September 03, 2009

french holiday

love lives in the kitchen spent some time in france this summer, more precisely in the southern coast in saint tropez. this absolutely lovely place is also famous for its gorgeous cuisine. we felt in love in pastry shops, small boulangeries selling crispy baguettes and coffee houses serving velvety cafè au lait.


there are plenty of pastry shops all of them offering an extremely rich quantity of cakes, cookies, tarts and desserts. it's almost impossible to choose only one of them between so many varietes and it's absolutely needed to come back the next day to try also the others.


there are plenty of pastry shops all of them offering an extremely rich quantity of cakes, cookies, tarts and desserts. it's almost impossible to choose only one of them between so many varietes and it's absolutely needed to come back the next day to try also the others.

fruity tarts, creamy cakes, fresh semifreddos and budinos as well as typical french creme brulé are all looking from the shop windows and inviting you to try them. calories? millions! but who cares? after having your dessert in saint tropez just pick your bicycle and run through the lovely country side. another solution could be a visit to one of extremely glamour beaches - thaiti or pampelonne. the only problem is that beach bistros are very well supplied and you can once again become a victim of this sweet trap :)



the most famous cake in saint tropez is tarte tropezienne made of sponge cake, confectioner's custard (lovely smelling of vanilla and lemon). you just can't leave the town without trying this one! you can find it in every pastry shop (also tarte tropezienne mignon), but try it first of all at tarte tropezienne patisserie (picture below).

a part tarte tropezienne another extremely famous local sin (already well known and imitated everywhere in the world) is macaron. made of almond flour and various toppings this small cake has many different coulours and is particularly decorative.











so, if before reading this post you didn't know where to go the next summer (even if actually it's beautifull all year long), saint tropez may be a tasty and beautiful destination!

1 comment:

Jacque said...

Wow...what a lovely vacation! I love pastries and anything SWEET...I am not a chocoholic BUT anything else is fair game...LOL

Now, I am craving something sweet--maybe belgian waffles--for breakfast.

Thanks for sharing.

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