Lampe de chevet gras is made from a combination of flour, water, sugar, butter and eggs. The dough is then rolled out thinly and the butter is spread on top. Then the dough is folded over to make layers which are then brushed with egg whites before being baked in an oven.

The lampe de chevet gras pastry can be found in different variations like almond-flavored or coffee-flavored.