Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 22

Day 22: A picture of something you wish you were better at

Yes this picture is a little tongue and cheek, but I've always wanted to (really) learn how to bake. And I don't just mean baking some cookies or a muffin. That I can do. I'm talking about pastry. Beautiful, intricate, and yummy pastry. Oh so very french and oh so very good...mmm...

I want to learn how to do this:



apple tart tatin

chocolate bomb

I don't know what this is, but it's amazing

pistachio tart - my Paris favorite

Serious pastry chefs go to school in Paris. Wouldn't that be magical? It's really a beautiful art. These pictures are all taken from Google images, but I know they are from some of the top bakeries in the country.

The most incredibly yummy pastry I've ever eaten is called a Kouig-aman. And get this - you can actually find them sold here in the west. In Salt Lake City, there is this amazing little bakery, Les Madeleines that has mastered Kouig-aman. It is perfection. When Jon and I were in SLC in February, we had them every morning for breakfast. And they can ship them to you!

Watch this and drool.

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Emily Real said...


Julie said...

Any pastry with chocolate would be my favorite although I'd probably pass up pastry for a cookie or brownie, showing that I have no class! :)

Jessi said...

Julie!!! Ok.. nothing's better than a brownie and milk for breakfast. I hear ya.

Babs said...

Ya...I'm totally drooling!