Religieuses au chocolat
Religieuses au chocolat
Place of originFrance
Main ingredientsFlour and crème pâtissière

A religieuse (French pronunciation: [ʁəliʒjøz] ) is a French pastry made of a small choux pastry case stacked on top of a larger one, both filled with crème pâtissière, commonly flavoured with chocolate or mocha.[1] Each case is topped with a ganache of the same flavour as the filling, then attached to each other using piped buttercream icing. It is a type of éclair.[2]

The pastry, whose name means "nun", is supposed to represent the papal mitre. The religieuse was supposedly conceived in the mid-nineteenth century; choux pastry was invented in the 16th century.

See also


  1. ^ "une religieuse, un éclair". Pretty Tasty Cakes. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  2. ^ Monday (2010-03-08). "Seeking Sweetness in Everyday Life - CakeSpy - Ultra Violet: The Blackcurrant Violet Religieuse from Laduree, Paris". CakeSpy. Retrieved 2012-08-26.