Makes my mouth water

There is a very good reason why we can’t be in France at the moment: Tony is doing a patisserie course here in Melbourne. A little late in life perhaps, but better late than never!

Take a look at a few of the things he has whipped up at home – even before he started the course – and you will see that he has a real flair for it:

For our wedding, he made a Croquembouche (meaning crunch in the mouth) which was truly wonderful

Croquembouche

Croquembouche

Later, he had a go at a Paris-Brest, also made of choux pastry, fashioned in the shape of a wheel and named after a bicycle race.

Paris-brest

Paris-brest

Although they are cheap and plentiful in France, Tony couldn’t resist making baguettes himself while we were there

Baguettes

Baguettes

but hasn’t yet tried to make them here in Australia – where all the basic ingredients are just that little bit different.

It is said that “tout le monde en France aime le chocolat” (everybody in France loves chocolate), and surely everybody in the world agrees that chocolate and berries are a match made in heaven

Tarte chocolat-framboises

Tarte chocolat-framboises

Gâteau roulé au chocolat

Gâteau roulé au chocolat

and seeing that you can never have too much chocolate, here is his very own creation: a chocolate mousse cake

Gateau au mousse chocolat

Gateau au mousse chocolat

A little less flamboyant, are the humble Financiers

Financiers

Financiers

and the ever-popular Flan (custard tart).

Flan

Flan

The traditional upside down apple tart (Tarte Tatin) with its caramelised apples is perfect in its simplicity

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

and this pear tart with almond “Frangipane” filling is fantastic with a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Pear Bourdaloue

Pear Bourdaloue

While Lemon Tart (or Tarte au Citron) might be a French classic

Tarte au citron

Tarte au citron

Lemon Meringue Pie is extremely popular in Australia (apparently originating from Switzerland),

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

and Tony’s version with fluffy Italian meringue is highly sort after by family and friends and would have to be his current “speciality”.

No doubt your mouth is watering by now.

I might just have to grab some freshly made chocolate mousse out of the fridge!

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About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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7 Responses to Makes my mouth water

  1. I can attest to the quality of Tony’s culinary abilities, having sampled many of these delights.

  2. Mouth watering, for sure. I think I just gained 10 pounds viewing this post.

  3. rosemarykneipp says:

    Hi, all looks very mouthwatering as Denise says! May I nominate you for a liebster award?

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