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)

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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

September 19th- Blueberry Muffins and Eclairs

Would choux like to hear about my eclairs today?  I'm sorry for the pun, but not enough to delete it. Today we made eclairs which comes from a dough called pate choux.  The most crucial step when making this is to know when though dough needs more eggs, or if it has had enough.  Most … Continue reading September 19th- Blueberry Muffins and Eclairs