The documentary “Kings of Pastry” is making a big impression on the culinary world. The film follows 16 French chefs who are competing to be named Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. The film will be shown Halloween weekend at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
The Herald Scotland said about the documentary, “Forget Master Chef, this is the culinary ‘Hurt Locker.’”
Marie LeNôtre’s father-in-law is was Gaston Le Notre, one of the most famous pastry chefs in France. Some people say the chef in ‘Ratatouille’ was patterned after Gaston LeNôtre.
For more information about food, wine and dining in Houston, listen to Cleverley’s radio show Saturdays at Noon on Talk KIKK-650 AM. (By the way, she gives out free restaurant gift certificates on every radio show!)
French Style Halloween Cookies
1 ” round cookie cutter
3.5 ” cookie cutter
1. Make batches of the same chocolate dough and ganache used for the tart above.
2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place a rack in the middle of the oven.
3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out about 1/6 – 1/8 inch thick.
4. Cut out round disks using a 3.5 inch diameter cookie cutter.
5. Use a 1 inch diameter cookie cutter to cut out the eyes from each round.
6. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and place cookie dough onto paper.
7. Bake at 350F for 15 to 18 minutes. Let cookies cool completely.
8. Spread some of the ganache between 2 cookies. If desired, use colored icing for decoration.