Queen Marie is the daugher of tanislas Leszczynski
The assistant cook in Duke Stanislas’s castle in the Lorraine;
Jeanne Anthelme Brillat-Savarin,
Today most restaurants serve rum baba as individual sized sponge cakes rather than as a whole cake. These individual sponge cakes are soaked in rum and served with an apricot sauce just as a whole cake would be.
The Patisserie Stohrer is an excellent cake shop in Paris, and gives the honor of the creation of Rum Baba to its founder, Nicholas. Nicholas Stohrer was was part of Stanislaus daughter’s Polish retinue when she married King Louis of France. Stohrer’s makes excellent Rum Babas and many other pastries. However, assigning the creation of the dish to himself, the wine originally used to Malaga wine, and the name to Stanislas Leszczynski' supposed love for the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and the use of crème
pâtissier is problematic. At worst it may be case of Lèse-majesté; after all Stanislas Leszczynski was, or had been, Nicholas Stohrer's King.
To read Stohrer's claim to the dish and for their patisserie shop's address to enjoy an excellent Baba au Rhum copy and paste their English language web site in your browser, or click on: http://www.stohrer.fr/?lang=en
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