This Pastry Cream and Fresh Fruit Tart from Miette bakery in San Francisco is a dessert that will serve you well throughout many summers worth of fruits. The basic formula for this fruit topped tart begins with a rich Pâte Sucrée, a buttery pastry that lies somewhere in between pie crust and shortbread. Pressed into a fluted tart pan, the pâte sucrée is baked, cooled, and spread with custardy vanilla Pastry Cream, chilled again and finished with whichever summer fruit you please.
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Piled high with blueberries, layered with sliced nectarines or dotted with fresh figs, this Pastry Cream and Fresh Fruit Tart is delicious with any summer fruit.
This Old-Fashioned Cake from Miette is really what the bakery is all about, sweet and simple cakes presented in an understated but really beautiful way. The combines two of owner Meg Ray's most versatile recipes from her cookbook, a moist, fudgy Double Chocolate Cake and marshmallowy Boiled Icing, topped with what else but a single maraschino cherry.
Just right for birthdays or other special occasions, this Old-Fashioned Cake is a perfect balance of moist bittersweet chocolate cake and marshmallowy icing.
It's pretty safe to assume that most of us have had an éclair or two at some point in our lives, whether it was at a Parisian pâtisserie or at a corner bakery. But how many of you have attempted to make a batch of these chocolate topped, cream filled pastries at home?
If you haven't yet experienced the joy that is a Chocolate Pot de Crème it could best be described as the best chocolate pudding you've never had. Thick, rich, and smooth with complex smokey chocolate flavor—it's worth the bit of extra effort it requires.
If you're short on ramekins these Chocolate Pots de Crème can be baked in Mason jars.
Decorated in pastel shades of pink and green, with shelves lined with candy jars and cake stands, there is nothing about San Francisco's Miette that isn't charming. Owner Meg Ray's newly released cookbook brings the bakery's magical treats into your home kitchen.