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Re: Galette time is back

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
11 of 20

@Phyllis G wrote:

Goodness, gracious! If this is going to go on until Mardi Gras, I'm gonna have to find a drool shield for my keyboard. (I've instituted my annual post-holiday embargo on sweets in the house--no choice, since I have the impulse control of a 2-year old--so this thread is especially torturous!)


 Phyllys, yesterday, for the first time in my life, I had Galette des Rois twice in the same day. I survived the delicious side of the torture, but you can imagine how I felt in the evening... 

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
12 of 20

My son brought a King Cake home yesterday.  "Mississippi Mud" - chocolate ganache and pecans.  I hope the calories fell out when I cut it.

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
13 of 20

DIY version, for smaller scale, lower budget Epiphanies (it seems like it could be just as fattening, except for the engery exerted):

https://www.davidlebovitz.com/galette-des-rois-kings-cake-recipe/


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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
14 of 20

Looks delicious! Have you tried making one? I have yeas ago, but with so many wonderful bakeries around it's easier to just buy them.

  

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
15 of 20

Luce N wrote:

Looks delicious! Have you tried making one? I have yeas ago, but with so many wonderful bakeries around it's easier to just buy them.

  


I haven't tried it yet, but judging by the instructions, it doesn't seem that difficult (especially if I could track down some readymade, all-butter puff pastry, which might be a bigger job than simply finding an unclaimed galette). But DL is a trained pastry chef and they make everything look like a piece of cake. Smiley Happy 

I have more experience with the recipes from his book on ice cream. Eating homemade strawberry ice cream is the June version of a culinary epiphany.  


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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
16 of 20

Homemade strawberry ice cream sounds like a nice June epiphany.

 

Readymade, all-butter puff pastry? I must be dumb, or extremely French, or maybe both:  this had never even crossed my mind. What an heresy!  Smiley Happy

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
17 of 20

It may be heretical but we can buy pretty good frozen puff pastry at the grocery store in the US.

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
18 of 20

Mary W wrote:

It may be heretical but we can buy pretty good frozen puff pastry at the grocery store in the US.


 Mary please! How can you say such a thing! I'm sure frozen puff pastry tastes as terrible as it sounds. 

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
19 of 20

Luce N wrote:

Homemade strawberry ice cream sounds like a nice June epiphany.

 

Readymade, all-butter puff pastry? I must be dumb, or extremely French, or maybe both:  this had never even crossed my mind. What an heresy!  Smiley Happy


 Heretical? Possibly. But I am finally coming around to the idea of making my life easier. If no one notices the difference, I can't see the harm. I also have a strangely arranged kitchen due to some not-so-well-conceived renovation approaches that were applied to my apartment. 

There's a lovely quotation attributed to Julia Child (who knows if she said it):

"Always remember, if you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always pick it up. Who's going to know?"


I hear you can even buy frozen puff pastry from bakeries in some parts of the world. 
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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
20 of 20

Renata S wrote:

Luce N wrote:

Homemade strawberry ice cream sounds like a nice June epiphany.

 

Readymade, all-butter puff pastry? I must be dumb, or extremely French, or maybe both:  this had never even crossed my mind. What an heresy!  Smiley Happy


 Heretical? Possibly. But I am finally coming around to the idea of making my life easier. If no one notices the difference, I can't see the harm. I also have a strangely arranged kitchen due to some not-so-well-conceived renovation approaches that were applied to my apartment. 

There's a lovely quotation attributed to Julia Child (who knows if she said it):

"Always remember, if you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always pick it up. Who's going to know?"


I hear you can even buy frozen puff pastry from bakeries in some parts of the world. 

 It must be Julia Child, sounds just like her!

 

Well, I make life easier for me too: either I buy galette, or someone offers me some, or I do without. However, tonight I'm having galette again with an association I'm a member of - and I must'nt forget to cross the street to get the 3 big galettes I've been charged to buy - since I live opposite a really good bakery. And that should be it, no more galette this year.

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