Chronicles of A Pastry School Student

  • World Map Apple. Photo courtesy of Kevin Van Aelst & Cutestfood.com.

    Around the World in One Semester

    Well, not literally… This semester, every weekday morning I mentally coerce myself into waking up and getting out of my bed at about 5:30 am. I glance over my emails, make…

  • Yellow Sugar = Lemon Cake. Chocolate Jimmies = Chocolate Cake.

    She Took a Bite into an Extra Large Cake Pop and the Remainder Plummeted to the Floor

    Now that I’m in Pastry School, I am the official go to person for any and all things dessert. I mentally agreed to making a few sweet treats for my step kids’ school event,…

  • Chaya Menu.

    Mmmmmm

    It’s rare to find a restaurant with good ambiance, good service, good food, good drinks and a good price point. In my small inner circle, we call these places Champions. Several…

  • Finally Finals

    So I managed to f@$! up on at least one final. I’ll know for sure once grades are released, but I’m fairly certain I shot myself in the foot. Against my better judgment, I…

  • Various Yeast Raised Breads. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

    12 Steps of Baking

    The baking of bread has been around since the Stone Age. Then, people used stones to grind seeds, added liquid and baked over open flame. The result was a heavy, unleavened…

  • He said I Couldn’t Do it

    This month was more of a challenge than last month. Between appointments with my doctors, catching up on makeup work and going to class, I’m beaten, but of course I’m not…

  • Cookie Science

    Wanna know more about how to make a cookie chewy, crispy, thick or thin? I found this awesome chart about the science of cookies at Simplifried.com by Matt. Read his article about…

  • Dry Golden Wheat Field.

    Flours in the Attic: The Anatomy of Wheat Flour in the U.S.

    The Anatomy of Wheat Flour  Shown directly above: Wheat Berry diagram. Shown at top : A golden Wheat Field. Provided by the Wheat Foods Council. Wheat is a cereal grain. A…

  • Freshly baked Ciabatta.

    Flour Child

    Ok, I’m not a morning person. It’s definitely becoming a challenge for me to juggle all of my life’s activities. Last month I was diagnosed with … and I have had a…

  • Chocolate Writing.

    Learning How to Write Again

    So I’m noticing something about community colleges: people are dropping like flies. My class started with a healthy 115 students and has already dwindled to 80. From my…

  • Chef's Coat via Melchorceraldecorpuz.com

    The Beginning

    This month was a whirlwind. There were a few orientations where the Chefs introduced themselves and talked to us about how to embark upon our journeys as professionals. They…

  • Stack of Cookbooks via A Better Bag of Groceries.

    Preface

    This month has been filled with excitement. I’ve purchased my books, uniform and a standard Pastry knife kit, which included a series of knives, spatulas, a digital food…

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