4th week down, 2 to go!

Hey Everyone!!

Hot off the press here!
Update time for B & P again!!
Some recipes aren’t included.. but if you are interested feel free to ask me! πŸ™‚

A few pictures are from a few weeks back that I never showed you before! Enjoy!

Linzertorte! πŸ™‚ Filled with raspberry marmalade!

Frangi Pane! πŸ™‚ With 1 0z of Rum rum rum! πŸ™‚ Pears and blueberries to garnish!

Strudel filled with apple/pecan/raisin filling! πŸ™‚

Baklava! HORRIBLE picture.. but soooo good! This recipe is super yummy… perhaps recipe coming this week!

Creme Caramel! Very good if you love creamy desserts!

Creme Brule! Same as above… got love creamy custardy desserts!

Last… but NOT NOT NOT least… according to cheesecake fan!

I always bring my desserts etc. to Keith’s work on my way to the gym after class and this one was a HIT and a half! Keith’s boss is obsessed with cheesecakes and has many many of them in his day.. He used to ask for cheesecake for christmas and his birthday etc…. he said “This is the BEST cheesecake i have ever had… she needs to sell these.”

So.. here is the recipe…

** NOT IN RECIPE…. save about 1/3 of the sour cream if you want to add flavoring. I added a pecan praline/rum mixture to flavor. You could add peanut butter, marmalade, coco powder etc. πŸ™‚ I also added some shaved chocolate. πŸ™‚
If you try it, let me know!!


p.s… St. Nick comes tonight for anyone who had St. Nick growing up! πŸ™‚


Week 2 B & P Recap

“yeah I’m back… back again… Lizzy’s back… tell a friend!!” πŸ™‚

Back with MORE recipes and fun tips for in the kitchen directly from the CCA Β (california culinary academy)! … and Chef Mary Coe!

So.. so far I have told you about a few different items that I have done in the past week of intro to B & P.
1. 1st week part 1
2. 1st week part 2
3. 1st week part 3

…. I have some good news first…..
* One more thing I can slap on the good ol’ resume *

….moving on….

Over the past week we have done all sorts of recipes… starting with Muffins!!

We made 2 different muffin recipes
1. Batter Method Recipe

2. Creaming Method Recipe

…. YUM!! 3/3 on both Muffins!!


Next Up….
Coffee Crumb Cake… (w/ streusal)

**This recipe makes 4, 9-10 inch cakes**

*** I also put some frozen blueberries (2/3 c) in between the layers of batter***

Streusal Topping



Few!! Are you still with me?
I have 1 more to tell you about.. and it has something to do with these little guys!

The dough for all of those little guys is called…

Pate A Choux – (Pattay shoe)

With the Pate a Choux Dough… I made 5 different items…

1. Eclairs – filled with chocolate pastry cream, creme chantilly (whipped cream) and has a chocolate glaze.

2. Swans – filled with a raspberry marmalade strip down the middle and a raspberry creme chantilly. Topped with powdered sugar.

These were a challenge!! πŸ™‚ Especially the necks!!

3. Paris Breast – praline pastry cream, creme chantilly and powdered sugar on top.
Sorry for the bad pic!!

4. Cream Puff – Regular pastry cream with Creme Chantilly and powdered sugar on top.

Recipes for the Pastry Cream and Creme Chantilly ( whipped cream)

Homemade Whipped Cream
2 cups cream
2-3 tbsp of powdered sugar

*Whip till sturdy peaks*

And that is another day in the life of Mwa!!

This upcoming week I am making pies, pies,pies,tarts and more pies!! πŸ™‚
I have some great dough recipes coming your way this week! If you want them sooner for thanksgiving, feel free to ask! πŸ™‚

Happy Monday!!