Well, I was going to get up and go on a run this morning before work but I decided to take a rest day because I actually had to leave school early last night because of a migraine! These really need to stop happening…now. I feel okay now but last night I was really hurtin’. I made it long enough to produce all my products though: I made a tarte tatin, tiny napoleons and a pithiver (almond filled puff pastry cake) that sort of exploded in the oven because I cut the top too deep and the almond filling oozed out the top. Not really the effect I was going for. I know it effected my grade that I left at 10:00 (my chef made a point to tell me it would effect my grade) but I just had to get out and into a darker room with no banging pots and pans. I came home, took a bubble bath then passed out! So….I’m letting myself relax this morning a little before going to work…takin’ it easy and enjoying my oats.
My poor Pithiver that exploded in the oven…I’m actually embarrassed to share this picture with you! It was so bad!
Speaking of oats, I had steel cut this morning! Yesterday afternoon I finished off the bag of steel cut oats and made enough for today and tomorrow, but unfortunately two odd things happened while I was cooking them. The first was that when I added the cinnamon the top wasn’t screwed on properly and about a tablespoon of cinnamon all went into my pot. The water was literally brown! The second thing that happened was that I forgot to add salt and DEF. noticed that this morning! Salt makes a HUGE difference…a little goes a long way. Oh well, my oats were still okay…they were just extra cinnamony and sort of bland. I spiced it up with some peanut butter, almond milk, maple syrup and a huge banana.
Off to work now! Have a good Thursday yall!