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Boite de Bijou

9 Dec

I wanted to try it. I asked for a Far Breton, a Gâteau Basque and a Chocolate Kougelhof. I asked if i could eat there, and they told me ok. However if you wan to eat the cakes, you have to buy a drink (and when the drink is more expensive than the cake, it’s slightly bothering. Otherwise the shop is really nice and cozy and the cakes are well displayed. With Wendel it’s my favorite concerning the design of the shop.

The far breton was sooo small, only for one person (which is great in my case). Only a single prunce inside the far. The flan was nice and well done.

The chocolate-orange Kougelhof was also nice. Maybe a little too smooth because usually it’s a little harder (here you could squeeze it like a crêpe), but the taste was there. I’ll try the Panetton next time, and maybe the “Galette des rois” since it was nice.

The Gâteau Basque…Ok, this is a little bit special. Because i was expecting a real Gâteau Basque, that i have been waiting for more than 3 months now. SO i was really eager to try it. But tadam, when i cut it…no custard. I was sooooo disapointed. There were Maroons instead inside. WTF! Maroon in a Gâteau Basque? Have you ever seen that? I was thinking that again it was one of the Taiwanese thing and i was really getting fed up with it, but actually the taste was quite nice. The maroons are melting in the mouth, and the cake in itself is harder that a real Gâteau Basque, so it goes well and it’s not too heavy. Of course i wasn’t satisfied because it wasn’t the real one, but if you don’t take it for a Gâteau Basque, that’s good.

So far that’s my favorite with Sadaharu Aoki, but i haven’t really tried pastries yet, only cakes, so that’s not the same. I have to check the pastries next time. However the bread was too cooked, you can tell by the look, so i would rather go to Lalos. As in France: a good bakery is not a good pastry shop! (except for Des Gâteaux & du Pain).
I also saw that some MOF confiserie have been there and that their pastry chef was one of their students.

Lizhu Road ln 109
MRT: Liuzhangli

Kougelhof from Des gâteaux & du Pain

17 Jul

I told my parents to go to Des gâteaux & du Pain to buy bread for the dinner, and they couldn’t resist to buy this Kougelhof (Kouglof). This is a special bread from Alsace, a region in France that has a border with Germany. They have a lot of typical food and i’d like to try them all. For example, the recipe of the Chinois that you can find on my blog is also from this region. They have a strong identity, and i really like regions like that, Brittany is like this too.

Well, i wake up this morning to take a picture of this Kougelhof, but as you can see, someone didn’t wait for me to taste it. ;p. I had never tried any before that i can remember. This is a bum with almonds, dried grapes and puffy cream. As for my, the bum was great, not too dry (i always choke with bum and rice and couscous because i eat too quickly. I can’t help it, if it’s good, i eat quickly so that i can be the first one to serve myself again and i can have more *=* that’s my strategy!). However, there were not enough grapes and almonds in the bum and i barely felt the puffy cream that was in the middle. So i was a little disappointed. But i’m a total stranger to Kougelhof so i don’t know if there should have more cream or dried fruits…
So i still prefer their croissants & pains au chocolat.

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J’ai demandé à mes parents d’aller à Des gâteaux & du Pain pour acheter le pain pour le diner, et ils n’ont pas résisté à la tentation d’acheter un Kougelhof (et le même pain que la dernière fois d’ailleurs, alors qu’il y en a plein de différents). Le Kougelhof est une spécialité alsacienne. J’aime les régions avec une forte identité, comme l’Alsace et la Bretagne, parce que souvent elles ont des particularités culinaires qu’elles seules savent faire et qu’il est difficile de trouver ailleurs. Le Chinois, dont vous pouvez trouver la recette sur le blog, est aussi de cette région.

Donc, je me suis levée ce matin pour prendre en photo le fameux Kougelhof avant que quelqu’un ne le commence, mais j’ai pu voir qu’on ne m’avais pas attendu pour l’entamer. D’aussi loin que je m’en souvienne, je n’en avais  jamais mangé.
Il s’agit d’une brioche avec des amandes, des raisins secs et de la crème pâtissière au centre. J’ai trouvé la brioche bonne, sucrée comme il faut, pas trop sèche, je ne me suis pas étouffée contrairement à mon habitude (je suis une professionnelle de la stratégie ” je-mange-vite-pour-me-resservir-plus-vite-et-en-avoir-plus”, mais je m’étouffe avec les brioches le riz et le couscous en général). Par contre, j’ai trouvé qu’il manquait de raisins secs dans la brioche et on sentait à peine la crème pâtissière au centre. Après, vu que je ne connais pas le produit réellement, je ne peux pas juger.
Un peu déçue donc, je reste sur leurs pains au chocolat et croissants.

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