WHEN YOU CAN'T BE IN PARIS...
So what do I do when I dream of being in Paris and can't? I bake French pastry and try to trick my mind into thinking I am actually there. Sad, but true, I doubt I will be visiting Paris anytime soon. Never say never, but I just don't think this is the year. After my trip last summer, I came home to stories of my dog Pipi acting suicidal while I was gone. That's when I said, as long as I have Pipi I cannot travel anywhere without her. (But, give me a convincing argument why I should go, and who knows... )
A pastry that you will see in many of the pâtisseries in Paris is Brioches aux Gouttes de Chocolat (chocolate chip brioches). I found Patisserie Gérard Mulot's recipe for this in the book, Paris Boulangerie Pâtisserie, by Linda Dannenberg. It takes some time, but is worth every minute. This brioches recipe is my favorite. I've always had fantastic results. After the second rise, in the refrigerator, it is rolled rather thin into a large rectangle and spread with vanilla pastry cream then sprinkled with chocolate chips before folding and cutting into thin strips. Any brioche dough that is left, I form into a ball and bake.
Brioches aux Gouttes de Chocolat
3/8/2009 08:54:01 am
they look awesome. this is one [ so hard to just have one favorite] pastry !!
3/8/2009 01:08:47 pm
Wow! Very impressive. They look beautiful and your photos are great. What kind of lighting do you use?
3/8/2009 01:18:45 pm
Good God these look so good! Fabulous!!!
3/9/2009 01:26:43 am
3/9/2009 02:41:30 pm
You have so many wonderful recipes on your blog. I can't wait to try them, especially these blueberry muffins. Great photos. I will be back!
7/27/2014 08:53:45 am
I loving buying a pepito from my local French patisserie on the mornings of my days off work. A lovely treat.
7/27/2014 09:23:02 am
Hi Chloe -- I am going to advise against freezing before baking. I don't know how the pastry cream would hold up unbaked in the freezer.
6/15/2015 02:43:00 am
Thank you so much!!! I have been searching for this recipe! My hubby and I were in Paris 10 years ago and he had pepito everyday. This is going to be part of his Father's Day gift, and I know he'll love it!
8/13/2022 04:13:06 pm
I made these from the book. They were so good. I know I didn't knead them enough because my dough never looked smooth. But they still looked like the pictures so I guess I did it. I made half of these with no chocolate. I used the zest of two oranges and put it in half the dough and then used cranberries as my chocolate chips in the orange dough. Sooooo good
8/13/2022 04:27:59 pm
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