Monday, October 24, 2011

Culinary School - Week 4 (Cake class only)

WARNING - This post may make your mouth drool. Please have a towel or kneenex handy while viewing...

Today, Advanced Cakes and Classical Tortes class was all about pies and ice creams! You aren't going to believe all the different pies/tarts we made as a class. There were...
Coconut Cream
Pear Frangipane
Dutch Apple
Traditional Apple
Lemon Meringue
Raspberry Lemon Meringue
Key Lime
Phyllo Fresh Fruit
Chocolate Raspberry
Strawberry Chiffon
Strawberry Marscopone
Chocolate Espresso

Then on top of that we made these ice creams...
Fresh Mint (I made this one and it was so refreshing!)
Spiced (w/Cinnamon and Star Anise)
Bailey's Cream
Praline Cream
Rum Raisin
Salted Caramel

Ready for some pictures?

We made large pies...

And mini pies...

This is a fresh fruit tart with a chocolate crust, filled with pastry cream and chantilly cream, then garnished with fresh fruit and glazed to give it a beautiful glossy finish.

This is a beautiful lemon meringue pie. (I have decided that I "need" to add blow torch to my Christmas list this year. Browning these meringues was just way too fun!)

This is one of my faves and one that I was able to work on from start to finish during class - Key Lime Pie!

This is the Pear Frangipane with its pear slices so strategically placed. Almost too pretty to eat. (Notice how I said, "almost".)

Today was a great day! Filled with lots of good eating!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Those are absolutely stunning! I love the way the meringue looks when it's piped! Beautiful!