la tarte tropezienne

I’m here to share a new treat, and a secret.

please don’t tell anyone, but I’m no great fan of macaroons. I’ve seen countless shops popping up on this tiny island with those tiny pastel beauties, but I don’t like those tiny much-lauded sandwiches of chewy meringue with a smear of frosting.

when you’ve finished judging me (hello there, silent agree-er in the corner), I can now tell you about a new find I’ve made that is set to take on those mare-ca-hoons in a duel of french treats: the tarte tropezienne.

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a st. tropez offering of cream patisserie sandwiched between brioche dough, this is a polish cake made famous in its adopted home in france – and while I never made it to that region on my gallant through the south of france last year, such is the beauty of globalization that I get to enjoy this in tiny singapore (which really is rather a distance away from those french shores).

traditionally served as a large cake, La Tropezienne is also offering them in Singapore as tiny adorable cream sandwiches – two fluffy buns of brioche dough stacked with a generous swirl of creme patisserie. that latter ingredient is the star of the show – I would love to learn to make a cream this thick and rich, and not cloyingly sweet. the lime variant is my favourite – citrusy and buttery and very delicious; though the coffee was very good too.

if you dislike those puny delicate shells of the macaroons, this is a great tea-time treat; but if you belong in the macaroon-loving camp, we can still be friends – I’ll even ferry up a box of these for you!

La Tropezienne
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to order: form here

p.s. don’t make the mistake I did of eating these straight out the fridge – the brioche will seem a little dry to you. leave it out on the table to get to room temperature; or just eat them when you get them!

thank you, jennifer, for the delicious cakes. my family loved them!

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11 thoughts on “la tarte tropezienne

  1. Over here we have both macaron and macaroon. These are what we call macaron and I don’t like them either. I don’t like any almond flavourings actually, though I like to eat actual almonds.

    I’ve eaten some macrons only because they are a fad and with fads come freebies but each time I am reminded that oh yes, I don’t like those. I have to politely swallow without making a face. They’re so pretty. Why do they taste so bad?

    • these are brioche sandwiches filled with cream, actually! do I have a different definition of macarons from you?

      macarons: those pretty colored meringue shells sandwiched with something
      macaroons: those rustic french coconut mounds

      and yes, they taste really bad to me too – the sweetness is just one-dimensional and cloying, and the fake almond flavor totally gross. like eating sweet plastic. so many people love them though!

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