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Archive for February 2012

Well, at school yes. At home, not so much. School and work and trying to have a life make it tough to take time out to bake. But there has been a whole lot of baking at school. And a whole lot of eating. LOTS and LOTS of eating. The gym and I have become even better acquainted, and veggies never looked so good after tasting a whole bunch of sweets.

Anyway, here’s a little recap of what I’ve been doing at school recently, in case your interested.

Champagne gelee with raspberries inside.

Basically champagne jello, but made from scratch. I didn’t happen to make this one, but doesn’t it look so pretty?

 Pannacotta. I’ve never had this before, but it was pretty delicious.

Chocolate Souffle.

Instead of spending Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, Dave, I spent it at school making these bad boys.

No, they were not a better date than Dave.

Cheese Souffle.

I ate two of these in one sitting. THAT good. Heavenly. Can’t say enough about it. I have to practice souffle for my semester final, so I guess I’m going to have to make one of these. Sounds awful…

Here’s a recipe I found online in case you’d like to try to make one of your own.

Coconut Souffle. To be honest, I didn’t have time to try it. So I have no idea if it’s good or not.

And finally…the picture you’ve all been waiting for…

 

Me in my uniform! Pretty attractive right?

Well…that’s all for now! Until next time!

I know I haven’t posted much as of late but between school and work and trying to have a life I’ve been pretty busy. Culinary school has been pretty awesome. There are some days I’m there and I can’t beleive I’m actually doing it and I get so excited. And then there are some days I’m so tired that I am like “What the hell am I doing? Why did I leave my job again?” Overall though, it’s been pretty great so far. My instructor is wonderful…and if any of you have ever had a Shake Shack shake you can thank her for making the wonderful custard recipe. (I found that out online…I had to do some research!) Since I’ve only just started 2 or 3 weeks ago we are still going over all the basics, like how to cut fruit and this is what creme fraiche tastes like. Things like that. Every once in a while though we get to bake, and that has been awesome. I haven’t taken many pictures but I’ll share the few I did take.

This was from the 2nd or 3rd day…we made caramel and tried to make little designs. I was just so proud of myself with these.

These little babies are called Bouchons, the signature dessert of Bouchon Bakery. After talking about them for an hour our instructor decided it was time to make some to eat while we watched a movie about sanitation. (Instant perk of being in culinary school!)

 I had another picture of me in my uniform but for some reason it’s not showing. I’ll work on that, it’s a really attractive uniform. And by that I mean it’s the least attractive thing I’ve ever worn.

And that’s life in culinary school so far!


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