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PETIT FOUR

  1. 1. BY: ORPILLA
  2. 2. PETIT FOURS HISTORY DEFINITION SEC GLACE SALE
  3. 3. History of Petit Fours Petit four originated in France. When translated, the name means, “little oven” or “small oven”. Petit fours were traditionally made in a smaller oven next to the main oven. The cakes were 1st made during the 18th century when French bakers would put them in the oven after baking bread, while the oven was cooling from high temperature.
  4. 4. Definition of Petit fours Are tiny cookies served at the end of a meal usually with a cup of tea/coffee. Is a small confectionery or savory appetizer. These after dinner delights extend now to include small fancy, cookies, tiny tarts and confectionery, such as chocolate coated fruits, marzipan sweets and nut confections
  5. 5. 1.Petit fours Sec (dry) Are created with cookies rather than cake. The tradionally type of cookie used is shortbread, which is a crisp, buttery cookie. Petit four sec can also be created using butter or sugar cookies. Examples: Meringues, Macaroons, Marshmallow, Short bread, Palmiers, Tuiles, Langues de chat, Butter biscuit, Sables, Financiers.
  6. 6. 2. Petit fours Glace (glazed)  is the most common type of petit fours that you will find within the United States. These small pastries are made from sponge cake or pound cake with layers of chocolate, fruit or buttercream in the center. Examples: Miniature éclairs, Miniature cakes, Tartlets, Cream Puffs
  7. 7. 3. Petit fours Sale (salted)  these are savory bites that usually accompany a glass of wine or champagne. These are likely to appear at the beginning of a meal and are perfect to nibble on while you wait for the main affair. Examples: Cheese straws, Miniature croissants, Miniature quiches, Cheese biscuits, Savoury tartlets, Puff pastry pinwheels, Mini pizzas

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