Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Finding Inspiration

what a wonderful thing it is to find inspiration and feel motivated again. I haven't really touched this blog since 2011. 
I've only returned back to it on occasion, in order to find old recipes that I know I've tried and enjoyed. but speaking with the casting team of The Great Canadian Baking Show, and realizing that I need to practice a few more techniques, I'm ambitious and determined to audition for the next season.

I was flattered that I was given the chance to audition for this season, but sadly my schedule and my vacation/time off would not coincide with the schedule for the show. But I was still so grateful to even be considered. Casting said they could "see my passion" for baking.... and I'll say, it's only going to get even more fiery!

Choux Pastry
- 1/3 cup water
- 40g butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2 eggs

1. Warm water in a saucepan, add in the butter. Continue heating until butter melts, and mixture just comes to a boil.
2. Remove from heat, add in sifted flour. stir mixture with wooden spoon until dough forms and comes away from the sides of the pan. allow to cool for 2 minutes.
3. incorporate eggs, one at a time. mixing well until uniform dough forms.
4. place dough in piping bag, pipe dough patterns on to well greased baking sheet. bake at 425F for 30 minutes. until golden and crisp.
5. immediately cut slits (to release steam, so that the pastry does not become moist)

I filled my choux with bacon-bechamel sauce and Genoa salami!