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LEMON AND HONEY CAKE

LEMON AND HONEY ( heavenly soft)

Yes, yes, yes, one more cake!

This time for an adorable couple, who came celebrate their reunion and sharing their joy with their family.

“Lemon and honey – heavenly soft” has received a lot of compliments.

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Just to say thank you to everybody, who came yesterday to taste the trial wedding cake .

I hope that everyone enjoyed their afternoon with a slice or two ( or four 😼 )

Here are a few shots of making the 5 tier wedding cake.  By the way, it took 3 days to make the sugar decorations and the bottom layer (only because I was trying to find the best way of doing it and it had to be redone)

The rest of the cake (4 tiers of different flavours)  was done in 3 days.

No fondant or marzipan covering, the cakes are covered with thin layer of Swiss meringue buttercream of different flavour.

Here it is!

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It’s been a while since my last post. It’s not because Galya’s kitchen was closed , in fact it was and is very much open.

The summer has gone and now we are not as busy at La Croix du Reh (our B&B) as we were then. But there is a lot going on in Galya’s kitchen.

They say that one of the biggest and most stressful events in a life is Wedding. Correct! I can confirm that and many people will agree. My daughter is getting married and the date is rapidly approaching.

And guess what? I have taken a responsibility for MAKING ( yes, making!) the wedding cake.

At first we might think that there is nothing unusual and there are many people nowadays making HOME MADE wedding cakes for their daughters, sons, nieces etc…

But how many people can say that they made a wedding cake for 150 people?

This is the reason why Galya’s kitchen was quiet for a while. I’ve been doing a lot of research and practising making cakes and decorations.

This coming Sunday the 30 of October there will be my first attempt to put together FULL SIZE 4 TIER CAKE for 150 people.

And anyone who wants to come and taste it is welcome !

(I know, I know, it’s a short notice. But running B&B  is full of surprises such as last minute reservations, which  can interrupt the preparations.)

Nevertheless, the date is set.

 

The Wedding cake tasting party is on :

Sunday the 30th of October

from 14.00 to 16.00 hrs.

See you there!

 

 

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What do you mean ” what’s up”? It’s C H R I S T M A S!

Merry Christmas!

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Let’s cook together!

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Rum baba

Rum Baba

Travel with us to our “foodie” destinations in Limousin, the still little known region of France. We offer you a hands-on cooking experience as part of your adventure in rural France .

We are happy to create personalized menus and themes for your cooking adventure in Galya’s kitchen. To see what we do visit our  website or our Facebook page

Suitable for all: stay with us for 2, 3 or more nights and have fun!

How it works:

You will stay  at La Croix du Reh full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Every morning we will visit some exciting places, meet interesting people and taste some wonderful produce.

Every afternoon you will create your own three course dinner menu and then cook the meal with Galya. Alternatively, you can cook only one of the courses or have a themed afternoon cooking like: “3 easy desserts”, “Macaroons made easy”, “Simply bread” (or more sophisticated gateaux), “I used to hate beetroot, but now I love it!”, “Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate”, “Russian cuisine”, ” Cupcakes ” , ” Posh pic-nique” , ” Jam making” , “Stock up your ladder with Preserves” setc


You will leave with a Little Book of Galya’s kitchen recipes which will be a reminder of your adventure in Limousin.

245€ per day ( 2 nights) per person ( beverages and transport are not included).

if staying 3 or more nights – 175€ per day per person

Please enquire for prices for shared room or family.

Here are a few photos of what we cook in Galya’s kitchen and what fun we have at La Croix du Reh. Enjoy!

To make a reservation for B&B and evening meal ( or and Galya’s kitchen “Cook with me”) please contact us by email: lacroixdureh3@aol.com

or telephone:+33 555697537   +33 661734211

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They proved to be the favourites of all:

Ils se sont avĂ©rĂ©s ĂȘtre les prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©s de tous

M-A-C-A-R-O-N-S!!!

Today it’s Lemon curd, Salted butter caramel and Nutella

Aujourd’hui, ce est CrĂšme au citron, Caramel au beurre salĂ© et Nutella

Macarons

Macarons

Today it’s Lemon curd, Salted butter caramel and Nutella

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The most exciting thing about running  bed and breakfast with an evening meal for me is that I don’t know what I will be cooking in the evening until I am actually shopping, and menu can become a huge surprise and more huge success.

And here it is : a huge success of yesterday’s night .

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Creme brulée of Foie gras: smooth and silky texture of crÚme brulée with unmistakable flavour and richness of the foie gras , served hot with a spiced wafer thin biscuit

Creme brulée of Foie gras

Creme brulée au Foie gras

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Chicken Saltimbocca with Marsala sauce served with mashed potato, baby carrots and Spinach

Chicken Saltimbocca

Chicken Saltimbocca

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Cheesy nougat for a cheese course

Nougat Correzon

Cheesy nougat

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Finishing with Trio of Macarons: cassis ( black currant) , caramel beure salée ( salted butter caramel) and citron ( lemon curd)

Trio of Macarons

Trio of Macarons

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35€ per person including table wine – not bad for a Special occasion!