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An Italian pastry called Santa Noire

dulce lover Dec 17, 2013 11:27 AM

An older lady friend of mine was recently reminiscing a dessert she had long ago in San Francisco called (to her recollection) Santa Noire. Her memory is also fuzzy on the details...maybe it's like a boston cream pie but more layers? But maybe not. It's the flavor she remembers, more so than the details. Any ideas? She recalls it being widely available.

  1. soupçon Dec 17, 2013 12:07 PM

    I suspect a Mondegreen here. "Santa Noire" sounds suspiciously like "Saint Honore," a cake with layers and creamy stuff in it.

    Just a guess.

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      DavidT Dec 17, 2013 12:13 PM


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      1. re: DavidT
        soupçon Dec 17, 2013 12:22 PM

        And since we're foonoting here:


        1. re: soupçon
          wolfe Dec 17, 2013 12:32 PM

          My favorite: "Captain Picard on the New Jersey turnpike." by Simon and Garfunkel.
          Although, with that footnote, I also liked this one.

      2. Robert Lauriston Dec 17, 2013 12:23 PM

        Where to get one:


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