One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A decorative dessert consisting of cream puff pastry and crystallized fruit or other confectionery items arranged in a cone and held together by a caramel sauce.
- ‘The French contingent explained that each little caramel covered choux is indeed called a croquembouche.’
- ‘A section of a towering croquembouche, cream puffs filled with custard and lassoed together with sugar, was humble and satisfying.’
- ‘The typical shape of a modern croquembouche is an inverted cone, formed by piling small choux pastries on top of each other.’
- ‘The French also have a penchant for pyramids with their croquembouche.’
French, literally ‘crunch in the mouth’.
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