One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A very small fancy cake, biscuit, or sweet, typically made with marzipan and served after a meal.
- ‘It can also be baked lightly to make small biscuits and petits fours, akin to macaroons.’
- ‘And mignardises were exactly what I had in mind when I bought my new Flexipan molds, the one for little tartlets and the one for hemispherical petits fours.’
- ‘As a tea-time treat, we had some petits fours that I bought at the French cake shop the other day.’
- ‘The desserts are fabulous and with coffee and petits fours the bill came to £70 (inc G&Ts, a bottle of Chénas and a port).’
- ‘Inexplicably no one brought petits fours with our coffee, although they appeared together with coffee on the itemized bill.’
French, literally ‘little oven’.
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