After impressing us with her rose window cake and her Renaissance cake, Nina Métayer returns with a magnificent 2022 Epiphany Cake. Called Casse-Noisette – French for Nutcracker – this cake is a nod to the famous ballet created by Tchaikovsky. Light, subtle, the happiness to meet again, here is what this pastry embodies for Nina.
This cake is a whole symbol in these difficult times and one wants to share, touch and meet together. Like for the past two years, Alexia Lepelletier hides behind the crunchy hazelnut lace topping the cake. Of course, a beautiful hazelnut beautifies the middle of the famous pastry surrounded by people holding hands, dancing in a cricle.
For this famous Epiphany cake, Nina Métayer used almond cream mixed to hazelnut praline and whole hazelnut frangipane. For the puff pastry, she used DPO Charentes-Poitou butter, the butter from her childhood enabling a nice crumb. This is here an inverted puff pastry made in three double turns. The dough is made of T80 einkorn wheat flour, a rustic flour low in gluten and high in fibers that has the distinctive feature to absorb humidity and give this cake a nice softness up to three days and a very crumbly pastry as Nina likes it.
And to get it, you will have to go on line. And the cake will be soon on sale in Paris and its inner suburbs and even premiere to the newsletters subscribers. It is also available at her Printemps du Goût store.
Allow €34 the cake, in limited edition, please note pre-ordering is highly recommended.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 1 December 2021
Printemps du Goût
64 Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris 9
Métro Chaussée d'Antin - Lafayette (lignes 7 et 9), Havre Caumartin (lignes 3 et 9), Auber (RER A), Haussmann - Saint-Lazare (RER E)
hors frais de livraison: €29