They’ve been trying to kill me, these customers of mine. I did two St Valentine’s Day specials this week – Big G’s Cherry Tomato Focaccia:
because they look so pretty, and yet another version of my Pain des Pommes:
which this time featured fresh apple and dried apple rings soaked in Calvados and Cider.
Ended up with a huge order (by my standards) in the middle of which was one small Borodinski:
which is the sort of thing which drives you mad when you’re really rushed. Of course the person who orders it doesn’t know there’s only one …
So that’s two 5.00 a.m. starts followed by a 6.45 a.m. yesterday because it was my birthday party in Chester where I sampled a large range of rather fine ciders and the odd pint of perry.
Finally we reach Valentine’s Day feeling good to have survived – scrub down the kitchen next followed by a little pheasant lunch a deux.
Normandy Pheasant. Oh no! more cider and calvados!