Fundamentals …of FUN!!

Saturday was my first baking day in Fundamentals of Baking.  We made 7 kinds of cookies.  In 3 1/2 hours. Let me tell you, it was an absolute BLAST!!!  It was hard, sweaty work.  There was hardly a second to catch your breath, and I ADORE it! I can hardly wait for my next class so I can do it all over again.  I brought some of my baked goods to work Monday.  Brownies and cookies to be exact, but the...

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Jul03

Buttermilk Biscuits

Tomorrow is the 4th of July here in the US, and I can think of no better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than with a hearty breakfast of flaky and tender buttermilk biscuits.   For years I struggled with buttermilk biscuits.  Drop biscuits I had down pat.  I could make batches of those fluffy little wonders in my sleep.  However, the tender, layered biscuits that I grew up with eluded me.  They would either be hard as...

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School … the 1st week report

Well, school started last week.  And, aside from one of my teachers being out of the country for a funeral, it was great.  I am so excited about my Fundamentals of Baking class.  This one will be a lot of work but also a lot of fun.  I know there is a lot about baking that I need to work on, techniques that I can learn, and better ways to prepare dishes.  This class is going to get me started on my way to...

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Aug24

School Starts Next Week

Hello post number one of my Culinary School Journal!� (Insert appropriate fanfare and clapping here.) I have decided to document my journey through cooking school from start to finish.� I�am going to photograph my work, post the pictures of the successes and (let’s hope few-and-far-between) failures. Why, you ask?� Well, to start, I like the idea of having a way to measure my progress.� I can look back at these first posts and...

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