In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1petit-four masculinepastelillo masculine
- As a tea-time treat, we had some petits fours that I bought at the French cake shop the other day.
- It can also be baked lightly to make small biscuits and petits fours, akin to macaroons.
- The desserts are fabulous and with coffee and petits fours the bill came to £70 (inc G&Ts, a bottle of Chénas and a port).
- And mignardises were exactly what I had in mind when I bought my new Flexipan molds, the one for little tartlets and the one for hemispherical petits fours.
- Inexplicably no one brought petits fours with our coffee, although they appeared together with coffee on the itemized bill.
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