Last week our chef was sick so no plated desserts, never fear though we had healthy baking and chocolates class. Speaking of chocolates, my last class was on Friday. I was planning on taking Wedding Cakes the second half of the summer, but to make a long story short I need cake decorating first so that is postponed until next Spring. The good news is that I will graduate in May 2012 completing every baking and pastry course offered, required and optional.
Vegan, cholesterol free chocolate muffins.
Marzipan with orange peel paste enrobed in chocolate and decorated with transfer paper.
I have to say, I am proud of these Snobinettes. We began by making a chocolate mold with a flat bottom. Instead of filling with ganache and then covering completing the mold, we left it open and added more filling (Honey and Cognac ganache yum!). Then, we sliced the candied orange peels like so and added gold leaf to the tops. They were pretty and tasted lovely!
I am sad to see my chocolates class end, but I learned a lot and had so much fun. The take-a-way message is that chocolate is temperamental, but when you are done it will have been well worth the hassle. I have many more things to share so look for another post relatively soon. Until then, Happy Baking!