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List of French desserts

This is a list of French desserts. French cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices from France. In professional settings, a chef that prepares desserts and pastries is called a pâtissier, who is part of a kitchen hierarchy termed brigade de cuisine.

French Desserts

Clafoutis is a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries,[1] arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.
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Crème brûlée consists of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel.

French Pastries

An assortment of petit fours, which are small confectioneries. Some petit fours are also savory.
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Religieuse is made of two choux pastry cases filled with crème pâtissière,[5] covered in a ganache of the same flavor as the filling, and then joined decorated with piped whipped cream.

See also


  1. ^ Wells, Patricia (1991). Simply French. New York, N.Y.: William Morrow and Company, Inc. p. 276. 
  2. ^ Le Ru, Christelle; Jones, Vanessa (2005). Simply Irresistible French Desserts. Christelle Le Ru. p. 12. ISBN 0476016533. 
  3. ^ Ayto, John (2012). The Diner's Dictionary: Word Origins of Food and Drink. Oxford University Press. p. 103. ISBN 0199640246. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Dede (2011). Baker's Field Guide to Holiday Candy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 98–99. ISBN 1558326278. 
  5. ^ "une religieuse, un éclair". Pretty Tasty Cakes. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  6. ^ Montagné, Prosper, Larousse gastronomique: the new American edition of the world's greatest culinary encyclopedia, Jenifer Harvey Lang, ed., New York: Crown Publishers, 1988, p. 401 ISBN 978-0-517-57032-6

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