In this creation, the Italian pastry chef does keep the aromatic combination of vanilla, fresh cream, and custard.
If you could eat it, how would this painting by Katsushika Hokusai taste? The chef of La Postrería de Guadalajara (Mexico) imagines it with very fresh ingredients.
This is the recipe included in the intensive course taught by Derek Poirier and Guillaume Roesz at l’École Valrhona Brooklyn.
In this creation, the chef shows her commitment to a pastry that fuses cultures, making it lighter and less sweet.
The Greek chef uses techniques learned in sculpture or wood carving to work with chocolate.
The pastry chef of the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace in Budapest won over the jury of the semifinal of the World Chocolate Masters and will participate in the grand final in October.
Refined and with less sugar compared to the original. This is the recipe shared by the French chef in the book “50 gâteaux de grands pâtissiers”.
Playing with apricot in different textures, and smoking the fruit to obtain a deeper taste profile, the Swiss chef builds a siganture creation full of subtilities and with a great presentation
The Italian chef advances Easter with a spongy preparation based on natural sourdough that serves as an alternative to the classic Colomba
One of those pastry temples you cannot miss if you visit Belgium is DelRey, run now by the fourth generation with Jan Proot at the forefront. In this oval shape cake Araguani chocolate acts as a dance partner of coffee ingredient
The young promise of the Chocolate Academy reconverts the bar format from chocolate to circular design within the turrones collection (nougats) for this Christmas in Spain
Chefs pay tribute to gulaab jamun, a sweet dish from Indian cuisine, with their very own cafe-style tart featured in the book, New-School Sweets.
After extensive background work, the chef sought out local producers to create this refreshing dessert.
Using honey as a common thread, Italy surprised the jury with this dish in which innovative techniques are used.
The beet is the real protagonist of this signature dessert where techniques coming from haute cuisine merge with Japanese influences and floral notes
An ode to the most refreshing fruits in which the Catalan chef seeks to take advantage of all the parts of a fruit, extracting their maximum potential
With the touch of orange blossom and a whipped ganache, the particularity of this choux pastry is that the formulation is designed to dispense with wheat flour and be gluten-free.
A star that entices the awakening –l’eveil in French– one of the signature creations with which the French chef appears in so good # 26
Join this Indian pastry chef to a journey to mithai sweet tradition as an inspiration for modern creations. A good example of this philopsophy is this saffron cheesecake with roasted and fried elements
Orange, Earl Grey tea, biscuit dacquoise, and blood orange liquid interior are the elements with which the Belgian chef transports us to the classic continental breakfast, this time in the form of a petit gateaux
The pastry chef at the La Chèvre d ’Or Hotel proposes simple, light, and fruity preparations in which he takes care of appearance and taste in equal measure.
With its sweet glaze and intense interior, this cake attracts not only hotel guests but also the external customer interested in the take-away product.
The chef goes back to his childhood with this semolina cake originally from Libya and proposes a version in which he combines ingredients from different countries.
One of the most successful creations of the signature pastry that the French chef directs at Taichun in the center of the island of Taiwan: CJSJ.
Balanced flavors, contrasting textures, and personal decoration come together in this dessert designed by the Executive Pastry Chef of the Mandarin Oriental Paris.
A brittle and crunchy caramelized yuzu dessert in a glass serves as a barrier between the diner and this fantastic dessert signed by Albert Davi, creator of the cover of so good # 25
White chocolate and dry meringue to surprise us with a result as addictive as the original but with a much sweeter touch
A single gesture can change everything and help to customize one creation and give it the unique artisan touch. Gustave Saez proved to us in so good #24 and now we have the chance to review it with this clear example
Hazelnut is the total protagonist of this creation, which belongs to Pastisseria El Carme, an establishment located in Vic-Barcelona (Spain) where Lluc Crusellas ans his young team offer a vision of pastry modern and popular
Really interesting creations can come out of a Grand Cru from Madagascar, as the proven professional based in the USA shows here.
