The last Sunday in Beaune when I went to the “Sunday bakery,” I couldn’t help but climb up on my toes to take this photo through the window. It’s the golden brioche loaf that I love, and that I use to make French Toast for the girls when they are with me in Beaune. The bread itself is better than anything you’ll ever taste, but made into French toast and with fresh fruit and whipped cream, it’s positively divine~
I mentioned that neither R or I eat a lot of sweets. Oh wait, I stand corrected. I asked if he had given the apple tarte to Cedric. Non, he ate the whole thing over two days after I left and reported it was positively delicious; I was shocked! I made it with store-bought puff pastry and using the apples R had bought two weeks earlier that I wanted to use up….It’s a favorite dessert for me to instruct guests to make…still, I was glad R loved it, it was really last minute after I had seen the cakes in the window.
My girlfriends know the routine; when R and I are in Beaune, it’s the Pipe & Slippers tour. Coffee in bed, sandwiches and foot massages on demand. Yeah, well, it’s fine with me, and this is where we have our time together, mostly without any of my family intruding. So for me, the Pipe and Slippers tour is kind of fun~
But the next time around, it’s going to be about the girls; whether R is there or not, the girls will outnumber the boys. And that means that whenever I pass the Bouche window, I’m picking up whatever strikes my fancy. One of each please….I so wanted to have a slice of one of these cakes…
It looked like a lot of cake for two, and I weighed the options….a beautiful cutting board from Jean-Luc that I will enjoy forever, or a cake that I will mostly eat by myself……the cutting board won out, but next time, I’m having it all….shopping and the cakes~
I am also arranging with Marie-Pierre to have this lovely pair of Porcelaine de Paris coupes in house on my next arrival, which I will use to serve the girls….pommes frites….with our mussels in white wine sauce in the pair of large soupieres….won’t that be wonderful, French fries in these~
The next trip is being planned for late March. To say that I am itching to get back is an understatement. More posts from France to come. Just had to share the cakes with you today……