Help for a wedding: groom’s mother requests “trottoirs”
Posted: 23 May 2009 08:41 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Help, please.  I’m making dessert for a rehearsal dinner next month and the groom is French Canadian.  His mother called requesting “trottoirs.”  I can’t find them, even on google.  All I know is that a trottoir is a rectangular pastry that contains jam.  Is it a puff pastry? Is it a pate brisee, pate sucre?  What size is the rectangle?  (I did ask the groom’s mother, but she couldn’t say.)  I would love to find a picture and a recipe.  I’m making them for 100.  Thank you!

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Posted: 23 May 2009 11:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’ve been looking Maureen but I can’t find anything, either…..I am curious myself but will see if anything else pops up in searching. I hope someone can help you.

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Posted: 24 May 2009 03:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Here are a few links I ran across to get you started.  I learned that trottoir means pavement.

http://leplaisirdelatable.blogspot.com/2009/02/trottoirs-aux-fraises-fraiches.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11782326@N06/2728533693/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmemuffin/3030655116/

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Posted: 24 May 2009 03:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Found it!  It’s a puff pastry rectangle with jam and a lattice top.  I can do this.

http://www.ricardocuisine.com/recettes/beignets-crepes-patisseries/882-trottoir-aux-pommes

I so appreciate your help.  Thank you!!

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Posted: 24 May 2009 03:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Matthew, The pictures you found are very helpful.  The groom’s mother told me she’d like jam.  Fresh fruit does look more interesting, but…
Bernadette, thank you too.

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Posted: 25 May 2009 11:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Maureen I am glad you found something! Good luck and post the photos. They look very good. I agree, fresh fruit does sound good.

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Posted: 01 June 2009 02:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Apparently “trottoir” means “sidewalk” or “pavement.” Long and narrow…I guess…

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Posted: 02 June 2009 07:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Ah yes, now if I could only read zee French!  The dessert looks yummy.  It appears to be a large item to be cut to serve.  Are you making a couple of big ones or attempting individuals?

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Posted: 02 June 2009 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’m making two half sheets, one raspberry, the other apple.  They’ll be cut into 2” squares.  They’re having a buffet, otherwise I’d want to make smaller ones and cut 3x1” or 4x2” servings.

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