Who doesn’t like desserts?
Well the answer would probably be no one but the poor souls suffering from diabetes; who are forced to not have desserts or anything sweet.
Most of us would know that desserts are an inseparable part of the French cuisine. They tend to reflect the culinary tradition at its best. Also, their mouthwatering taste and delicious appearance have earned the sweet and caramelized preparations a global recognition.
So here are some handpicked desserts from France to please your sweet tooth.
#1 French Apple Tart
What is it: A pastry crust sweetened with apple sauce, garnished with caramelized apple pieces, as well as served with apricot jelly.
What does it taste like: The crispy crust offers a buttery flavor with a domineering taste of apple.
What is it: A rectangular almond cake having been initially prepared by nuns, became famous during the 19th century.
What does it taste like: The crunchy exterior is paired with a mixed flavor of almond, eggs, and sugar; with a further enhancement of beurre noisette (warm sauce). Due to its soft and sweet taste, it is frequently consumed in the morning and afternoon.
What is it: A sweet delicacy made from eggs, almonds, white sugar, as well as food color.
What does it taste like: The crispy macarons, endowed with an intense sweetness; go smoothly on your tongue and leave a unique flavor.
#4 French Silk Pie
What is it: A pie prepared from pecan, flour, sugar, and salt.
What does it taste like: The sumptuous filling of this pie owes its flavor to chocolate, vanilla extract, eggs, and salted butter.
What is it: Blancmange or the ‘white dish’ is a gelatin based jelly dessert.
What does it taste like: Flavors of cornstarch, gelatin, and milk, teamed up with almond, in order to create a divine taste inside your mouth.
What is it: A mousse cake, originally made by a professional chef Mr. Fernand Point, derived its name from the French word dacquois.
What does it taste like: Each layer of this cake offers a rich combination of hazelnuts and almond; complemented with buttercream. Basically, locals prefer to have this chilled alongside fresh fruits.
#7 Galette Des Rois
What is it: Commonly known as “king’s cake”, “kings’ cake” or “three kings cake”. This is a puff pastry with fillings of fruits and chocolate. A bean or statuette of baby Jesus is customarily hidden inside the cake and the individual who finds it needs to follow certain rituals afterward. Also this cake is traditionally consumed to mark the auspicious event of Epiphany.
What does it taste like: The thick yet soft cake presents a subtle and tender taste of fruits, eggs, and butter.