December 4th – Catering Prep

Today we had to do some catering prep.  My job was to help flatten and dip chocolate cookies in sprinkles.  It took us about four hours to do them all.  I was struck by how similar this assembly-line set up was to what I do at work every day.  The good thing about caterings is … Continue reading December 4th – Catering Prep

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October 9th- Pies (Again)

Today was insane!  I went in to class expecting to make two pies and came out making 4, not to mention the caramel sauce, pastry cream, and 6 fruit tarts!  The deal was that if we could get everything done that we needed to today as well as tomorrow, we could cancel class the next … Continue reading October 9th- Pies (Again)

Blackberry Eclairs

Soap box time.  Extracts are nice, they really are.  They are cheap, convenient, and produce tasty flavors.  On the flip side, they are rarely going to give you the delicious, natural flavor you want. Take blackberries for example.  For this recipe I could've used blackberry extract and purple food dye in the pastry cream and … Continue reading Blackberry Eclairs

GF Coconut Chocolate Crepes

My second semester of college I decided to give up on school and work 80 hours a week instead.  I know, I know, it was a stupid thing to do.  I didn't even need the money!  I was just bored of school haha.  I had three jobs and one of them was a crepe diner. … Continue reading GF Coconut Chocolate Crepes