An interesting combination of flavors offered by this great American pastry professional.
In this preparation, the Argentine pastry chef proposes a personal combination of ingredients, perfect textures and intensity of flavors, all inspired by a unique place in Argentina
‘Less is more’ is the motto of this dessert that the pastry chef has designed for the Jean-Georges Restaurant Group.
The chestnut is the protagonist of this creation included in the second and ambitious book of the French chef: Opéra.
With this plated dessert, the pastry chef has been proclaimed the winner of the professional category of the Championnat de France du Dessert 2020
Find the balance between lightness and taste and at the very same time pay great attention to creativity and the aesthethic part of the dessert. This Russian pastry chef want to dedicate this multi-component dessert to honey and he finishes it with a beautiful honeycomb made from dehydrated lime jelly
The chef, in charge of La Postrería in Guadalajara (Mexico), is inspired by Andalusia (Spain) to make this spectacular doughnut.
‘Amona’, which translates to grandmother in Basque, is a nostalgic dish for Pérez, one that is fondly reminiscent of home and childhood days.
In this recipe, the Japanese pastry chef combines chocolate with strong flavors like celery and unusual flavors like dill.
In this dessert, with three simultaneous elaborations, the Argentinian chef shows his remarkable sense of balance in pastry.
This Argentinian chef’s pear tart is considered a real hit by her students, a tart inspired by a recipe she has been making for her family for years.
Inspired by India, the pastry chef at Eleven Madison Park restaurant in New York has designed this dessert with a simple appearance and complex elaboration.
In the shape of a circle, this dish invites diners to mix all the ingredients in a spoon and savor them simultaneously.
Espresso with lemon zest is a typical Italian drink and what inspired the American pastry chef to create this recipe.
Stefan Riemer, Executive Pastry Chef at the Flavor Lab at Walt Disney World, has been inspired by a Salvador Dali favorite, the Rhino Hat, to create this sweet dessert. Long live art!
With matcha tea, apricot geléé, and yolk, these rolled and tender bites reign in the repertoire of the French chef’s Dolç patisserie and are also the stars in one of the chapters of his latest book
The chef was inspired by the trending plant-based approach at Disney to design this dessert that is served at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera and incorporates ingredients from the Riviera region.
This brilliant Japanese pastry chef performs a unique milk chocolate entremet by piping in a irregular gay the whipped chocolate ganache that covers the entremet
Cooking in the bubble, isolated from external influences, and you can get as a result personal combinations like this guava plated dessert by the chef in front of The Catbird Seat (Tennessee)
The French Executive pastry chef for the Mandarin Oriental Geneva awakens delicious memories in diners with delicate desserts.
This is one of the successful desserts served at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental in Geneva
In this snack, the Executive Pastry Chef for the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh aptly combines Blairgowrie strawberries and matcha tea.
The MOF Pâtissier, a professor at L’École Valrhona of Tain L’ Hermitage (France), gathers his favorite flavors in this snack.
This icy version of this popular cocktail is simple but complete, by the executive pastry chef of The Peninsula Beijing.
With the idea of returning to origins and of being timeless, the owner of the pastry shop À tes souhaits! rediscovers and makes versions of classic pastry, paying special attention to taste and texture.
Here is the dessert that Malaysia presented at the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2017 and which was in the top 3 of this category of the competition.
The Breton pastry chef and chocolatier, who has just opened as director of the ABA school, proposes a perfect Christmas creation for the cold months.
The chef has used a silicone mold in the form of lips to create this piece that invites you to kiss it.
Eyecatcher from the outside and with a mistery hidden in the inside, let this Spanish pastry chef surprise you with her latest entremets collection
The popular chef has returned to l’École Valrhona Brooklyn to give a practical course on plated desserts, cakes, and petits gateaux.
