Hometown: Saint Germain Laval, a little town in the Loire
Baking Since: 1976
Past Experience: I’ve opened 4 bakeries, and we always try to have the best products possible. Our family recipe for sour dough is started with fruits and gives a taste and a flavor you can’t find everywhere.
I love to bake… The French baguette, and I love to eat it with butter when its still warm.
Lafayette is… A place to get hot bread all day long, a crew that will be happy to say “Bonjour” with a smile when you enter, bread and pastry with a unique taste.
Hometown: The beautiful city of Lyon in the Rhone-Alpes
Baking Since: 1999
Past Experience: I worked in the biggest and the greatest Pastry shop of Lyon and of the Rhone-Alpes as Pastry Chief. I went to classes in the higher schools of Pastry, and attended the School of Fine Chocolate (Valrhona). I have also created animations for the Mayor of Lyon several times.
I love to bake… The chocolate meringue. But i am also a real fan of the French baguette!
Lafayette is… A place to rediscover forgotten flavors.
Ingredients 1 cup (235ml) milk 3 eggs 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract ½ teaspoon (1.3 grams) cinnamon (optional) A pinch of salt 6 slices of brioche (about ¼” thick) or plain bread Steps 1 Assemble ingredients. 2 Whisk the first five ingredients together in a large bowl and pour the mixture into a shallow […]
Variation with Brioche and Hazelnut 1 Cut the butter into small diced cubes. Spread out onto a plate and put the cubes in the freezer until they become very hard but not quite frozen. 2 Proof the yeast by mixing together the yeast, lukewarm water and pinch of sugar. Leave until the yeast turns foamy. […]
Ingredients Servings: 8 croissants 1 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast 3 tablespoons warm water 1 teaspoon sugar 1 3/4 cups (220g) flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk 2 tablespoons vegetable or grapeseed oil 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, chilled 1 egg, for egg wash Method1 Making the Dough 1 Mix the […]