The hands of a saint guides the hands of pastry chefs the world over when they bake this heavenly combination of crème chiboust, choux puffs and caramel or chocolate. Have a little luscious Taste le Tour right in your own home with today’s MetroDeal: Dig a Fork into a Scrumptious Gateau Saint-Honorè from Sweet Creations for P249 instead of P500.
The cream rosettes of the Gateau Saint-Honorè are no ordinary rosettes. They’re made of crème chiboust, a combination of crème patisserie with whipped cream or beaten egg whites mixed in to make it fluffier and prevent the rosettes from collapsing. The gateau, which is French for cake, is garnished with crème chiboust piped out onto the cake using a special Saint-Honorè nozzle.
Aside from the pastry base and the crème chiboust, the cake has choux puffs dipped in chocolate or caramel, which when dry makes the puffs pleasantly, slightly crunchy in places. Everything about it makes the cake delightfully grand, and will make any anniversary or intimate dinner even more exquisite with dessert that speaks volumes about your taste as a hostess. No special occasions in the offing? Turn any day into a little celebration with the help of beautiful china and good cup of coffee. With a layer of Gateau Saint-Honorè easily within reach, you can eat your gateau and have it too. Thank your saints and Saint Honorè in particular, and bon appetit!