Once you become comfortable with the classic base recipes of pastry, you'll be on your way to creating all sorts of delectable treats. For starters just think of the ways you can use your favorite tart dough baked with your favorite seasonal fruits in either an almond cream or custard filling. Mix and match as you wish!
I'll continue to add recipes over time, allowing you to expand your base and have more and more fun in the kitchen. Just check back periodically, and I'll send an update every now and then via my blog. Thanks and have fun!
In all recipes, unless otherwise noted, flour is all purpose, sugar is granulated cane, eggs are large, butter is unsalted and milk is whole milk.
Click on the links to go to specific recipes in downloadable PDF format and, in some cases, to blog posts about the topic.
Pâte sucrée d'amandes/almond tart dough recipe
Pâte sucrée au chocolat/chocolate tart dough recipe
Crème d'amandes/almond cream recipe
Crème pâtissière/pastry cream recipe
Pâte feuilletée classique/classic puff pastry recipe
Pâte feuilletée rapide/quick or “rough” puff pastry recipe