Ever since I left Paris, I have had a choux pastry withdrawal symptom. Don’t worry, nothing too drastic has come out of that except the constant need to make choux buns and éclairs!
Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog post called "Finding the Masters." It was a blog post about how at that stage in my life I needed to find people who would essentially teach me what I needed to know.
It turns out that the chapter I'm at in the book I'm reading is titled "L'eclair au Chocolat" and I am not sure if it was entirely coincidental that I walked into a deli and coffee shop who are proud to promote themselves as being elected "the best chocolate eclair in Paris 2015."
The art of dining is not hard to master,
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be dined that their sugar may not be caster.
What's great about living in Paris now is that I'm at home but also a tourist at the same time. What's great about feeling like a tourist is it enables you to view places with an outsiders eye; constantly mesmerised and wanting to discover more.
What's happening at the Plaza pastry section at the moment? My chef, the talented and great Jean- Marie Hiblot is doing a few trials for some choux pastry recipes. Here is a picture of his mini choux pastry with feuilletine and vanilla ice cream. I forgot to tell you that they are served with a chocolate sauce. Oh, yes!