The last few days got away from me! Now here it is Thanksgiving, and I haven’t said Happy Thanksgiving to you, I haven’t posted any Thanksgiving recipes, or recipe round-ups. Oh well. This Thanksgiving is different, of course. I’ve been busy with pastry school (and staging at a company I want to work for!) And I’m not spending Thanksgiving with my family this year, so there’s no need to come up with four different pie recipes.
So, Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for all of you out there. Thank you for reading and making me smile! I hope you all have a great day with your loved ones! Eat lots of turkey and torfurkey for me.
I’m going to quickly recap what happened over the past few days. On Monday at school, I only took ONE picture (above – French bread and marble pound cake). I was out of it. I’ve had bad jaw/ear pain on the right side of my face for the past five days. I don’t know what it is. I think it might be a tooth, but I’m not sure because my teeth don’t hurt at all. I can’t chew my food. So bread is especially difficult to eat.
Anyway, on Tuesday we made challah bread out of brioche dough. The French call is Tresse….
Covered in sucre grain.
We also made pain au chocolate using croissant dough. So much fun! Eeee. I love pain au chocolate; it reminds me of my days in France.
This is a French country bread we made.
On Wednesday we started the day off right with some cinnamon buns! I think these are the prettiest cinnamon rolls I’ve ever made. Even Chef came by and complimented them.
They’re filled with a sweet almond pastry cream, cinnamon, and toasted pecans.
One more picture. I can’t get enough.
We made croissant again. I think these look better than the first batch.
We made more Danish, too. I filled mine with pastry cream but left the pear off this time.
Covered in glaze and sucre grain. That was my idea.
And here we have a beautiful loaf of sourdough, using our starter we made in class.
I haven’t tasted this one yet. Maybe we’ll have it for Thanksgiving dinner.
Last, we have a multi-grain seed bread.
Can you believe we made all of that yesterday? Geez…
Now we’re off two days, then start a new subject for two weeks, Then it’s test time, then graduation week!
Have a good day! Be safe!