We first encountered French Made Baking at the Vancouver Baker’s Market late last year. Initially selling their creations at markets and through their website, French couple David & Catherine opened an official bakery on Kingsway near Main Street at the beginning of this year.
We were inviting to French Made Baking’s media event and had the chance to sample a multitude of delectable baked goods. From tarts, cakes, cookies, and croissants to one of our favourites, French macarons. All items we tasted were beautifully authentic and delicious. Here are a few of the highlights of the evening:
Chocolate & Fleur De Sel Sablés – originating in Caen, in the French province of Normandy, sablés are round shortbread biscuits. The term sable (meaning “sand” in French) relates to the soft, crumbly texture and traditionally golden colour of these tasty and delicate cookies.
Cheese Gougères – the savoury version of the sweet, bite size viennoiserie chouquettes. These fantastic gougères were one of our favourites of the media event as they were served still warm from the oven and were so light and delicate.
Tiers of Canelés de Bordeaux and Madeleines next to a beautiful French Macaron tower on display.
Love macarons? Sign up for French Made Baking’s popular macaron classes! Limited spots are still available for May and June classes (more info here).
Like what you see but are gluten-intolerant? Not to worry, this scrumptious French bakery provides gluten-free options.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? They offer great daily beverage and pastry combinations. Drinks include espresso, brewed coffee, French/Russian Kusmi tea, and homemade (at limited times) hot chocolate:
- Café-Croissant (all day): $4.75 (coffee or tea + any plain or sweet croissant)
- Breakfast (10am-noon): $6.75 (coffee or tea + any kind of croissant + Happy Planet juice/smoothie)
- Lunch (11am-2pm): $9.00 (quiche, croque-monsieur or savoury croissant + pop or water + any individual dessert like small tarts, lava cake, chocolate mousses, éclairs, mille-feuille…)