21 mars 2006

A sweet comeback

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Grapefruit Tarragon Millefeuille

First: Sorry for having been away for so long. 2006 brought some happy and unexpected twists and turns. All in all I have not been able to log on internet very often.

The above is my miserable attempt to make a 'Grapefruit-Tarragon millfeuille' as per Su Good Eats recipe. I learnt a valuable lesson, though: When it comes to assembling millefeuille, the thiner the layers the better. Mine were completely oversized and make my cake look like a very ugly "Tower of Pisa". A very ugly cake but yum! The quirky sounding association of tarragon, grapefruit and white chocolate turns out to be truly delicious.
A Pavlovian reflex causes me to associate tarragon to "bearnaise sauce" ONLY. Sweet Tarragon sound like a culinary blaspheme! Interestingly enough, the somewhat sour flavour of the grapefruit reminds of the sourness of 'Bearnaise" and balances tarragon very well. White chocolate brings a creamy sweetness to the cake. It is sumptuous.

The base of shortpastry is pleasant but not necessary. My next attempt will exclude it and include thiner layers of white chocolate. It will be crunchy and quickly melt in mouth.

Posté par GiantSquid à 17:21 - - Commentaires [8] - Permalien [#]

Commentaires sur A sweet comeback

  • Great

    It looks great!!!
    I'll try it tonight

    Posté par Diane, 21 mars 2006 à 17:34 | | Répondre
  • I WAS wondering what had happened to you! I'm happy you're back!

    Posté par ilva, 21 mars 2006 à 20:27 | | Répondre
  • Yes, I was missing you and am so glad you're back. I think the Grapefruit Tarragon Millefeuille looks delicious!!!

    Posté par sher, 22 mars 2006 à 06:10 | | Répondre
  • Waou, this recipe is fantastic ....

    Posté par Fabienne, 23 mars 2006 à 07:41 | | Répondre
  • when u do the choc give me a hoot
    welcome back
    but am off to france next week.

    Posté par sha, 23 mars 2006 à 12:17 | | Répondre
  • Welcome back. I've missed you.

    Posté par barbara, 23 mars 2006 à 17:45 | | Répondre
  • Looks very delicious. Love the grapefruit!

    Posté par Fran, 27 mars 2006 à 02:12 | | Répondre
  • Thank you so much for all you nice comments!

    Merci Fabienne

    I promise to be around a lot more from now.

    Posté par Céline, 11 avril 2006 à 16:44 | | Répondre
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