Today was a nice, laid back kinda day. We made soft rolls (for the fourth time) and everybody killed it. They all looked so great. Mine had a nice color and were uniform. I think I was most pleased with how fast I was able to roll them. When we first made rolls my hand did not understand how to shape a blob into a perfectly smooth circle. Today, it kind of just clicked.
We also made orange curd, which I was getting the nervous squirts just thinking about making (juuuust kidding). In all seriousness though, I was terrified. Every time I’ve tried to make pudding or curd or pastry cream it either curdles or ends up with a bunch of cooked egg pieces. To avoid this I was very meticulous with every step. I whisked my eggs well. When it came time to combine the hot orange juice with the eggs I put in a half a teaspoon at a time, and whisked furiously the whole time. I made sure that when I brought the curd up to a boil, it was only for a short time. This may seem a bit obsessive, but in the end it turned out perfectly! I was so happy!
Lastly we made Panna Cotta which is just sweetened gelatin and cream. Mine turned out fine. I think to avoid catastrophe you just need to make sure to keep a very watchful eye on you cream as it heats up, and not to over or under bloom your gelatin.
So the pizza was just what a classmate made us for dinner. The reason I put it on here is because I realized how flavorful a home grown vegetable can be. The tomatoes on there were from a home garden and they were so delicious! I think if you really want a fruit or veggie to stand out in your dish you should stay away from supermarket produce.