So this blog is 8 years old!!! So average unique visitor per day now is 112 users, pretty bad stats… oh well.
So taking opportunity of this anniversary day, i am gonna do some food ramblings. So this past year 2015 is a year i sorta done something i have always wanted to do, to dab my hand into F&B industry and hopeful of finding something that i will eventually enjoy to do… for the rest of my life… maybe… read on…
For the first 3 months, i was working as a pastry helper, and for the rest of about 9 months was working as a baker in another establishment. The whole year was nothing sort of drama, was joking with my colleague that it will make a good drama series… drama in the kitchen… 😀
Above is my first creation. chocolate cake and lemon tart (to be piped with whipped cream stabilize with gelatin)
So the choc cake made it to top right corner, lemon tart to bottom right, the rest was not made by me. I was tasked with creating 3 – 5 types of dessert (can remember exactly how many) in 3 hours time… Failed miserably…
I baked the gingerbread cookie, and my baker cut, glued and decorated this gingerbread house
Every Monday, i “TRIED” to make 3-5 dessert before lunch time. STRESSED~ Weekend already have to plan what to make on Monday. So i made cheesecake on the left, 3 types of tart (egg tart/lemon tart/cheese tart) and 2 type of jelly. Does that count 6 types? 🙂
Baking cookies for in house usage. When you order coffee, you get free cookie. So i made choc chip cookie, so good until my colleague that time want to buy it… I don’t think it is that great la.
“Pressure Test”: The manager who like to eat apple crumble gave me a ad-hoc task, to make some type of crumble.
mango and apple crumble it is… So so la, don’t think it looks nice, prob taste average.
So have to make load of pancake every other few days, because they sell pancake fast! 🙂 These a pre-made and steam on-order… nice cast iron pancake pan
Another week, another headache thinking of what to make… tis is a sad dessert display, coffee jelly, choc cupcake, and i not sure i made that mango pudding…
A new week. I made carrot cake, peanut butter tart, and i think i made that chocolate thing as well. Blek!
Creaming butter and sugar for buter cake, i think…
I made all these sponge (butter cake). The baker is in charge of assembling the cake
So i made cheesecake again, in cup cake form, made that chocolate pudding and i prob made that choc cupcake as well. Sad display~
Coffee jelly again~
Red bean bun in the oven
One of the chef loves it… red bean bun
peanut butter cupcake (playing with dual-color frosting)…
cheesecake galore… ya…
apple crumble for an event
My farewell cake after 3 months stint in this place
So this is my first task in the new place, to bake a sweet cornmeal cake, not nice, so it didn’t make the cut
playing with wholemeal bun
looks not bad eh
Looks like a slab of sad flat dough right? This is a ciabatta recipe
it turn out quite alright, not as flat as before it went into the oven
I think the recipe is called Vermont bread, it is quite sweet from the brown sugar/honey
I made it into loaf form as well
don’t like it because it is quite sweet
lemon meringue tart, didn’t made the cut…
playing with meringue for valentine’s day
boss bought some lamington for us.
my turn to make lamington for the restaurant
taste ok only
some spiced apple bundt cake…
underbaked cake… urghh
playing with making ciabatta again
it is really nice actually. Should make this again when i have time~~~!!!
playing with making pau
steamed one was better, really good actually the steamed one.
this espresso cheesecake is yum~
messy messy lamington
playing again… meringue
this quiche is good, yum yum yum~
I made all these, so tiring to make the shell
looks pretty, apple tart
failed attempt and success attempt to make dairy free caramel, using soy milk (left and right)
this coffee glazed cookie is quite good!!!
lemon meringue, failed
boss bought me a waffle machine to play
waffle recipe testing time (this is pumpkin waffle)
this choc cake is really quite good!!!
playing with vege tart, looks pretty…
cauliflower pizza shell is yum~~~, but a pain to make
apple cake, don’t really like it
a mocha cake
yum! pizza with cauliflower base
coconut macaroon, ok only lah
this is yum, cauliflower savoury bake
this choc cake is quite good as well
chocolate meringue cake with secret centre (raspberry filling). very nice but a pain to make!
homemade chocolate mint cookie!
nah… quite nice, mint is always nice
chickpea meringue cookie
granola, perhaps my first time having it
basque cake from France region, nice on the first day, yucky on 2nd day when the inner pastry cream mixed with the butter cake into gluey mess
one of the many times testing how not to have crack on cake
cutting round and rounds
Myanmar salad is da best! sourish, appetising and sooo niceee
in da making…
quiche again, so yum~
nasi lemak sushi sound wrong, but it is really goood
dehydrating beetroot and strawberry for flavoring for my macarons.
This savoury muffin is really good!!!
apple tart making
so so la
blueberry buckle cake is so nice!
spanakopita, spinach pie!
my favourite food in the restaurant where i work, pesto spaghetti, made using lots of basil and nuts, fresh made in the house!
lemon poppy muffin is nice!
My farewell pana cotta made by my co-working, so yum! minty with blueberry sauce.
So that concludes my 1 year adventure in the F&B industry, playing with food mostly, glad to have the experience.