Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Crepe-y Tarte Tatin from Canelé

It is rare that Yuan and I will stop at one dessert so the other item we have ordered is their crêpes and frankly speaking, I took quite a fair bit of time to decide which flavour I want.

Tarte Tartin from Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie

First, I don't want another chocolate dessert as it would be just too rich for me to stomach and second, I was worried about extreme sourishness caused by either strawberries, passionfruit or cherries. In the end, I have settled with the Tarte Tatin which its name refers to an upside-down apple tart in which the apples are caramelized in butter and sugar before the tart is baked.

Closer look at the crepe offered by Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie

Tarte Tatin

Flambéed caramelized apple with toffee, crème chantilly and caramelized filo pastry.
$12.50++ per serving

P.S. Alvinology managed to capture the process of making sweet crepe, Nougatine while Never Trust a Scrawny Foodie has the photos of sweet crepes , Nougatine, Mont Blanc, Tarte Tatin and Chic Choc.

Fen's comments

I like the texture of this thin pancake made from flour, eggs, milk, butter and salt but when eaten on its own, it can be pretty plain and blend. What came with it was a nice scoop of Vanilla ice-cream which has a strong Vanilla pod fragrance. Though it is nice, but it was no way where Haagan Dazs and the Line.

The caramelized apple has a bitter after-taste which makes me ponder whether they were burnt and thus I didn't enjoy the bitterish sour taste. As for the caramelized filo pastry, it was nice and crisp with a good tint of caramelized, sugary exterior.

As what I always comment about Canelé's dessert, it is always good at the first bite but gets to cloying towards the end. As usual, the excess calories always go to Yuan...

Damn, I regret not ordering their macarons... ___________________________________________________________________

Yuan's comments

This crepe is really not worth the price. It totally lack the fragrance and simply taste like flour with egg and sugar. No flavouring at all. The toppings did not make the crepe any better, the caramelized apple tasted like burnt apple.

Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie (Raffles City Shopping Centre)
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103
Tel: 6334 7377

Operating hours - 11am to 10pm daily


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