• masculine A rich yeast mixture similar to a baba, baked in a ring mould and demoulded. Sometimes soaked in spirit or liqueur-flavoured sugar syrup and may be filled or decorated, sometimes cut in slices as a basis for other desserts such as croûte aux fruits. Often incorrectly used to describe a sweet or savoury mousse set in a ring mould, demoulded and garnished or sauced.