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Class pictures Friday the 13th

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Class pictures Friday the 13th (post #65262)

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Nothing scary here (unless it's the temptation to eat all of this at one sitting). We have a pastry buffet in the school's restaurant on Friday nights.

The first one is a variation of one I posted a couple of days ago. Coconut cream, sitting on a Joconde sponge and wrapped in a white chocolate band with a passion fruit glaze on top and diced pineapple and a raspberry garnish.

The rest were made by my classmates.

Next is a pear mousse sprayed with white and milk chocolate, which forms a nice shell, poached pears with a reduction sauce, and a strawberry sauce.

This is a hazelnut Bavarian cream wrapped in Joconde sponge sitting on Joconde sponge and a feuilletine base.

Next is a mango cream topped with mango-flavored Joconde sponge. Macaroons on the side. It is a wonderful texture contrast with the chewy nature of the macaroons and the mango cream.

Finally, we have a orange mousseline cream sitting on an orange Joconde sponge topped with raspberry coulis.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

MadMom's picture

(post #65262, reply #1 of 27)

Absolutely lovely.  Now, tell me, how much weight have you gained during this class?  I've gained about ten pounds, just from looking at the pictures!



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Jean's picture

(post #65262, reply #2 of 27)

Sadist!


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roz's picture

(post #65262, reply #3 of 27)

Those desserts look fabulous. I would imagine that after a few weeks of desserts, one would not want to eat the whole thing, or even a small bite!

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Holly's picture

(post #65262, reply #4 of 27)

Gary thanks for posting your pics...your sweets are inspiring! I am an artist and I LOVE to bake...these are beautiful little pieces of edible art!

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65262, reply #5 of 27)

I don't even know what to say anymore.... Adjectives are starting to get pretty used up.

Just amazing, Gary!

I am really THE anti-dessert person by definition, but the stuff you are making is incredibly tempting.... so beautiful!

 


 


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Gary's picture

(post #65262, reply #6 of 27)

Thanks.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

evelyn's picture

(post #65262, reply #7 of 27)

of course, you are fully aware of your sadistic streak???

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In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
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(post #65262, reply #8 of 27)

Will you marry me?

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #65262, reply #9 of 27)

Let me sit back and relax, until Gary answers that one... he, he, he

 


 


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KitchenWitch's picture

(post #65262, reply #10 of 27)

oh, go trim your...hedge.

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Gary's picture

(post #65262, reply #11 of 27)

J'accuse!!! You just want to keep me barefoot and chained to the stove.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65262, reply #12 of 27)

It is very hard for me to stay quiet on this one, but I will. You make it almost impossible, but I have a ton of self control, as anyone here knows so well.

 


 


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Gary's picture

(post #65262, reply #13 of 27)

Holding in stress is bad for you. Go ahead and express yourself. I'm sure all of us will be kind and understanding in your time of need : )

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #65262, reply #15 of 27)

How do you look in a kilt? ;)

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Gary's picture

(post #65262, reply #16 of 27)

You had me worried there for a minute. I thought you might say Speedo.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #65262, reply #17 of 27)

oh my, no. those aren't flattering on anyone.

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CulinaryArtist's picture

(post #65262, reply #18 of 27)

Gary, you could come and bake in our kitchen any time, and we promise not to objectify you and make you stay there barefoot!  Chained to the stove maybe, but you could wear any shoes you like!  Truly beautiful artistic delicious looking food!

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chiquiNO's picture

(post #65262, reply #14 of 27)

All low carb I presume??????LOL

 

 

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(post #65262, reply #19 of 27)

Gorgeous!

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assibams's picture

(post #65262, reply #20 of 27)

You made me look, and you are evil! (Those look so wonderful!!)


Hey folks, doesn't Gary owe us a fest in his vicinity with him providing the desserts? After all he has been flaunting his creations in our faces, tempting us, making us drool and gain all those nasty visual pounds.



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kathymcmo's picture

(post #65262, reply #21 of 27)

I think after his road trip to Orlando he needs to keep right on going, on a circuit to visit all the CT hotspots and show us in person all he's learned! It's only fair. Northern California can be delightful in Feb and March ...

assibams's picture

(post #65262, reply #22 of 27)

Excellent idea! After all, by they time they're finished in Orlando, he'll know how to travel with all his equipment. We'll give him the opportunity to further perfection it!


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Gary's picture

(post #65262, reply #23 of 27)

I've been slowly typing in all of the recipes from our manual into Word so that when I travel, I can load them onto a flash drive. So anywhere there is a computer, I'll be prepared to bake up a storm.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

assibams's picture

(post #65262, reply #24 of 27)

Walking on thin ice there ;-) You know you will be more than welcome wherever you show up!


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Herm Albright

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DJHinAZ's picture

(post #65262, reply #25 of 27)

Have you considered using a scanner with OCR (optical character recognition) to make your life easier?

Gary's picture

(post #65262, reply #26 of 27)

Won't work. I have too many notes in the margin. This way I can get things organized in the right order. OCR is also not very good with all the fractions that are in the recipes.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

DJHinAZ's picture

(post #65262, reply #27 of 27)

Oh well, just a suggestion. Thought it might at least get you halfway there. Usually they require some work afterwards, but it can be a headstart, but apparently not in your case. Bummer.