La Religieuse

Éclair Cake of the Nuns

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8 or 9

    .
    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

By Alma Lach

Published 1974

  • About

Method

This cake is one of the most beautiful of all French desserts. It has many parts—so many even that the pâtissière shops of France make them in miniature. These facsimiles are made by stacking a profiterole on top of a cream puff and then running ribbons of icing up the pro