Breads

We have started making breads this week in class. We made a baguette (the circle ones) and french boule bread. They were really good.

The ingredients were similar, but we used different amounts. Then the dough sat overnight in the refrigerator. The boule was a lot easier to form. Both were cooked in the deck oven.

The boule also made good sandwiches. Today I had it with peanut butter and jelly for lunch. The baguette was good dipped in olive oil with lemon pepper.

If I can make these breads as good at home, we will never have to go to Panera Bread again. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. 🙂

Black Bean Burger

I made this black bean burger the other day in class. It was very good. My family said burgers should have meat in them. So we called it a bean patty. It had a green fried tomato on it too. I loved the green tomatoes, they were so yummy.

This was also the first bread I made in class. It is called a brioche. Daddy warmed it up on the grill for us.

I would highly recommend this and will make again.

Culinary Arts 2

I am so happy, school is open again and I can go to the second year of Culinary Arts! I have a very small class this year, only six of us.

Today, we made this recipe from Chef Margarita. The goal was to show how important it is to follow an exact recipe. My teacher said usually when she has people do this recipe, she has some people who make something that look like fudge, and some something that looks like granola. Everybody in my class (all four of us) made them look pretty much the same.

  • 3 dribbles of light corn syrup
  • 2 scoops brown sugar
  • 1/2 dit dot salt
  • 1 large blib peanut butter
  • 5 blobs crisp rice cereal
  • 2 handful cornflakes, slightly crushed
  • 5 smidgeons semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 itsy-bits vanilla
  • Boil corn syrup, brown sugar, and salt.
  • Stir in peanut butter and remove from heat.
  • Add cereals, chocolate pieces, and vanilla.
  • Glump into a pan and let stand on counter or chill in the refrigerator.

I had a good day baking today. Hope to make more good things soon.

Certificates

I have earned these certificates in the last three months. The first is a basic review of what I learned in class. The second one is learning how to run a restaurant.

Chef Pica sent a link a few months ago saying if we were interested in earning some free online training, to look at these courses. I only did the two.

Now to start studying again for my servsafe certificate.

Beef Dishes

Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Marsala Pan Sauce
Filet Mignon with Bordelaise Sauce

Both of these are very yummy! I am learning about new meats and how to cook them.

Momma said she is not happy. 🙂 We (kids) have never had filet mignon until I brought this home. It was so good and Megan loved it! She kept hoping there was enough for a second taste. There was not, so now she keeps asking Momma if we can make it at home.