Friday, June 24, 2011

White Chocolate and Raspberry Paris-Brest - Le Guest Post over at Mad About Macarons

Pin It Who doesn’t, at some stage, have lonely egg yolks languishing in their fridge. There they sit, dreaming of a better life, (cue violins) until one day the fridge door opens... light floods in... and their crusted remains are consigned to the bin. Awwwwww...

No more! The talented and lovely Jill Colonna, author of Mad About Macarons le book, and le blog to the rescue!  A Scottish lassie living in Paris, Jill has a unique insight into the life of her adopted city, and writes about it, and its food and characters with great humour and affection.
"I coulda been a contender. I coulda been been somebody..." Eggy Malloy, On the Waterfront

 Jill has been hosting a series of guest posts over the past few months, placing egg yolks in the starring role. I was thrilled silly to receive an invitation to contribute to this series. I chose a light-as-a-feather pastry which has Paris connections and, as it turns out, is practically Jill’s neighbour.
Egg Yolk tops the bill in White Chocolate and Raspberry Paris-Brest

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26 comments:

Jill Colonna said...

Hester, thank you so much for such a fabulous guest post. Your Paris-Brest is not only as light as a feather perfection, but the original pastry shop creators need to learn a thing or two from your magic in the kitchen!
Thanks also for such wonderful comments. It's a great pleasure to know you, my friend! Jill xo

Maureen said...

Yum.. what a great post. The photos look so good - those wonderful raspberries peeping out the sides. I commented over there !

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Yes! Your guest post on Jill's site! The pictures look gorgeious! I can't wait to read it. I'll be commenting over there.

Hester Casey said...

@ Jill - It was an absolute pleasure to do this post, Jill. As you know, I'm a huge fan of Mad About Macarons and it has been wonderful to get to know you better. Hx

Dorothy Darker said...

Just when i thought dieting couldn't get any harder I log on to this blog - I guess the only way to deal with temptation is to yield to it!

DD

Laura said...

I shouldn't read food blogs at break time, now I really really want one of these with my cuppa...Amazing stuff!

Lizzy said...

Oh, my, Hester, what a fabulous choice for Jill's blog. I've never made a Paris-Brest...but your photos have convinced me it's a MUST. Just gorgeous!

Veronica said...

It is as interesting to read the blogs as it is to cook up the delicious treats. I intend to buy the ingredients today and place them in an orderly fashion on the worktop and see if the cooking elf(aka My husband) will get the hint! Thanks to both Jill and Hester for the great writing and I will let you know how the elf gets on with the White Chocolate and Raspberry Paris-Brest.

Joan Morrissey said...

I will feel no guilt pangs when eating this luscious creation for it is full of natural, good ingredients. As the french say-
Bien manger; bien vivre.

Spicie Foodie said...

That looks beautiful and so mouthwatering! I'll have to stop by later to read your guest post. I'm sure it will be lovely just like all of your posts on this blog. Have a great weekend!

Manu said...

I have just read this on Jill's site... what an amazing dessert Hester! I LOVE it, especially the white chocolate custard filling!!! Drooooool!!!

Parsley Sage said...

I love it when two of my favorite bloggers united to produce a SUPER POST!! Woo hoo, heading over there now :) Buzzed!

Anonymous said...

Great to get new suggestion for egg yolks. Cheers.

Oh and you're spreading you across the net, great!

Pauline said...

Going over now, looks delicious but I'll be back !

Foodness Gracious said...

Mmmm, love the blog and excited to follow!

Dee said...

Beautiful photo's and what a heavenly dessert! Your guest post was great, I commented over there just a minute ago. Happy blogaversary!

Lilly said...

Hester who needs Paris if they can bake like you. Your Paris-Brest looks amazing! Congratulations on your one year anniversary. May we enjoy your blog for many more years to come!

The Harried Cook said...

Gorgeous guest post, Hester! Those pastries look so amazing, and I think I am going to be making these soon... Thank you for sharing! :) I love your blog and I am following... :)

Ruth said...

These look mouthwateringly good! The raspberries are the perfect fruit to go into this. And I really love the egg photo!

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

Hester! Just seen you've made Top9 on Foodbuzz with your Paris-Brest! Bravo - this is fantastic!

Hester Casey said...

@Jill - Yay! What a team!

Magic of Spice said...

This was a fantastic guest post and your Paris-Brest is stunning :)

Mother Rimmy said...

Hester! I love to read what you're up to - you have such a wonderful way of expressing yourself. These pictures are amazing. I'll pop on over and read your guest post. I'm sure I'll love it!

Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering just looking at the photo! I'll be trying out this recipe for sure!

Simply Life said...

oh my, this looks soooo good!

Sarah Wright said...

I'm definitely making these. They sound easy to do, but look so wow!