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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 ...
... France, other atrocities and the circumstances and result of the atrocity of 10th June, 1944.
The museum was very interesting and informative.
We then entered the original village which is a very sobering experience. Everything has more or less been left as it was after the massacre became known to the world. There are burnt out and rusted cars in the streets and in garages. The bakers shop still has rusted scale ...
... 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 ...
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