The other night the favorite dessert of one of the hostesses I work for was served. It is the French dessert called croquembouche, also spelled croque-en-bouche. This eye catching dessert display is made of choux pastry formed into small balls, which are filled with a vanilla crème. They are then dipped in a caramel sauce and piled into a tall elongated cone, and held in place with additional caramel sauce. Around its base and on top the croquembouche is decorated with spun sugar making it a very impressive sight. The hostess likes to display this fabulous creation on a side table in the dining room for the guests to see, and anticipate eating it. Just before this dessert is served it is presented to the hostess and then taken to the kitchen where it is broken into small clusters of balls which are placed on silver platters to be served to the guests. Most of the guests have second servings which clearly signals their appreciation of this delectable wonder.
A home is the right place to serve such a delicious dessert.