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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 ...
... 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 ...
... the " royal city " a walled area enclosing chateau, church , some houses and the medieval keep. We spent some time in the chateau not being able to make head or tail of the map which turned out to be for the keep a very satisfactory set of dungeons towers and good ramparts etc 200 meters away just had time to see it all before closing. We need cash for the Paris apartment & my card was rejected at the ATM the bank lady told us it was blocked , this was 5 minutes after using it to ...
... us to a great lunch at the local restaurant Le Vieux Puits. A very enjoyable couple of hours.
After this we had to make some distance and we rode to a city called Poitiers where we stayed for the night. Poitiers is a major university town.
During the evening we went for a few beers and actually found an Australian themed bar!
Miles today - 143
Total mileage so far - 2878