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the new Limousin pastry

Le Trepais

The heads of the Limousin’s three départements (the tré païs in Occitan) of the Corrèze, Creuse and Haute Vienne decided it was high time to create a pastry that would be emblematic for the entire Limousin.

After long months of experiments, the trépaïs was the result: a shield-shaped pastry made with chestnut and dark chocolate mousse, built on a crunchy praline base with a hazelnut dacquoise on top, coated in a dark chocolate glaze, and decorated with a marron glacé and two green almond paste leaves.

Nouvelle Aquitaine


Text © Dana Facaros

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