Welcome back! Here at the European Bakery, we are all about delivering to you the tastiest morsels. On our menu alone we have over 60 kinds of pastries and cakes, and it occurred that maybe anyone looking over it might be overwhelming! So this time on the blog we thought we would give you the low down on just what some of these options are.
The Napoleon, or mille-feuille, has been around since at least the 16th century, though the ingredients have changed from jams and marmalades to cream the compositions is traditionally the same. Three layers of puff pastry and two layers of crème pâtissière. On top is sprinkled powdered sugar or glazed with icing.
A Hungarian sponge cake invented by Jozsef Dobos. Dobos made the cake in 1885 at the National General Exhibition of Budapest. The sponge cake is five layers of sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel.
Now, this is a dessert you’ve likely heard of. Tiramisu means ‘pick me up, ’ and this coffee flavored custard will do just that. It is made up of ladyfingers (sponge biscuits shaped like a finger, roughly) dipped into coffee, layered (man isn’t everything!) with a mix of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone and cocoa flavoring. This is the youngest cake mentioned; it’s invention is traced back to the 1960s.
All of these cakes and dozens of more varieties of the pastries can be found in our bakery. From Day and Night pastries (layers of vanilla and chocolate) or diplomat crème (a variation on the classic French crème pâtissière) or red velvet cake we covered back in February, we have hundreds of possible combinations to sate your sweet-too4th, and our expert pastry chefs can tell you all about he available flavors. Until next time!