sav·​a·​rin | \ ˈsa-və-rən How to pronounce savarin (audio) \

Definition of savarin

: a rich yeast cake baked in a ring mold and soaked in a rum or kirsch syrup

Examples of savarin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hermine has been challenging herself as a baker since constructing her first solo savarin cake at the tender age of 8. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, 1 Oct. 2020 Furthermore, his white is made with a vegetable gum from TIC gums whereas mine was made with agar agar from Texturas and in the shape of a savarin. Mark Mcclusky, WIRED, 29 May 2007 Dessert tables were set with crème caramel, baba savarin, pastries, and meringues by the time guests were on their feet dancing to DJ sets by Siobhan Bell, Valentine Fillol-Cordier, and Slick Woods. Camila Hennessy, Vogue, 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of savarin

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for savarin

French, from Anthelme Brillat-Savarin †1826 French politician, writer, and gourmet

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The first known use of savarin was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Savarin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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