Bernachon Palet D’or Gâteau

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in

Rose's Heavenly Cakes

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 2009

  • About

When I went to Lyon to translate and revise the renowned chocolatier Bernachon’s book La Passion de Chocolat, my favorite treat in the entire shop were the palets d’or. They consisted of ganache centers made slightly tangy with crème fraîche instead of the usual heavy cream, and mellowed with a little butter. Each little palet, or “coin,” was enrobed in a hair-thin shell of dark chocolate that was coated with flecks of real gold leaf. I