Suggestions Needed. French Pastries

Baking By trisme11 Updated 29 Aug 2015 , 3:34am by Norcalhiker

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trisme11 Posted 27 Aug 2015 , 7:52pm
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Hi All,

 I'm usually just lurking and shying away from posting but I am in need of some help here and I am hoping you will all be able to help me.     

My client wants a shipment of assorted French pastries. I am drawing a serious blank on what to make for him.

Madeleine, financiers, macarons are about all I can think of right now. Any help will be very much appreciated. I just don't want to do all this work and have things end up in crumbs by the time it gets there.  MA to NC

Thank you for reading and your suggestions,

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pastrypet Posted 27 Aug 2015 , 8:04pm
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You need to check to find out if you need a special license (FDA permission) to ship food across state lines.

Aside from that,

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Shockolata Posted 28 Aug 2015 , 10:50am
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Norcalhiker Posted 29 Aug 2015 , 3:34am
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I think you'll just have to make cookies. Honestly French pastries are not intended to hold.  The doughs are intended for consumption, ideally within 4 hours.  Pate a choux, puff pastry dough lose taste and texture very quickly.  The traditional pastries made with these doughs contain cream fillings.  Pate brisee hold longer, but again fillings will not ship. Likewise joconde and entremet are too fragile to ship.  Some things are better purchased locally.

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