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Pastry School Diary: Week 8

Week eight of pastry school went well. We made some delicious treats that I look forward to trying again at home! Tuesday: Bakewell Tart & Lemon Tart On Tuesday, we made two tarts and used a different kind of sweet paste which I liked much better. It was a bit shorter (more butter). We used both […]

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Pastry School Diary: Week 7

Week seven of pastry school began our intermediate part of the course. We’re beginning to move at a lot faster of a pace and starting to work on more technical products. Tuesday: Mille Feuille, Palmiers & Cheese Straws Tuesday we used our puff pastry to make mille feuille, palmiers and cheese straws. We used half of […]

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October Inspiration: Orange

The month of October was very busy. I started work experience in the production kitchen of two of my favorite London restaurants, did some freelance event work planning a friends company awards dinner and we had our first round of practical exams in pastry school. Plus, fun Fall social activities including an NFL game at Wembley!! […]

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Pastry School Diary: Week 6

Our sixth week of pastry school began with our first round of practical exams. It was a veryyy long week. Looking back, there were some really good lessons in learning to be okay with making mistakes and making the most of those mistakes. Not always the easiest concept to master, and likely something that will […]

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Ginger Blood Orange Cocktail

Spencer’s back and has created me another delicious cocktail for the month of October and monthly theme of Orange. This is fast becoming one of my favorite collaboration series I’ve ever done. Okay, the only collaboration series I’ve ever done but still! He switched it up this time and went with a tequila cocktail. Yum! […]

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Pastry School Diary: Week 5

Starting into our second month of pastry school we’re all finally settling into our rhythm. Albiet some days a better rhythm than others. And some days a completely different rhythm all together when we’re jamming out in the chocolate lab; this week was a medley of John Williams movie scores which involved a bit of rolling […]