The miracle of Saint Honoré:
When Saint Honoré announced to his nurse that he wanted to become a priest, she was making bread.
"When my shovel has leaves, you will be bishop!" mocked the good woman.
And with those words, the miracle happened. To his amazement, the shovel was covered with leaves.
Who was Saint Honoré?
He was born in the village of Port-le-Grand, in Ponthieu, at the beginning of the 6th century. He was ordained bishop of Amiens and was sanctified in the 11th century.
His fame spread so much throughout Paris that the people of Picardy built him a church.
Meanwhile, in 1202 a Parisian baker offered 9 acres of land to build a chapel in his honor.
In fact and as a result, the Rue and Faubourg Saint Honoré have become famous all over the world, as has the pastry shop of the same name.
Why did you name a pastry shop?
Invented in 1847 by a young confectioner from Chiboust pastry shops, the cake was initially a large brioche stuffed with cream confectioner.
When Auguste Julien, the young confectioner in question, founded his pastry shop, he revised the recipe, which became the one we still know today.
The cake consists of a base of puff pastry, bread pastry or broken pastry, surrounded by a string of "petite choux", filled with vanilla cream and caramelized.
It is finalized by filling the center with Chiboust cream or Chantilly and mounted in the shape of a crown in honor of Saint Honoré.
In the 15th century, the first bakers' brotherhood was established in Paris, in the church bearing his name.
Saint Honoré not only designates the name of a cake.
He is the patron saint of bakers and confectioners!