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[Paris] Des Gâteaux et Du Pain (3)

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Des Gâteaux et Du Pain

Add: 63 boulevard Pasteur, 75015 Paris
Tel: 01 45 38 94 16
Hours: [Wed-Mon] 8am-8pm (closed Tue)
Website: www.desgateauxetdupain.com
Price: €5~7/pastry
Visited on: Sep 2013

Some recent tastings at Des Gâteaux et Du Pain (click here and here for previous posts).

Lipstick Cerise (€5.80) attracts the eyes immediately with its intense red and brilliant shine. The bottom, a “croustillant à la cassonade”, is a crunchy mix of crushed almonds and sweet almond paste. On top, layers of light whipped cream with kirsch, stewed cherries and half-cooked Morello cherries, and vanilla cream.

Le Chou à la Rhubarbe (€4.80), a crusted choux garnished with cream and stewed rhubarbe.

Cheese-Cake Framboise (€5.80), sweet pastry tart base topped with a dome of raspberry cream, cheesecake, lady fingers soaked with raspberry citron juice, stewed raspberries, and fresh raspberries. The creamy texture was very pleasant and not at all too heavy, plus the raspberries really added a refreshing touch to the piece.

Absolutely loved the Saint-Honoré Cerise et Pistache de Sicile (€6.90), which is composed of a shortcrust pastry base, griottine cherry compoté, pistachio cream, choux pastries filled with pistachio cream, and a cherry on top. Beautiful in presentation and in taste.

J’adore la fraise (€7), literally “I love strawberries”, is a thin layer of moist almond strawberry biscuits surrounding strawberry cream, strawberry compoté, biscuit soaked with strawberry juice, and a mousse of strawberry pulp. I personally found this to be rather one-dimensional in both flavor and texture, but I suppose this would be an ideal choice for strawberry lovers.

Pain aux Raisins (€1.30), lovely layers of puff pastries sandwiching golden and black raisins.

Fougasse aux Olives (€3.10), a soft fluffy pillow dotted with chopped olives. Very very good.

There are a few other seasonal items in the boutique that seem too good to miss: apricot almond tart, cherry almond clafoutis, raspberry mascarpone tart…

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September 2nd, 2013 at 1:46 pm