Thursday, August 26, 2010

What do You do at 32 Weeks

Thank you Gary and Cindy for the wonderful time at the lake!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Picture of Me Looking Fat

This post is brought to you today my Christopher Cunningham. I made Steve take this picture just so that he could see me in the pregnancy state. Enjoy!

Finished Product Week 2

This week started off fabulous and then 8 o'clock came around and I was only half done so only one dish got completed this week and my cake is sitting in the freezer waiting for week three.

But, blueberry bread pudding just happens to be fabulous, especially served with creme anglaise.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Finished Product Week 1

My pastry class is coming to a close, and with that comes finished product weeks. What this means is that for 3 weeks each student plans what they will be completing and presenting each week. We have certain requirements we need to fill, but besides that we can do whatever we want.

For week one I baked a mushroom brie encroute with fried beet chips.

The dish was okay, although there were some definite technique errors on my part, like rolling out the dough too thick and not sealing it well enough.

But, my second dish turned out much better. It's a strawberry pistachio ice-cream napoleon

I didn't really have enough time to let the ice-cream freeze enough so it was slightly runny, but the flavor was amazing. I highly recommend adding salted pistachios to any strawberry ice-cream.

The class was a ton of fun. Up next, bread pudding and cake!