François Payard

François Payard, of Manhattan's Payard Patisserie & Bistro, layers chewy coconut cake with silky chocolate ganache. The beauty of the recipe is its simplicity: It has only six ingredients. Beautiful Desserts
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Gnocchi in Broth with Phyllo
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After moving to New York from France in the early 1990s. François Payard became executive pastry chef at Manhattan's Le Bernadin, then at Daniel. He opened Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro in 1997. At the restaurant, Payard's executive chef, Philippe Bertineau, prepares individual servings of this gnocchi in small porcelain crocks or copper pans. For the phyllo crust, he quarters the layered dough (Step 1) and tops the dishes with it; as the phyllo bakes, it molds to the sides of the crocks. Plus: Pasta Recipes and Tips
New York pastry chef François Payard's divinely gooey chocolate cookies are flourless, which makes them ideal for Passover baking. More Cookie Recipes