Le Chalet Fleuri
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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 ...
We took the morning off from cooking and drove to Tours for market day. The Tours market is a showcase of local products (this area is known as the breadbasket of France) and the bounty of the rest of the country as well. The fresh vegetables, cheeses and meats are second to none.
Another spectacular day......
In addition to the scrumptious components of yesterday's breakfast, today we enjoyed the most gorgeously sinful eggs ever created.....and the only ingredients were fresh eggs scrambled in butter!
Today we took on frozen desserts and savoury breads.
The morning was spent baking our pastry shells from ...
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 ...
... so many that you are tripping over each other. I would take today over a day in June anytime.
The trip was quick and efficient. It took 90 minutes to arrive at our destination. It was very relaxing watching the hypnotic motion of the countryside rolling by....another village,...another church...another winery...another village........
Our 'hotel', the Chateau Valcreuse, is ...