It's Mignardise Friday!
This little thing is no bigger than two thumbs!
After recently declaring my love for making mignardise, and because now I have all the necessary equipments (lots of diddly little tartlette pans), I couldn't resist the opportunity to take part in Cooksister's edition of Sugar High Friday: subject "Little Bites of Delight". Trouble is - they take so long to make, I am left with little time to write about them.
Today marks the end of the fourth week at my new job and I thought it was about time my new colleagues recognized their extra-curricular duties as my culinary guinea-pigs. So these little beauties are for them. It's a Pâte Sucrée crust taken from Pierre Hermé's recipe in The Cook's Book, filled with a dark chocolate mousse from Anita at Dessert First and topped with a shard of homemade almond praline.
Where possible I used local ingredients:
Eggs by Marin Sun Farms
Almonds by Alfieri
62% Chocolate by Scharffenberger
Butter by Straus
Creme Fraiche by Cowgirl