After last season's Marie Antoinette macaroons, pastry palace Ladurée has just unveiled its new pop culture pastry gimmick for the fall -- with Andy Warhol-inspired "Pop Art" religieuse pastry boxes and four unconventional flavors that are available starting tomorrow. More about why this pastry is known as a "nun" after the jump...
What exactly is a religieuse, you're asking? It's a choux pastry typically filled with coffee- or chocolate-flavored pastry cream, topped with a smaller pastry-cream-filled choux, then frosted with fondant the flavor of the pastry cream and decorated with butter cream. The religieuse was invented in Paris and is named for the icing, which is classically the same dull color as a nun's robe.
Ladurée's new Warhol-inspired religieuse make-over includes brightly colored passion fruit-coconut-pineapple, raspberry-anise and caramel-mango.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com