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iPhonetography Friday: Culinary School, Third Course

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Look at that beautifully tall souffle!

My baking class was one of my favorite classes in school, probably because I did so well in it, that I decided to give it it’s own iPhonetography post instead of lumping it together with other posts. I grew up helping my mom in the kitchen, but my earliest, and most clear, kitchen memories involve baking. My mother is a fantastic baker and I am pretty good, too, if I do say so myself. I already knew many baking basics and recipes, but I also learned a lot in this class. I earned the title “Number One” from my table group in baking because they always came to me with questions (for some reason they wouldn’t call me “captain” or “your majesty”). That worked out quite well since I had to ask them for help in our other classes.

My baking and pastry class tremendously furthered my baking skills, and I would love to go back and attend pastry school where I would spend even more time in each area. I would love to spend an entire class learning about cake decorating instead of the two or three days we got Β in culinary school. My cake decorating skills could definitely use some fine-tuning. The baking I can do, the decorating, especially piping words… not so much. My proudest moment in this class was mastering the souffle. Mine came out a mile high, beautiful, and delicious, and I have made many successful souffles since!

Brioche cinnamon rolls, chocolate souffles, eclairs, cream puffs, bread, chocolate truffles, and all manner of sweet treats?! It’s no wonder I loved this class so much.

Cheddar Buscuits
Brioche Cinnamon Rolls - I was so eager to taste them I forgot to take a photo before ripping one open.
Palmiers
Apricot Croissant
My first baguettes - not very straight, but they were tasty. The middle one is called an Epi Baguette.
Lemon Meringue Tartlets
You know meringue is ready when it doesn't budge from the mixing bowl, even when being held upside down.
Pate a choux waiting to become eclairs and cream puffs
My first decorated cake. The flowers came out okay, but I was not good at piping words, at all!
Sourdough Bread
Chocolate Truffles-So delicious and I haven't stopped making them!

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0 thoughts on “iPhonetography Friday: Culinary School, Third Course”

  1. You are amazing Sarah! These are all soooooo gourgeous! I am drooling at my computer, and that is generally frowned upon at work. Looking forward to see what you have decided on tomorrow. I woke up at 5:00am to bake this morning so I could get a jump start before work.

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  2. They all look amazing. I too love baking and watched my mum all the time when I was growing up. I love meringue and enjoyed the photo of tipping the bowl.

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  3. everything looks wonderful πŸ™‚ the cake writing reminds me of my first job, it’s so different than writing on paper, but I’m sure since you mastered all the others that you will master the writing VERY soon! See you at campblogaway this weekend!

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