As part of the pastry program, my class is serving up a "afternoon of desserts" to friends and family at FCI tomorrow afternoon. Each team (of 2 people) will prepare one dessert of their creation. Unfortunately there are 21 people in the class and there's alway one person working by him/herself... this time it's me! Chef assigned me the category of "dessert soup" thinking that it'd be mangeable for one person. Seriously? Soup for dessert? Why didn't I get Chocolate or Tarts or Cakes or... any category would have been easier than SOUP! So tomorrow I am serving up "something-something with biscotti" (you will find out in tomorrow's blog post what I am preparing). I made one batch of biscotti yesterday in class but I found it to be bland. So I served it to the class for breakfast this morning. I labeled it "good but not good enough". My classmates ate it anyway as we're typically not fussy at 8 in the morning. All we need is coffee and having anything to eat would be a bonus.
Speaking of soup for desserts, we made this exotic fruits soup today for plating. I think my dessert tomorrow is a more "exotic" from a Westerner's perspective... but I can already hear my Asian friends and family say - "you served WHAT at the French Culinary School"? LOL