Bless you. That is what everyone kept saying to me all day in preparation for my Fundamentals of Baking class. They asked me what I was going to make and I said Pâte à Choux and as I pronounce the Choux "choo", they said bless you. An office full of comedians, I am telling you.
When I was looking into the class one of the first words that I saw was Pâte à Choux. Immediately I had to Google it as I had no idea what it was. It is the glorious outer dough that is baked for eclairs and fried for beignets. I do love me some eclairs, so sign me up for this class.
For whatever reason, this class, on this day, was the most un-anxious I had been all semester. Not sure why, just was. Maybe because this was the outcome.
The next goodie we made was Cinnamon Sugar Apple Strudel. I don't love baked or cooked apples, but it was fun to make and turned out so pretty and everyone else loved it.
The fun part of the class, is of course, the baking, but also meeting everyone and hearing why they are in the class. Everyone has a dream. One girl will be opening her very own pie shop one day. It will happen, you can see it in her eyes. Another girl, wants to open her own bakery. It will happen, too. And she has the cutest blog. And she was kind enough to post the Pâte à Choux recipe.