Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Eliane French Bakery in Orem, Utah


This is one of those places--not much to look at on the outside, in fact, it's sort of a bad location, BUT.....

....delicious goodies on the inside. And "delicious" is sort of an understatement.

I've never been to France--not even close--so I can barely pronounce "croque monsieur," but when I saw them I knew I had to have one. I'm not sure I can explain but it's like a piece of french bread stuffed with ham, bacon, cheese, & creme. As you can see they don't skimp on the cheese, and it's the same with the creme fraiche.

Left: Napoleon Right: Lemon Cheesecake
Yes and yes.

Butter Croissant
I'm pretty sure this is the first really good croissant I've had. Flaky. Buttery. I'll take a dozen.

Raspberry Mousse

Left: Strawberry Pie pocket Right: Case of desserts.
Flavors of pie: strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, cherry, cream cheese, & almond. You heard me.

Chocolate Eclair
Saved my favorite for almost last. By this point, I had sampled all the items we purchased...I was getting full....then I had a bite of this Chocolate Eclair. I pounded the whole thing it was that good. The actual eclair was soft with a delicate texture & the chocolate was perfect. The whole thing was not too sweet--just right.

Top Left: Meringue topped w/ Chocolate & Heart-Shaped Sprinkles (my son's choice)
Bottom Right: Fruit Tart
Lovely paintings of France adorn almost the entire perimeter. 

Fruit tarts practically top my list of "favorite desserts." Sometimes the crust is too crispy or the custard is too crisco-y (a word I use when the texture is sort of waxy), but this one I fell in love with. Now I know where to go for my favorite fruit tart. Yay!

When you need a little something sweet, do stop by. You may see me often. The owner is a tad camera shy, but he is super super nice. He deserves good business & maybe he'll teach you a few French words. 

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my. Sign me up for one of those chocolate eclairs. Patisserie is probably my favorite word in French.