In my last post I promised you I would update you all on how my classes are going, so here goes.
If you don’t remember, I’m taking baking & pastry and food & beverage operations. I’m having so much fun with both classes! Baking is my thing, so I’ve thoroughly enjoyed baking all kinds of items and having the opportunity to learn new things and improve my skills.
We’ve made all kinds of things! Breads, puff pastry, cookies, muffins, pies, eclairs, crepes, and cakes. We had a midterm a couple of weeks ago. That consisted of a written portion and a practical. For the practical, we picked cards that had two items on them and we had to make them. In spite of someone in my class turning my oven off (who does that?!) I’m pleased to say I dominated both the written and practical. Pretty proud of that.
I’m going to overload you with some pictures of what we’ve made now, then I’ll let ya know how my other class is going 🙂
Wasn’t that fun?!
Back to my food and beverage class. I didn’t know this, but a large component of this class is wine tasting. That’s right, wine tasting. I don’t think this class could be any more perfect for me. Each week, we discuss and learn about different wines and then we try them! We even pair the wines with some cheeses and chocolates. Sounds like heaven, right? It is.
I’ve been baking at home a lot too. I recently made a pretty incredible bread as part of a baking bootcamp I’m taking part in. It’s so, so tasty. I’ll share the recipe with you soon, I just need to put the pictures on my computer and I don’t have my camera with me right now. You’ll love it though. It’s a Joy the Baker recipe, so you know it’s good 🙂
Hope you’ve all had a great weekend and Happy Memorial Day!