All posts tagged apple

2014-02-24 22.16.04

Week 4: puffing up

This week went by so fast, I thought it was week three.. This week I had the morning classes again, which means get up early and go to bed real early. Which makes the days  seem so much shorter. Anyways, this week was puff pastry week at school. So this weeks main ingredient: Butter!

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Semaine trois!

This week we made more tarts, puff pastry dough, went to Rungis and made more tarts. The first tarts of the week were Pierre Hermé’s vanilla tart and coffee tart. Half of the class made vanilla and the other half coffee. I did the vanilla. Both tarts consist of a sweet dough crust, vanilla/coffee ganache, biscuit à la cuillère soaked in vanilla/coffee syrup, vanilla/coffee cream and vanilla/coffee glaze.

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Next up was making puff pastry! Regular and inverse puff pastry dough. We made it in advance (mise en place) and proceeded with a Linzer torte……Worst pastry I have eaten while in Paris.

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What happened in week 2

Bonjour! Sadly, I’m still unable to speak French.. I’m trying a bit tho. Alors, comme ça! I’m basically only speaking English, which isn’t my mother language, while trying to learn French. Every now and then I only know the right word in the wrong language.

This week we made a lot more than the previous week! I’m really happy we did, because otherwise it would be way too slow for my liking. In the picture above you can see my Instagram pictures of this week. I see I am missing some pictures, but to sum it up we made:

  • Tarte aux poires
  • Tarte creme d’amande + framboise
  • Tarte aux pommes
  • Tarte au citron
  • Tarte au chocolat
  • Tarte Victoria
  • Daquoise tart

I also had boulangerie Tuesday, which was awesome! We made baguettes, whole wheat and rye bread. I ate so much bread that day, you can not even imagine.

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School started

Week one at school.. or week six as they like to call it.

The first two days were introduction, on the third day we made some dough and on day four we made a tarte aux pommes and a flan parisien. Saturday we also had a class, but only because it was open house day. Normally I don’t have school on Saturday.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen this picture. We get lunch at school everyday. To show you what it looks like (how much food we get), here is a picture. Its so much food… But as I’m just a student, I’m stuffing myself at school as it’s free. Then I’ll just eat something simple for dinner.

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Beer?! No, apple jelly!

Seeing the picture probably made you think what the heck? What’s up with that beer? Well, this is not beer. It is apple jelly made in a way so it looks like beer. Funny right? Great for parties, pranks and kids!

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Apple pies

I was craving apple pies to eat with your hands, like those McDonald’s ones. We once had them at McDonald’s here in the Netherlands but they disappeared a couple of years ago. Now we do have apple pie here at McDonald’s, but it is a Dutch apple pie. A slice of pie, with a woven crust on top. But anyway, I wanted to try homemade puff pastry for a while now and make apple pies with it.

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