La Bastide des Grands Cypres
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... then proceeded to demonstrate a few 'over the top' presentation techniques that illustrate the precision, creativity and finesse exhibited by professional pastry chefs.
Sidney put a layer of glaze on Tuesday's layered mousse dessert that looked like a chocolate mirror. All of the components that we have been working on over the course of the week are starting to come together. Can't wait for the grande finale tomorrow night!!!
... 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 ...
... motor way toll station , a 1.30 euro toll, no change , cards would not work, and the sign said 20 euro notes or smaller and we only had 50's no dude or human to be seen and no help from the tin voice on the push button "help" . Ok so far so good , until the semi- trailer pulled on behind us, 2 possible scenarios here , a blast from his horn and abuse or help ,Ali explained our dilemma, the driver was pleasantly helpful it did take 50s after all and feeling we had just won at the ...
... floor and burnt out ovens.
I have visited Auschwitz and Birkenau in the past and Oradour together with these two places is 'a must do experience.' Not 'an enjoyable experience'.
After this we made our way to a little village called Busserolles which is right in the north of the Dordogne region of France. There we met up with Andy Bailey, an old work colleague of all three of us, and his wife Sandy. Andy and ...
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