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  • n. A cake or dessert consisting of two puff pastry rounds enclosing frangipane and often fruit


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From the French commune of Pithiviers


  • My pithivier from yesterday didn't look great--the aforementioned hacking kind of screwed it up--and my puff pastry didn't puff as much as I would have liked.


  • Anyway, the pithivier, for those of you who don't remember, is puff pastry with almond pastry cream in the center; this time I managed to not hack all the way through the pastry, so the filling stayed put.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • This pithivier came out much better--I thought it was a little lopsided, but the chef said it looked good even though he laughed when I lamented that it was ugly in a whole different way from the last one and wondered if I'm too hard on myself.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • But they range from creme brulee to pears poached in red wine with an almond pithivier, and all cost $6-$7.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • Main was: Rump of wild venison, mushroom pithivier, creamed cabbage, pickled walnuts and raisins, sauce grand veneur

    Damien Mulley

  • during which I made another pithivier, because I made such hash out of the last one.

    How Is It?

  • made a pithivier with some of the puff pastry (which was cool--I've never made puff pastry before--though we won't know how it turns out until we bake them tomorrow),, which involves sandwiching almond pastry cream between two layers of puff pastry made apple turnovers with the rest of the puff pastry, except for the scraps, out of which we'll eventually make elephant ears (we'll bake these tomorrow, too, I think)

    Is that a wall there in front of me?


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