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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 ...
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 ...
... our change in coins we were off.
Villandry is famous for its garden ,huge formal and to give you an idea 52 kms of box hedge , 14 full time gardeners , lots more casual and 2 hours for 2 tear stained garden lovers to walk around , every thing was perfect from the lawns to the vegetable " patch" it really did make you want to weep. We gave the building a miss.
Back to Loches to have look at the chateau etc in the town finished our dinner from the night before and walked ...
... they were machined gunned.
Altogether 247 woman, 190 men and 205 children perished in the most awful circumstances.
Oradour now has a museum to commemorate the atrocity and the original village has been retained and is now a memorial. A new town has been built nearby.
We first visited the museum which is a collection of photo's regarding Hitlers rise to power, his subsequent conquest of most of ...