Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

I've been wanting to post for awhile, now, but I haven't a clue as to what to post about. I suppose that it couldn't count as writer's block, if it's something like this. It's not that I have something to say, but can't; it's just that I don't have much to say.

Work has been great. The dessert buffet for Easter turned out great. I didn't do the fruit carving sculpture that I wanted to, mostly because I just lost motivation. I wanted to concentrate on getting the chocolate fountain to the perfect fluidity...which I did! Here's a picture of my buffet.



The chocolate fountain stayed that gorgeous fluid shape the entire day, which went from 9 am until 4 pm, and that was something that I was extremely proud of. Pictured closest to the camera would be my Brioche bread pudding, which was scented with vanilla bean and cinnamon, and baked with dried apricots. I've been taking lots of pictures of my bread pudding process, which will come in a later post! I'll probably finish it on Tuesday, only because I want a picture of an actual slice of the stuff with the creme anglaise all draped over it, like a lovely blanket of custard and warmth. Look forward to that!

I didn't really have that big of an Easter this year. Usually, I'll spend Easter Sunday with my family, and my dad will have our egg hunting competition. This is where my father(a 40-something white man that wears Ralph Lauren Polo) and I (his Asian 20-something muscular daughter) go around my grandmother's house with pastel Easter baskets trying to find the most eggs. It's hilarious, I'm sure, to the outsider, but we take it very seriously. The only reason we stopped doing it was because it was making my little cousins cry that they could only find 1 egg each and we both had our baskets full.

After the egg hunt, we would make deviled eggs and eat honey-glazed ham with potatoes. I wish I could have been back in Tucson to show off my pretty dyed eggs, done naturally! If you want to do these next year, check out my tutorial here!


I still can't get over how blue the eggs turned using just a few red cabbage leaves...

Anyway, happy Easter to all who celebrate it!