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November 8, 2014 4:27 PM   Subscribe

 
this was really quite fun to watch and imagine consuming!
posted by rebent at 5:20 PM on November 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL.....oh my. I will watch it again this moment!! Thank you for this!!
posted by shockingbluamp at 5:32 PM on November 8, 2014


Really enjoyed that movie.
posted by curious nu at 5:33 PM on November 8, 2014


So why, uh, did she have that outline of Mexico birthmark again?
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 6:03 PM on November 8, 2014


That's all very well but now I have to watch the movie, go shopping, then start baking. Maybe I can shuffle the order? Thank you for a lovely evening!
posted by anadem at 6:07 PM on November 8, 2014


Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton: You could as well ask why she was a pastry chef. An accident of birth to be sure.
posted by idiopath at 7:09 PM on November 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


So why, uh, did she have that outline of Mexico birthmark again

Genetics
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 11:41 PM on November 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


GBH & Gosford Park taught me more about serving high-end clientele than just about anything.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 11:44 PM on November 8, 2014


BRAVO!
posted by lungtaworld at 5:35 AM on November 9, 2014


This is wonderful. I'm so pleased they did it in the style of the movie. I thought the pate a choux might be filled with a raspberry jam but I like the chocolate creme. And overall not terribly complicated to make.
posted by kellygrape at 6:25 AM on November 9, 2014


I have the most incredible desire for fancy pastry now.
posted by The Whelk at 8:14 AM on November 9, 2014


My computer chokes on video, is there a transcript?
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:14 AM on November 9, 2014


My computer chokes on video, is there a transcript?

Buzzfeed has gif-ified the recipe.
posted by Going To Maine at 10:09 AM on November 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh. It's profiteroles.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:21 AM on November 9, 2014


I fulfilled my desire
posted by The Whelk at 9:43 PM on November 9, 2014


Oh. It's profiteroles.

Really quite elaborate profiteroles, to be fair. There's an icing glaze, a buttercream, decorative chocolate work and the basic pate choux and pastry cream filling. Late-stage GBBO, I'd say. Week 7 technical challenge, maybe. Although I was confused by one thing --- there's no filling for the smallest choux? Seemed a missed opportunity there. Some kind of lightly gelled raspberry coulis, perhaps.
posted by Diablevert at 1:26 PM on November 10, 2014


Herr Mendl rolls in his grave, Diablevert.

He profiteroles!

Srsly, you just accused both Herr Mendl AND Wes Anderson of missing a small detail.

;-)

posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 1:55 PM on November 10, 2014


I'm going only on the Buzzfeed gif-ified version, and they're not that elaborate; a croquembouche would be more exacting work in many ways, really. Royal icing is easy, buttercream is even easier.

Don't get me wrong, they're super pretty and all, but on the spectrum of elaborate pastries they're small potatoes--though I'll grant in terms of make-it-at-home-for-fun they're middling-to-upper levels of difficulty vs reasonable to produce.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 2:28 PM on November 10, 2014


Well, Jacques Torres probably comes to from sleepwalking and finds he's made a dozen of these, but any dessert which calls for five separate toppings and/or fillings seems pro-level fiddly enough for me.

It occurred to me that I think the reason GBBO popped in my head was that this reminded me quite a bit of the religieuse they made on that show one time, which --- high five, subconscious! --- was the week seven technical in Season Four. But those only called for three toppings/fillings, and much simpler ones at that --- a creme pat, a ganache, and some piped whipped cream.
posted by Diablevert at 3:12 PM on November 10, 2014


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