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No. 279-284: six tartelettes que j’aime

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I am starting to wonder if I will ever lose those last 10 lbs. while I am living in Paris. I only seem capable of “being good” for 4-5 days at a time, and then I have a complete breakdown and wander into a gorgeous pâtisserie and it is back to square one and late-night bike rides on my vélo d’appartement trying to burn the extra calories from the day.

Let’s just say, it will be a very late evening tonight as I mistakenly strolled into Eric Kayser for a healthy quinoa, salmon and roquette salad and came away with a bit more than I bargained for.

Damn, the French and their daily menus which include a boisson (drink) and dessert along with the salad for only an extra €2.30.

As I have missed several days of blogging this week (due to the deluge of American guests à l’hôtel Nancy—going on 24 days, but who’s counting…), I looked at the stunning display of desserts and thought, “I’ll do a post on tartelettes.” And that mes amis is where the diet went all to hell.

Argh! I almost always go for the fruity tartelettes, mais aujourd’hui, I put my healthy blinders on and went straight for the chocolate and caramel display. And then I saw it, those two magnificent flavors combined, and a mini-dessert I had somehow  managed not to discover over the course of nearly 3 years: la tartelette au caramel et chocolate. Donc, I had to buy one. After all, it was a better deal to get the menu instead of just a salad and drink.

Long story short, I split the first one with Button. It was divine, like heaven popped on a plate. And then for the sake of my readers, I bought a second one to bring home and photograph (and retaste) for my blog. Curses!

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Below please see my six favorite tartelettes that I have eaten at one time or the other over the past years all for you and in the name of research: 

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tartelette caramel chocolat

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tartelette aux poires

tartelette mascarpone fruits rouges

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tartelette aux pommes

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tartelette au citron

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tartelette  abricots et pistaches

Vocabulaire

mais aujourd’hui: but today

mes amis: my friends

vélo d’appartement: exercise bike

 

 

 

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. If it’s any consolation, I am trying to lose those last 10 lbs before I head to France for my summer holidays… Imagine what I might look like at the end of my stay otherwise…

    June 18, 2014
  2. Your photos make me drool….

    June 19, 2014
  3. Tout avec moderation – bon courage!

    June 19, 2014
  4. Sarah Larson #

    Delicious photos! I was oo-ing and aah-ing over them, and had to call over Rachel to show her these (we are all tarte lovers here)!

    June 19, 2014
  5. Bendilyn Bach #

    Sign me up a l’hotel Nancy! I think that you can blame your “delicious” posts about France on the 24 days and running of house guests. Bravo! http://lovingafrenchman.wordpress.com/

    June 19, 2014
  6. Skipping around your blog is making me very hungry but this post is going too far… it all looks so delicious, I need a tartelette aux pommes right now!

    March 2, 2015
    • Oh, this country. Why do they have to do tartes so well. I am really enjoying the savory ones this winter. The perfect thing for a cold day. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment.🙂

      March 2, 2015
    • I’ve become addicted to les tartes aux pores this time around. It’s killing my waistline!

      March 9, 2015

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