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Not to toot my own horn, but I am in lust with this photo right now…I’d say it makes me want to eat those chocolates right off the page, but I already have…

in the order of which they appear (l-r): dark chocolate/espresso, dark chocolate/basil-lemon, dark chocolate/saffron-almond, dark chocolate, dark chocolate/chestnut.

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A sampling of some of my Parisian breakfasts:

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I went to Moulin de la Vierge, where I’ve been told is the best place to try this dessert, Mille-Feuille (“a thousand sheets”).  Almost too sweet for my taste, but delightful none the less.

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This plum tart, is made with a ‘special’ Parisian dough.  I could have eaten the whole pie.  A mixture of sweet, tart, and savory.

croissant

The classic croissant, buttery, flaky goodness – paired with yummy, thick chocolat chaud.

chocolate_chestnutteehee, and yes, it’s true…I did in fact eat this chocolate/chestnut cake for breakfast as well (note the candied chestnut on top)…perfect for anytime of the day I would say!…you only live once.

Found at La Petite Rose.

 

Luckily I have to walk up a million flights of stairs to go to bed at night…

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking a sneak peek into the inner-workings of a wonderful bakery in Sodo/Georgetown, called Alaska Silk Pie Co.  They were building the wedding cake for a wedding I was to shoot a few days later, and the couple thought it might be fun for me to capture some behind the scenes images of their cake in progress.

That was all well and good, but what ended up grabbing my attention more were the other special treats being turned around in the kitchen!  Little chocolate pyramids, and miniature chocolate-porter cakes – yes please!

Now, for those of you unfamiliar with Alaska Silk Pies (as I was until just a few weeks ago), Phyllis, the owner, has a very special/secret recipe when it comes to how she creates these decadent works of art.  The texture can only be described as a creamier/lighter style of cheese cake.  Very rich, and almost truffle like.  As far as I can tell, she is the only person who knows just what goes into her infamous treats.

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The wedding cake had two different flavors, chocolate and key lime.

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And now about those other little treats…

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Gluing chocolate onto chocolate WITH chocolate!?!…I am in favor.

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Alaska Silk Pie Co. –  seriously, you need to try these desserts!

I highly recommend the chocolate!  It was heavenly!

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