Mini-Pastry

 

Mini Lemon Meringues
Mini Lemon Meringues

Sometimes commitment is hard. But when things come in “minis, ” a new logic seems to form. In pastry, especially, it seems much easier to make the investment on a couple of small bite-sized delicacies than one individual piece.

Dark Chocolate & Red Currant Mini Tart
Dark Chocolate & Red Currant Mini Tart

When faced with a full, robust, glistening pastry vitrine that is calling to you, a whole new kind of indecisiveness takes hold; Chocolate or fruit? Caramel or coffee? Tarte, entremet or verrine? Sweet or savory? I usually just go for the gusto and try a bit of each – however, for the more conscientious guest, mini pastries are like a security blanket – a small investment, just enough until the full-fledged and out of control pastry addiction takes hold – the kind that when you wake up in the morning you just have to have that one sweet morsel of delicious pastry…..until then, a mini will be the perfect gastronomical gateway drug indulgence.

Mini Berry Tarts
Berry Tartelettes