Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Here are more bread pictures: blueberry orange muffins, danishes, brioche, kuglehopf, and fruit cake. I promise I will write more descriptions when I get caught up, but for now I hope you enjoy pictures of what I'm making. We finished the first level of our course today and now are moving on to a new kitchen and new exciting things. Until then, I have more pictures of breads and cakes...

Thursday, July 08, 2010


We spent the last week on so making enriched breads -- meaning breads that contain sugar or eggs or butter or all of the above, as opposed to "lean" breads which contain only yeast, flour, water, and salt. Below are pictures from the first day -- we made challah, Sally Lunn rolls, orange swirl bread, and pecan sticky buns.

Monday, July 05, 2010

More puff pastry: an apple compote lattice tart, a classic napoleon, a banana tart on chocolate puff pastry with chocolate chip ice cream, a jalousie (filled with almond cream and raspberry jam), a pitivier (filled with frangipane), and an apple tart tatin.

Puff pastry continued

Here is an apple tartlette, a conversation (a classic french pastry made with almond cream, puff pastry and royal icing), and a pear in cage.

More creations with puff pastry

Below are pictures of some more puff pastry creations that I made last week: cheese sticks, a pineapple-pistachio tart, and a round napoleon (layers of puff pastry and vanilla cream).