Had my first practical at school...

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  1. Mittimer

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    and I scored a 100%!

    As some of you may know, I'm currently in school going for my Pastry and Bakery Management degree. Business degree mixed with classes to become an experienced pastry chef.

    I've reached my intermediate/advanced classes and had my first required practical. I made a peanut butter mousse tart topped with dark chocolate ganache and pate a choux (cream puffs) filled with a mixture of chocolate mousse & hazelnut chantilly cream (flavored with Frangellico, a hazelnut liqueur)

    I just thought I'd share with you all the photo that I took for my portfolio :)

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    looks delicious. I generally just stick with the family mud-cake myself, much easier.

    I'm also rather fond of all of the powdered sugar in the icing...
     
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    looks nice

    but I never can say until I taste it
     
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    Thanks. :)
    Buttercream (the icing with all the powdered sugar) is tasty, but too sweet in my opinion. Ganache and mousse I very much enjoy. Neither are too sweet and add just enough to whatever you're making to still be tasty without making you sick from all the sugar.

    My Chef said that the tart tasted like a glorified peanut butter cup. She said it was absolutely delicious and actually asked me what the recipe was for it.
     
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    Buttercream? never heard of it. The icing for our mud-cakes are literally just cocoa, a stick of butter, some canned milk, and just add powdered sugar till it's of the consistency of you're liking.
     
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    Buttercream is butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk/cream. You can add flavorings (such as cocoa powder).
     
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    well apparently the icing has a name I'd never known...

    But yar, really sweet stuff makes me happy :D And I do actually have the recipe for that cake lying around if you're interested. But, for now, I'm going to bed. This whole having a real job thing's messed with both my nocturnal habits and game addiction.
     
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    They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and at this rate you'll have gotten it down to a science ;)
     
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    Very Nice Job !
     
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    That is just amazing looking. Can only imagine the taste. Yummy
     
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    Looks good, but you'd never find it in our household
     
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    No no no your wrong, the fastest way to a mans heart is through his ribcage!:lol But anyway that looks real good Mittimer. I like when my wife gets a hankerin for some baking, she makes good breads, cakes, rolls and other pastries.
     
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    Food porn. Perfectly suitable on this site. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Speaking of which, you should be posting these creations on r/foodporn/ Mittimer. ;)
     
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    Marry me?
     
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    As long as you don't mind sharing the bed with me and Mr Mittimer ;)
     
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    Looks delectable.
     
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    Can you send some my way? Looks delicious!!