In this piece, the co-founder of The French Pastry School demonstrates that it is possible to achieve a good balance of flavors, texture, and simplicity in pastry.
Signature creations by a chef who takes care also of designing his own mold collections. The result is always unique and surprising
Crispy and golden like the best puff pastry, suggestive and exotic in its format and registration of flavors, this chef’s lotus flower connects the tropical flavors of Miami, his hometown, with Malaysia, his current destination
An ingenious travel dessert that the professor of the School of Pastry of Barcelona presents packed in a box. Inside, the recipient will find the ingredients of the lemon pie in nice bags, a cardboard tray, and up to two spoons for tasting.
With the philosophy of less is more, the chef presents this simple recipe on the outside but very powerful on the inside.
The French chef, deputy head of pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu London, demonstrates his great trimming and decorating ability in this recipe.
This restaurant dessert represents Ibarboure very well, one of the youngest to achieve the title of MOF who co-directs the gastronomic proposal of the Michelin-starred restaurant Les Frères Ibarboure.
At the New York-based two-Michelin-star restaurant, you can taste desserts designed by the South Korean young pastry chef Eunji Lee.
Passion fruit, orange and coffee L’Hespérie gateau that is gluten and sugar free, by MOF David BriandJune 20, 2019
The pastry chef of the École Valrhona, which has recently received the MOF title, has used maltitol, buckwheat, and rice flour to make this individual piece.
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the death of Salvador Dalí, we rescued the recipe for this original piece presented in 2015 by the director of the EPGB.
In the emblematic restaurant Chez Panisse, they prepare the dough of this galette on a daily basis, following the method taught to them by the well-known chef, Jacques Pepin.
The Canadian chef revealed the keys to developing a business from panning and chocolate treats at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn.
Goat cheese and Sancho pepper are the two “culinary elements” starring this plated dessert, a perfect example of the creative philosophy of this Hungarian pastry chef
In Stick With Me Sweets (New York), you can find brightly colored chocolates and bold flavors.
Xavi Donnay applies at restaurant Lasarte in Barcelona (Martin Berasategui’s) his pastry vision with special care of small formats, taste for innovation and for Asian ingredients
Here is one of the delicious desserts with which the Varlhona Pastry Chef has once again demonstrated his extensive chocolate knowledge at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn.
What is poetry? In the case of puff pastry dough, these croissant dough squares filled with cream and macerated apple, at the pace of Sweet Devotion, perfectly taste of Alexandrian verses
Here is one of the desserts that the Valrhona Pastry Chef proposes for consumers with allergies or who have to follow a special diet.
Tarwi, a legume native to the Andes mountain range, is the main ingredient of this original recipe from the Cuisine Chef of the restaurant Mil.
From a creamy chocolate and cocoa fruit mucilage snow, chef Luis David Valderrama surprises the clients of MIL, the restaurant of Virgilio Martínez in the Peruvian Andes
The star dessert of the winner of the last edition of the Championnat de France du Dessert in the professional category revolves around that 2% of liquid that evaporates in the production of whiskey.
Meeting the personal style of Alexis Bouillet, which, in his own words, use the minimum molds as basic support and then develop them with his own hand craft artisan skills
What happens to a cake, a coulis, or a gel when we freeze it? Can it still be used in a frozen dessert? With Mario Masiá and his book ‘Más’, we find dozens of ideas adapted to the world of ice cream desserts
In this dessert, the Executive Pastry Chef at Dandelion Chocolate wanted to use the company’s 70% Maya Mountain chocolate from Belize and passion fruit, one of her favorite combinations.
After a trip with his wife Astrid, the French pastry chef created this sweet cake included in his book, “One Week with Yann Duytsche”.
This cake, designed for his wedding with his wife Marta and included in his book, Obsession, is nothing but perfect simplicity.
The chef of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel combines flavors that can be found in Perpignan, the city where he resided during his apprenticeship.
