Praluline by François Pralus

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The Praluline, the praline brioche made by François Pralus, is well known to baked-good enthusiasts. It was invented by Mr. Auguste Pralus, and was then popularized in many French bakeries. It therefore seemed obvious that if Cake Justice were to taste this type of brioche, the Praluline would be the one auditioned. Even the most classic treats deserve to be rediscovered once in a while – so let us taste without further ado. Continue reading “Praluline by François Pralus”

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Blueberry Blackcurrant Tart by Cyril Lignac

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The Chef Cyril Lignac, unavoidable figure of TV culinary shows, has two boutiques in Paris in which one can revel in pâtisseries, viennoiseries (croissants, brioches etc.) and various specialty breads. When we last visited his shop, we set our heart on the Blueberry Blackcurrant Tart for a ruthless cross examination. We were told that it was superb – but does the small screen always speak the truth? We investigated. Continue reading “Blueberry Blackcurrant Tart by Cyril Lignac”

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Black Sesame Angel Cake by Pâtisserie Ciel

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The famous angel cakes originating from England now have their – japanese – reference address in Paris: La Pâtisserie Ciel. The address is relatively new, and the cakes are not common on the French pastry scene, thus we have taken a closer look at one of the proposed angel cakes: the black sesame version. An interesting discovery, yet we had to deplore an accident. Continue reading “Black Sesame Angel Cake by Pâtisserie Ciel”

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Vanilla Fairy Tart by Les Fées Pâtissières

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The trademark of the pastry shop Les Fées Pâtissières (“The Pastry Fairies”) seems to be to make pastries in miniature versions. This parisian boutique offers a limited range of cakes which all share the disctinction of being very small in size, while still retaining their finesse and sophistication.  We decided to audition the Vanilla Fairy Tart to test whether this little creation could truly play in the big league. Continue reading “Vanilla Fairy Tart by Les Fées Pâtissières”

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Pistachio Orange Eclair by L’Eclair de Génie

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With his shop l’Éclair de Génie, famous pastry chef Christophe Adam made ​​of éclairs his own specialty and he’s proposing now this dessert in many flavours and colours. However his products are clearly more elaborated than the éclairs seen in all french bakeries: at Christophe Adam’s they are particularly well taken care of and offered in numerous original flavours. But what does one objectively find in the colorful display of l’Éclair de Génie? Is it really out of the ordinary? The Cake Justice Department has auditioned for you the pistachio and orange éclair so read on to find out the truth! Continue reading “Pistachio Orange Eclair by L’Eclair de Génie”

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