I was a well adjusted gal with a quarter-life crisis who suffered a mental breakdown & thus decided to quit my job & travel across the globe to pursue my dreams of becoming a Pastry Chef at Le Cordon Bleu Sydney.
P.s. My Mum doesn't know so please don't tell!
We forgo the oven again today and cooked up some berry soup instead. Sounds good? It is.
Simply take some wholesome berries of your choice (we used red, blue and raspberries), simmer them in a poaching liquid of red wine, apple juice, sugar to taste and more red wine, cook till the berries go soft, then chill, blitz and serve. Easy peasy.
Chef Gert At Demo
Here's a jolly chef who is truly full of passion and love for good food. My kind of guy.
Thinking Cap On
Hmm...What Happened There?
I can explain. My tea towel accidentally caught firewhile I was cooking some pastry cream on the stove. And that was not the worst part. I then went a-walking around the kitchen blissfully unaware of the burning towel in my hand till the chef came a-knocking, demanding to know where all that smoke was coming from!
Boozy Pears For The Morrow
Gently poached in a similar red wine solution as the berry soup, they will be used in tomorrow's pear tarts.
My Plated Soup
With apply jelly, yogurt, fresh fruits, a bit of mint and crispy crostoli.
If you like doughnut, you're gonna love these. Sweet dough deep fried till golden brown and crunchy, they're not too different from Spain's famous churros. I'm not a fan, though, so these were all packed up for Sun Hee.
Plates Up For Presentation
The soup was easy to prepare, and with the red wine and berries choke full of antioxidants, it may jolly well be the healthiest dessert you can make at home.
i.e. Theory and kitchen practical exams are upon us. Not thrilled. Not thrilled at all.