Monthly Archives: June 2011

Culinary School Here I Come (48) Beginning Baking Week 5, Icings, Cake Making & Decorating and Pau Hana


Here in Hawaii, pau hana means the end of the work day and by Thursday it was pau hana until the start of the fall semester. Baking class was totally amazing but we were all ready for it to be … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (47) Beginning Baking Week 4, Custards, Pies and Sugar OD


We started the week by working on items that served as vessels for various different creams and custards. The first was the Crepe. Making them was a lot easier than it looks. A thin layer of crepe batter on a … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (46) Beginning Baking Week 3, Bagels, Prezels, Breads and Doughnuts…Oh My!


Snacks left out for the vultures! Sourdough Rye in the scaling/portioning step. I am quite familiar with the 12 step program but did you know that there is the 12 step baking program? It’s not like the steps to help … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (45) Beginning Baking Week 2, Rich Doughs & Lean Doughs


A wise duck once said, “Why does flour, water, eggs, butter and a bit of yeast have to taste so good? I believe it’s the coming of Satan, in pastry form. A nibble here, a nibble there can lead to … Continue reading

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