First day we did the 2 methods of Puff pastry - English and French, and sweet short pastry preparing for 3rd day.
2nd day : 10 12-cm long Coffee Eclairs with coffee fondant. My elcair were more a bit dark in colour than usual. Chef Olivier said he though it might be because somehow I put an extra yolk into the choux paste...anyway, it was the 2nd time I put only 4 eggs instead of 6 eggs from the recipe...then finally I reckon the reason should be that I didn't boil the water and butter when making panade..just warm until the butter melt...hiah...By the way, at least now I know that this problem won't happen again ^ ^
Fondant is the difficult thing for me...have to practise a lot more...
The 3rd day, I did the pretty good job. In the morning during the way to school, I knew today I will be lucky cuz we followed 1 car and the car batch is JA009 lol... first time I saw that........so happy ^ ^
Then when my vol au vents came out from the oven, I told Su jin that our vol au vents seem to be very good. Then we put the tray on the bench next to other's.
Many chefs walked into the kitchen and they looked surprised for our products. Moreover, chef Angelo came and ''wowwww'' at my vol au vents (but at that time only a first few students baked vol au vents ..if he saw others..should be like this ^ ^'') . Chef Michael told him these vol au vents belongs to Ja, that ''BIG''Thai girl..hahaha . Then chef Angelo said ''yeah i saw her dough looks nice'' (he was in our kitchen on 1st day)
Yeh yeh yeh.......Ja is happy ^o^
Also the fruit tart...even the tart was a bit shrink but the toughness was much better than last time...not so bad la.
Especially when I tasted my vol au vents...wow...so flaky and crunchy haha.....really nice. I tried some from 3 of my friends, I think mine is better..:P
I ate 3 big and 4 small vol au vents for dinner with tuna salad filling...yummy !
Today Ja made fire !!!!!!! During doing the pastry cream...my tea towel got fire for 10 sec...yeah...10 sec..quite long for fire...You can see evident from my tea towel
4th day was the theory exam...I can say it was pretty easy (I was just confused by some questions). Next week is the last week of Basic Patisserie and then HOLIDAY !