We wrapped up the last lesson in our first module on Monday night. The material was continued from the Thursday before, but with different uses of pate a choux. We assembled petite croquembouches, a traditional French wedding cake. I spun caramel angel hair to put a special touch on mine.
We also made , and Paris-Brest which we filled with lightened pastry cream or .
Module I concluded this evening with an examination. The examination consisted of two parts: a ten question written exam followed by a practical. The practical consisted of three parts: knife skills, chocolate piping skills and preparing a perfect flourless chocolate souffle.
Our final score was an average of the two parts. I received a 99%. I would be lying if I said I was not slightly disappointed in being so close to a perfect score. But I am happy to have my first exam behind me and to have finished the first module with a 4.0 GPA.