From A la Mère de Famille for Easter 2014: “Hélène la Mère Poule” and her chocolate chicks.
A creation of head chef Julien Merceron, this playful chocolate hen is available in either dark chocolate (68%) or milk chocolate (36%) .
The entirely edible 20cm-tall sculpture is filled with miniature eggs and chocolate “fritures,” or tiny fish. Total weight: 900 grams.
Readers of this blog will be interested to know that the English edition of Julien Merceron’s new book A la Mere de Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian Confectioner has now been released. It can be ordered from Amazon U.S., UK , CA and FR.
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