The Argentinian pastry chef avoids complex taste associations, and limits himself to combining two or three popular flavors that serve as a bridge between modern pastry and native tastes
A pre-dessert with which the Japanese pastry chef representing Indonesia convinced the jury of C3 Valrhona.
In collaboration with l’École Valrhona Brooklyn and Nicolas Botomisy, the couture cake master has introduced the art of sugar flowers and cakes to a group of students.
The Dutch chef was inspired by the famous sunrise in Asia to make this petite delicacy.
The flagship creation symbolic of the collaboration between Alain Ducasse and Chanel, signed by the Executive Pastry Chef of Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo.
One of the creations that the Spanish chef made during his class for the members of Valrhona’s Cercle V at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn.
In Beige by Alain Ducasse in Tokyo, the French chef defends simple, elegant, beautiful desserts with natural flavors
The French chef, in charge of pastry at Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo, is a specialist in expressing the essence of the ingredients with a simple style in his desserts.
The chef visited L’École Valrhona Brooklyn a second year and has surprised with this dessert of vibrant flavors that he produces in his famous pastry shop in Montreal.
Colorful, voluminous, and a perfect finish. The piece, in a very Bachour style, was one of the creations that the Puerto Rican chef carried out during his latest visit to L’École Valrhona Brooklyn.
Chocolate muffin, sea salt caramel, and double chocolate chips cookie. This is one of the many creations that can be tasted at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore.
One of the small format desserts that the chef designed during her class dedicated to modern buffets at L’École valrhona Brooklyn.
This dessert, included in the 11th course degustation menu of Amber, a two-Michelin-star restaurant integrated into the luxurious hotel Landmark Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong), offers an interesting play on textures.
The combination of strawberry and raspberry becomes the main element of this dessert in a summer dish that can be tasted at The Peninsula Hotel Beijing.
One of the sweet proposals proposed by 99 restaurant, with a pastry station lead by Gustavo Sáez.
The Kalamansi adds an interesting citrus touch to this dessert created by the chef of the Peninsula Hotel Beijing.
An interesting twist on this French sweet which is very similar to turron and served at The Peninsula Hotel Beijing.
The chef subverts the classic format of cake with cream on the outside and crispy base inside, to bring that baked dough to the outside.
In this dessert, the Russian chef reproduces the experience of a cup of tea with raspberries in a sweet bite.
This is one of the signature creations that the Valrhona Corporate Pastry Chef North America presented during his latest course at the École Valrhona Brooklyn.
A Chantilly coconut cream delicately shucked on a yogurt cheesecake mousse is one of the star creations presented by the chef during his last course at Valrhona Brooklyn.
An elegant entremet presented by the winner of the AUI Pastry Cup in the third and last round of the competition.
An elegant proposal, not complicated in the manufacturing and precious, that shows the sensitivity of this master.
Can a gluten-free or lactose-free pastry have taste, texture, moisture …? Jordi Bordas, with his B • Concept method, makes it clear that the answer is yes.
Revisiting a classic tart, Luciano finds a good balance between textures and flavors, combining ingredients with brilliance in this creation.
This recipe was included in the masterclass on plated desserts taught by Carson at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn School.
Everything that has to do with Modernist Cuisine is already synonymous with innovation and admiration, especially since they presented their work par excellence on the science of cuisine. But now they are back in the spotlight thanks to pastry chef
Perseverance has its rewards. In 2011 he won the silver medal in Lyon. Many would have already been satisfied, but Emmanuele Forcone knew he could achieve glory because he knew the recipe: ‘a good team, a lot of experience, all
The pastry chef of the iconic Parisian hotel Le Bristol has a commitment to desserts loaded with elegance and clean flavors, while continuing in the same line as chef Frechon when lightening and intelligently and moderately updating French savoir faire.
