Monday 9 August 2010
Love is to share, mine is for you – Moelleux au chocolat blanc et au miel, abricots fondants et glace à la pistache
[White chocolate and honey sponge with poached apricots and pistachio ice-cream]
In my world, nothing matches the happiness of being in love. As a matter of fact, I love being in love. The goosebumps, the thrill, the excitement.
Nothing. Except, perhaps, the development process of a new pâtisserie. It starts with an idea, jotted down in a small notebook. Always the same black leather bound. Always the same felt tip pen.
And then, I get dirty. Taste. And adjust.
Most of the times, it’s far from perfect. But despite being the entremet girl that I am, I still feel that rush whenever I manage to come up with something that doesn’t look like a stack of sponge, mousse and intérieur.
I like to call it minimalism. When in fact, it’s just the result of my inability to decompose and arrange on a plate.
The latest victim was a lovely white chocolate and honey sponge with poached apricots and a quenelle of pistachio ice-cream. And trust me, it tasted pretty damn fine.
So I plan to share the recipe. And rant about how I wish I was better at making desserts look pretty. As soon as I will have caught up with my bed. I miss it. So.