June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

Not counting chocolate.

Tarte tatin and souffle get honorable mentions but didn’t make the list because they require the addition of ice cream to make them complete.

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#10. Choux a la Creme

Basically, a French cream puff.  I prefer mine with custard filling.

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#9. Baba au Rhum

A rum and syrup saturated cake occasionally topped with whipped cream.  Sometimes, it even comes with an injectable shot of extra rum!

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#8. Canelé

The dark caramelized exterior protects a firm vanilla custard interior.

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#7. Dacquoise

Alternating layers of almond and hazelnut meringue topped with buttercream.

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#6. Macaron

Meringue shells and (usually a) flavored buttercream or ganache cream filling.

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#5. Eclair

Cream-stuffed choux dough topped with icing – usually, chocolate.

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#4. Paris-Brest

A choux pastry wheel sandwiching praline cream.

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#3. Kouign-Amann

A slow-baked multi-layered cake containing butter and sugar that resembles a caramelized croissant.  The New York Times referred to it as “the fattiest pastry in all of Europe”!

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#2. Gateau Basque

I prefer the almond or pastry cream version of this flaky crust.

June 4, 2019: My Top 10 Favorite French Desserts!

#1. Savarin

Citrus-flavored yeast cake soaked in orange liqueur, topped with Chantilly cream.

Surprising, no?

So, which are your favorites?