Bruno master Pâtissier

    Bruno master at pastry

    About Bruno

    Bruno Breillet grew up in Lyon, France, a city that is blessed with produce of unequaled freshness and a reputation for being at the epicenter of French gastronomy. Bruno draws a lot of his experience and all the techniques he knows from watching his mother and grandmother in the kitchen tirelessly, day after day, making dishes that nowadays are only being served on special occasions. “Make it fresh” was the motto and almost everything was made without following a recipe, as both mother and grandmother seemed to be living encyclopedias of cooking.

    “Weekends were days waited for with much anticipation as there was almost always a sweet tart on Saturday, and a cake, or pastries for Sunday lunch - either homemade or from the patisserie. I always marveled at the sweet creations gracing the shop windows of our city patisseries and was always spending a lot of time creating cakes in my head because I didn't have the means of having a food lab all for myself back then!” 

    “A lot of what I do is classic French, but I like to add my own personal touch to a sweet or savoury tart by adding or pairing flavors in a way that may not be totally surprising, but certainly adds an extra depth of flavour that would not be expected at first. One layer hides another. I don't like to water down ingredients making it more acceptable to local standards as I believe that dilutes the taste and makes the product irrelevant and not worthy of its origins.”


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    Bruno started “Bruno’s French Bakes” in London in 2011 selling at local markets and catering restaurants and coffee shops.  In that same year he won a Master Chef Live/BBC Good Food Show bursary award for his salted butter caramel and his sweet pastry base. He was a judge for the semi-final of the International Chocolate Awards held in London in May 2012 and was featured in the January 2013 issue of Delicious magazine.  In Nov 2013 he opened his first shop in Rochester on the High Street.  He has won a total of five “Great Taste Award” stars, the UK’s preeminent culinary award.  Two of Bruno’s original recipes were published in DK Books, Chocolate: Indulge Your Inner Chocoholic in September 2016.

    Gallery Cakes that look amazing…

    Bruno master at pastry
    •  brunos bakes award 2014

      brunos bakes award 2014

    •  Brunos bakes BBC awards

      Brunos bakes BBC awards

    •  Brunos Bakes award 2013

      Brunos Bakes award 2013

    • Brioche mousseline, hazelnut streusel, vanilla creme patissière, fresh cherries, pure praliné

      Brioche mousseline, hazelnut streusel, vanilla creme patissière, fresh cherries, pure praliné

    • Brioche feuilletée with fresh raspberry tonka bean creme patissière

      Brioche feuilletée with fresh raspberry tonka bean creme patissière

    • American Pie Day!

      American Pie Day!

    • Charcoal meringue, hidden chocolate ganache. marshmallow chantilly and strawberries

      Charcoal meringue, hidden chocolate ganache. marshmallow chantilly and strawberries

    • Apple and Bacon Kouign Amann

      Apple and Bacon Kouign Amann

    • Navette - the symbolic biscuit from Provence.  Great for dunking in your morning coffee.

      Navette - the symbolic biscuit from Provence. Great for dunking in your morning coffee.

    • Pain Viennois

      Pain Viennois

    • Black Sesame and Charcoal Brioche Feuilleté (right: unbaked; left: baked)

      Black Sesame and Charcoal Brioche Feuilleté (right: unbaked; left: baked)

    • Apple Tart

      Apple Tart

    • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pie.  Another bestseller.  Classic American bake.  And we use Skippy brand peanut butter imported from the States.

      Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pie. Another bestseller. Classic American bake. And we use Skippy brand peanut butter imported from the States.

    • Strawberry and Lemon Tartlette

      Strawberry and Lemon Tartlette

    • Pistachio Cake

      Pistachio Cake

    • Box o' Chocolates Cheesecake.

      Box o' Chocolates Cheesecake.

    • Maple Croissant Loaf

      Maple Croissant Loaf

    • Brownie Cake.  One of our best sellers.  Two layers of chocolate brownie, crème brûlée cream, topped with waffles and chocolate syrup.

      Brownie Cake. One of our best sellers. Two layers of chocolate brownie, crème brûlée cream, topped with waffles and chocolate syrup.

    • Strawberry and Raspberry Mini-Tarts

      Strawberry and Raspberry Mini-Tarts

    • Croissants and Pain au Chocolat.  Handmade by Bruno in our shop.  By special order only.

      Croissants and Pain au Chocolat. Handmade by Bruno in our shop. By special order only.

    • Galette des Rois

      Galette des Rois

    • Raspberry White Chocolate Ganache Tart

      Raspberry White Chocolate Ganache Tart

    • Blueberry Tart

      Blueberry Tart

    • Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

      Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

    • Pear and Almond Tart

      Pear and Almond Tart

    • Mini Fruit Tarts

      Mini Fruit Tarts

    • Fig Tart

      Fig Tart

    • Mini Fig Tarts

      Mini Fig Tarts

    • Fig and Pistachio Tart

      Fig and Pistachio Tart

    • Macarons.  All kinds of interesting flavors.  Try our special Avocado and White Chocolate Macarons.

      Macarons. All kinds of interesting flavors. Try our special Avocado and White Chocolate Macarons.

    • Cranberry White-Out Cheesecake

      Cranberry White-Out Cheesecake

    • Coffee Buns

      Coffee Buns

    • Cinnamon Brioche

      Cinnamon Brioche

    • Mixed Nuts and Salted Butter Caramel Tart

      Mixed Nuts and Salted Butter Caramel Tart

    • Canelé.  Carmalized on the outside; soft melt-in-your-mouth texture inside.  A speciality from the Bordeaux region of France

      Canelé. Carmalized on the outside; soft melt-in-your-mouth texture inside. A speciality from the Bordeaux region of France

    • Cake de Voyage

      Cake de Voyage

    • Peach Tarts

      Peach Tarts

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