This is not a recipe, but a request for one! The raspberry slice or pavé framboise is a delicious thing that I sometimes buy from our favourite boulangerie in Descartes.
I would really like to know how to make it! It comes as a large square which I usually then cut into four smaller squares to serve as a dessert or with a cuppa. A whole slice takes some eating but a small one is quite manageable – in fact we can usually manage a couple!
Its type is very much a throw back to my childhood and I’m sure that either my mum used to make something similar or it was served for pudding at school dinners.
I have looked in my cookbooks and on the internet and none of the recipes I have found seem quite right. Some have a pastry base, some have coconut in the topping, but this has neither of those.
The top and bottom are the same, a bit like a firm but crumbly cake or soft biscuit texture. Definitely not pastry yet the top looks like it has been given an egg wash glaze. In between there is a raspberry layer which could be jam or just fruit. Either way it is delicious!
So, if anyone out there has any idea how to make it, I would be very pleased to hear about it!