I used to dream about being able to eat a Galette des rois everyday, now it’s possible! The Almond turnover is the perfect thing for “frangipane” lovers like me. You have the almond filling with the pastry dough, a little more puffed than the one for the galette, which is really nice. I think that’s a good idea because usually we can only findapple turnover.
New products at Lalos, so i tried (you know me, i never take the same thing twice). Tea bread….i’m really not convinced by this one. I personally think that it lacks salt. The tea flavor is really strong, so if you like tea, it’s ok, but i think it’s pretty hard to eat it with anything because the flavor is a way too strong to go with anything else.So either way you eat it alone, or you can try with sweet things like jam maybe, but i never eat jam, so i can’t really say if it’d be nice.
Fig and Honey bread is better though. Better than the fig milkbread and tastier than the honey bread. A good one!
I also saw thet they released a new “chausson aux pommes” (apple turnover) but with banana filling.
I tried a fruit tart. It looked like my grand-mother’s apple cake but with pears, so i wanted to try it, but i was quite disappointed with the taste. We can barely taste the pears because the almond powder is too strong. So it’s more like an almond powder tart. The dough with the almond is quite heavy too and there’s too much syrup for me on the tart. Bad choice at Lalos this time.
After trying all their cakes (marble, orange, banana, fruits), and most of their breads (ciabatta, ciabatta with olives, seaweed ciabatta, olive oil ciabatta, ciabatta with herbs, garlic bread, cheese bread, bacon bread, longuet, ficelle, baguette, cramberry bread, grape bread, whole bread, cereal bread,…and i think that’s all for breads) , the bakery is developping new ones, so i can have some fun! And ruin myself even more!
This week, they created the onion bread. Hum, mine was too cooked so it spoiled the onion flavor a little, but it smelled damned good. I would also add more onion to stronger the flavor, but i love onion in general, so that might also explain why it’s not string enough for me.
Another one was the soft cristallized lemon bread. What i loved is that there was real lemon inside, which gave a really ince flavor. However the bread was a little too soft (you can’t cut properly it it you don’t have a bread knife), but i know that Taiwanese people prefer soft bread, so the company has to adapt itself to their taste.
I also tried a Pain au chocolat: really nice. The chocolate taste is here, with the 2 stripes, and the pastry puff is crumbly, but not too much, so that you don’t loose your “pain” in crumbs and end up eating only half of it. However the croissant was not as good as the pain au chocolat. The pastry puff is a little too compact and not melting enough (but i guess this has to do with the butter).
So if you have the choice between the two, i would recommand the pain au chocolat over the croissant.
They also improved their honey bread, making a soft version of it for Taiwanese (since they don’t seem to enjoy real bread).
If you have foie gras, the best choice is the Cramberries bread, very good with a nice sweet taste which matches perfectly with it.
Each week you have special offer: last week, with their new honey bread, you had a slice of their banana cake, this week you have a discount if you buy the onion bread.
I wanted to try some other breads, but i usually want to eat special bread with a specific dish. Olive ciabatta had to go with Olive oil Tomato-Mozzarella dish. I can’t easily find ciabatta in bakeries in France so i don’t know much about this bread. It’s quite soft, but delicious with olive oil.
The nut bread had to go with goat cheese. The outside is crispy as it should be, and you have a nice flavor of nuts. I loved it. It’s better than the honey bread. I’m really glad to have found this bakery.
The marbré cake was a little too heavy for me. It’s better to buy it slice by slice, it’s lighter and less dry. Not the best cake ever. Lalos is definetely for bread and not desserts.