ffwD: Coeur à la Crème…

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…only nine days late! After seeing all the coeur à la crème posts last week, I was chomping at the bit to make mine this week. Coeur à la crème is nothing new to me. I first made this dessert when I purchased Ina Garten’s Barefoot in Paris at a book signing in 2005. My sister (Codename: Chunklet’s mom) immediately honed in on Ina’s coeur à la crème recipe and asserted that I needed to buy a “heart-shaped pan with perforations.” After buying the pan and cheesecloth (for the first time ever), my experience with coeur à la crème was born. This dessert was as expected: delicious, rich, and creamy. I served it with a four berry coulis and graham crackers on the side, just in case anyone missed having a crust.

This coeur à la crème made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

67 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suzanne
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 11:29:03

    Beautifully done!

  2. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 11:39:11

    Yumm!! It looks so good. I have never bought a cheese cloth either, I am always too lazy to find one when I come across recipes with them, but now I think I have to so I can try this one!🙂

  3. trevorsisboom
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:01:28

    Not my favorite dessert but its not to be missed around here anymore as my family LOVED it.

  4. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:15:37

    Gorgeous! It turned out wonderful.

  5. nana
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:19:20

    Absolutely perfect. This was really good and plan to do another soon.

  6. Anne Marie
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:21:41

    The pan tempts me. Yours looks lovely.

  7. Chef Randall
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:54:15

    Looks great. Wheres the recipe? I would like to try this one.

    Thanks Yummy for your visit to my blog, Savor the Food. Your readership and comments are always appreciated.

    Chef Randall
    savorthefood.wordpress.com

  8. Mary Hirsch
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 13:05:03

    Félicitations, Yummy. Yours looks gorgeous also. Love the berry pools. And, I laughed over the graham crackers. I love graham crackers and am never without four boxes in my cupboards. But, serving it with Coeur? Never thought of that. I made both Dorie’s and Ina’s last week. Yours is a beautiful-looking dessert.

  9. Choc Chip Uru
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 13:41:38

    This looks wonderful my friend, lovely,s mooth and creamy😀

    Cheers
    CCU

  10. Sara
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 13:46:41

    Lovely! This is so pretty and looks super delicious.🙂

  11. andi winslow
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 14:06:06

    It’s beautiful, but I would be scared to make this, Have never made anything so fancy. You did a great job Andi

  12. Mireia
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 14:17:23

    This looks delicious, YUM YUM!!!

  13. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 14:31:38

    i’m on hunting the mold actually…..

  14. Ronda
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 14:48:35

    So, so pretty!

  15. Cher
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 15:16:20

    Bravo! I am impressed that you are in possession of the mold as well.

  16. bakeawaywithme.com
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 16:11:39

    Well done, Yummy!! Yours looks gorgeous…the the presentation with all the different berries is so pretty!!

  17. Alison
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 21:13:12

    This looks so beautiful and so very delicious. Beautiful plating and a wonderful photograph. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration to try this one day.

  18. Jasline
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 21:37:26

    What a beautiful dessert! I’m sure it’s delicious as well!

  19. Amelia
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 22:55:52

    Hi, your dessert look so cute and pretty. Look so tempting, great to go with coffee.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  20. Food,Photography & France
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 01:36:35

    Perfect looking coeur a la creme – I’m sure it tasted as good as it looks.

  21. peachkins
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 04:25:05

    Oh gosh. This looks pretty and one I haven’t tried. Will do a research about this dish…

  22. Mary
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 05:24:33

    I have the book and always thought it looked gorgeous – yours does you credit!! simply beautiful
    Mary x

  23. TrafficDiva
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 06:01:39

    Hmmm…I don’t know what type of dessert this is–I’ve never tried this before–but you wouldn’t have to twist my arm to eat it! Looks aweome-O!!

  24. Inger Wilkerson
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 07:10:01

    This would tempt me to violate my “don’t buy a pan for one dish” rule!

  25. markd60
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 08:29:07

    That cake looks like a pillow I want to lay my head on and sleep…

  26. Emma (fluff and fripperies)
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 11:52:14

    I’ve never had this dessert – will you send me some?! X

  27. Three Well Beings
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:46:05

    I’m not familiar with Coeur à la Crème, but boy oh boy, I think I’d like to know it well! This makes such a great presentation in the heart shape!

  28. Lola
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 14:11:51

    I have Ina’s Barefoot in Paris but have never made her coeur. This wasn’t a favorite for me but yours looks delicious

  29. Daniela
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 15:19:54

    I’m sure this tastes as good as it looks!
    Would love to have the recipe.

