Favorite French Dessert?

Jan 30th, 2006, 03:03 PM
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I'll take one or two of everything!

For me, some of my favorites are crème brulée, profiteroles, mille feuilles, éclair, gelato, and just about anything in a crèpe!

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Jan 30th, 2006, 03:09 PM
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I thought PalQ must be speaking in jest about the profiteroles & tiramisu since even at the Olive Garden here in the US you can find tiramisu!

And sometimes the ladyfingers are soaked in a liqueur, too - wunderbur!

I'm hoping to try profiteroles at Le Train Bleu, although a friend of mine tried to tell me that they're not that big of a deal. We'll see!
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Jan 30th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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My favorites are the "fruits rouges" desserts. They usually have strawberries and raspberries or a "coulis" sauce of one of these fruits on the plate with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and lacy cookies or small piece of cake, sometimes made of almonds. French desserts seem less sweet than American ones, which can be cloying. It's almost impossible to find these red fruit desserts over here and they're not even that common in France.
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Feb 24th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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Well, I tried the profiteroles at Au Pied de Cochon and they were merely okay. Besides creme brûlée, a perenniel favorite of mine, I now love Pom' Cannelle which has ice cream in it! Mmmm.
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Feb 24th, 2006, 04:32 PM
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Crème brulée is my favorite dessert in restaurant world, but give me my kitchen and what do I serve? Cherries jubilee. The first time my mom taught me how to make it we both got properly drunk and have since mastered both the dessert and the "tasting" intake.

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Mar 6th, 2006, 06:09 PM
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After my daughter went with me to Paris, she was so impressed with the sorbet, that after being home 6 mos. she said she just didn't want American ice cream. So, for Christmas, I bought her an electric ice cream maker and downloaded a variety of recipes from the internet. I must admit, what she has made reminds me of Paris.

Also, now that this thread is going, I had a pastry called I believe a Russo. I believe I got it in Montmarte. Was kinda like a Napoleon, but I believe it was pistacchio since the melt in your mouth filling was green yet not mint. Any ideas? I've wanted to find it again. I couldn't recognize the bakery anywhere in Montmarte, but it was luscious. I will try again this coming trip, but if anyone knows where I can get this...?
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