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!


  1. All the dishes look amazing!

  2. Yummmmmmmm. Next visit maybe I should let you do some cooking!