Hotel Saint Roch
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... summarizes our day (and, to be honest, the rest of the week as well.)
The day was a bit of a whirlwind, In addition to enjoying ourselves, Sidney and Allison also want to make sure that we learn a lot while we are here. We jumped back and forth between making multiple different kinds of ganache and macaron shells, madelines, brioche, croissant and chocolate glaze and 3 kinds of meringue!
Alison showed us how to assemble ...
... 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 ...
... plus the rest of the bottle of wine , chatted to the English couple the next table , took our left overs with us for lunch and sans dinner but with cholesterol levels at stratospheric levels retuned to our lodgings.
A very good breakfast and a 45 minute chat with the proprietors wife started what was to be day day punctuated by as series of minor balls ups . First off a wrong turn set our trip to Villandry back 15 minutes or so . The next nail biter was ...
... they were machined gunned.
Altogether 247 woman, 190 men and 205 children perished in the most awful circumstances.
Oradour now has a museum to commemorate the atrocity and the original village has been retained and is now a memorial. A new town has been built nearby.
We first visited the museum which is a collection of photo's regarding Hitlers rise to power, his subsequent conquest of most of ...