The Hofmann School of Barcelona has several commercial establishments that allow pastry teachers and students to acquire a necessary versatility in the trade. In addition to the Hofmann School, there is the Hofmann Restaurant, Hofmann’s Taverna, Terraza La Seca and
The chef of the Spanish restaurant Coque explores the possibilities of Maldon salt in desserts such as mousse that go well with chocolate, mint and violet.
With the series Funky Brownies, Van Beurden demosntrates her capacity of exploring new paths which take classic pastry to a more youthful, colorful and casual level without renouncing even a milligram of gourmand pleasure or intensity of flavors.
Undoubtedly, the main advantage of this dough and of this recipe in general is its versatility, as the onion can easily be
replaced by many other ingredients such as chocolate chunks, freeze-dried strawberries, nuts… Besides, this dough can be frozen either before or after being baked.
The champion of World Chocolate Masters 2009 quit Grand Hyatt Tokyo and open his own pastry shop back in Kobe, where he was born and raised. Against all odds, his annual sales reached to one hundred million yen.
Lemon, olive oil, berries, vanilla cream, and white chocolate, this log goes between soft refreshing touches and a soft red shade of desire, a good holiday hue. We take a close look at Xavier Séjournant’s patisserie.
A pinch od madness and a high dose of good sense. So is the modern pastry of the executive pastry Chef at the three-starred Relais & Châteaux La Vie. A good example: a blown sugar doughnut filled with carrot ice cream.
This chef is of the opinion that absolute freedom is not always the best fertilizer for a good result. This is why he likes to focus on combinations and proposals that have long worked and offer new versions and adaptations, such as Noir (so good #14), come from the Afternoon Tea service and originally was an éclair with a delicious blackberry jam as its filling.
We take a closer look at a juicy raspberry and rose jelly extracted from this ring-shaped cake, a tribute to Pierre Hermé’s famous Ispahan . William Curley is one of the chef collaborators in So Good # 14.
A sweet version of the classic hamburger, based on the adaptation of a traditional specialty such as the savarin. Although the traditional dessert has very high sugar content due to syrup and toasted egg yolk, we have reduced the sweetness
In so good #13, Jordi Bordas demonstrate again that the B•Concept method expands the creative possibilities of patisserie with the aim of achieving creations which are better adapted to current consumer demands, regarding an appropriate adjustment in the amount of fat and caloric intake; and all this without sacrificing maximum flavor.
What about chocolate? ‘The truth is that almost everything is invented… The major unresolved issue is bringing the culture of chocolate to the public. This way we would have more demanding customers forcing us to evolve and improve.”, Miquel Guarro answers. He shares his creativity in So Good #13
During the years that Christian Hümbs worked as a pastry chef at the restaurant Le Mer, accepted a challenge: make a dessert menu. Aroma-Menu 2013 constructs the desserts on three pillars – acid, sweet and a linking element.
Antony Prunet: “If there are still paths to explore?, I think there is no better path than to love this business, be passionate, sweet, be curious, love fine products and work really hard to get the best result every time.”
Chocolate balls, as well as being highly suitable as Christmas treats, are ideal for making desserts that contain different elements. This is exactly what Michel Willaume set out to demonstrate in a work that blends the flavours of pistaccio, cherry and chocolate.
Claire Damon, the French pastry chef, from Des Gâteaux et Du Pain (Paris) serves up her own homage to the strawberry in so good.. magazine #12. Her creation is fresh, natural and colourful and the strawberry is present in four variations: compote, clafoutis, crémeaux and bavarois. It is a spectacular work and you will find it in so good… magazine #12, next to two other very special creations.
“You can never beat the classics”, John Kraus says, “Paris Brest, Tart Tatin, Millefeuille, Brioche Polonaise, Lemon Tart: that is the beauty of pastry.” With this simple but brilliantly executed philosophy, we welcome him to the pages of SG#11, where he offers us his most recent creations, as elegant and inimitable as this Lemon Tart.
