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Easter chocolate avocado – Des Gâteaux & du Pain

20 Mar

My favorite pastry shop released its Easter chocolates and my parents just sent me one. It’s an milk and white chocolate avocado. Sad to say it, but the chocolate isn’t really good. You have bubbles in the chocolate= problems with air during the making process, and the flavor isn’t really strong. But what is nice is that they really work on the appearance of the avocado and you can even see the brush strokes on the chocolate and that the chocolate itself isn’t too sweet asome chocolatiers tend to make milk and white chocolate. That’s where you can see that’s handmade. Not really good, but nice piece of work. I have to add that my chocolate traveled during 1 week through plane so i thing with the temperature and pressure differences it must have altered the taste.

The CAKE CITRON’s War…

18 Sep

Mouhaha Since i have 2 lemon cake, i’ll compare them! That’s going to be fun, because it’ll be the first time that i have actually the same product from 2 different shops. The first one is from Pierre Hermé, and his famous and well-reputated Lemon Cake, and the second one from Des Gâteaux & du Pain, my fav bakery in Paris which also has a woman pastry chef. I wanna see if the famous Pierre Hermé’s lemon cake is as great as said, or if it’s just a myth like Ladurée’s Macarons which are not that great and industrially made (i nearly fell down of my chair when i heard that. I don’t wanna go there anymore -for their macarons-. Fortunately for me, i’m not a macaron lover).

So so so. First of all, they don’t have the same ingredients. Pierre Hermé’s cake has a lot more ingredients: rum, Guérand’s salt, confit lemon, which G&dP doesn’t.

After that, Pierre Hermé’s cake is really smooth and humid, not like the usual cakes. I think it is because of the rum. The lemon flavor is really present. In fact, it’s delicious but not like the traditional heavy “cake” that you have during your trip. Anyway, really good.

Des Gâteaux & du Pain’s cake is quite different. First, you have some kind of jelly on it. I was first surprised, but that’s good. Then the inside is more traditional, drier, but the jelly on the top is perfect to make it not too dry. It tastes more like lemon (not that the other one didn’t, but i mean yellow lemon).

In the end, i think they’re both awesome but i’d rather go the Pierre Hermé’s cake.

Des Gâteaux & du Pain 2

31 Aug

I went shopping with my mother for the last day, and she wanted to stop by Des gâteaux & du Pain to buy the almond & grape bread that i bought the other time. Once there, i shew her the pastries just because she didn’t see them last time. I told her about their most reputated one, the Salted Butter Caramel Religieuse, and she said that se wanted one for lunch. So of course i couldn’t let her eat one alone, so i took one too. She’s really good at tricking me like this. But i told her about their guimauves, so she bought it too. I wanted to buy a lemon cake for tomorrow trip at Pierre Hermé’s shop which is close, but she bought me 2 lemon cakes: one from Pierre Hermé, and one from Des gâteaux & du Pain (Am i not lucky? 2 cakes from the best bakeries of Paris to leave ~). I’ll look like a crazy person tomorrow in the plane with my 2 cakes in their package, but well, i am crazy about pastries anyway.

So let’s go back to the main topic: the Salted Butter Caramel Religieuse. Hum hum… Is it my fav? Awww I don’t know. Coffee Religieuse is my god, but i’ve found his wife. This one is better, but i’d not eat it as easily as i’d eat my coffee religieuse, because the taste is more perticular, and this salt butter caramel doesn’t go with a lot of things. It’s amazing, the puff is not too soft, it’s fresh, and the cream inside is really salty, tastes like caramel, really original. And you have a little gold leaf, so that’s awesomely beautiful. Nothing is better looking than a great religieuse, so it was really good. I was not disappointed at all by this cake, and just truly enjoyed it without thinking that i’d not have enough.
The size was perfect, i only ate that as my lunch because i wasn’t hungry, but it can easily finish your meal. It’s really a different religieuse than Carl Marletti’s version, but i don’t know which one i’d prefer. The puff is really different here, hard, and the cream more a little bit more liquid, so the consistences are more different (hard + liquid) than Carl Marletti’s one (softer and creamier). This one is really original, you should definetly try it.

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En allant faire du shopping pour mon dernier jour, ma mère a voulu qu’on s’arrête pour aller chercher du pain chez Des Gâteaux & du Pain. Je lui ai montré les gâteaux qu’elle n’avait pas vu la dernière fois, et quand j’ai commencé à lui parler de leur gâteau le plus populaire, la religieuse au caramel au beurre salé, elle m’a dit qu’elle en voulait une pour ce midi. Et comme je ne pouvais pas la laisser manger un gâteau toute seule (ce serait un crime contre l’humanité pour la conscience et pour ce pauvre gâteau solitaire), j’en ai aussi pris une. Elle est douée pour me piéger ma mère…Mais pour me venger, je lui ai parlé des guimauves comme je sais qu’elle aime ça. Donc, des guimauves en plus. Et comme je voulais un cake au citron de chez Pierre Hermé pour le voyage, elle m’a achetée 2 cakes au citron: un de chez Pierre Hermé (avec d’autres gâteaux pour ce soir) et un de chez Des gâteaux & du Pain (je ne suis pas chanceuse?). Demain je vais me retrouver avec 2 cakes dans mes bagages à main. Ils vont surement le prendre pour une folle dans l’avion, mais après tout, je suis bien gaga de pâtisseries, alors tant pis.

Enfin, retournons à notre sujet principal: la religieuse caramel au beurre salé. Est-ce que c’est ma favorite? Awww difficile à dire. En tout cas, si la religieuse au café est mon dieu du dessert, il a trouvé sa déesse. Cette religieuse est meilleure, mais je la mangerais moins facilement que celle au café, car elle est beaucoup plus difficile à accorder et spéciale. Le caramel est salé, comme son nom l’indique, donc c’est un dessert salé. Excellent, mais vous ne pouvez pas boire votre café après par exemple, ça ne va pas du tout avec (horrible, une atrocité).
La taille du choux était vraiment bien. J’ai mangé que ça pour déjeuner, j’avais pas très faim, mais elle peut terminer un repas sans problème, et elle n’est pas trop petite pour que l’on reste sur notre faim.Le choux en soi est excellent, beaucoup plus ferme que ce que j’avais jamais mangé, et la crème plus liquide par contre. Il y a donc un jeu des textures assez intérêssant. Le chou est vraiment différent de celui de Carl Marletti, chez qui le jeu des texture est moins important (crémeux et plus tendre). On a donc là deux desserts vraiment différents. Cela dépend de vos envies en fait. Une touche d’originalité ici, mais pas pour tous les jours. Les meilleures choses doivent rester exceptionnelles, sinon elles perdent de leur valeur.

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