Day Thirty-Seven

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I’ve seen Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer walking through the hallways and around school, and every time I see him - I’m in awe.  I always give him an enthusiastic “Hi Chef!!” and smile when he walks by.  He probably thinks I’m nutty. 

You know what else is nutty?  These faux Rocher chocolates we’re making.  I don’t know the actual name of them, but the chef keeps referring to them as Rocher.  I think Rocher is the brand – not the type of chocolate.  Anyway, it’s a creamy milk chocolate-hazelnut filling covered in dark chocolate, and pralinettes (caramelized almond pieces).  Tomorrow we cover them in more chocolate!  I love those Rocher chocolates, don’t you?  I used to get them in my Christmas stocking, and it was like striking gold. 

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Peanut butter pave.  I’m pretty proud of these.  They look good!  Good job, Emily.

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These are the Earl Gray and Columbian chocolates.  Not as pretty.

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Butter masses.  These were the little butter-chocolate logs that we rolled in powdered sugar.

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Today was a pretty easy day.  We just got caught up with everything we’ve been making.  We also practiced making paper cones and writing with chocolate.  Tomorrow we enrobe the chocolates.  3,000 chocolates. 
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10 comments:

  1. You torture me so with these chocolate posts! But it's the best kind of torture. I love Rocher chocolates. I am also a huge fan of Perugina Baci, which run on the chocolate-hazelnut theme. Let's face it. Anything with chocolate and hazelnut gets my attention!

    Would you believe that my BIL and his family are actually moving temporarily to my town for the coming months (long story). In other words, they are denying me a good excuse to go to Chicago. Curse them!

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    1. I want to try a Baci!

      Oh no! That's too bad. Well hopefull someday we can meet up!

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  2. Everything looks soooooo good! I wish I was in Chicago so I could share in your chocolate wealth. Also, FYI Rocher is French for "rock" so I would guess Rocher chocolates get their name from their resemblance to rocks?? I don't think I've ever encountered a rock that looks that tasty though!

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    1. Ahhh I did not know that! They do look like little rocks!
      You win a batch of Rochers for being so smart. :)

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  3. Dang I wish I lived in Chicago! My father-in-law lives in Glen Ellyn, maybe I can convince him to jump on the train and go into the city when it's "Emily's Giving Away All Her Chocolate" Day!

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    1. Haha okay. I will meet hime downtown to give him some!

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  4. I LOVE that you greet Chef Pfeiffer when you see him. Those pave do look incredible.

    This six months is going to fly by. I'm happy that you're enjoying (just about) every second.

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    1. What does pave mean? I was wondering about that. I should have asked.

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  5. This would be my favourite part of the course - I love chocolate!

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  6. Haha! Those butter masses don't look all that great right there. But I'm sure they taste amazing! My favorite Rocher candies are the coconut ones. You only get them in certain gift packs. Love those!

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