I finally enjoyed my first demonstration class yesterday at the LCB – every form of sable imaginable! (FYI – sable is shortbread in the French patisserie world). Now, I know sables do not sound very exciting BUT I did learn techniques that www.marthastewart.com would never pass along…and they are delicious.
After the demo class last night, we were tasked to create ‘diamants’ – a petite, sugar-encrusted morsel of butter, icing sugar and flour. According to the chef, they should look like diamonds. I can’t say that my treats bare any resemblance but they were by far the best shortbread I have made. Besides, at least I didn’t forget the ‘sucre glace’ like the student next to me, oops!
We also had a quick tour of the supply room, oh boy…the chocolate, unshelled pistachios (what a dream), vanilla bean powder, and of course more chocolate. It was my pantry’s fantasy.
Tomorrow: tarte aux pommes…don’t you wish you were here with us?!