Okay guys it’s midterms this week, so pray for me- like seriously. If you even wanna burn some incense, sacrifice a goat, or chant to the blueberry muffin gods, I’d greatly appreciate it.
Today we had the whole class period to practice our baking recipes for the midterm, so I decided to be smart (and by smart I mean REALLY stupid) and only practice 2 of them. I know you’re thinking, “why Kenna?! Why would you be so cocky? “
I. Don’t. Know.
You’ll see how much good this strategy did me in my next post. *Stay tuned*. For now, however, I’ll give the deets on what I did end up practicing. For our midterm we had to make 2 dozen soft rolls, 1 dozen blueberry muffins, 6 eclairs, 6 cream puffs, and 1 quart of pastry cream.
Today I practiced pastry cream and pate choux (the dough for the eclairs and cream puffs). My pastry cream turned out well, it just had a little more cooked egg in it than I wanted. I think that is because my milk was too hot before I poured it into the eggs.
My pate choux turned out good, I just need to remember to cook it a little longer so the inside is dry and won’t collapse.