This past week, I had an order of 4 dozens petit fours. FUN, fun, fun….
After reviewing the order and the details of what the lady ordered, I realized that what I had in mind was different that what she wanted. I thought that she wanted various mignardises such as small eclairs, macarons, tartlets…Easy;-)
See a petit four (plural: petits fours), as explained by Wikepedia, ” is a small confectionery generally eaten at the end of a meal (e.g., with coffee) or served as part of dessert. The name is from the French petit four“small oven”.
There are three different categories of petits fours:
- Petits fours secs (sec meaning “dry”) include a variety of small desserts, such as special dainty biscuits, baked meringues, macarons, and puff pastries.
- Petits fours glacés (glacé meaning “iced”) are iced or decorated in some way, such as tiny cakes covered in fondant or glacé icing, small éclairs, and tartlets. In a French patisserie, assorted small desserts are usually called mignardises, while hard, buttery biscuits are called petit fours.
- There are also petits fours salés (salé meaning “salted” or “savoury”), which are bite-sized salted appetizers usually served as part of cocktail parties or buffets.”
When in fact I was expected to make Glazed Mini Cakes. Fun too! but a lot harder to make.
I chose to make almond flavored petits fours with a raspberry filling and an almond flavored sugar glazed. Yum!!! I think they turned out okay, what do you think?
They must have been good too, because none were left and two women almost fought to get the last one;-).
Anyway, if you are looking for yummy petit fours, think of me (864-494-4494). I will need a few days of notice before they are due. Because they require lots of time and patience.
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!