Passing all the bakery and patisseries its impossible not to stop in from time to time....every day.... and try something new. I had seen this little pastry several times and wanted to give it a try.
I got a particularly lopsided one.
Similar to a chocolate eclair - this little pastry is called La Religieuse. The day I bought it and brought it home I asked every French person I knew and saw why it was called that. No one knew. So I turned to the internet. Apparently - it's called a La Religieuse because it resembles a nun. Alright.
In short this is a puff pastry filled with creme - chocolate or otherwise flavored - topped with another little puff pastry and decorated in chocolate glaze. I'm told that the best of the best of these sweets are found at Laduree. Ryan and I tried to find this one day when we were walking on Champs Elysees, but somehow we missed it. Planning on getting there during my one day in Paris before I come home for Christmas.
Im trying to stay in shape at the same time so I opted for the really tiny sized one. Staying in shape...not going so well.
This just doesn't say tasty pastry to me...
Side Note: I am going out of town this weekend to try the new Beaujolais at the heart of its production! Won't be able to post my Inconnu post until I return. Look forward to some wine talk when I get back!