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Saturday, March 21, 2009
Le Grenier a Pain
#01-01 Sembawang Shopping Centre
Sis read about this French bakery as it was featured in today's chinese newspapers and we decided to make a quick stop at the new Sembawang Shopping Centre before going home.
While Mom and Sis were browsing at the bread area, I entertained myself at the desserts counter where many small and delicate looking cakes were on display. I was attracted to Carolines as it incorporated all the elements I'd like to try: profiterole, macaroon and of course, chocolate! Since I'm not into bread, I bought a piece of Carolines for an after dinner dessert at home.
Carolines ($6.20) is basically a cake with layers of chocolate mousse and cake on top of an almond sponge, covered with a rich and dark ganache. A profiterole and blueberry macaroon complete the entire dessert. I was told that it's made with 70% dark chocolate and the choux pastry was imported from France. The vanilla cream in the profiterole was smooth and not overly sweet. Likewise for the cake which was quite good! I didn't like the macaroon as it wasn't light enough and the colour looked so artificial that it turned me off.
Prices are quite expensive as we ended up spending almost $18 for the slice of cake, a baguette and some bread (I forgot the name) which is apparently one of their hot sellers. The bread are sold by weight and then priced accordingly which in my opinion, can amount to quite a lot if you think that the mini breads do not weigh much (they are actually quite dense and heavy!) and thus, pile them on your tray with no hesitation!
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