Ladurée's "mini croque", pastry of the month for June 2012

A tiny croquembouche for June

As part of its anniversary celebrations, Ladurée has served up yet another exquisite new dessert.

The company’s “pastry of the month” for June is the “mini croque” – a miniature version of the traditional French croquembouche.

Ladurée’scrumptious golden cone is composed of dainty caramel-covered mini choux (profiteroles) filled with a smooth and creamy vanilla and rum-infused crème pâtissière.

A lavish dessert typically served at weddings, the croquembouche was invented by Marie-Antoine Carême (1784-1833), a French pastry chef and early practitioner of haute cuisine who operated a pâtisserie on rue de la Paix in the early 19th century.

Renowned for his elaborately constructed pièces montées, Chef Carême is famously known as the “King of Chefs and the Chef of Kings.”

Ladurée's "mini croque", pastry of the month for June 2012

Ladurée’s “mini croque” is available at 16, rue Royale, 75008 Paris and other locations.

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