Battenberg Cake

Pastry School Diary: Week 21

Pastry school week 21 was all about cakes. We made four of them. I arrived back in London Tuesday morning at the start of the school week after an amazing weekend in Charleston; visiting with college friends, family and the wedding celebrations of one of my dearest friends from high school. I even got a […]

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Pastry School Diary: Week 20

I can’t believe it’s week 20! Only one month left of the pastry part of my course. I was only in the kitchen one day this week as we got the opportunity on Wednesday to go to the World Chocolate Masters UK/Ireland pre-selection finals because it was held at my school, Westminster Kingsway College. Thursday and Friday […]

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Pastry School Diary: Week 19

Week 19 of pastry school was a bit of a weird one. We started out on Tuesday with our croquembouche centerpiece designs, but there was a problem with the Thames water supply in the local area, so school was closed on Wednesday. Friday was a teacher development day, so we only had two days in class. […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pastry School Diary: Week 18

Week 18 of pastry school was a really up and down week. The week started with an exam, included a mild nervous breakdown in class, afternoon tea at The Ritz and delicious cookies. The week ended on a high note with great news that some of my best friends from college booked their flights to London […]

Dark Chocolate Coffee Walnut Caramel Tart

Pastry School Diary: Week 17

I can’t believe I just finished week 17 of pastry school. It really seems like the month of January flew by. The week was filled with tarts, ice cream experiments, cookies, chocolate motifs and an exam. Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Coffee Caramel & Walnut Tart, French Apple Tart and Lime & Raspberry Tart On Tuesday we had a […]

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Pastry School Diary: Week 16

Week 16 of pastry school was busy. We packed a lot in but it was a great week overall. Tuesday: Gâteau St. Honoré, Choux a la Crème, Brioche Polonaise, Poolish & Biga Tuesday was a full day from start to finish. We are re-making baguettes and ciabatta on Wednesday in the bakery and started out […]