(*Looks at the ground while shuffling feet)
Hey Guys….so whats happening?
Oh you know, when work+ school happens, it gets a bit cray cray….
My bad for not posting nothing for 2 weeks, this day n age, folks attention spans aint what it used to be.
Now I sound Old…
Anyways, so it’s nearing the end of the semester for me…and who’s ready for a Vacay??
A few weeks away and then…SUMMER SCHOOL!!! (whoopie)
Fortunately, I’m only taking 1 class this summer and its 7 hours long each week.
Culinary school makes you jaded by what makes most folks spazz about.
“What’s that?? Recipe calls for 3 pounds of Butter? Okay…”
I will say, something that I’ve learned in school that’s prolly the most valuable:
How to deal with people’s personalities and conflicts….
We are around each other for 6+ hours and sometimes drama happens.
And it don’t matter if you in a Culinary program at the local community college or the C.I.A.
That’s Culinary Institute of America, not that government agency thingy….
Sometimes you’ll have good weeks, and there are weeks where you literally are doing everything solo.
Cuz you group sent a memo that you missed out on that said “HEY Y’ALL, LETS NOT SHOW UP THIS WEEK”…
But how you handle that challenge will more or less in a cliche way will test your character.
anywho, that was mah thought for the week. On to the Empress Torte:
What the heck is it?
Welp, its a Torte that has an Almond Genoise Cake, Lemon Curd Filling, Raspberry Moussiline on the outside, With Strawberry Gelee on top whilst it sits on a Dacquoise.
What’s that? In ENGLISH?? (Btw, remember #SPEAKAMERICAN from the SuperBowl? Hilariously Dumb, am I right??)
- Almond Genoise Cake= Almond Paste+ Eggs whipped for 20 minutes,w/Cake Flour folded in
- Lemon Curd= Citrus Custard
- Raspberry Moussiline= A Mousse with Gelatin added in it to give it shape.
- Gelee= A fruit puree with Gelatin added to it.
- Dacquoise= Meringue with Almond in it and baked. It’s on the bottom to hold it all together.
And that’s tempered White Chocolate on Top
Basically, it aint a Cheap Dessert. It’s something a fancy country club would serve or some fancy frou frou place.
Yeah I used “Frou Frou” in a sentence #dontjudgeme.
Welp, that’s all I got for now…
I promise to try n do better. And not go weeks w/o posting something.
Oh btw, the Torte tasted pretty good…
Til next time, WILL SOMEBODY FIND SPRING???!!!
AND LET HER KNOW WINTER’S STILL DRUNK WITH POWER!!!