[Gluten Free] Chocolate, Hazelnut and Orange Pound Cake by Nicolas Bernardé

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Nicolas Bernardé, who holds the prestigious title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France for pastry making,  has made the pound cake his trademark product. These cakes are offered in various flavors and colours in his boutique in La Garenne-Colombes. That is where we went to acquire one of these pound cakes, for which we prefer the name “travellers’ cake”, in a gluten-free, chocolate, hazelnut and orange flavored version. We examine it with a fine-toothed comb. Continue reading “[Gluten Free] Chocolate, Hazelnut and Orange Pound Cake by Nicolas Bernardé”

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[Gluten Free] Red Pistachio Tart by Helmut Newcake

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To those whose sworn enemy is gluten: we have not forgotten you, and today we audition a new pastry which is free of this protein which so inconveniences you. The Red Pistachio Tartlet is a creation of the pastry shop-cum-tearoom Helmut Newcake, a reference in the world of gluten free products. What do we make of it, and what are its distinct features? The answer lies in our detailed report. Continue reading “[Gluten Free] Red Pistachio Tart by Helmut Newcake”

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Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart by Christian Constant

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We find them everywhere yet we are not fond of them all. Rich chocolate tarts are amongst those pastries which can be enjoyed all year round; but to be good, they require excellent raw materials, a conception focused on bringing out the chocolate’s character, and an elegant touch. Jonathan Blot’s excellent chocolate tart passed Cake Justice’s test with flying colours. Let us see now how one of its famous sisters – Christian Constant’s Melting Dark Chocolate Tart – is faring. Continue reading “Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart by Christian Constant”

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