The Little Red Hen Rolled Up Her Sleeves

After Ramadan, reverting to being “gourmande”, this believer was hungry for a croûte à thé.*  The pastry shop that makes good ones was closed.  Thinking something else with almonds might be found at the kebab shop, she asked but was informed there is not enough demand to warrant making oriental pastries in this area.  At the supermarket she saw some packages of ready-made pastries but considered them to be inedible as they contained margarine and glucose.  Remembering there are powdered almonds in the armoire, she picked up a package of pistachios and some butter, just in case.  A quick look at recipes on the Internet et voilà!

*Croûte à thé literally means a tea crust .  It is made with almonds, sugar and egg whites over a crust, either regular pie crust (pâte brisée) or cookie dough pie crust (pâte sablée).  I chose to make the pâte sablée using the yolks left from the nut mixture.   Some use green colouring, I prefer to use part pistachios.  By a play on words, it becomes croûte athée which is atheist crust.


About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

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