Day Eight

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Quick post because it’s late!  I met some friends for wine and book club after school.  Wine and book clubs=two of my favorite things.  I was in book club in high school, but there was no wine. 

We made sour cherry pate de fruit today.  Something tells me this is going to be my favorite flavor.  I hope it’s tart. 

We also made chocolate nougat; basically it was the same recipe as yesterday, with cocoa paste mixed in.  Do you see the paper we used to line the pans?  We also pressed it on top of the nougat.  It’s edible paper made from potato!  The paper makes nougat easier to slice since it’s so sticky.

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We also made a raspberry gum candy which we filled into a mold using a sauce gun.  Aww little hearts!  Isn’t that sweet?

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Here’s the raspberry pate de fruit we made yesterday.  The ladies of book club seemed to like this.

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Here’s our sliced nougat. 

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Plus the wrapped chocolate caramels we made yesterday.  They turned out!

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They tasted like Tootsie Rolls x a thousand times better.

Until we meet again…
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23 comments:

  1. This makes me want to make some candy!! I can only imagine how good these candies taste!! I am loving reading about your classes!

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  2. Can you please make nougat on your blog soon? That looks sooooo yummy. I would love to make it.

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  3. I use the starch paper when I make Torrone, Italian nougat with either almonds or hazelnuts. The lone Italian restaurant within 20 miles of us when I was a little kid sold the pieces in little cardboard boxes. The paper always reminds me of communion wafers!

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    1. Ah, yes! That's so funny, Tom! My chef said the paper reminded her of communion wafers!

      I couldn't imagine slicing this stuff without the paper.

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  4. YUM!!That Raspberry pate de fruit looks so good!!! WOW!!! I can't wait for more amazing recipes that you're going to come up with after all this! Go get em girl!

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  5. Umm.. that sliced nougat with the pistachio.. I'm drooling. Reminds me of the turkish delights we had from the Borough Market. Dangit.. now I want some of those, too.

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    1. I've never had Turkish delight before. Hmmm.

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  6. soo fun!! thank you for sharing your daily adventures! it was always a dream of mine to go to pastry school and I never did

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  7. that nougat looks incredible! i've always wanted to try and make it! yum!!!

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  8. Me want nougat!!! Looks so delicious. What book are you reading for your book club? I'm in need of some new summer reading!

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    1. Hi Lindsay! We read the Glass Castle for this meeting. I read it a year ago, and it's good. You'd like it.

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  9. So, what book are you reading in your book club? You are doing so great with your schooling. I can't believe all the goodies you are making. So happy you can keep us posted on your progress. I love reading about it.

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    1. Anj, we read the Glass Castle. Have you read it?

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    2. This book was suggested to me just a few months ago. I've not read it yet but plan to for sure. Glad you found a book club to join there. They're great.

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  10. Oh my. I'm seriously drooling over here. I want that nougat times infinity. And the chocolate caramels...I'll take those times infinity and beyond!

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  11. oh...and what book for book club??

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    1. Hi Maranda, we read the Glass Castle. Good book!

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    2. Awesome! I have that & will have to read it!

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  12. Thank you for bringing us these treats last night! I am in love with the chocolate carmels you made. I don't even like tootsie rolls, and these were SO good and soft and chocolatey carmely. You get an A+

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    1. Thanks, teach! I'm so glad you liked them!

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