Best Dessert in a Jar You Need to Try From C3 Lab
Are you looking for something different besides the conventional cakes?
No one knows for sure who invented desserts, but it’s widely known that French desserts are known to be some of the best in the world. Maybe it’s because the designs are so fashionably chic, or the fact that they are as delicious as they are pretty to look at.
The petit gateau (or little cakes, when loosely translated) is a thing of beauty, and the French have been able to transform simple desserts into an edible and elegant art form. French desserts are usually made with custard, cream, and fruits. But occasionally, one would find the odd chocolate pastry here and there. After all, chocolates are almost usually a crowd favourite.
In C3 Lab, we offer the best French desserts you can try in Kuala Lumpur, which comes in a jar we call the Verrines Series. Thanks to the petite size of these treats, now you no need to worry about the calories piling up when you indulge in these French desserts. So go ahead, indulge at one of these small cakes in a jar! This mini French dessert is adorably decorated in a transparent jar that allows you to see each colorful layer. The unique combination of the variety of texture and flavour will surely wake up your taste palate.
A verrine, quite simply, is a decadently layered dessert in a small glass. The name derives from verre, the French word for glass, and verrines are a mainstay of French dining culture. From bistros to homecooks to bakeries and restaurants, Verrines are quite the culinary trend in France. It can be sweet or savory and is quite an intriguing way to present food artistically, where you can play with the flavors, colors, textures and temperature of the components.These beautiful, individual desserts are all about the delicate assembly. It’s essential that the biscuits balance perfectly on top of the verrine glasses for the full effect, so the diameters of the biscuit cutter and rim of the glasses match up. Essentially, verrines are a celebration of flavor and texture.
The transparent jars of its verrine series lets you enjoy the different layers of the desert construction. Choose two, four, or eight jars, and you get to cherry pick from six different flavours ranging from lemon yuzu curd and orange chocolate mousse to coffee-infused lady finger sponge and pandan and coconut mousse, as well as Cranqueline Choux with orange blossom whipped cream.
This impressive dessert is carefully crafted by a talented team at Texture by c3 Lab and it comes in 5 different choices which inclusive of :
- Peach Melba
This creamy and cool dish – a simple and classic preparation of vanilla ice cream, sugary peaches, and raspberry sauce – has graced restaurant menus for decades. While many people are familiar with this delectable famous dessert, few know the story behind the dish. It all starts with famed French chef Auguste Escoffier and his friendship with an Australian opera singer named Nellie Melba. Simply infuse peaches in a vanilla syrup and serve with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. It is such an impressive combination of flavors and colors that it would make an elegant enough French dessert to offer to your dinner guests. Of course, nothing is to stop you from enjoying this ice cream sundae a like in the middle of the afternoon with the kids either.
- Verrine – Pandan Mango
Pandan Mango Verrine has three main layers which consist of Mango, Pomelo, Pandan Mousse, Coconut Mousse, Coconut Streusel. The pandan on top paired with coconut mousse in the middle and chopped sweet mangoes and pamelo segment at the top layer, backed by coconut fragrance rice. Pandan leaves are long, narrow, thin leaves that are originally from Southeast Asia. It has a unique taste with nutty overtones and a scent that is almost similar to Jasmine rice. In Asian cooking, they are used in savory dishes and desserts.
- Verrine – Coffee Choux
These super indulgent Coffee Choux Buns are made with a classic Cranquelin Choux filled with delicious Coffee Flavoured Pastry Cream and finished with an Almond Streusel. They are best enjoyed with a cup of coffee. The bitterness of coffee blended well with the sweet & rich caramel flavour, finally with the almond streusel. A lovely combination of different textures & flavours.
Buttery choux pastry topped with a sweet, crunchy cookie crust and filled with a melt-in-your-mouth light, creamy and airy salted caramel filling – Choux au Craquelin with Coffee is as delicious and fancy as it sounds! A pastry with a light and crisp outer shell, and a delicious, soft, creamy, custard-like inside. And it’s airy with large air pockets inside as well, perfect to be filled with a sweet filling. A few cracks will be visible on the outside, but it still retains the shape it was piped in.
- Orange Blossom Choux
Choux pastry and cream is always a winning combination. Add orange blossom, a crunchy craquelin topping and cats, and it’s somehow even better. Craquelin is a simple frozen paste of butter, sugar and flour, which forms a crispy crackled crust on the buns, giving them an extra level of texture and flavour. The sweet, crunchy topping for these light choux puffs is a frozen mixture of brown sugar, butter and flour. After baking, the buns are filled with a berries compote, finished with vanilla cream and orange blossom whipped chantilly.
The berries compote gives a bitter flavour, almonds a crunchy texture and the orange blossom whipped chantilly gives a smooth texture. A semi-liquid berries compote in the centre is hiding inside for an added surprise when tasting.
- Verrine – Orange Chocolate
Are you a fan of the orange and chocolate combination? If you’ve eaten just about all the chocolate and peanut butter desserts you could possibly want in one lifetime and you’ve eaten just about all the chocolate and caramel desserts you could find, it may be time to find a new favorite chocolate flavor combination. No worries: orange is here, in all its sweet, citrus-y goodness, to be chocolate’s best friend.
This creamy and delicious dessert is perfect for you! The combination of brownie covered with a fresh chocolate orange mousse, then finished with caramelized walnut, chocolate sponge and coffee chocolate chantilly. Treat your family and friends to these decadent petit gateau with our Verrine Collections.
If you’re craving for a sweet tooth , C3 Lab has you covered. (And if you made an order, snap a photo and tag us on Instagram!). If you’re new to Texture by C3 Lab and are eager to have a taste of Chef Lawrence’s and Chef Chong a.k.a Breadpitt’s exquise birthday cakes, one of the best dessert in Klang Valley, head on over to www.c3lab-my.com and place your orders there!