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flaky almond pastry


Jésuites are a popular pastry, made with pâte feuilletée, filled with frangipane and topped with slivered almonds. They are said to have been invented in Bordeaux.

Black biretta

Named after the Jesuit biretta, the pastry is always cut into isosceles triangles, which makes them vaguely resembles the order’s headwear.


Text © Dana Facaros

Images by MK777, Stijn Nieuwendijk from Amsterdam, NL