The Paris Brest and the St Honoré are among the classics when it comes to French pastries. Emma's been making them in miniature since she was a young girl (and eating the real ones for just as long!)
When I moved to France, I fell in love with the Paris Brest and it's still my go-to thing when faced with display counters chock-full of colourful pastries of all shapes and sizes and too little time to choose. In a world of uncertainty, disappointments and very expensive pastries, I can always be pretty sure that wherever I buy them, a Paris Brest will not disappoint!
Anyway...we're about to make some more mini versions of these pastries for the SIMP as we're down to the last ones. So we've listed these last ones on Etsy at a reduced price for those who still haven't added these pieces to your miniature pastry collections (...and why not?!)
Miniature Paris Brest pastries
(in our Etsy store)
As a side note, this is one of those occasions when a miniature really benefits from being seen close up. Check out the first picture of the Paris Brest at the top of this post full size and tell me that it couldn't be a real one...
Liquorice allsorts is one of those culinary creations that started accidentally when a tray of candy samples about to be shown to a client was dropped. Hastily and haphazardly re-arranged by the clumsy employee, the client was intrigued by the new creations. The Bassett company quickly put these candies into production.
That was in 1899 and ever since, they have been a part of every British kids' childhood as well as being popular in many other countries.
They look great when they're all mixed up and so when we made some miniature ones for our Etsy store, we decided that rather than putting them in a packet, the best way to see these colourful treats would be in a beautiful glass jar.