Pièce Montée (Croquembouche) by Raymond Blanc on Christmas Saturday Kitchen with James Martin

Raymond Blanc baked a very special French treat on today’s Christmas Saturday Kitchen with James Martin.

Piece Montée by Raymond Blanc

The master baker made a wonderful Pièce Montée that looked like a work of art rather than a dessert.

Piece montée (or croquembouche) is a traditional French cake often served at weddings. Raymond Blanc’s dramatic version is made even more extra special by dipping the caramel buns in nibbled sugar.

See how Raymond makes his piece montée in this video: