This version of the traditional French Christmas cake is filled with coffee buttercream and covered in chocolate ganache. See How to Roll and Decorate A Bûche de Noël for illustrated step-by-step instructions.
An easy way to make homemade puff pastry.
Of all the delights that grace the French Christmas table, probably nothing inspires more childlike joy than this dessert.
This miraculous amuse-bouche, or ''palate pleaser'', is served at Arpège.
Peeling the grapes for this luxurious dessert at Apicius lets the fruit absorb the flavors of honey and rosemary. The restaurant removes only the largest seeds, but we suggest removing them all.
"The fine arts are five in number," wrote the chef Marie-Antoine Carême, "painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture—whereof the principle branch is confectionery." He knew what he was talking about. After all, he created croquembouche, a spire of caramelized cream puffs.
This traditional dessert is made with tons of sugar and an outrageous amount of butter.