Courtesans au Chocolat

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Remember a few weeks ago when I was woo-wooing about being in a creative funk??? Well, those days are real over, man!

I was wide awake at 2am one night last week and really couldn’t let myself fall asleep until I’d ranked all the Wes Anderson movies which is 100% completely normal… Obviously Fantastic Mr Fox is at the top and that’s the end of that conversation.

BUT! A dang lightning bolt struck my brains and I had an idea to do a fuckload of bakes inspired by Wes Anderson movies. Isn’t that dumb!?!? Maybe, but I got real real excited and frankly it’s the best idea I’ve had in a while…. so here we go!

Ok! Grand Budapest Hotel is on my list at #4. Of all the WA movies, this is the one in which a baked good is real front & center. The Mendl’s is the bakery where Zero’s lady love works and it’s also where they make the famous Courtesan au Chocolat – a tower of choux buns filled with chocolate custard and decorated with pastel glaze.

Aside from the Fantastic Mr Fox apple nutmeg ginger apple snaps, which I tried to recreate on my old blog, this is (I think) the only dessert very specific to one of the Wes Anderson movies, so I tried to be as faithful as possible. Remember when Nadiya and Tamal and Flora made Religieuse a l’Ancienne on the Great British Bake Off?

It’s basically the same idea… I’ve never made dang eclairs or cream puffs before in my dang life so I had no idea how to pipe these shits out. That’s why my courtesans just didn’t get the height that they did in the movies…. BUT! For a first-timer, I’m real real proud of my dang self!

Anyway – get ready for weeks and weeks of insane bakes based on Wes Anderson movies. I’m super excited! THAT’S IT!

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