Memory loss... what's it called?

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  1. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    What's it called when you mix beaten eggwhites with pastry cream and the brown it under the salamander?

    Kuan
     
  2. cape chef

    cape chef

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    Kuan,
    I believe you are thinking of

    "Glacage"?
     
  3. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    So I would say...

    Fresh seasonal fruit with creme pastissiere glacage, or glacage of pastry cream?

    Kuan
     
  4. cape chef

    cape chef

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    Dear Kuan,

    I would use the first descprition.
    Sounds tatsy
    cc
     
  5. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you CC! :)

    Kuan
     
  6. kokopuffs

    kokopuffs

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    Amnesia!
     
  7. kimmie

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    Glacer
     
  8. thebighat

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    You also might want to fold a little whipped cream into that too.
     
  9. cape chef

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    Kuan, When I make a glacage for a savoury application I make it by making a tight bechemal,then folding in hollandaise and whipped cream as TBH said.

    Kimmies "Glacer" may be more the specific word your looking for as it applyies (I believe)to only the sweet side of the kitchen
     
  10. kimmie

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    CC,

    Technically, en cuisine, the mere act of browning a dish under the salamander is called "glacer" on the savory side of the kitchen too! :)

    Edited to add the french version:

    «Passer un plat au four ou à la salamandre pour lui donner de la couleur.»
     
  11. panini

    panini

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    kuan,
    very popular here, Fresh Fruit Glacage. Most places take the quick route and use a thined pastry cream or thick creme anglaise, sugar it like a brulee and torch.
    Jeff
     
  12. cape chef

    cape chef

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    Kimmie,

    Funny, with all my books I found the definition in a old small book the I love called Le Repertoire De Le Cuisine

    Glacer " To colour a dish under a salamader."
    So Bingo...thats the word, although like Panini said glacage should work in the menu copy as well.
    cc
     
  13. panini

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    Ya know when it comes to French, does anyone really know. Every time I have a question about a word, the responce is , yes you can say that ,BUT some say this, AND others say that.
    My wife and MIL use French for everyday. My MIL from a Parisian back ground and my FIL from Egyptian background. All three have an opinion when it come to questionable words.
    For this one my wife laughed when I asked if the little 5 should be hanging off the C, she said, you know the E takes the place.
    I couldn't tell you what should be hanging of where, I understand French but refuse to try to speak or write it.LOL
    I love you French speaking people!!!!:D :bounce: ;)
     
  14. kimmie

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    Love you too, Panini! :)

    Funny indeed, CC!

    I also found the definition in a small culinary lexicon booklet. It's old and lost it's cover so I can't even tell you the title. I bought it in a garage sale for 25 cents but the information in it is worth gold!
     
  15. isa

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    Well, well, well, the things we learn. :D


    Et alors Panini, refuses-tu de le lire aussi? ;)
     
  16. suzanne

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    Years ago, I used to eat often at Middle Eastern restaurants on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn (NYC). A lot of the places were related, literally -- cousins, uncles, etc. So, very often a dish on one menu would appear on the others. The one thing that always mystified me was something-or-other with "glassage sauce." It took years and years to figure out they meant glacage (yes, Panini, with the little 5, aka ce'dille, hanging off the c).;)
     
  17. kokopuffs

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    Panini:

    The little 5, or cedille (sp), indicates that the the character "C" off of which it hangs is pronounced as an "S". Otherwise in French, the "C" is pronounced like a "K" when followed by "A", "O" or "U". In this context the "c" in glacage would have a cedille appended to it.
     
  18. kimmie

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    glaçage
     
  19. suzanne

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    Kimmie, maybe you can help me change the character set I use here? I really wish I COULD spell properly in French. :(
     
  20. cape chef

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    Hey Kaun,

    See what you started?!?! lol

    French 101:D