A few months ago, I shared with you the fact that when I want to order a special a cake (and don’t feel like baking it myself), I turn to Rahier PÃ¢tisserie, Toronto’s premiere pastry shop (in my opinion).
Well I had to share another example of the shop’s brilliance with the GÃ¢teau St. HonorÃ© you see pictured above. You have to special order the gÃ¢teau (call at least 48 hours in advance) and if ordering it in the summer, the trip home can be a bit dicey depending on how hot it is in your car (you may notice a bit of melted caramel off to the side), but despite all of that I cannot stress enough how worth it this dessert is.
We always have a Canada Day barbecue for the family at our house. It’s been a particularly busy time for me and because of the late arrival of summer in these parts, we’re still not seeing an abundance of local fresh fruit. On a whim, I decided to order a cake and because of a conversation with a good friend of mine, I had GÃ¢teau St. HonorÃ© on my mind.
If you’re ever in Toronto I urge you stop by Rahier for a coffee and a pastry (the pÃ¢tisserie is in a cute neighbourhood with lots of nice shops) and if you are a Toronto resident, I urge you to visit the shop and try their goods.
You will not be disappointed.
Cream Puff’s honour!
In May 2007, the Daring Bakers made GÃ¢teau St. HonorÃ©. Ah, the good ol’ days!