Today we had a catering event, which is always fun. We made ramen noodles, and that was a nice change from the rice and chicken we usually serve for SOUP. We also had our written final today. One thing I will never forget is that cooking a wok is called stir-frying.
Today we made nasty cookies. They were super dry and flavorless. I think the problem might be that they called for melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder. Every recipe I've ever made with melted chocolate has had issues. We also made meringues. The thing to remember about meringues is that if you don't get them … Continue reading October 23rd – Cookies and meringue
Today we made hollandaise, and I learned a lot because it took me three attempts to get it right! Use a thermometer if you are a hollandaise nube. Your eggs will cook if they get too hot, and you aren't trying to make lemon flavored scrambled eggs. Whisk like your life depends on it. Don't … Continue reading October 18th- Hollandaise
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