Went out for dessert and drinks on Saturday and found some nice fall flavors offered at a restaurant downtown.
I ordered the maple creme brulee, which was described as “piped in a cup”. The waitress warned me kind of non-specifically that this wasn’t “normal” creme brulee.
I didn’t object, i like different flavors…
the Creme Brulee that was brought out was a wonderfully flavored mousse piped in a praline shell. No top shell of sugar! Now I understand the warning, though they could have been more specific about it.
It was good but didn’t strike me at all like a creme brulee. Maple Creme Mousse… was more like it. Tasted like eating pecan pie in a fluffy cloud of whipped cream.
Maybe the pastry chef was thinking that with the crispy sugar shell holding the mousse, it was almost like an upside down creme brulee?? I don’t think so.
Though the dessert flavors were wonderful, its title caused me to ruminate on it for quite sometime… hence this post
is mousse that out of fashion that it has to be called a Brulee?