July 16, 2016
Premixes make my work easier
When things get crazy and tough, I turn to premixes to make my job less of a hassle. Working non-stop with only a quick break for a meal (5 minutes when it's extremely busy at work), I learned to change my perspective on how to get things done. Whatever I do now would definitely disappoint my patisserie instructor but I need to adapt to ever changing situations.
Here's a sample of an adjustment I made.. A local supplier of a European premixes has introduced me to a product I'd never knew existed. It's mascarpone mixture that needs water and heavy cream to create tiramisu cream. I was doubtful at first as I was not sure if it could compete with the one made from scratch. Using the recipe as a guide, I made a few modifications by replacing water with milk. Instead of mixing the two with heavy cream, I folded whipped cream into the mixture. I also added a dollop of mascarpone cheese to create a creamier and smoother texture. The result was a resounding success. It has become one of the most popular desserts at the resort.