Sunday, December 18, 2011


If you have time and find yourself in South Miami, take a stroll and you will discover many hidden treasures. I walked into one and OMG! If you have been living under a rock and do not know what that means, it's Oh My God! "Petits Fours!" That is what you see on the bottom shelf, these decadent French delicatessen. A petit four (plural: petits fours) is a small confection generally eaten at the end of a meal (e.g., with coffee) or served as part of dessert. The name is from the French petit four, meaning "small oven".

There are two different categories of petits fours. Petits fours secs (sec meaning "dry") include a variety of small desserts, such as special dainty biscuits, baked meringues, macarons, and puff pastries. Petits fours glacés (glacé meaning "iced") are iced or decorated, such as tiny cakes covered in fondant or glacé icing, small éclairs, and tartlets. In a French patisserie, assorted small desserts are usually called mignardises, while hard, buttery biscuits are called petits fours. There are also petits fours salés (salé meaning "salted" or "savoury"), which are bite-sized salted appetizers usually served as part of cocktail parties or buffets. I do not care much for the salted type at all, but I can eat the other type with abandon!

I was looking for a place that has the "petits fours," and now that I found them here, in one of the two "Chocolate Fashion" bakeries in Miami which is on Sunset Drive, I am working on rearranging my budget to move these on the top line item. Here comes the bulge at the belt line!
So Sweet

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