Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Other Class Goodies

When making bread in class, there is a lot of down time. We must find something to do while we wait for bread to rise.

We have been encouraged by Chef Smith to make other things. If we ask her, she will provide recipes for us. Here are a few of goodies:
Maple Bacon Cookies (there are bacon bits inside the cookie)

Sprits Cookies with Apricot Jelly

Creamy Pasta with Bacon and Wheat Rolls

Vanilla Cupcake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting and Toasted Coconut

Fist-sized Peanut Butter Cookies

Friday, August 3, 2012

Artisan Breads

I have been attending culinary school for a year and a half now. I expect to graduate in the spring. One of my classes this quarter is Artisan Breads. I find that making bread is like doing the laundry: it takes more time than effect, it is a neverending job (bread is a staple around here, as are clean underpants), and no one actually wants to do it. I am one of those rare breeds who doesn't mind doing the laundry, or baking my own bread.

Here are a few of the creations we have turned out int he last month:
Soft Dinner Rolls

Cheesy Dinner Roll

Brandy Raisin Bagel and Cinnamon Sugar Bagel

French Loaves using 2 different starters

Sourdough Loaf with Asiogo Cheese