more pictures from patisserie class

patisserie finished up a couple weeks ago. here’s some more photos of stuff…

some cheesecake with a fried lychee, salted caramel ice cream with a whipped cream ball and sesame wafer, chocolate marquis (mousse)

ginger thai basil tapioca in a hippenmasse ring, orange passionfruit ice cream, chocolate marquis with fried lychee on green tea cake

ciabatta bread! every week a different group makes the ciabatta bread for service. that was one of the highlights of the class.

mascarpone cheesecake with caramel sauce and berry compote plus marzipan mouse. people really like the mice.

more chocolate marquis on sugar dough with a chocolate ring

apple strudel with vanilla ice cream, panna cotta, chocolate marquis

on the last day of service we made a big french pastry display for the restaurant.

for our practical, we had to make two plated desserts of our choice. the first one i did was a trio with chocolate marquis on chocolate cake, creme brulee, and a chocolate pot with a berry mint compote.

second plate was pear poached in red wine, ginger, lemon, and honey with reduced poaching liquid and dried cherry sauce, and pear pecorino ice cream on a hippenmasse leaf.

random photos from work (plus bunnies)

work is going well. one of the best things is we get a good amount of freedom, so even though the menus are basically set, we can change the recipes, make whatever we want for dessert, make different things for snack, and things like that. i like making bread, so when i work evening, i make fresh rolls instead of using the frozen ones, and i make a lot of oatmeal sandwich bread too with leftover oatmeal. anyway, here’s some random photos from work…

some butter horn rolls, my go-to rolls currently. they are slightly sweet and buttery. sometimes they are also used for small sandwiches.

some yellow cupcakes with whipped cream and mac nuts.

roasted brussel sprouts with mushrooms, caramelized onions, nuts, and dried cranberries. this is like so delicious. i’m going to post a recipe later.

potstickers (guotie) – sometimes on saturdays i have a lot of time, so one time i made potstickers from scratch, the wrapper and the filling (chicken, dried shiitakes, ginger, onion, green onion, sesame oil, salt, pepper). it was yummy.

interior view:

and now for some bunnies! here they are in their box eating morning veggies.