Brioche Pasquier has turned some of its popular dessert recipes into petits fours, so that diners can enjoy a bite-size taste of all their favourites.

The new Petits Fours Envies Sucrées (which translates as sweet desires) collection consists of nine varieties of “intricate French sweet heaven”, according to the company. 

It said: “Perfectly crafted, baked, filled and finished by Brioche Pasquier’s master pâtissiers, every little petit four is beautiful in its own right and, served as a collection, makes a stunning display of expert pâtisserie.”

It suggested the miniature treats would be ideal for special occasions where nostalgic recipes go down well, such as weddings, birthday celebrations and Mother’s Day, for example.

Old favourites such as Chocolate Tartelette, Lemon Tartelette, Coffee Éclair, Chocolate Éclair and Apple & Blackcurrant Squares are joined by a lime green Pistachio Rectangle and a Raspberry Financier.

Brioche Pasquier said in a statement: “These delicious individual bites fit the trend for mini-desserts perfectly, or are ideal as part of an afternoon tea offering.

“They can be presented as beautiful sweet sharing platters for everyone to dip into at the end of a meal or as a café gourmand, a coffee with a couple of petits fours on the side.”

The Petits Fours Envies Sucrées come frozen in packs of 53 and have an 18-month shelf life.