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26 February, 2012

Cake Week in Pastry Level 2

Cake Week in Pastry Level 2
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With the end of the first section in the CIVIU course, we begin this second half with Level 2 of Pastry where we’ll be upgrading the products we put out. Finer quality items, more detail, a little more complex construction are expected. Likewise, when we get to Breads 2 a few weeks from now, we’ll
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13 February, 2012

End of Pro Baking Section 1: Exam baking and a few breads

End of Pro Baking Section 1: Exam baking and a few breads
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This post will be mostly baking photos so that I can get the last bit of the Bread Section recorded in here. The last bit of the Bread Section (Part 1) at The Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island had us repeating, for the final two weeks, the several areas we had been through during the
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11 December, 2011

Wood Fired Oven Week!

Wood Fired Oven Week!
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Pin It! And into the third week of the Bread Baking section here at VIU, we enter the Wood Fired Oven station. This is, undeniably, one of the stations I have most been looking forward to. I have it somewhere in my brainpan that when I get a bakery going, one thing it will have
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3 December, 2011

Baking 101: Doughnuts and Cinnamon Rolls and Stollen (oh my!)

Baking 101: Doughnuts and Cinnamon Rolls and Stollen (oh my!)
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In this second week of the Baking 101 segment of our course, Kevin and I entered the Sweet Yeasted 2 station which involves, primarily, making doughnuts (making the dough, rolling and cutting, frying and topping) and cinnamon buns (dough, rolling, topping, slicing). The photos you see for this segment all came in on the last
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3 December, 2011

Baking 101: Croissants and Danishes Week

Baking 101: Croissants and Danishes Week
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We recently completed the Pastry 101 leg of the Professional Baking and Pastry Arts course here at the Culinary Institue at Vancouver Island University, and at this writing, have begun the Baking 101 segment and are actually done with week two. Time for a course update! Probably first on the list of changes when starting
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