- n. A French dessert made by piling profiteroles and other sweets in a tall shape, then pouring caramel over them to hold them in place.
- From French (Wiktionary)
“Not that he's slacking—one night last semester Mr. Merle presented his house with a 2 1/2-foot tall tower of creampuffs dipped in caramel sugar called a croquembouche for dessert.”
“A quick note - a croquembouche is a tower of profiteroles AKA cream puffs held together with caramel and then decorated with spun sugar.”
“But I do know that a croquembouche is a um... conglomerate baked good balls of cake or fruit clued together with chocolate or icing.”
“Some years back my mum discovered a recipe for the Italian style custard you make to fill profiteroles, to make a croquembouche, which is her signature cake-making item.”
“That picture is a beautiful and artistic example of a "croquembouche".”
“Now, I have no idea what a "croquembouche" is, but from looking at the photo...”
“The croquembouche is the French traditional wedding dessert and literally means "crush in mouth" (Thanks Vivian!) 4) They decided where to spend their money and stuck with it!”
“She had her 21st birthday cake, a vast croquembouche, ordered from Fitzbillies and, like Stephen Fry she knew the place as a 90-year-old Cambridge institution, a Grade II listed art deco frontage on a tea shop and bakery that prided itself on selling generations of students the world's stickiest Chelsea buns.”
“Otherwise it's just plain old rack of lamb or souffles or croquembouche.”
“The last wedding cake we made was a croquembouche, the traditional french wedding cake.”
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