Happy Bastille Day!

I barely remember any French I was supposed to learn in high school.  The funny thing is that my girls are learning Spanish and sometimes I will try to say something in Spanish and realize later it was in French.  I guess I remember more than I realize.  So to celebrate Bastille Day, I will be going to get my favorite French treat from my favorite bakery in Salt Lake City.

Les Madeleines has an amazing selection of pastries and treats, but my absolute favorite is the Kouing Aman.  I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing these things are.  All I can say is that I have been known to lick the plate clean of all crumbs from this precious pastry.  Kouing Amans are light layers of fluffy flaky dough with this amazing caramelized crunch on the outside.  I don’t even know why I try to describe it.  Here’s a mouth-watering picture instead.

Just a warning, these babies sell fast and there is no guarantee that there will be any left if you get there later in the day.  Les Madeleines does sell them online and will overnight ship them out to you.  I have been known to buy a dozen and bring them with me to visit family.  You don’t have to take my word on these treats, you can read the volumes of accolades on their website.  I just called and ordered mine to celebrate Bastille Day.  Have a great weekend!