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Petit Fours and Finals.

So I guess I’m kind of bad keeping this thing updated. I’ve thought about updating so many times, but have just been busy or lazy.Β  But I am happy to say I have made it through the first section of school (Breads, Breakfast pastries, Petit Fours).Β  I’m going to be honest and say petit fours was probably my least favorite of the three, but it was still fun nonetheless. As much as I struggled with rolling out my sweet dough, and my piping skills could improve, I am happy I learned the basics. We made several different small tarts, French macarons (my favorite), pate a choux (eclaires, salambos, paris brest), madeleines, opera cake and financiers. I was stoked to learn how to make macarons, and am completely in love with them. I’m sure a lot of you have noticed the increase in popularity of the French macaron, which is great. Making macarons is a lot simpler than I had expected it to be. It is a process just like most of the petit fours are, but its definitely worth it. Continue reading

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