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

Sour Starter | Day Six

Work was a little bit long and crazy today, so here is the final product from the last six days. We take it out at room temperature for 3 hours, shape the dough and proof for 3 hours. Then we bake it! I do give credit to Benji, since he perfected the technique for the Sour Dough. The Pictures will tell the story!

Campagne Shape
Campagne Shape
Campagne Bench
Campagne Bench
Campagne Oven
Campagne Oven

 

Campagne Steam
Campagne Steam
Campagne Cool
Campagne Cool