French Pastries Porn

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When it comes to French food, I have simple tastes. I don’t crave fancy foods. I’m happy with bread, cheese, quiches (savoury pies), viennoiseries such as pains aux raisins or chaussons aux pommes (apple turnovers) or simple pastries such as flans.

Nantes has several famous and fancy pâtissiers, such as Debotté or Carli. Their shops are fascinating, with elaborated colourful pastries on display. Frankly, I think sticking a spoon into these art pieces is a crime. Sure, the mousse might be delicious and the chocolate coating is probably just sweet enough… but can you imagine the tedious work involved in each pastry?

I already find bakers are masochists. I mean, they wake up at dawn to bake loafs and loafs of bread, roll croissants into perfect half-moons and stick chocolate into sweet breads—and they do it every single morning, all over again. But pastry chefs take masochism to a whole different level, crafting these fancy yet ephemeral treats.

These days, Mark has a chocolate-smeared face on half of the pictures  because he discovered les boulangeries and loves his daily treat. Like every French kid, he unfolds the dough of his pain au chocolat to eat the chocolate first and he complains loudly if I buy something without a sweet filling. A piece of brioche without chocolate chips? Quelle horreur!

You can see the com­plete set of pic­tures taken in France on Flickr.

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

French Pastries

Oriental Pastries

Oriental Pastries

Oriental Pastries

Oriental Pastries

Oriental Pastries

Oriental Pastries

Macarons

Macarons

Croissants aux Amandes and Brioche

Croissants aux Amandes and Brioche

Pains au Chocolat

Pains au Chocolat

Brioches

Brioches

Pains au Chocolat Cooking

Pains au Chocolat About to be Baked

French Pastries

French Pastries

Mark and his Treats

Mark and his Treats

Mark and his Treats

Mark and his Treats

Mark and his Treats

Mark and his Treats

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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.

18 Comments

  1. J’adore la France pour ça, les pâtisseries 🙂 Qu’est-ce que c’est beau et en plus c’est très bon!! à Ottawa avec notre boulangerie-Patisserie de provence au Byward Market on est proches mais pas exactement là… j’en bave rien qu’à y penser… #dentsucree

    • J’aime pas le Moulin de provence… je trouve le service vraiment désagréable et les prix trop élevés pour la qualité. Ou je suis difficile…? Je préfère Planet Coffee!

  2. Your post just gave me a craving for something sweet! Lately, it’s been so so hard not to buy a dessert with strawberries on it. I adore the fruit so much!

  3. I should steer away my boyfriend from French bakeries, then. He is such a foodie that all he wanted to do while we were in Tuscany last March was eat!

  4. Martin Penwald on

    Mmmmh.

    C´est quoi le truc jaune avec une framboise et un morceau de citron au-dessus ? j´en prendrais 2.

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