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)

September 26th- pies

♥♥♥♥ILOVEPIESOMUCH♥♥♥♥ PIE!  PIE! PIE!  Lattice talk about pie.  Pie (if you couldn't tell from my word "art") is one of my favorite things to make.  In the culinary world today, so much of the things we do seem more like an art show than delicious food.  Sometimes these 3 Michelin star restaurants will even sell … Continue reading September 26th- pies

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 21st- catering

I can't open every post on here with a food pun... can I?  Lettuce know what y'all think in the comments; you know I love hearing from everybun... I mean everyone (; Today we had a catering!  I love doing these because the classroom turns into a more realistic kitchen and everyone kinda puts their … Continue reading September 21st- catering

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

September 18th- Pastry Cream and Whole Wheat

"Pour up, bake.  Head shot, bake.  Sit down, bake.  Stand up, bake."  Sometimes I like to imagine Kendrick Lamar is in my baking class rapping this as we put bread in the oven and whip up frosting.  Instead, all I hear is the sound of ovens beeping, dishes being washed, and "Where's this ingredient?",  "Does … Continue reading September 18th- Pastry Cream and Whole Wheat

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