Trying do make a “Pâté en croûte” for the first time.
I took some random recipe from the web. Not necessarily the best one. It’s good though.
Following loosely this recipe:
Trying a meatloaf recipe for the first time. Not super subtle but delicious comfort food.
One of my favorite pastry chef just turned 30 so I figure it would be a good opportunity for me to bake something for the party. I believe she was pleased.
The stripes on the side are a bit more subtle than I wanted though.
Lemon zest genoise filled with a mix of lemon buttercream and lemon cream.
Top with yellow almond paste and orange tuiles.
I also made some meringue, sugar work and other tuile cookies but ended up not using any of that really.
Thin 3 inch tall sides made of genoise + tuiles dough (up side down here)
After filling, placing the side around the cake and topping with almond paste:
Final touch with lemon drops and some orange tuiles
– May 6, 2018
Making Croissants for the first time in a while…
Not spending too much time on cooking / baking but I survive somehow…
- White / Milk chocolate fudge with rum raisins
- Chicken liver paté with basil
- Onion Soup with bread & cheese
Poach Pears, Blueberries & Walnuts Pie
Lemon Tart with Swiss Meringue
Pears poached in red wine with orange, lemon zest & cinnamon
Pastry Cream with Nocello liquor and Walnuts
Sweet dough (recipe: Pierre Hermé)
Apparently “Friendsgiving” is a thing.
Baking “Date & Pecan” Pie & Lemon Meringue Pie.
I followed this recipe which is pretty good: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/brown-butter-pecan-pie-espresso-dates
As always for the Lemon Pie I used Pierre Hermé’ sweet dough & lemon cream recipe and added Swiss meringue on top.
Trying out Christophe Adam’s recipe for Choux Pastry. Cooked at 350F for 30 minutes.
Milk – 320ml
Water – 320ml
Salt – 8g
Sugar – 24g
Butter – 320g
Vanilla – 8g
Flour – 320g
Eggs – 560g (10)
I’ll try a slightly softer dough next time (either more milk or more eggs) – Also need to crack the oven door open after maybe 20 minutes to remove the steam and see how it goes…