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May 27, 2011


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Heaven help us if you turned your drawing into a triptych, with American pastries as the third panel! Cupcakes, doughnuts, trifle, biscuits, cookies; lots of things seem to lose something in translation....


I read about some French chef in the UK who said that the next big thing in France - after the great crumble invasion - would be 'sticky toffee pudding'. I can't say that I've seen it so far!


I haven't seen sticky toffees yet - though plenty of crumbles - which, I think, originated with Rose Bakery...


Rose Bakery does sell sticky toffee pudding. I agree, it's only a matter of time before it becomes the next craze in France... now if only the same thing would happen this side of the pond.

A few years ago I bought a French crumble cookbook in large part because I was just so amused by the idea. A few of the recipes are just bizarre (e.g. lemon crumble, which is basically lemon curd with a crumble topping. Umm, really??) but all the ones I've tried have been wonderful - griottine and hazelnut, spiced plum, pear with speculoos - so proof that not only do some things not get lost in translation, they sometimes gain!


The party at Shakespeare and Company look like it would be fun. The apartment I rent in Paris is about 2 block from there and in my early years in Paris, before I could read French, I spent a lot of time and money there. Even now I feel a bit nostalgic when I walk by it.


Cupcakes, doughnuts, trifle, biscuits, cookies - haha, it's a good thing i don't get fat :P It's a bad thing i'm allergic to sugar :(

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