LE GÂTEAU NAPOLÉON

Made up of orange-flavoured puff pastry, topped with vanilla-infused cream and coated in caramel flakes, this decadent pud was reportedly whipped up in tribute to Napoleon during the 1812 Russian campaign.

Where to eat it: Café Pouchkine, Paris

Le Gâteau Napoléon
Le Gâteau Napoléon

LE BOSTOCK AUX AMANDES

A nutty twist on pain perdu (French toast), this moreish pastry appeared in the 1930s. Its brioche mousseline is soaked in orange-blossom water and almond syrup, then filled with almond cream and dusted with flaked almonds.

Where to eat it: Lenôtre, Paris

Le Bostock aux Amandes
Le Bostock aux Amandes

LE PAVÉ DE MONTMARTRE

Rescued from oblivion by pastry chef Arnaud Larher, this beribboned ‘cobblestone’ is sure to rock your world. The calorie-laden almond cake is wrapped in marzipan and lightly baked, giving it a mouthwatering golden sheen.

Where to eat it: Arnaud Larher, Paris

Le Pavé de Montmartre
Le Pavé de Montmartre

First printed in our sister publication France Today

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