Monday, February 14, 2011

First Day Jitters

  Today was my second first day as Pastry Chef at Blackberry Farm!  My first first day was way back in June of 2004, and I believe I was a lot more nervous then than today, but it was still a little nerve-wracking!  I felt that everyone was looking at me!
  I was supposed to make chocolates with the outgoing pastry chef, but he had to make a big, over-the-top cake for some guests.  I should have taken a picture of it, because it was WAY over the top.  He asked me to make their other dessert, a blackberry bread pudding from the very first Blackberry Farm cookbook.  Here it is, in progress.  Kind of a humble dessert, but in the cookbook, it has four accompaniments, which it did not get today.  I just made some lime curd to be passed with it.
  I had fun most of the time, but spent quite a bit of time dealing with personnel issues.  Wouldn't it be nice if being a chef was just cooking or baking?  But it's not.

  Tomorrow, I will be making chocolates, and I will take lots of photos.  On Wednesday, I'll start testing my new menu, and I promise even more photos then!


LA said...

YEAH!!! A wonderful yummy dessert from our very own Pastry Queen!!! Somehow I think you'll like that title better than "Okra Queen!"

Theresa said...

Oh it may be humble but oh so heavenly! Especially at this time of year. Happy first week in progress!

Tina J said...

Looks so much more gooder than the beets did!

Bonnie said...

Yummy! Reading your blog always makes me hungry.

Roxie said...

Over-the-top cakes can be too pretty to eat. Blackberry bread pudding is too good not to eat. It makes my mouth water!

I have never had a job where personnel problems did not intrude. No matter what you do, sooner or later you gotta deal with - shudder - people!