November 15, 2012

A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS ?

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Am I being thick (again) or is this dessert a contradiction in terms?

The Speculoos one was my favourite.  Nick preferred the chocolate.

(If you Google translate “ferme et fondant” you get “firm basis”.)

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  1. I translated with Babel fish - got 'closed and fondant' and sveltesse was 'notebook'
    I think 'firm basis' is a mistranslation of 'solid bottom' which is what you get if you indulge in too much speculoos. We both LOVE speculoos, and Waitrose now sell it as a spread [smooth or crunchy] Very soon we shall both possess the 'solid bottom' !! xxx

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    1. Angela, that Speculoos spread is just wicked. And heavenly. And addictive, a bit like Nutella......and I thought you could only get it in France !!

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  2. This is a cooking question, I think, so I haven't a clue. But I'll taste it even if it's slightly infirm... as long as you make it.

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  3. I also got 'firm basing or fondant' as a translation so...... Have a good weekend Diane

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  4. Ken will know! It is most probibibalably one of these French food descriptions that defy translation...
    but I'll have the Speculoos first [with the new "we know how to use the broken biscuits and make people pay" sprinkle on Speculoos crumb that is on sale... twice the price of the biscuits!]...
    followed by the chocolate with La Borde Creme Cru on top...
    solid waistband rather than bottom I feel!!
    Certainly NO svelte body after those...
    Urp!
    Ooops, pardon!!

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  5. If it has 'Sveltesse' written on the pack, it's bound to be fattening.

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  6. Firm texture, but it melts in your mouth. That's what I think it means.

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    1. Thanks Ken, it makes sense, thinking about the "fondant au chocolat" dessert, which has a liquid or "molten" centre.

      These were firm, like a mousse, but melted in the mouth. Rather nice, actually !!

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  7. "Sveltesse" sounds like a brand of girdle - the sort of thing you see in the small ads in the back pages of Women's Weekly!- ... I'd need one if I ate too much of those desserts! Pauline

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