Francois Payard’s Chocolate Pecan Tart

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally the day I bake for the holiday dessert table. The aroma wafting through the kitchen is intoxicating and keeping all foods intact for guests arriving Thursday, is a bit of a chore with two teenagers in the house. Pies, small decorative cookies and cakes are dessert menu staples, and this year Pecan… Read More Francois Payard’s Chocolate Pecan Tart

Chef Francois Payard’s Chocolate Brioche Pain Perdu “Decadent French Toast”

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we have a spectacular creation for you to whip up for mom. James Beard Award winning pastry chef, Francois Payard’s world-famous Chocolate Brioche Pain Perdu or “Decadent French Toast”. This sinful masterpiece is a counterpoint to American-style French Toast, and Payard’s version is more of a sandwich with a chocolate chip filling, topped with… Read More Chef Francois Payard’s Chocolate Brioche Pain Perdu “Decadent French Toast”