The name comes from the French words 'Croque en bouche' meaning 'crunch in the mouth'.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
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A croquembouche or croquenbouche is a French dessert, a kind of pièce montée often served at weddings, baptisms, and first communions. It is a high cone of profiteroles (choux filled with pastry cream) bound with caramel, and usually decorated with threads of caramel, sugared almonds, chocolate, flowers, or ribbons.