“For me the most important factor in creating new products is to first analyze why a product can be a hit or not.” Eric Bertoia shared with us (So Good..#4) this outstanding plated dessert served at Daniel Bouloud’s from New York. From jellying the cranberries to showing how a milk meringue can be made, nothing is missing of his detailed explanation.
Miguel Sierra participated in the “Crème Caramel” challenge in So Good.. #10 with this innovative recipe. As the egg is the key protagonist in this ubiquitous dessert, the pastry chef from Asturias decided to focus on one of the main foods in the feeding of the hen – corn – to reform the recipe with an original blend of flavours and presentation.
Guillaume Mabilleau, MOF patissier and owner of Nuances Gourmandes, showed Féérie Ivoire recipe at So Good.. Magazine #9, a Lemon sponge cake, cassis and raspberry compote, vainilla mousse and ivoire glossy glaze.
There is no or very little use in winning a prestigious competition if then one does not have the will and resolution to face the day-by-day challenge. This is not the case of the Dutch chef Frank Haasnoot, brilliant winner of the latest World Chocolate Masters edition, who has not ceased to grow professionally after obtaining the title.
The Roca brothers are in fashion. Their know-how and tenacity have led them to the very top, a well-deserved success which the youngest of the brothers –Jordi Roca, responsible for the desserts station at ‘El Celler’- has decisively contributed to. From so good.. magazine, we would like to congratulate him and celebrate by ‘savoring’ one of his most refreshing desserts from his latest creative phase, published in So Good #7.
Few things can fill us with as much satisfaction as realizing that the fruits we planted in the heart of this magazine one day –even in its literal meaning, as it was the case of the article on Josep Maria Rodríguez’s La Pastisseria and his cherry (cirera) [so good..magazine #8] – suddenly bloom in the hands of somebody else who took it as a source of inspiration and a challenge to improve their own skills.
Now that autumn has arrived, the Belgian chef Jean-Philippe Darcis is preparing his latest macaroon collection to be sold at his stores all over the world. This year, the highlight is a macaroon inspired by the popular Petit Beurre cookie, which the firm Lu now owns. Years ago, its popularity first crossed the French borders and quickly spread worldwide thanks to a simple recipe based on butter, flour, sugar and milk.
In the spring, the tastiest and most delicate varieties of beet are obtained. That very delicate taste is the same that one can find in this singular dessert by Jordi Roca, pastry chef at Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain), included in so good.. magazine #4.
Éclairs still rule. More and more, an increasing number of pastry chefs design and present collections based on this classic elaboration. Here we revive Michel Willaume’s floral variety of éclairs, published in So Good.. magazine #2. Raspberry éclair with rose
Only a few things are needed to give ice cream a new appearance. A basic procedure typical from the chocolate technique is enough to be able to make the format evolve easily towards anything we can imagine. Wrapping a grapefruit and jasmine sorbet scoop in a white chocolate spherical lattice is a funny, surprising, even ground-breaking way to eat it.
In the previous post we showed the Nouba bonbon presented by Marco Cossio at the US Pastry Competition. Now we bring you his Alegria entremet recipe. Enjoy it.
The famous Rio Carnival is coming up soon (March 5th – 8th), we take the opportunity to show a recipe by Flavio Federico. He is one of the most refined and renowned chefs in Brazil and presents us these fantastic Caipirinha Macarons. Sweet Carnival!
Well-known French pastry chef Michel Willaume, winner of the World’s Pastry Championship alongside the US team in 2001, is the author of this ‘turrón’ – so appropriate now that Christmas is coming. Unlike Montelimar’s famous variety, Willaume’s nougat contains a balanced proportion of almonds and pistachios.
It is time for chestnuts. A good way of conserving this fruit so that it may be consumed year round is by transforming it into preserves. Ramon Morató, well-known master chocolatier, has undergone a profound study on the creation of artisanal preserves which is presented here and now. And as an example, a very appropriate jam for this season is chestnut and anise preserves.