This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi happened to be a perfect fit with the rest of my baking projects (finalising the last few recipes for my book!). Dorie calls a Pithiviers (named after a city in the north of France) one of the “great, forgotten pastries of France, nudged out of the spotlight by its next of kin, the Galette des Rois.” While a Galette des Rois is simply puff pastry filled with frangipane (almond cream, sometimes mixed with crème pâtissière), a Pithiviers adds a touch of prune jam to the filling (there’s also no “fève” hidden in the Pithiviers filling).
I happened to have a tiny bit of puff pastry on hand as well as some frangipane from my own adventures in Galette des Rois for the book the weekend I was making this so I used those. No prune jam on hand and no time to buy prunes to make it so I used a little wild blueberry jam that I had on hand (sorry Dorie!). And, guess what? I minified this and made two tiny (10cm/ 4-inch) Pithiviers.
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Pithiviers here or on p 99 of Baking Chez Moi.
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