Thursday, February 16, 2012

And then there were 3

Another class done. 3 down, 3 to go.

Our last week was a pretty mild one. On Monday we made apple strudel. We made this one before in our last class but we used pre-made phyllo dough. This time we made the dough and stretched it out. It had to be stretched to 3 feet by 4 feet, it was pretty much transparent and looked like an animal hide. The difficult part is not tearing holes in it. You end up filling it with apples, cinnamon, sugar and raisins so if you get a hole in it all your fillings will ooze out. It was a pretty fun and I managed to not tear any holes. Other people weren't so lucky. One of my classmates asked our instructor for help and he replied, "I usually let you guys sink or swim on this one." He pretty much cut us off on all help the last week of class.

We made another batch of cinnamon bread this week too but the make up was a little different. We used all purpose flour instead of bread flour so the texture of the bread was quite different, much softer. Then we spent 2 days making croissants for our final practical. Shock of all shocks, I got 100%. I didn't think it was possible actually. That has never happened. Just look at those flaky layers!

This week was my husband's birthday. I made him a tiny cake filled with crushed Take 5 candy bars (his favorite). Valentine's day came and went. My husband made me the cutest video Valentine ever and got me cupcake earrings. I got him ramen, so romantic. Once Valentine's day was over I was feeling guilty that I didn't really make anything so yesterday I made a silly amount of heart shaped macarons. Flavors included lychee, anise, raspberry mint, orange blossom, creme de cassis, and cayenne chocolate.

Next up: Cakes!

1 comment:

  1. I must have missed my heart-shaped macarons. I can pick them up any time you are available. Mwa ha ha.