When a pastry chef combines eggs, milk and sugar - and bakes them - the result may be a smooth and creamy creme brulee or a silky creme caramel... When the same ingredients are stirred together over gentle heat, vanilla sauce is made. Baking is such a science!
Last week's class was on custards - everything from bread puddings to fruit custards to creme brulees. Eggs, milk and sugar plus a few different variables added in can make a world of different desserts. Playing with textures that ranged from thick and spoonable to a sliceable cream, the custard class was lots of fun. A little tip we learned - you know when your custard is ready and set when it "jiggles as one." Here's to jiggly custards!