Learning from Larousse: Abaisse
I think I’m going to make this a Sunday thing from now on.. although you know what i’m like when it comes to making statements like that! Anywho, just a quick post from me tonight as i’m currently waiting to get into my bath!
This week’s ‘learning with Larousse’ post is a French cooking term; ‘abaisse’ simply means to roll out a sheet of pastry. It can also be used for rolling out biscuits or even for a sponge cake when you spread a thin slice of jam on to it; anything that requires spreading.
The picture above is one that I took during my LCB days, when practising making pastry for a tarte au citron – one of the exam dishes! Thank God that one never came up! If you wish to try this, why not make some delicious pastries this weekend?
Until next week…
Hope you have all enjoyed your Sunday; I had a lovely one, relaxing with our friends (Rachel Pattinson) who drove down from Cumbria – we visited Homesense, Wholefoods and Daylesford Organic Farm (probably some of my favourite places!)
Did you know this culinary term already? What other French terms do you know?