For the last two weeks I have been living the dream, and by that I mean I baked delicious pies and tarts everyday and got to bring one home every night! I’m not sure if you know this, but eating a slice of tart for breakfast, with a nice cup a tea, is really the only way to wake up in the morning. Truly, I suggest you get on my level and try eating dessert for breakfast as it really rocks.
I have always been a really big fan of pies in general. There are so many fillings and I have a not so secret weakness for pie crust. In fact you could liken it to my kryptonite because, though I can usually manage to resist other desserts, if a piece of pie crust is there to be consumed I most definitely will eat it….you know how some people take a fork and slowly consume a whole cake without cutting a slice? Yep, that is me except instead of cake (ew!) I eat the whole pie. I know; really bad habit Taylor, but I can’t help myself! I think I’ve been in heaven for the last two weeks. In fact I’ve found a video that correctly depicts just how my two weeks passed by….
Okay…maybe there weren’t tiny animals helping me bake and I don’t identify with her terrified expression at the end, but otherwise I think the sentiment is quite accurate, and besides, I’ve always loved Snow White. Actually, now that I think about it; this was always my favorite scene in the movie!
What was really great about this class was the teacher. Do you remember the strict but lovable Swiss chef I had for Viennoiserie? He was the teacher for this class! He is really an amazing teacher and we were allowed a lot of time to experiment with how to decorate our pies and tarts, and it is always fun to play with sugar and chocolate. I even tried my hand at candying lemons and spinning sugar (which is crazy cool! You take a sugar before it caramelizes and fling it back and forth and it creates very thin strands of sugar that you can make into nests etc.)
Pies and tarts was probably one of the best classes I have taken while in school. I’m really sad to see it end, but now I’m on SPRING BREAK! I get to go home, find a job hopefully, and be home to celebrate my dear Dad’s birthday! I feel like time keeps passing very quickly and I’m not sure how I feel about this, but I know that next trimester I am going to be swamped with work. I can’t wait to take my sophomore labs, but I have to admit I’m always a bit scared to start a new class with all new people. Ultimately, it usually turns out for the best so I’m just going to focus on my excitement (I get to take a class called sugar artistry!) and enjoy my time at school.