6 Insanely Unique & Delicious French Desserts that You Must Try
Luscious tarts, delectable cakes, and so much more. There’s no denying that French desserts are not only pleasing to the eyes but are also filled with so much flavour that they will tickle everyone’s taste buds! But with so many patisseries in Singapore, how will you know which ones to try out? We unfold the world of delicious French desserts and the most unique ones to satisfy your sweet tooth and cravings!
Popular French Desserts
Aside from cheese and wine, France is also known for their unique desserts. Their wide selection of pastries is characterised by their light and fluffy texture, such as the mousses and meringues. While some French desserts are rich and creamy, like the crème brûlée and choux à la crème, there are other desserts, such as tarts and cakes, that combine tangy and sweet flavours to create wonderful masterpieces. These delicate and elegant desserts require a lot of skill, patience, and attention to detail to create, which is why every bite is worth it.
If you want to try some French desserts, you don’t have to travel far to give in to your cravings. Pâtisseries such as Pâtisserie CLÉ offer a wide range of French desserts, including tarts and cakes that you can have delivered anywhere in Singapore. Now that it’s more convenient to order your favourite French pastries online, you only need the answers to this question: Which French desserts with a unique spin should I try?
French tarts are known for their tangy and fruity flavours and buttery crust. However, modern tarts are now created using a variety of flavour combinations and a unique local spin that are worth trying out.
1. Orh Blanc Tart
If you’re looking for a unique yet familiar taste, the orh nee tart is for you. Instead of the traditional fruit-based tart filling, the Orh Blanc Tart is filled with a fragrant and flavourful filling made with luscious coconut cream and velvety orh nee yam. It’s a crowd favourite because of its homage to the traditional teochew orh nee dessert. It’s one of the more unique desserts you can find in Singapore in terms of flavour and texture.
2. Lemon Meringue Tart
Lemon tarts are known for their sour yet sweet lemon curd filling and melt-in-your-mouth crust. They are often served with a dollop of Chantilly cream to balance out the tang of the filling. With Pâtisserie CLÉ’s Lemon Meringue Tart, the meringue is torched to add not just a dramatic flair but also a strong toasted flavour to complement the tartness of the lemon — a tart to add to your must-try list.
3. Strawberry Tart
What makes our strawberry tart unique? It’s the intensity of the flavours from the ingredients used to make it. Instead of using a custard cream filling, we create our strawberry tart by layering our strawberry gel filling with vanilla bean cream and almond cream. It’s embraced by a flaky and buttery crust and topped with fresh strawberries to heighten the fruity fresh taste. Pâtisserie CLÉ’s Strawberry Tart is sure to appeal to the Singaporean palate as the light texture and fresh flavours match perfectly well together.
4. Cognac Caramel Chocolate Tart
This last French dessert is made especially for adults. Traditional French caramel tarts are filled with a thick caramel filling that doesn’t contain any alcohol infusion. However, Pâtisserie CLÉ’s Cognac Caramel Chocolate Tart takes chocolate caramel tarts to a whole new level. Adding more “oomph” to the regular French caramel tarts, our version has a boozy caramel filling that is layered with an indulgent chocolate ganache. The layer of roasted hazelnuts on top of the buttery crust adds more texture and nutty flavour that complements the cognac caramel and dark chocolate flavours. And instead of sprinkling some sea salt, chocolate powder is dusted on top of the tart for a forgettable combination of flavour and texture. With our own twist to the caramel chocolate tart, you’ll be able to experience an eccentric blend of sweetness and alcohol that works harmoniously well together. If you’re in Singapore, this chocolate tart should be on your must-try list.
Light and fluffy layers of sponge cake, tangy fruit flavours, and generous amounts of buttercream welcome you whenever you bite into a traditional French cake like the Fraisier and Charlotte. Their flavours are a combination of subtle flavours with a kick of fruity taste that are extremely enticing.
5. Strawberry Cake
Traditional French strawberry cake such as the Charlotte is a sponge cake layered with whipped cream and fruit purees. It’s also lined with lady fingers on the side and topped with fresh strawberries. With Pâtisserie CLÉ’s version of the French strawberry cake, the Pink Lady, you’ll immediately be swept away by its stunning visuals. Once you have a slice of this aesthetically pleasing cake, your taste buds are in for a treat! One bite packs a punch as its combination of vanilla bean and rose mousse is accompanied by the kick of the vodka-infused lychees and the tang of the fresh strawberries.
Croissants are synonymous with the French. You cannot help but appreciate their buttery and flaky texture that you can enjoy as a breakfast meal or even a dessert. But what will this decadent treat result in if a local twist was put on it?
6. Locally-Inspired Croissants
Do you have an adventurous palate? Try Pâtisserie CLÉ’s Indulgent Box! Enjoy the one-of-a-kind tastes included in this box which consists of six flavourful croissant creations from Pâtisserie CLÉ:
- Chocolate Ooze - If you’re looking for a different take on chocolate croissants that literally oozes each time you sink your teeth into it, this one’s for you!
- Apple Crumble - Imagine the welcoming flavours of tarte tatin in a warm, flaky, and buttery croissant, our Apple Crumble croissant will tickle your taste buds with every bite!
- Nori Cheese Croissant - Classic Japanese-inspired flavours are combined to create a savoury croissant that delivers a tasteful mixture of salty, buttery, and creamy.
- Kouign Amann - Inspired by Brittany’s most revered pastry, we’ve created our own buttery and flaky version with a caramelised top layer that melts in your mouth.
- Bacon Cheese Tomato - Reminiscent of Italy’s bruschetta, the bacon, cheese, and tomato flavours in this savoury croissant will surely appeal to any palate. Pair it with your favourite coffee in the morning or bite into it with a glass of wine for a sophisticated supper.
- Pistachio Cranberry Escargot - Dig into the unique combination of pistachio and cranberry! Filled with pistachio cream and topped with dried cranberries and slices of pistachios, this escargot pastry has a rich, sweet, and buttery taste.
Each croissant has its own distinct flavours that are inspired by different flavours from various cultures fused with the classic French recipe. It doesn’t get more unique than this!
Find French Desserts with a Local Twist at Pâtisserie CLÉ
Pâtisserie CLÉ’s creations are a combination of our own unique blend flavours and traditional French desserts. With our dedication to creating high-quality desserts, you’ll experience not only a myriad of flavours that are unique to Singapore but also a comforting feeling with every bite. What are you waiting for? Give in to your cravings and indulge in our collection of cakes and more!