Bastille Day Baking

Baking for Bastille Day? Bien sûr!
Bastille Day, also known as French National Day, is celebrated on July 14th each year. So, if you’re looking to celebrate Bastille Day this weekend, through baking, here are a few traditional French treats you could consider:
Crêpes: Crêpes are thin, delicate pancakes that can be filled with various sweet or savory fillings. They are a popular French treat enjoyed on Bastille Day and can be served with fresh fruits, Nutella, or simply sprinkled with powdered sugar. Our “Naked” range of coating-free natural carbon steel frying pans may be just what retailers need to order for a healthier (well at least PFAS-free) Bastille Crêpes.
Madeleines: Madeleines are small, shell-shaped sponge cakes with a buttery and delicate flavor. These classic French treats are often enjoyed with tea or coffee and are perfect for celebrating Bastille Day. If you want some great PFAS free non-stick coated Madeleine pans, we’re your guys.
Tarte Tatin: Tarte Tatin is a caramelized upside-down apple tart that originated in France. It features caramelized apples baked in a buttery pastry crust, creating a deliciously rich and comforting dessert. Guess what? Wilkinson 1888 know the secret of the best pan for a Tarte Tatin and we can even share it here as it is completely patented (originally designed by us) and exclusively manufactured & supplied by the British company, What More Ltd. They clearly know a good invention when they see one (and so do the German and Turkish retailers that I know are launching it onto the market later this year).
Eclairs: Eclairs are long, cream-filled pastries topped with a glossy chocolate glaze. These elegant and indulgent treats are a staple in French patisseries and would be a delightful addition to any Bastille Day celebration. We’ve never supplied an Eclair Pan however, we at Wilkinson 1888 are great at sourcing, designing, tooling-up and quality managing new product developments though the whole supply chain into satisfied retailers.
French Macarons: French macarons are delicate meringue-based cookies with a smooth and creamy filling sandwiched between them. These colorful and dainty treats are a symbol of French pastry craftsmanship and would make a delightful addition to any Bastille Day dessert table. Did you know that the secret of a perfect meringue is whisking in a polished metal bowl? If you’ve seen one of my earlier posts about the fantastic stackable Nesto Cookware range (designed in Germany), I use these thick, well-balanced saucepans to double-up as the world’s most luxurious metal mixing bowls to save on cupboard space.
These are just a few suggestions, but there are many other French dishes you can explore for your Bastille Day baking. You can also consider incorporating the colors of the French flag (blue, white, and red) into your desserts for added patriotic flair. Enjoy your baking and have a wonderful Bastille Day celebration!
Photo is one I took of Pornic, France – my fave small French town.

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