... a lifetime on the... well, you know what they say.
Last Sunday I began Introduction to Baking & Pastry. I walked in thinking I had it in the bag - I bake all the time at home. In actuality, I had to relearn how to measure. Cups and teaspoons do not exist here. I learned to use a baker's scale to measure in pounds and ounces. Once I got the hang of it, it was quite fun.
But the food. Man alive, the food...
We learned to make baguette and each took home a loaf of our labor. It was the best baguette I've ever tasted. We also made muffins and buttermilk biscuits. Next week is dinner rolls, pie crust and cookies. My personal challenge next week will be to realize that I don't need to taste everything... or that a taste doesn't need to be giant. Will power, Kate. Will power.
Battles with temptation aside, I love having what I think I know turned on its head. I think that's the best part of going back to school. It's scary and humbling and I love it dearly.