procrastinated and never ordered.

To my surprise I saw the book is now available in Dutch! (yep, my main language) I went to the store and bought it immediately. These are the first eclairs I have made from this book and I’m sure many more will follow. ^^

These are mini eclairs, they are 6cm long, filled with coffee pastry cream, glazed with coffee glaze and decorated with a chocolate coffee bean.

Currently I’m busy with work and saving money so I can attend a pastry course in Paris. It is very expensive so for those who would like to help me, I made you a button. You can find it in the sidebar! I’m not really expecting anyone to help me, but it doesn’t hurt to ask right?

Thanks for reading my blog and I will try to post more :) -can’t guarantee it will actually happen-

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Lemon Cake

It’s been a while. A lot has happened since my last post in May. From May to July I had to focus on my last period of university. Oh well at least I graduated from the Delft University of Technology for my Bachelor of Science Industrial Design Engineering! Hurrayy Read more…

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Macarons with chocolate ganache

Hey guys, happy new year! Sorry for sort of neglecting Hungry at Midnight for the past two weeks. I did bake quite a bit, but didn’t make any posts.. I don’t do new years resolutions, but this year I will keep baking new yummy things. I baked macarons three times in December so it’s definitely worth a post.

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French madeleine cakes

My mom’s birthday was last Saturday, she once mentioned she wanted madeleine cakes. She couldn’t find the special baking pan, as madeleines would not be madeleines without the shell-like shape. As I was shopping in the Hague, I went to DOK and found the baking pan. I bought it and also a dopper water bottle as her birthday present. She was very happy with both :)

Now it was time to make the madeleine cakes, my mom found a recipe on allrecipes.com. These were very nice, I ate three within a short amount of time. Which is okay, they are small, do not contain a lot of fat and will dry out quickly.

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