All Posts Tagged With: "chicago pastry student"

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Saffron and Cardamom Panna Cotta

When I go grocery shopping, there are three things I practically stockpile every time: butter, heavy cream, and eggs. If I could carry Sam’s Club or Costco-sized loads of these products home on each occasion I would. Living in a city where you have to carry your groceries for blocks completely changes

17May2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Pastry School Update: Sugar Candies, Ice Creams and Sorbets, Plated Desserts, & Jam-Making

Again, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted about school. I’ve never experienced such a period in my life where the days, and weeks…and months literally fly by. But I am back, and hoping to stay around a bit. I’ve got a zillion recipe ideas crashing around in my head and I want

4May2009 | | 7 comments | Continued
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Pastry School Update: Petit Fours and 1st Exam

So far the petit fours unit has been my favorite unit in pastry school. Everything is small and bite-sized, and therefore cute. We started the unit by making pate a choux, which is the thick, rich paste used for making eclairs, cream puffs, and other pastries. It has the amazing ability to

16Mar2009 | | 1 comment | Continued