These are examples of the pastillage pieces you can purchase already made from Albert Uster Imports and
then use to create beautiful time friendly masterpiece centerpieces. They come in all white of course.
This is Anil Rohira's strawberry shortcake with almond sable, lime marmalade, strawberry consume jelly,
lime dacquoise, cream cheese cream made with cream cheese, sour cream, orange zest,
lemon juice, eggs, sugar, water, heavy cream. mmm
Also Anil's. The shine on that heart shaped orb I mean you needed sunglasses to look directly at it. It's chocolate.
It shone like it was made of space age metal. Stunning.
His take on Black Forest, with layerings of chocolate biscuit, streusel made from vanini hazelnut flour
flavored with orange zest, sour cherry marmalade, onyx dark chocolate cream last but not least,
tahitian vanilla bean mousse.
Glory it's not even 10 am here and I've not only cheating on my diet in my heart I've gained weight
vicariously I'm sure...she wrote while her mouth watered on...
Anil's class was really cool because we did a palate test in there. The class was packed to overflowing
with incredible information that helps the chef in the nitty grittiest design properties of dessert. Foundational stuff.
How to scientifically create flavor balances. Something like the difference between the simple child's toy
telephone where you connect two cups with string and listen in at opposite ends and the latest cutting
edge cell phone. Where the peanut butter cookies I made recently are the child's toy, effective, fun and good.
Where this class not only dissected the schematics of dessert but gave the participant serious tools
to take and incorporate into everyday use. Really cool stuff.
Ok this is like two classes (but there's more to Anil's somewhere).
There are eight more unbelievable classes plus the competitions
. Stay tuned.
I got a lot more to go here. I'm really enjoying reliving it. Cloud 9.5.
I mean you gotta understand that this stuff tastes ten times better than it looks and it all looks amazing.I mean these desserts are created in the class while you watch and drool.
Running off to help some Munchkins decorate cookies for Easter...
Edited by K8memphis, 15 March 2008 - 01:54 PM.