Gâteau Saint-Honoré a Cake for Bakers
Somehow, to call this gâteau a cake does not seem quite right. It is a masterpiece of layers; buttery puff pastry, sweet vanilla cream and thick clouds of heavy whipped cream. David explains in his Cocoa & Lavender post that Saint Honoré was the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs.
To make Gâteau Saint-Honoré requires time and patience, it is a perfect “Sunday Project” or rainy day work of art. Each layer of the cake requires careful preparation resulting in a cake fit to honour a saint. David’s recipe is below, but make sure to pop over to Cocoa & Lavender for the step by step photos.