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Kerrie and Meg took us gift shopping in Chinon and it's market while Michael and I admired the historic buildings. Then we had a repeat visit for lunch in the above auberge and they informed us that our favourite 2005 local wine was running out so we had two. The maker has closed down and it is a pity but so long as they have some in the restaurant we will return. Dropped into Melanie and ...
To quote The Simpsons: Best. Day. Ever!
Today we tackled 4 of the biggest M's in pastry:
- Madelines and
Desserts often require the production of multiple individual components that are brought together into a delicious creation at the end of the process. That statement ...
... creme brulee, vanilla amarula ice cream and the smoothest sorbet that I have ever tasted.
We created and sampled contrasting breads: soft dinner rolls (melt in your mouth) and fougasse (a great dipping bread). It was a great experience being able to directly compare (taste) different types of recipes to see how each could best be used.
What a fantastic first day!
After a breakfast of freshly baked croissant, aromatic French cheese and saucisson, we dove right into making a praline pastry cream.
What followed was a tour of the major players of French pastry - puff pastry, pate sablee (to make a creme brûlée tart), choux pastry, profiteroles and crouqembouche. We even made a sourdough base bread (from apples!) to use later in the ...
... no problem
as they had built a lift to get you up and down with ease, how very sensible.
As it turned out there was a wine tasting event happening, around 30 different vineyards
all displaying there wares, you bought a 4€ ticket, received an etched
wineglass and off you went for your two hour allotted time slot to quaff as
much wine as you could, well that is what they would ...