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I am a student currently attending the California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu Program in Pasadena, CA. I love to cook and I love to eat and I love to entertain... Next step is to graduate and open a place I can call my own... to entertain and serve YOU!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Baking + Tony = NO NO..... but wait!!!

Me, Olga and Paul with my pizza.


My pizza... pepperoni, cheese and fresh mushrooms.


Pan de Mie - Bread in a box!



I am liking this baking thing. I just can't believe I haven't burned everything in my path so far. One thing I like about baking is that it isn't as stressful as the culinary part of cooking. Things have to cook for as long as they have to cook and it takes it time to rise and all that so it is more relaxing and therapeutic because you get to "punch" the dough which helps make this class more enjoyable.

Last night we made Pan de Mie, Pizzas, and we started our Brioche. Of course as you all know or would guess, my favorite was the pizza. I made a rectangular pizza with fresh mushrooms, cheese and pepperonis. It was delish! In fact it was good enough that I am enjoying the leftovers for lunch today.

The Pan de Mie was interesting. I am not sure when I would have had this dish in the past but I thought the process was interesting and the flavor was pretty good. It is a bread that you bake in a special box that has a lid. You want the dough to rise to a point that the bread has four squared edges when it has cooked properly. I did not let mine proof long enough because it came out like a loaf instead of a square. The flavor was great though. I am not sure when I would make this and serve it but it was good.

The brioche should be fun to finish today. I will have to update you on that one. Overall this class has been way more interesting and fun for me than I would have thought. I never thought I would enjoy baking and here I am planning out how I am going to make these homemade breads for dinner parties and holidays and such. We will have to see how I do there!

Well everyone! I hope you are having a great day and I will leave word after class tonight.

Cheers and Bon Appetit!

Tony


1 comment:

  1. I knew you would enjoy baking! It all looks YUM~O!!

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