I must say through the act of baking and other kitchen-related activities, I have been able to keep my sanity during the first month of break up. And I now have a new partner in crime, that is a stand mixer in retro pistachio!
Our first collaboration was to paddle to cool down pate a choux for eclairs and puffs filled with lightened chocolate pastry cream.
And yes! I’ve further sinned by dipping them into chocolate glaze…
After laboring quite a substantial amount of time on Friday night and Saturday morning, I couldn’t just stop there, so made some almond frangipane and whipped up a couple of mixed berry almond tart with pate sucree I stashed in my fridge last week… Always so lovely with a dainty cup of orange pekoe tea…:)