One of my favourite sweets here in Paris is the nata pastry that you can find at the adorable little shop Comme à Lisbonne. They’re so unbelievably yummy and for some reason they remind me of home… I’m guessing it’s the vanilla cream together with that cinnamon that does it. I could easily eat my way through a whole box, these little things are dangerous but oh so delicious!
The other day, while walking by Place des Vosges I couldn’t help but to stop for a little sugary treat at Carette. The raspberry tart is one of my absolute favourite pastries in Paris and I always seem to come back to it! But it’s actually quite fun to try the same kind of pastry from different places because everyone makes it in their own way. This one from Carette was really lovely with a hint of lavender.
Photos by: Call me cupcake
Back in Sweden it’s Fettisdagen (or “Fat Tuesday” in English) today. This is a day when you indulge in these yummy treats as seen above, called Semlor. I don’t really know how to describe them except for ”a bun with whipped cream” but that doesn’t do them justice at all. Unfortunately I won’t have the pleasure to nibble on one of these today but if you want to try them I think (!) you could head to the Institut Suédois in Le Marais or make them yourself with this recipe from one of my absolute favourite baking blogs out there, Call Me Cupcake.
Even though I’ve tried quite a few pastries by now I haven’t found that many that have hit a perfect home run for me. Yes, it might sound weird but many that that I’ve tried have either been too sweet, just “blah” or simply bad… But not this time! This little treat that I found at Ladurée is just delicious. I’m going back as soon as I can for to pick up another one. The combo of pistachio, strawberries and raspberries was aaamazing!
Which flavours got to come home with me from L’Éclair de Génie? Praliné/noisette and framboise of course! I was prepared to not really like them so much because I’ve never been a huge fan of éclairs but these were just super delicious. If I could I would have bought five more of the praliné/noisette one! Argh, I’m getting hungry again just writing about them.
Everybody needs a pretty looking pastry from Pierre Hermé every now and then. Although this little one managed to fool me with hidden pieces of fig (or something similar) which I’m not a huge fan of… Perhaps I should have read the description a little bit more careful. Oh well, for those of you who like figs (or something similar, because I still don’t know exactly what it was) I absolutely recommend it. I can’t wait to come back and try out a couple of new ones!