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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fry Gal

In this weeks edition of: Pastry School - food, fun and weirdos.

I wasn't super excited about this weeks lab. The majority of the recipes were doughnuts, and the only recipe that wasn't was a Chocolate Gulgelhopf, which I guess is a German coffee cake. It's special because it contains mashed potatoes, therefore it is a very soft and moist baked good. Thankfully that was the recipe my group and I wanted to do. I did not want to make doughnuts. I wasn't going to eat the gugelhopf either because it had quite a bit of butter in it. Either way, I must say it turned out quite nicely.

I present to you the Gulgelhopf. We were going around the lab just saying that word cause it's just that cool. The white stuff on top are ground almonds.
Doughnuts that the other group made. They didn't look half bad though they look like they were in the fryer a little longer than needed. It was told that our class made the best doughnuts ever, out of all the other past classes. I wouldn't know though.
It was actually really fun frying it. I helped my friend fry some and it was fun watching it expand so quickly. The unfried dough was so soft and delicate, I thought I was gonna deflate it!
These are plum fritters. Strange huh, I would have never thought that plums would make good fritters, but people said it tasted just like apple fritters. I'll take their word for it. They did look pretty good. It was hard to resist, but I did.
Now that we've talked about food and fun. It's onto the weirdos, or shall I say weirdo. I've written about him before, the one who had red "stuff" on his hands. Anyways, he's quite strange as we've already discussed. Recently, he comes into the classroom, with his Ipod nano or one of those ipod series (I can't keep track), on full blast. He struts to his desk on the balls of his feet, then he shuffles from side to side all the while on the balls of his feet, his greasy dandruffed hair swaying side to side. He chuckles as he sucks in air, sounding much like a girls chuckle/giggle. Don't get me wrong, he's a VERY nice person (besides the fact that he takes over everything in the lab and makes all the decisions. Thank goodness I am not in his group), but everything that he does seems to eat away at me. I swear I can feel my impatience getting the best of me. Blah. Other than that, everything else is quite normal. I got 106% on one exam and 101% on the other exam. I got a few questions wrong but because I got the extra credits right, I was more than 100%. I have NEVER gotten scores like that in my life, so I was overjoyed for sure!
Oh, I also waitressed monday night at the restaurant. Let's just say, there is a reason I am not in hospitality. It's not that I don't enjoy the company of people, I am just not good at making conversation with people I don't know, especially people that are snobby and think you should serve them on your hands and feet. Yeah, I'm gonna SO love it when I get to work in the back of house for the restaurant in the future semesters.
Anyways, Brandon has 3 weeks off, so we are heading off to Orlando, FL for the weekend tomorrow to visit Seaworld! I'm excited but driving so much back and forth from school and back makes driving less pleasant, though Brandon will be driving. I'll probably be passed out lol. I'll be back with pictures! Have a lovely weekend y'all! (oh the southern influence)


Emilie said...

Ha ha...pastry School - food, fun and weirdos!!!

That guy sounds so weird. I wouldn't want to eat anything he made.

Maybe he reads your blog, and he's really sad that you think he's weird. ;)

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Yeah I know emilie, I was thinking the exact same thing. What if he just happened to find my blog...hmmmm...I'd be in trouble then...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very interesting and funny! Although your weirdo story made me laugh, I can't help but feel sorry for the guy...



Cynthia said...

Yah, thank heavens you're not in that guy's group.

You and Brandon have a good weekend too.

Nirmala said...

Mmm. Donuts. It sure looks like you're learning a lot at school and enjoying it.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow that sounds so interesting a cake made from mashed potatoes! Who would have thought?!

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

Sue said...

I love hearing about the wierdo. Can you imagine eating at a restaurant where he's the cook?

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Rosa, I know I do feel sorry for him too because he truly is a nice guy.

Cynthia, we never made it to Orlando. We were an hour and half down the road and the Navy called him in, so we are shooting for this thursday to go.

Nirmala, I am learning alot and lovin it too. It's so much fun.

JennDZ, I know, I'm going to make the gugelhopf one day with earth balance instead of regular butter

Sue, I know he works in a restaurant but not in my county. lol