A Sandwich for Dessert

Le Club-sandwich Framboise et Crème de Gianduja

[A Sandwich for Dessert]

“Un Sandwich pour le Dessert” is a project I worked on for Fraîch’Attitude, a Parisian gallery that specializes in Eat Art. Eat Art is an offshoot of ephemeral art that uses food as its primary material: some of the exhibitions are actually edible and are meant to disappear into the visitors’ stomachs, to be recreated the next day.

The gallery just opened a new exhibition yesterday around the theme Picnic, and a couple of months ago I was asked to submit something (“anything! you decide!”) for the exhibition’s catalog, which also serves as a cahier de style — a reflection of current trends and inspirations.

I decided to create visual recipes for four simple dessert sandwiches, easy to make and easy to pack, for a colorful picnic on a nearby patch of grass or on the floorboards of your living-room. (Click on the names to view the recipe.)

Le Club-sandwich Framboise et Crème de Gianduja: sandwich bread + gianduioso (or nutella) + raspberries = raspberry and gianduioso club-sandwich.

Le Sandwich Petit Beurre à la Fraise: strawberries + petit suisse + butter cookies = strawberry cookie sandwich.

Le Petit Pain Amandes et Mirabelles: plums cooked with a little sugar + toasted almonds + a mini loaf of bread = plum and almond mini-bread.

La Brioche Figue et Citron: lemon curd + a pretty brioche + figs = fig and lemon brioche.

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  • http://baklavaqueen.blogspot.com baklavaqueen

    merveilleux! and the perfect inspiration for summer! (i’m especially enthralled by the “club sandwich”… must try that.)

    belated felicitations to your papounet as well… how very proud you must be!

  • michael

    now i’m going to have to suffer until fresh figs come into season so i can make that mouthwatering brioche concoction!! formidable, clotilde!

  • kenhuocj

    congratulations on the finest Fine Food Blog – have been enjoying your love and passion for good eating on the www ! ! !

  • Lee Anne

    These look heavenly! I wonder if I can find nutella here in the states. Can’t say I have ever had that before. Oh my…you are so inspiring!

  • Kelley

    Lee Anne, I’m responding to your question about Nutella. I first ate it on fresh oranges in London and became obssessed with its chocolatey, nutty creaminess. I found that most large grocery stores in America also carry it. You can learn more about it here:


    Yummy desserts, Clotilde. As always I admire your creativity and look forward to trying your recipes.

  • http://the_samantha_files.typepad.com Samantha

    Yummy! All look delicious, my mouth is watering. What a charming idea Clotilde!

  • http://orangette.blogspot.com Molly

    Clotilde, those sandwiches look trop bon! I especially love the brioche figue et citron…I have a jar of homemade lemon curd in my refrigerator and *must* seek out some fresh figs at the market today. Merci pour une excellente idee.

  • http://noshesthoughtsreves.blogspot.com/ Lady Amalthea

    These sound really fun and delicious. Great idea–much more interesting that the typical box of cookies on a picnic!

  • http://www.xanga.com/chef_kayenne kayenne

    lee anne,
    if u can’t find nutella, mix some thick chocolate syrup with peanutbutter. close enough. =D or add some melted dark chocolate to peanut butter. Mmmm…..

  • Becca

    I love this post … wonderful, creative ideas about sandwiches which are so easy to make but usually so boring here in the States!

  • http://www.olipo.blogspot.com/ Chocopie

    wow, clotilde
    It’s amazing ! I want to compliment your creativity for the food. Of course, I won’t omit your passion.

  • http://quietthoughtsfromaworldgonemad.blogspot.com/ Rainey

    As always, your photography & presentation are as charming as your novel & witty approach to food. Très, très fraîche, indeed! ;>

  • josie

    oh yum! these will be picknick highlights this summer…

  • http://gastroblog.com Jackie D

    Everything looks so pretty and delicious! Hope you don’t get hate mail from the Swiss over your use of ‘petit suisse’ ;-).

  • http://tiffanyastone.com Tiffany

    tres jolie

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