If a restaurant were to name something after you, what would it be? Describe it. (Bonus points if you give us a recipe!)
I know that a Russian ballerina, Ms Pavlova, inspired the dessert that is her namesake, a whipped cream lover’s dream of confectionary delight. So somewhere along those lines, what type of dish would I inspire someone to make? Or on the other hand what dish would I dream of, that would persuade a restaurant’s chef to include on his or her menu?
When it comes to desserts, I love all things chocolate and I also love pastry creams, fruit, nuts, simple and complicated. I am pretty easy to satisfy with dessert, but I keep thinking back to a small experiment that I did with some left over almond pastry cream and flaky pastry dough. I had been making palmier cookies or more commonly known as elephant ears and I, to make use of the extra almond pastry cream, decided to spread the pastry cream on the top of the flaky pastry dough before folding it up against itself to make the necessary layers of pastry for the cookie’s shape and hence the name elephant ears and palmier (palm tree). Those cookies were an instant hit, they were immediately consumed in house, meaning the my babies ate them up as soon as they came out of the oven. So given the success of that cookie, I would have that be my contribution to a restaurant’s dessert menu, The Laurie surprise cookie or La surprise de Laurie.