The long-awaited Second Part of a Pud-Hog Sweet Series from Sweden
What? You may well ask: Fransk Jitterbugg is hardly the commonest phrase in the Pud-Hog canon. Indeed, its weirdness is mainly what caught my attention in the first place.
Deciphering the name – which translates to ‘French Jitterbug’ – hardly solves the mystery. But what sounds like some kind of 1940s dance movement is in fact a Meringue/Butter Biscuit hybrid.
Crazy, no? But so intriguing – so apparently ingenious – I had to give it a go.
It certainly looked exciting: like it would be wonderfully chewy and moist, with a helping of crunch to boost; a feast for the teeth and the taste buds.
In fact, I soon learned it was neither.
The texture was samey and horribly dry; entirely lacking that much-needed crunch/chew contrast (and seemingly undercooked).
The taste was completely bland too; just butter and sugar with yet more sugar on top.
Had a seam of fruit coulis been weaved in there somewhere, it may have been more of a biscuit befitting its wondrous, zany appearance.
As it was, I ate half then abandoned the rest, and ran for the nearest piece of Blueberry Pie.
How Much? Around 30 kr (just under £3 in today’s money)
More likely to give you the jitters than the bug