Archive for January, 2009

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Pastry School Update: Breads and Breakfast Pastries

Another week in the kitchen for our breads and breakfast pastries unit has passed, and ohh, the abundance of baked goods. I think I have been following a strict butter diet. On to the food… Photograph (right): Pear danish TUESDAY: We didn’t have class on Monday due to MLK Day. Tuesday arrived

25Jan2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Marble Bundt Cake

Earlier this month, we celebrated my younger brother’s birthday. Cam is a simple guy, and he likes his desserts that way too. Nothing too fancy, just classic flavors for classic goodness. When I came across this recipe, I knew it would be perfect for ringing in his birthday. The cake is made

25Jan2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Pastry School Update: The First Two Weeks

This week at pastry school was our first week in the kitchens. Last week was mostly orientation, food safety/sanitation, and lecture classes, which were inspiring. Some of the chefs spoke to us about the different areas of the food industry our talent could take us. The great thing about being a pastry

19Jan2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Pear and Berry Crisp

During my first solo weekend in Chicago, I took care of the ususal tasks required from a young twentysomething: grocery shopping, hemming my chef pants, ironing my chef jacket, and studying the properties of butter, cream, eggs, and flour. Exciting right?! I’ve lived in my apartment for over a week now, but I’ve found that

13Jan2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Pastry School!

Well, I am halfway through my first week of pastry school! Each day has been exciting and exhausting, but the exhausting part comes with adjusting to any new job or semester of school. Highlight: Getting my pastry tool kit filled with all the goods. Lowlight: Sanitation and food safety class. I think

8Jan2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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