Hard Bread Rolls

Roopa After a year, I’ve gone back to Pastry school!!!! Alana was supposed to join me, but sadly adulting and work got in the way :(. I signed up for Introduction to Breads after experiencing the joy of kneading dough last year. As usual, it was a wonderful time, and Chef Marco was a gem, … More Hard Bread Rolls

Paris-Brest

Alana My family had a bit of a last minute Easter this year, so on Saturday I offered to bring some dessert. I decided it would be a good idea to practice one of the recipes from pastry school. The choux pastry with vanilla pastry creme seemed like a good choice because it’s nice and … More Paris-Brest

Creme Brulee

Team Shambles Neither of us ever go out of our way to have creme brulee, but this was pretty good… Creme brulee is actually a very simple dessert to prepare, however the real challenge is baking it properly. Chef Marco also insisted that using proper ramekins is mandatory; you must achieve the proper ratio of … More Creme Brulee

Pistachio & Sour Cherry Cheesecake

Team Shambles This cake is a combination of a pistachio cheesecake, sour cherries, and mousse. You wouldn’t necessarily think the pistachio would mix well with the sour cherries, but it’s a very complementary pairing! On an unrelated note, hand mixing of meringues and whipped cream have really made us appreciate technology. Roopa’s favourite! PISTACHIO SOUR … More Pistachio & Sour Cherry Cheesecake

Creme Caramel

Team Shambles Creme caramel and creme brulee are a big part of why we were excited for the cheesecakes course. Alana has made creme brulee a few times, and talked a little bit about the differences between creme brulee and creme caramel here. The main points referred to the differences in presentation, but didn’t actually look … More Creme Caramel