8   FRENCH PASTRIES: HEAVENLY TREATS FROM PATISSERIES

Croissant

01.

A flaky, buttery pastry made from layers of dough rolled into a crescent shape. It is a classic French breakfast pastry.

Pain au Chocolat

02.

Also known as a chocolate croissant, this pastry is similar to a croissant but filled with chocolate. It's a popular breakfast or snack option.

Éclair

03.

A tangy and spicy soup made with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and chili. It's typically loaded with plump shrimp and mushrooms.

Macaron

04.

A delicate meringue-based pastry made from almond flour, sugar, and egg whites. Macarons come in a variety of flavors and are sandwiched together with a filling, such as ganache or buttercream.

Tarte Tatin

05.

A caramelized upside-down tart made with apples or other fruits. The pastry base is baked on top of the fruit, and then the tart is flipped over when served.

Mille-Feuille

06.

Also known as a Napoleon, it consists of layers of puff pastry filled with pastry cream. The top is typically dusted with powdered sugar or glazed with icing.

Palmier

07.

A sweet pastry made from puff pastry that is rolled in sugar and folded into a palm leaf shape. When baked, it becomes crispy and caramelized.

Profiterole

08.

 Small, round pastries made from choux pastry and filled with cream, custard, or ice cream. They are often served with a chocolate or caramel sauce.