Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Pierre Herme – Azure

Ever since I started Le Cordon Bleu a month and a half ago, I had almost no chance to eat any dessert other than the ones made by me. On top of the large quantities of things I churn out at school every Thursday and Friday, I also get the itch to make something of my own once in a while. As a result, Jason’s colleagues and our friends and neighbors have been having desserts pushed on them on an almost daily basis. Needless to day, this put a severe damper on my quest to taste test every Pierre Herme dessert on sale in Japan. But I did find a rare gap where there was no dessert at home and I took the opportunity to taste one of PH’s classic items, the Azure.



The azure contains two of my all-time favorite flavors: chocolate and yuzu. In fact I’ve had my eyes on it from the beginning but somehow have always bypassed it, probably because it looks plain compared to PH’s other creations and did not contain any exotic flavors such as cilantro or saffron. However, I was in the mood for something simple and uncomplicated that day and Azure fitted my needs exactly. It is a layer of chocolate ganache and a layer of yuzu cream, sandwiched between a piece of dark chocolate and a piece of chocolate sablee cookie. No fancy decorations or unexpected surprises. It’s simplicity at its best. It might even be my favorite so far.

For other Piere Herme items, see here.

12 comments:

Lady Lavender of the Kitchen said...

Is Yuzu find-able here in California?

Lynn said...

I've never lived in California so it's hard for me to say, but I would assume you could find some in a Japanese supermarket? Are you going to try to make this?

Lady Lavender of the Kitchen said...

no, just curious b/c I haven't seen yuzu around here. I'll have to check to see if they have it at Mitsuwa. I've just never looked before.

Do they allow pictures in the store? I'm going to be in Japan Mid December and am looking forward to going to Pierre Herme. : )

aunkoh said...

God, I am so jealous that you can just pop over to PH whenever the urge grabs you!

Fanny said...

Looks delicious, i wish i could have one.
Love
Fanny

The UnProfessional Chef said...

That looks absolutely scrumptious and combines two of my fave ingredients - Chocolate and Yuzu - who would have thought they made such a great combination :) Great stuff!

Hsin said...

I don't believe you can still eat desserts from PH after the overwhelming influx of desserts from class!

I'm back blogging. Yep, Chicago's weather is keeping us home lots!

Hsin said...

Where are you?? Not updating your blog? Getting lazy? Or just busy at school?? Anyway, just tagged you for a childhood food meme. Thought you may enjoy it.

Lynn said...

oh gawwwwd, this Cordon Bleu thing is sapping all the blogging energy out of me, mainly because for every lecture I have on average of 15 pages of notes to type and about 100 photos to go through. After that, I just don't feel like writing another word until I absolutely have to for class. Plus my hand STILL hurts from filling those eclairs!

But the final exam is on Friday and I get a 2-wk break after that. Hopefully I can do some catch-up blogging, including your meme.

swee said...

hi lynn,
u wrote that u're studying in Le Cordon Bleu. do u have an email or something ? i would like to ask u some questions regarding the school.
thanks
my email is : swee.san@gmail.com

keiko said...

Hi Lynn, I hope you are doing well - looking forward to hearing more about your pastry course, happy new year!

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