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Truffle chocolate

Super glad right now!
Know why?
Well I’ve made chocolate treats at school. ^^
Chocolate truffles and chocolate bonbons.

It is fun to make, but it takes a lot more time to make the interior than the actual chocolate bonbons.
We don’t have a lot of choices for the shape at school and this just so happened to be left.
This one was filled with instant coffee and hazelnut pâte.
(I did taste test in between with the pure coffee and hazelnut pâte, which stunned my tongue for several minutes, so I had to search for victims who could say if there should be more hazelnut in it or not)
In the end I did get the right amount so that none overruled each other. 😛

It is a creme filling btw

And we also made truffles!!

The hardest part was getting them through the chocolate, without letting the creme get soft, and without a too thick layer of chocolate around them.
The first batch of chocolate was too much tempered so it got quicker solid than we could throw in the creme.
The second batch of chocolate was tempered too little so the chocolate didn’t get solid enough resulting in a lot truffles on the plate with cocoa/powdered sugar that couldn’t be picked up quickly.
I learned a lot though.

We even got to spout chocolate letters!
That was actually quite easy as well. And my class had to make an order of 35 letters with 8 persons to spout chocolate.
It resulted in some extra chocolate letters. Luckily chocolate can stay good for quite a long time, while it is conditioned in the right way of course.

Next week we are going to focus on meringue. (Maybe I’m even allowed to make my chocolate – peppermint ones ^^)


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Contest from last week

So after some luck I could participate in the pastry contest niveau 2.
And yeah I got a lot of luck, because the teacher forgot to send my submission in the end and I had a nice guy in my class who did not want to participate for several reasons, so I took his spot with his permission.

I participated to see how everything went.
It was my first contest after all. My score was a 58 out of a 100 for pastry.

I burnt the base so I got one from a friend who was making her things on the same table. ( a little thick but I owe her :))
So the score wasn’t a surprise at all. ( especially cause I did not prepare too well )
But the friend I am talking about did get third that day!
I was so happy for her.

I made her put the price there ^-^

There weren’t a lot of entries I think, since it all fitted on one set of tables.

This is for the whole niveau 2 participants of our school.
One of my classmates became first!
If you read this..congratulations!

Everybody made sweet stuff for the 6 creme pastry and 12 cookies, but she had chosen pistache, cheese and spinach and for this and the look she deserved it.
But there was baked a whole lot more! Since this was a contest for different niveaus and choices.

The bottom left picture showed a bun filled with “speculaas” and it is really sweet and tastes good, but it is more for the holidays here. (Sinterklaas to be exact.)
The first prize winners get to participate for the national contest. (this was only our school in the south of Netherlands.)

I think I should participate in more contests.
It can help organize, plan and make you think about things before you’re actually going to do it.
Definitely a learnfull experience for me.

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