Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Woah! I haven't blogged since LAST YEAR!

I have been on Christmas Break since the 17th of December, which I guess for me meant that I was also on Blog Break...sorry about that. 

This is the only picture I took all weekend!

Eric and I spent Christmas up in WA and had a great time with both sides of the family!  We spent Christmas Eve with the Francos and Christmas Day with the Vander Pols.  It was great to see everyone!  I was lame and didn't take any pictures. :(  Maybe I'll borrow some from the awesome photographers of our family.

Here are the last few things that I made at school

Cinnamon Rolls
Sticky Buns

Lemon and Blueberry Pastry
My first Croissants
My first Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants)
Bear Claws
Apple and Cherry Danishes
A Tetes (means head...they look like sheep to me)
My Pithivier practical (looks a lot better than my first)

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

Apple Strudel
     The picture to the right wasn't from school, but our strudel looked very similar to this picture.
failed Panettone (the formula we used in class was a little off)


My final Croissants and Pain au Chocolat.  My teacher said I should be proud of these. :)  I was, only after she said that though.

I really liked this last class and learned a lot.  I now have a great appreciation for breads, how pretty they can be and how much work they are to produce. :)

My next class is International Patisserie, Cake Formula and Assembly.  I will keep you posted!