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Easiest 10 French Pastry Recipes - Easy French Desserts


France, a country that is full of great and famous things, Gourmet food, Famous artists and actors, Fromage, Football, Horse racing and the most important thing for us Desserts or as they are called Pastries in the French cuisine.

So I'm taking today's post to share my easiest 10 French pastry recipes with you so everyone can know more about the desserts or the pastries in the French cuisine and why not prepare their own homemade French pastries.

Easiest 10 French Pastry Recipes - Easy French Desserts

1. Chocolate Mousse

When it comes to French pastries you just can't exclude the Chocolate Mousse, it is one of easiest french desserts and even for all the world that's why it's in our Top 25 Easy Dessert Recipes With Few Ingredients list and the number one here , and here I'm going to give another different way to make it.

Ingredients :
-200g dark chocolate
-50g powdered sugar
-125g butter
-5 eggs
-1 pinch of salt
-1 teaspoon of milk

How To Prepare / Method
First simmer the chocolate to a melt with a teaspoon of milk, Then add the sugar, butter, egg yolks and the salt into the mixture.

Then beat the egg whites until very stiff.
Next and progressively pour them into the chocolate as you stir from the bottom to the surface of the bowl.

Finally, leave in the fridge for at least 4 hrs.

Chocolate-Mousse recipe

2. Gougères

Called also "choux au Fromage", a baked savory choux pastry mainly made of choux dough and cheese.

How To Prepare / Method
First put 25cl of water, 100g of butter, salt and pepper, in a pan (on medium heat) and when it boils add 150g of flour And mix well.

Next and out of the stove add 4 eggs separately and mix energetically between each one, Then add 150g of grated cheese and mix.

Now make small balls of the mix on a parchment paper.
Finally, bake in a preheated oven 350°F for about 25 mins.


3. French Pastry Cookies

Including French Pastry Cookies in the list of easiest french pastry recipes can be a mistake because I think the word easiest can be sometimes hard, what I mean is French Pastry Cookies are easier than easy that anyone can make them with closed eyes.

Ingredients :
-1 cup softened butter
-1/3 cup whipping cream
-2 cups flour

How To Prepare / Method
First mix together butter and whipping cream, Then add flour, after that mix by hand then chill for several hours(or overnight).

Then Heat oven to 375 degrees And roll (1/4 inch thick) on floured board and cut out with a small cutter.

Now dip cookies into granulated sugar and place onto ungreased cookie sheet.
With fork Prick each cookie (3 x each) And bake for 7 to 10 mins(or until puffy).
Finally Remove from cookie sheet immediately.

For Icing you need (1tsp vanilla - 1/4cup soft butter - 3/4cup powdered sugar - 1 egg yolk)
Mix all those icing ingredients together And Spread icing on one cookie and sandwich together.

4. Cinnamon Palmiers

A Palmier is a pastry that covers a palm leaf shape, it is mainly made from puff pastry, Mexicans call it orejas and it means ears because it is formed like an elephant ear.

Ingredients :
-1 package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets / 2 sheets
-1 tablespoon water
-6 tablespoons sugar
-1 egg
-1 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate pieces

How To Prepare / Method
First Thaw the pastry sheets at room temperature for 40 mins until they are easy to handle, Then heat the oven to 400 degrees And lightly grease 2 baking sheets Then and with a fork stir the egg and water in small bowl.

After that unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface And roll the sheet (into a 16 x 10-inch rectangle), Then Brush with egg mixture.

Now sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar, fold pastry toward center starting at the short sides (leaving a 1/4 inch space in the center). 

Brush with egg mixture and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, after that fold one side over the other (making a 4 layer rectangle) and Repeat the process with remaining pastry sheet.
Ok Now cut each rectangle into 12 (3/4 inch) slices and place cut side down 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets, brush the tops with egg mixture.

bake for 12 mins (or until golden) and then remove from the baking sheets and cool on a wire rack.
Finally, dip half of each palmier into chocolate And place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets Then refrigerate until chocolate is set.


5. Macarons

A Macaron is a meringue-based dessert or a sweet that is mainly made of icing sugar, granulated sugar, egg white, almond with food coloring, it is a French dessert but it is also so popular in the whole Europe.

Ingredients :
-1/4cup almond meal
-3/4cup powdered sugar
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-4 large egg whites
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1/4 teaspoon almond extract
-For the filling, you can use strained jam (or any other fillings)

How To Prepare / Method
First and over a large bowl whisk together almond meal and powdered sugar and sift, Then beat egg whites until frothy, 1 to 2 mins, Next and slowly add granulated sugar and almond extract, beat until medium shiny peaks, about 3 to 5 mins.

