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Marie Stuart and the caisse from Wassy

The caisse | Ji-Elle / CC-BY-SA

What’s this?

Also known as caisse de Joinville ("Joinville’s box"), this French recipe is displayed on a small paper carton which looks like a box (caisse in French).

And in that box, we find... an light almond meringue, delicately flavoured with vanilla.

The little history

The tradition says queen Mary Stuart, who lived in castle of Wassy, created those little meringues.

About the the author

I'm fond of strolls and History, with juicy and spicy details!