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Some of my Pastries...

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Wynder

Some of my Pastries...

I figured I'd post a few things that I've done at home and in class to go along with my introduction in the intro forum. :)

Pear Frangipan Tart


German Chocolate Cake

Pumpkin Tartlette with a "Snow Dove" and Whipped Cream Quanelle

Chocolate Creme de Menth with Chocolate Shell Top

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HeidiH

I'm coming to your house! 

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dablues

Invite me, lol!

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Syd

Beautiful baking.  Welcome to TFL!

Syd

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dabrownman

are so very tempting.  I too like to bake deserts as much, if not more, than bread. Your deserts are lovely.  Welcome to TFL.

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sam

I will take a dozen of everything.  Thank you.  :)

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merlie

This looks absolutely wonderful !! I keep going back to look at it.  Please could you share the recipe ?

Thank you -Merlie.

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mijo.sq

Very Nice!

Can you describe your chocolate creme de menthe? It looks like it's a chocolate brownie with a layer of mousse, topped with chocolate ganache. (Cut extremely square...ugh..I can't cut straight.)

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mijo.sq

AH! Buttercream...

Thanks!

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Wynder

Yep! I'll be honest, I didn't appreciate the gritty texture of the granulated sugar -- if I did it again, I think I'd probably use powdered sugar for a smoother texture.

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sam

I've never been to Germany, but German Chocolate cake is my most favorite ever.

However, that Pear Tart looks amazing too.    

Can you tell I am hungry?   :)

This is torture, that's what it is.   :)

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Wynder

Did you know that German chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany?

Sam German, an Amercan, invented the coconut/pecan topping...  and the cake was born. ;)

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HeidiH

Yup, Mr. German, who worked for Mr. Baker at Baker's Chocolate in Dorchester, Massachusetts, developed a light sweet chocolate recipe which became their second product. 

Ergo: Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate.

I had heard this from a Dorchester native years ago.  The Wikipedia article for Baker's Chocolate says that German developed the lighter sweeter chocolate.  The cake (with the lack of 's) came from a Texas newspaper recipe of a later date.

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aytab

I always wondered about that, because call me funny but, I never figured Germany to have a plethora of Coconut Palms. 

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gerhard

Italy grows no coffee yet are known as the kings of espresso, Belgium grows no cacao yet is the origin of world reknowned chocolate..... so I would not judge the origins of recipes by were the ingredients are native to.  I have heard the story about the origin of the name German Chocolate Cake before.

Gerhard

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aytab

Was not judging, just trying to make a humorous observation. 

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Mini Oven

Like your photos.  Very well done!

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varda

sample all of them but your pumpkin tartlette takes the cake (so to speak.)   -Varda

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Wynder

In class, they leave out some of the left over desserts for us to sample while we're working...

On Tuesday, I tried a pumpkin tart similar to the one I made above; however, it had a streusel (brown sugar, flour, cinnamon -- typical) with walnuts and minced crystalized ginger.

O.  M.  G.

Amazing.