Wednesday, 28 February 2007

le cordon bleu - day 15

I just remembered the joke one of the chef's made the other day 'They did tell you to buy your uniform at least 2 sizes larger so you could grow into it, didn't they?' This was met with considerable laughter but realistically speaking, it's more of a statement than a joke. The amount of sugar, butter, cream, milk and eggs I've seen this week has been astonishing! Perhaps it's been my upset stomach, ringing headache and occasional feverish state that I haven't really responded well to the products we've made this week and hence my slight aversion to the afore mentioned products. I really hope my stomach turns itself around next week so I can enjoy my sweets; it really sucks at the moment.

So just a slight correction to yesterday's post, we made 'Paris Brest' and not 'Paris Breast' as I would've typed. Essentially, just more choux puffs filled with a Hazelnut Praline Creme Patisserie. Funny enough Hazelnut Praline smells just like Nutella :P Anyway, I didn't take many photos; here's one of the chefs.

And to bring everyone some sad news, Palm Beach Cupcakes has officially closed for business. Sarah and Rick are going to concentrate on other parts of their business. My new funky, casual job is up in the air (they might have opportunities for me in other parts of their business but I've got to wait). There's also something else in the air which I will speak of soon. What a dismal week of sickness, everyone being sick and the death of Palm Beach Cupcakes.


Julie said...

Hey Jenny!

I poped by your blog agian and WOW!! I love your blog its really interesting and your chocolates look sOOoo good! It looks like the ones you get from the shops!!

Sorry my blog is playing up I annot log in on my computer..? i have no idea why..

I was baking tonight..! I made some Mango Muffins and it turned out well so I'm all happy.=)

talk to you soon and keep up the good work =D

char said...

ohh :( hope you'll cheer up soon.

my mouth waters whenever i pass by your blog and read/look at all the things you bake, and the hazelnut-smelling-like-nutella thing is no exception.

Mandy said...

awwwww, sorry abt Palm beach Cupcakes =( such a pity cors I know u were enjoying making the cakes and it was prac. a perfect job. But I reckon something better will come out of it =)

panda said...

julie: make sure you keep me posted and let me know when your blog is up and running! lol..any photos of your mango muffins + recipe?

char: i'd like to say the same about your blog. i honestly think you do a much better job than me! anyway, i discovered where to get hazelnut paste today - when i bring myself to buy it (it's a tad expensive), you will get a baked gift from me :D

mandy: it's a shame cause now i don't have an excuse to bug you all the time :P

Julie said...

Hey Jenny!

Its coming to the end of mango season but if you have any mangoes left or frozen try this recipe..I kinda made it up coz I couldn't find any online hehe

Julie’s Mango Muffins
• 1 1/2 cups S/R flour
• 2 teaspoons corn flour
• 1/3 cup white sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons bicarbonate
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 1 egg
• 1/3 cup milk
• ½ to 1 mango
• ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence
1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, corn flour, salt and bicarbonate.
3. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup and mix for 10 seconds.
4. Pour this mixture with flour mixture.
5. Fold in mangos.
6. Fill muffin cups more than ¾ to the top.
7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

Oh and I don't know why but most recipes online use a whole heap of up to 8 for one cake..? I thing thats sooo excessive!

haha my comments are so long *blush* lol and BTW your blog is looking good =)