Of Chocolate Tart, Poached Pear and Feeling Blue....

I’m so tired……

And that’s how doggone weary I am to begin my entry like that. I don’t know whether I’m just tired from this entire week of assignments or just plain feeling down in the dumps. I’m back to that drifting feeling called LOST and feel as if I’m at a crossroad […]

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Assessment: Hot & Cold Desserts - Vanilla Bavarois with Raspberry Coulis

Vanilla bavarois with raspberry coulis, crispy tuille, chopped pistachios & some caramel sugar designs

The second assessment item was the vanilla bavarois (bavarian cream) and raspberry coulis decorated however we wished hence the crispy towering tuille for height. The texture of bavarois to me is sort of in between panna cotta […]

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Assessment: Hot & Cold Desserts - Chocolate Soufflé

I had my Hot & Cold Desserts assessment this morning which included hot chocolate soufflé and a vanilla bavarois which I will post in the next entry.  There is no doubt that this classic french dessert makes an impressive centrepiece that is sure to garner ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ by a majority of diners […]

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Assessment: Frangipane Tartlets

I will admit that I don’t usually respond to glazed pastry desserts as they often scream tooth-ache alert (although my teeth are perfectly healthy)but this version of frangipane tartlets are so amazingly delicious and addictive! A bite into the apricot jam-glazed almond flake top gives way to a superbly light, fluffy and moist cake-like almond […]

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Assessment 2: Roasting, Grilling & Frying

I had my second and last assessment for the basic cookery unit of the course and this time, we were assessed on the principles of roasting, grilling and frying learnt from the previous 2 weeks. Our assessment task was 1 fried egg, a roast chicken leg, two types of roast vegetables, […]

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