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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.

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  1. soupçon RE: dulce lover 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 RE: dulce lover Dec 17, 2013 12:13 PM


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        soupçon RE: DavidT Dec 17, 2013 12:22 PM

        And since we're foonoting here:


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          wolfe RE: soupçon 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 RE: dulce lover Dec 17, 2013 12:23 PM

        Where to get one:


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