Pain au chocolat, What an euphemism. Buttery croissant dough envelope two chocolate sticks. The appeasement of this style can only be from Paris.
For three days, we seek to find you the top Pain au Chocolat’s bakeries in Paris, and choose you this list:
1 – Le Grenier à Pain
Le Grenier à Pain is a little bakery with many locations in Paris. With its uncompleted floor maked of wood and tools suspended on the wall, the place on “rue Saint Charles” in the 15th arrondissement looks like the bakerhouse from your childhood (if you had lived in a small town in the 30s of the last century in France). The chocolate bread (€1.20) has a nice smell, rise and a deep bright color. It is almost round, it’s have width more than length and the upper layer bubbles. There is a market along this street on Tuesdays and Fridays, so prepare yourself for a bit of hustle and bustle if you visit before 2 p.m. on those days.
2 – Eran Mayer
The owner of the Eran Mayer in the 15th district believes that the quality of the ingredients is what makes all the difference in your chocolate bread (€ 1.15). “Butter is like wine” he said, explaining that there are certain areas that are known to produce large butters. Use vintage Lescure, another flour Voiron and Callebaut chocolate and Poitou-Charentes butter. This was true a creamy paste here can prove you have. But it was also so light that it does not believe that the mass was a third or more of butter (the standard for chocolate croissants).
3 – Blé Sucré
Blé Sucré,a bakery on the right side of the Antoine Vollon venue, chef Fabrice bakes wonders with Blé sucré (sweetened wheat). The delicious look of my pastry (€1.20) flaked and shattered all over the place, which in “pain au chocolat” is an great thing. The inside has the proper quantity of chocolate and there is a fusion sweet/salty note to the dough.They really use Montaigu butter coming, without being greasy or oily, directly from the French dairy region of Poitou-Charentes. If you visit the place in the morning, you may want to walk through the “Marché d’Aligre” just somewhere next the corner, to bring home some fresh fruits and veggies.
4 – Des Gateaux et du Pain
After thes prvious bakeries our “pain au chocolat” comes from “Des Gateaux et du Pain”, in the 15th arrondissement. This stylish bakerhouse makes you want to speak in low voice. Everything is smooth and sleek, and chef Claire’s baked goods, are displayed on an artistic way, you almost feel the need to just watch them. These pastries have both taste and style. The chocolate bread (€1.60) were attractively done, with a delicious brown color, domed shape, and a nice high rise. Biting into them, the laminating the alternating sheets of dough and butter that give the pastry a delicious and smooth way to chew.