Today validated every reason I came to culinary school. I got to prepare my first complete dish (chicken and rice pilaf)! I seriously learned so much and had a great time doing it. We started with a supreme sauce, which comes from veloute. A veloute one of the five mother sauces, and it is made … Continue reading September 14- My first complete dish!
Today was one of those days you have to power through as fast and mistake free as possible. I always seems to retain more information when this happens, so I was kind of excited. We started with some new knife cuts, so obviously it ended in injury (haha). The cuts that stood out were tourne, … Continue reading September 13 – Knife Cuts and Catering
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 … Continue reading September 12
Today we transitioned from yeast breads to quick breads. We were given recipes for a date-nut bread, blueberry muffins, coffee cake, and scones. I started with the date-nut bread because it took 50 minutes to bake. I was careful not to over mix it because I wanted to avoid any tunneling, and I got it … Continue reading September 11
Once upon a time there was a young girl whose mom had a KILLER brownie recipe (seriously, so friggin' good). After a while, the girl decided to change things up. She started adding cheesecake, which was delicious, but still kinda boring. One day the girl stood in her pantry for 20 minutes trying to brain … Continue reading Cherry Cheesecake Brownies
Yesterday was tough and I was exhausted, determined not to go to school today. Last minute, I gave into the guilt and thew on my chef clothes. Today was different because we were doing a catering event for the people who donated money to give the UVU basketball players a new training gym. After a … Continue reading September 7
Today. Was. Awesome. I came to class expecting to make some sauces and ended up fabricating chicken, making two soups, two sauces, and practicing knife skills. I really enjoyed the bustle of the kitchen. It was hot, people were stressed, and my adrenaline was high which made for an exciting 5 hours. I started with … Continue reading September 6
Today was the first day back at school after the long weekend. When I got to class I learned we would be making cheesecake instead of the honey wheat bread I had mentally prepared myself for. Fortunately we were still baking french bread, so not all of my pep talk had gone to waste (; … Continue reading September 5