After that fold egg whites into almond mixture until combined and mix vigorously with spatula until the mixture sinks easily into a smooth mass and has the consistency of honey Then transfer mixture to a pastry bag and cut off a half (1/2) inch off tip Then pipe one (1) inch rounds about 1 inch apart on parchment lined sheets.

Now let dry for 30 mins (to 1.5 hours) until tops are dry and firm, after preheating oven to 350 degrees and bake one (1) sheet at a time for about 14 mins (rotating once), then and before filling and sandwiching together, you need to let it cool completely on wire racks.


6. Dessert Crepes

A crepe is a pancake, mainly made from buckwheat or wheat flour and the word crepe is a French word that means curled.

Ingredients :
-4 lightly beaten eggs
-1/3 cup milk
-2 melted tablespoons butter
-1 cup flour
-2 tablespoons white sugar
-1/2 teaspoon salt

How To Prepare / Method
First whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, flour sugar and salt in large bowl until smooth.
Over medium heat, Heat a medium sized crepe pan (or skillet), Then grease pan with a small amount of butter (you can use oil too) applied with a paper towel (or a brush).

Spoon about 3 tablespoons crepe batter into hot pan using a serving spoon or small ladle, and to make sure that bottom surface is evenly coated tilt the pan, then cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 mins (on each side), or until golden brown.

Finally Serve immediately (Serves 8).


7. Cherry Custard Pudding

Custard has always played an important part in the French desserts cuisine, it's mainly made of eggs, milk thickened by heat.

Ingredients :
-800g of washed and removed stalks ripe red or black cherries
-100g flour
-180g superfine sugar (Caster sugar)
-3 eggs
-a pinch of salt
-1 tablespoon kirsch
-700ml milk
-2 tablespoons of icing sugar
-butter (for greasing)

How To Prepare / Method
First, preheat oven 180 degrees (5 ovens) And sieve the flour with a pinch of salt into a large bowl.
Stir in sugar Then work in the eggs one (1) at a time, with a wooden spoon beat them well.
Now and slowly trickle in the milk and stirring well to prevent lumps forming Then flavor with the kirsch.

After that arrange the cherries in a large gratin dish after buttering it And cover with the batter and bake for 40 to 45 mins until set and golden.
Finally let cool for a while and sprinkle icing sugar (for garnish) before serving.

8. French Pear Flan

Flan is a kind of pastries that contains savory fillings or sweets, in most cases it covers a rounded shape.

Ingredients :
-2 pears
-2 tablespoons butter, softened
-3/4cup whipping cream
-2 eggs
-1/2cup sugar
-3/4cup milk
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How To Prepare / Method
First Preheat the oven to 300 degrees, Then and lightly grease an 8-inch flan dish.
Then peel the pears, cut them into halves and remove seeds and cut them into 1/4 inch slices.
In a saucepan place the sliced pears with the butter and sauté over a low heat for 5 mins with turning once.

At the same time mix together the eggs, milk, sugar, whipping cream and cinnamon in a mixing bowl, Then drain the pears and arrange in the greased flan case.
Finally and over the top of the pears pour the egg mixture and bake for about 40 mins (or until set) and serve warm.


9. French Apple Dessert

French Apple Dessert is my greatest over all other French pastry recipes, not because it is just easy to make but for other personal purposes (i love Apple, I love it so much).

Ingredients :
-4 cups of peeled & diced apples
-2 cups of sugar
-2tsp cinnamon
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup salad oil
-2 cups unsifted flour
-1/2 cup chopped nuts
-1tsp salt
-2tsp soda

How To Prepare / Method
In mixing bowl place the apples Then break eggs over apples and stir well, After that mix sugar and cinnamon and add to apples with nuts and salad oil and mix.

Next is to sift together the flour, salt and soda Then add to the first mixture and beat well.
In a greased and floured (9 x 13 inch) baking pan put the mixture and Bake in 350 degrees oven for 45 mins.

Finally cut into squares and serve with Caramel Sauce (makes 12 servings).


10. Creme Anglaise

Creme Anglaise is a sweet custard that can be used as a pastry, it is so simple to prepare that freezing vanilla ice cream would do the trick.

How To Prepare / Method
First you need to get a few pints of vanilla ice cream and let it melt a room temperature (until it gets like a sauce but not too warm, still kinda cool).

Then and in the bottom of a bowl put some sauce and top with fruit (for instance raspberries, you can also use a slice of pound cake).