Paraginas

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  1. skihead

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    Hello. I am new to this website but I am really desperate and need some help.

    I have been going to Ferrara's bakery in little Italy my whole life. Every week I go for coffee and paraginas. I just got back and was informed that they stopped making them. Can you believe it? After 30 years, it's quite possible that I may never have one again.

    I asked to speak to the owner to see if they could give me the recipe, or teach me how to make them, but was brushed off. Does anybody know about this pastry? Let me explain it to you because I have seen it mentioned in another topic and there were two different versions of this pastry.

    Here is the paragina that I am looking for:

    It's starts out with a small cookie on the bottom. Then some sort of choclate mousse or cream is placed on top of the cookie. Then the whole thing is covered in choclate and topped with a hazelnut.Then , it's placed in a refrigerator to let the choclate harden. It can be eaten in two bites.

    Please advise. Reward offered.
     
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  2. petemccracken

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  3. skihead

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    Thanks Pete. But that's not the paragina that Ferrara's makes. That looks like a cake and the paragina that I am talking about was a little pastry.
     
  4. kippers

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  5. skihead

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    Kippers.
    The outside looks a lot like that. But the inside is filled with a choclate cream.
    It's very similar.

    But I am sure it's not the same.

    I put in a call to Ferrara's to see if the owner will make me a batch and I am sure that I will have to pay through the nose for them.
     
  6. siduri

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    I thought i had repl;ied to this but i don;t see my reply. 

    Just a suggestion, if you want to find a recipe for this online, if nobody here has one, you should try parigina or parigine (the second is the plural). parigina  not paragina

    if you spell it wrong google might not find it for you.  I know they probably spelled it like that in the restaurant, but if someone publishes a recipe, chances are they'll have the right spelling
     
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  7. coup-de-feu

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