Hearth Breads and Rolls
I finished my first year at the Culinary Institute of America! My last class, Hearth Breads and Rolls, was very different then most classes I have taken. Bread takes a lot of time, a lot of shaping and proofing involved, Much more relaxing than cakes and individual production pastries. My class provided all of the hamburger buns to the kitchens, as well as all of the bread and rolls to the restaurants and the dining hall.
Although bread isn’t my favorite thing to make, I am very fascinated by it. You can make so many delicious products with such little ingredients. We focused a lot on lean doughs. Lean doughs are breads that are made with only a few ingredients- flour, water, salt and yeast. Enriched doughs are breads that also have fats, eggs, flavorings and/or milk added.
On the last day of class we all made our own personal pizzas, it was fun but sad to say goodbye to everyone going on their internships. It was a great first year at the CIA and I’m excited to go back in October to finish up the program!