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pastry of the day (or as I like to call it, dinner)

Fraisette

This is one of those pastries that falls under the category of too much. Beautiful to look at, but not entirely satisfying.

It’s a very thin layer of white cake, a layer of strawberry jam, a layer of cream and a very thick layer of vanilla meringue. Then the whole thing is covered with cream frosting and the thinly sliced strawberries.

When I dug my fork into it, I was surprised at how hard it was to cut…I thought it would be some light fluffy concoction. The meringue (while delicate and delicious in the chocolate macaroon) was like a chunk of crispy, sweetened styrofoam or a huge cube of sugar.

I would have been perfectly happy just eating the bottom layers of cake, jam and one layer of cream frosting which was only a sixth of the entire confection.

Me no likee.

Fortunately, I bought what I thought was yogurt at the grocery store earlier and it turned out to be a delicious creamy dessert. Phew! Disaster narrowly averted.

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