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White Chocolate Speculoos Merveilleux

Dec 12, 2015

Now that I'm back in Toronto after my oh-so-exciting trip to Panama last week, I'm starting to get back to the kitchen again. This time, I'm trying to make some of the things I miss from Paris the most. Apparently it will take a while until I realize that croissants for breakfast everyday are not a reality anymore… which is good, because it gets me cooking and baking more :)

The first place where I was living in Paris was in a lovely street at the 16th Arrondissement, more specifically, in a micro, tiny apartment at rue de l'Annonciation.

Aside from the numerous shops and restaurants around the area, there was a lovely pastry shop where people were lining up in the front to get its pastries. It was the "Aux Merveilleux de Fred", selling delicious and freshly made merveilleux.

Since back then I was overbooked with my classes at school, I didn't have time or energy to go there and try them. But there was no excuse for that after I came back this year.

I have to say that they are indeed marvelous. Even though I'm a devoted pastry fan, I'm not the kind of person that loves very sweet pastries. So these little meringue disks covered with flavoured whipping cream are completely fit for my taste.

At the store, they have many flavors and sizes, but my favorite merveilleux was the one with speculoos-flavored whipped cream and white chocolate shavings. So when I first thought about trying to make them at home, that was the first flavor I had in mind.

Apparently, here in Canada "speculoos" are known as "biscoff", but they taste the same as the original one. I don't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure the speculoos-flavored whipped cream they use in Paris is made with speculoos spread, but I prefer to use the biscuits so it gives some crunch to the filling.

All in all, it's not a hard recipe at all. But it's pretty marvelous nevertheless :)


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