Reconnecting with Recipes: Creme Anglaise Pastry Creme
Let's get back into story telling shall we?
Life has been quite a rollercoaster ride since I last posted here:
- My mom passed away
- There was a proposal
- A wedding was called off 3 weeks prior to the date because someone had the audacity to give ma n ultimatum ( in retrospect, I'm glad he did).
- I went on a journey of independence and self discovery again - developing my legal career, enjoying my love of makeup, gardening, and raising a puppy all while living on my own.
- Met my current husband when I was least expecting it.
- Got married and moved to Texas
- Went from a one dog family to a five dog family
- Started a clothing line
- Started a craft business ( wood working and clay)
Through it all, I realized every time someone asked my what a dream future looked like, my answer was the same, year after year.
I seem myself on acres of land, maybe a 100 acres. I see my dream kitchen. I see a gazebo in the middle of nature with an amazing view for meditation and morning coffee. I see a huge farm and garden, complete with horses, cows, goats, chickens etc. I see a greenhouse. Finally, I saw an adorable restaurant on the corner of my property where I open my own vegetarian farm to table restaurant. No recipes. Just love and good home cooking from the heart.
So, once I made the realization that this dream has been my constant throughout all the ups and downs, I came back to food. I'm back to the blog, I'm posting on YouTube and I'm pursuing this dream.
I hope you join me as I document this new journey.
Now, to the video of the day, Creme Anglaise.
As a child, I have so many memories of food. Specific items remind me of my mom and grandma. Lately, I find myself wanting to recreate these recipes as a way to reconnect with them, because I do miss them so much.
They are missing out on so much of my life and I am missing out on their presence.
One of the recipes mom used to make was a " Napoleon" made with a creme anglaise pastry cream.
Now, this is not her recipe, because I don't remember her recipe. But this rendition of it came out insanely delicious. Dangerously delicious.
I'll be back soon, to show you how I turn this pastry cream into Bavarian Cream and how I make my version of Napoleon.