The pépito is a new discovery of mine. I had heard a friend mention them before and only remember thinking what a strange name it was for a French pastry. I finally tried one recently and can happily report that there is much more to this pastry than a funny name. The pépito is a magical combination of pastry dough and small bits of chocolate all cemented together lovingly with crème pâtissière (pastry cream). They usually resemble pain au chocolat in shape and size, but as you can see from the picture above the one that I recently enjoyed looked more like a cinnamon roll.
If you want to try pépito chez vous, here’s a recipe.