Thursday, March 17, 2011

Have you ever had Vermicelles?



We stopped by a tearoom yesterday, little darling and I, to have pastries in the fashion of great ladies. She picked vermicelli made from chestnut purée. Inside a miniature cookie pie crust are crushed meringues (for which I still need to post the recipe) and whipped vanilla flavored cream, all topped with the chestnut worms (pardon my French). The first time I saw this dessert nearly twenty years ago, I thought I'd be sick.

But it is delicious, and an acquired taste. Eventually... you come to realize that you can't live without it.

Are you listening, Trisha? Write this down! :D

12 comments:

Ola said...

This looks very temptating to me:)

Evi said...

Mais c'est vrai que ça fait envie. Une portion pour moi svp.

Joe said...

I'll take your word it tastes great. Looks more like something I'd go fishing with ;). LOL.

A Rural Journal said...

I agree with Joe (did I just say that out loud?) -- it isn't the prettiest dessert I've ever seen, but that shouldn't stop us from trying it.

Judy said...

That is an interesting looking dessert...I would try it...Please post the recipe...Is it easy to make?

texwisgirl said...

Ha ha. I can see Trisha writing in a very organized notebook under the tab "Must try this". :) How cute of you to stop with your daughter for some high tea time. :)

Dawn said...

That looks interesting. Very Very interesting.
No- I have never tried such a dessert....but when I come visit you will have make me try one:)
Love going for tea with my daughter:)

Meg said...

It *sounds* like a delicious blend of flavors. The picture, however, umm... not so much. LOL! I haven't been to a tea room since I was in 3rd grade. I bet it was wonderful dining in the fashion of great ladies. :)

Trisha said...

I'm listening Allison !! On my list of "must try" :)
When I first saw it I thought "worms"? But it sounds yummy :) I love when looks are deceiving!

Southern Lady said...

Allison, that doesn't look very good, but I will take your word for it! I would be willing to give it a try. :D Carla

Out on the prairie said...

I'm always game to try.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I understand that chestnuts are very European. This sounds delicious, but looks a little pale, and now that you mention it a little wormy. lol!!