September 25th- Pie Dough

Cherries are red, Potatoes can be blue. Pie dough is flaky, But not Pate Choux. If only my pie skills were as honed as my poetry skills, am I right?  Or maybe I just need some practice with both!  Today we got to work on three different recipes: flaky pie dough, mealy pie dough, and … Continue reading September 25th- Pie Dough

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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

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