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Rennes in 10 Days- Summer Festivals, Places to Visit and 11 Delicious Desserts to try !

France, Travel & Desserts | September 19, 2016 | By

4. Giant French Macarons !!

giant macarons

A famous French Dessert, and it’s even better when it is this big !! This was a coffee caramel macaron and I found it overwhelmingly sweet as i got to the finishing point. Pretty much every patisserie in France serves macarons, and they say a culinary trip to France is not justified without trying this infamous desserts!

Preparation- I have gone through a few trials and fails with this classic french dessert. It is made with finely ground almond flour, whipped eggs and flavoring. The trick lies in mixing of the batter. Mix too much and it droops, mix too less and it cracks ! I have finally mastered in achieving the “feet” but still not satisfied with the texture…I will work on it and hopefully will have a fool proof recipe coming up for you soon 🙂

5.Chocolate Dome

white chocolate dome

This was part of my lunch (pretty much every day) in Rennes 🙂 It was part of a set menu at the hotel we stayed at, and I never got bored of it 😉  “When in France indulge in French Desserts!”.

The chocolate dome is literally chocolate !! … light and airy , wonder how it is achieved….and the base is a thin tender layer of cake. Fruits and glazes for tartness giving it a perfect balance to the sweetness of the white chocolate. 

6.Strawberry Chocolate Pannacotta

strawberry chocolate panna cotta

Panna cotta with a twist ! Another dessert that was part of my lunch menu at Novotel, Rennes. Chocolate Panna cotta mixed with pureed strawberries, topped with fresh fruit and chocolate sauce!! Next comes my favorites from Rennes !!!


  1. Sathya Kandasamy
    September 20, 2016

    Appetizing food pictures!!!! Beautifully written too…

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 20, 2016

      Thank you Sathya ! 🙂

    • Vanessa G
      September 30, 2016

      Hey Thula,

      I love love love these desserts… I’ve never had the last one but I can imagine it already….

      About the vanilla… I’ve used Vanilla beans to make my Eggnog for Christmas… and it’s super rich and addictive… mostly because I hate essence… so if you can’t get the bean itself… it’s always really handy to use Real Vanilla EXTRACT. You also get the artificial extract that doesn’t even come close..

      As for the dessert….. I waaaaaaannnttt!!!!

  2. Bharu
    September 20, 2016

    Reading through this I felt I was there with you . I’m sure your personal accounts will help many travelers who are lucky enough to find your blog 🙂

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 20, 2016

      Thank you Bharu ! 🙂