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Ok place, but had my bike stolen from outside a supermarket. nearest police station was 20 k away so left it.Still looking at every bike i see. But there are so many.
... making the pastry case for the lemon tart for later. The pate sable was much easier to work with than sucreé the other day, or I was more adept! Then whilst they were baked blind, we made a two coloured paper soup - impressive results you must admit! Then the sausage meat type stuffing for the chicken for later, lots of herb chopping and onions etc.
then the filling for the lemon tart, then the mushroom sauce for tonight's ...
Sorry blog fans, a bit late today as I didn't have time this morning to write blog up from yesterday!
just realised that the days are all over the place, but this entry is for Wednesday, ie yesterday!
Morning was ok for me, but there were some more bad heads around- the unlimited wine is too much temptation of some!
straight into the kitchen after breakfast to make pate sable, a type of sweet pastry, ready for our tarte aux citron ...
I have just lost the whole of today's blog for some reason, having spent an hour composing it! Not happy!
Summary only now, as nearly time for breakfast - sorry!
Made Pastry before leaving for market, pâté sucreé, really difficult to handle, sweet pastry, it was for later
Then off to market in Fleurance, ...
... bought puff pastry as apparently no one makes it any more, even professional kitchens buy it in, not sure Mary Berry would agree with that! The aim is to get a high domed pastry concoction which keeps its height after cooking - mine was brilliant, so much so he gave it away to the next door neighbours!? Blinking cheek!
Then we made the topping for pizza gersoise, a local speciality, duck pizza! Plus sun dried tomatoes, peppers, onions etc. we had to practice tossing the onions in ...