La Pistacheraie.com is a cookbook blog about pastries and other delicacies.
Freshly opened (late November 2012), this website aims to de-mystify some of the French pastry classics like the Fraisier (strawberry cake sandwiched between strawberry syrup-infused-sponge cake), tarte au citron (lemon tart) or Paris-Brest (cream puff pastries stuffed with hazelnut cream and toasted nuts). I also happen to be fond of croissants and other treats that may be difficult to find outside France. Living in Brussels, I have been experiencing this hunt for sweet treats long enough to start baking my own. I like surprising cake designs, new or recycled ideas to combine flavors and textures, actually I do like pretty much everything but fresh cheese. Therefore, you will definitely find here all kinds of recipes here, some classical, some creative, some sweet, some salty dishes.
« I can’t stand people who do not take food seriously. »
As a « pâtissier amateur », I have often been quite frustrated about some of the recipes available on the internet. Not enough pictures, not detailed enough recipe, hidden tips & how-tos…
That is why La pistacheraie’s recipes aim to be as comprehensive as possible with many steps pictures. Feel free to ask for more explanations or a couple of extra pictures if need be. I will be glad to share cooking experiences with you readers. Later on, further details on the tools and ingredients used will be available on the Materiel page.
French cuisine being…French, most of the recipes here are written in French. Gourmet are all over the world though, and I will post most of the recipes in English on this page.
Of course, recipes written in English might be published a bit later than their French counterparts.
Bon appétit !