  30. Jenn and Seth
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 16:27:21

    looks beautiful, and sounds super delicious with the berries and graham crackers!

  31. tracy
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 19:49:12

    This looks so delicious and very pretty.

  32. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 21:12:57

    its just beautiful! Great job. don;t think i could have done that

  33. tokyohamster
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 21:14:32

    I must be hiding under a rock because this is my first time hearing about ceour a la creme! It looks fabulous though🙂

  34. Joyti
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 00:58:09

    Never too late! Yours looks and sounds delicious. Yum!

  35. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen)
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 02:50:03

    How beautiful. Are you using graham crackers to spread it on?

  36. Katerina
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 03:09:32

    Perfectly made heart! It was worth waiting for!

  37. Melolimparfaite
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 06:21:59

    that s too much cream for me but i love the presentation🙂

  38. Geraldine Saucier
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 09:47:22

    Beautiful job.

  39. Natalie
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 11:04:12

    So lovely!

  40. Jessica
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 13:00:38

    WOW! This looks amazing!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  41. Reem | Simply Reem
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 20:30:22

    Beautiful

  42. Reem | Simply Reem
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 20:31:09

    B/W I am still drooling over your smoky crackers from the last post.. I dunno why it was not taking my comment..
    Yum.

  43. rebeccasubbiah
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 21:34:23

    beautiful and lovely presentation

  44. eatinglikeahorse
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 00:46:37

    That looks perfect; your photos are always beautiful… off to check out the recipe!

  45. My Kitchen Stories
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 01:11:42

    What a great dessert. Perfect with crackers and berries. Better late than never

  46. kitchen flavours
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 02:19:25

    What a delightful dessert!

  47. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 09:28:15

    Your coeur looks perfect, and I love the multi-berry coulis along with the graham “option”!

  48. Tandy
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 11:33:17

    This looks worth trying🙂

  49. Norma Chang
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 12:47:55

    Gorgeous, love your 4 berries presentation.

  50. The Sketched Chef
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 12:57:38

    Unbelievable !
    It looks gorgeous

  51. Amy Tong
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 14:47:18

    This is really beautiful. Love the vibrant colors from the berries contrasting with the white.

  52. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 15:31:37

    I’m definitely impressed by this. I’m too chicken to even try FFwD! You are amazing!

  53. alwaysaddmorebutter
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 16:38:52

    Yours is so pretty, it makes me sick. And I mean that in the nicest way. Me and my flat & ugly Coeur a la Creme are jealous!

  54. Sammie
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 17:19:12

    That’s gorgeous! I almost thought you were at a fancy restaurant!

  55. Betty
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 20:24:51

    Beautiful! The graham crackers are a good idea too.🙂

  56. Simply Life
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 20:26:21

    wow! what a beautiful dessert!

  57. Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 21:51:26

    I guess it goes without saying the the coeur a la creme mould was worth the purchase? This has been on my list of things to make, but I haven’t invested yet. I’ll remember this post next time I visit my local kitchen shop! Yours looks really beautiful!

  58. libishski
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 00:25:55

    Oh wow, that looks so pretty!

  59. jessica
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 00:40:06

    so adorable!! the little heart is perfect for vday

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

  60. Audrey Allure
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 13:14:59

    That looks so good! xo

  61. cakewhiz
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 13:44:03

    i am not sure why i haven’t tried this classic recipe. everyone tells me it tastes wonderful. this is going into my bucket list of “must make recipes”…heheh😛

  62. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 14:06:34

    Gorgeous! We love Coeur a la Creme. I make it every year for my daughter’s birthday. Yours looks amazing!

  63. Beth
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 15:48:40

    I own that cookbook too, and every time I pass the recipe I long to make it. I’m glad yours turned out so well!

  64. Deepti
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 16:02:15

    Lovely looking Coeur a la creme! I am sure it tastes as good as it looks.

  65. Tammy
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 19:35:11

    Wow. That turned out so beautiful! I’m really not familiar with this dessert but it looks amazing.

  66. triciaandnana
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 20:19:27

    This was my new favorite as well. Nana surprised me this week and bought me a set of six little individual sized molds. I guess this will cut down the amount I eat in one sitting…….:) Love the graham crackers on the side- genius. I will try Ina’s next as I adore all of her recipes. And her🙂

  67. Cakelaw
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 21:09:50

    Awww, it’s so pretty. I found this one a little creamy for me, but it was good to try.

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