Pâte à choux – Day 3

Cream Puff

Cream puff filled with vanilla pastry cream

Hump day and pâte à choux. My camera lens must have been smeared with pastry cream – hence a dozen blurry and unusable photos. This one was the best I could muster. Until now, I’ve been rather covert about the school’s location, but I’m confident the chocolate decoration has given me away: http://www.stephanetreand.com My favorite pastry-o-the-day was the coffee éclair. They’re sure to make a reappearance for some well-deserving recipients.

Day 2 – Meringue

Swiss MeringueDay 2 and it’s all about meringue – Swiss, Italian and two kinds of French. Such girly confections – pale pink dollops just hinting of raspberry. I feel a bit more lady-like just admiring them. Time flies in class – is it really 2 p.m. already? A co-worker noticed there’s a bounce in my step when I arrive at work in the afternoon. My life belongs in some version of this.

I never read the The Secret or The Law of Attraction, but isn’t their motto something like, “Ask and it is given?” So, here I go (again):

Dear Ms. or Mr. Universe,

In case you hadn’t realized, I’m enamored with all things culinary – particularly of the baked kind. I would be overjoyed if you could help me employ my existing skills to secure a new, rewarding, blissful career in the industry.

p.s. And I need to make a lot of money doing it. Dough for dough, in other words.

meringue rochers

The manly version – meringue rochers