February 12, 2008

big day o' chocolate petits fours

opera cake
chocolate and plain macarons
chocolate espresso tarts

up top we have an opera cake, which is layers of spongey almond soaked with sweetened coffee syrup and layered with coffee buttercream and choccolate ganache. this is one of my favorites - i used to get one of these about once a week from the patisseries in versailles.

in the middle, there are some more macarons, both chocolate and plain shells, and both filled with chocolate ganache.

at the bottom, there are  espresso mini-tarts topped with a chocolate mirror glaze. the look of them reminds me of that candy from the late 70's/early 80's - i think it was called something like toffay, or whatever, but my google-fu is not working in finding the actual name of it.

in other news, exams are coming up next week.

Posted by donna at February 12, 2008 05:54 PM