Hotel Du Casino La Roche Posay
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Awoke at 8am to the pitter patter of rain on the roof so went back to sleep for an hour. Once up tea brewed and bagel eaten, dressed and showered it was back on the road for 10.30am. Stopped at a local supermarket to stock up on essential French Fare of Brie, tomatoes and naturally a bottle or 2 of wine and the all important beer. Stashed that all away then back on the road, Mr Tom says we should be there by 3.15pm, hmmm let's see as he doesn't allow for comfort stops. Stopped around ...
We disembark from the Ferry at 8.00 and set off for Poitiers. We stay at the hotel Clos de la Ribaudiere in Chasseneuil du Poitou just north of Poitiers. We nave a dinner, bed and breakfast rate which includes a beautiful four course dinner. It also includes a glass ...
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 ...
... pastry was used to create a classic Napolean (or Mille-feuille). After lamb shanks (in Morrocan inspired sauce, falling off the bone) the passion fruit creme brulee was served with a raspberry sorbet - the contrasting flavours played beautifully against each other. To me, a well prepared creme brulee is absolute and undeniable perfection.
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 ...