It's been really quite busy the last couple of weeks. I have now officially moved to Germany to start Pastry school. Getting settled here will take some time, but it's slowly progressing.
It's an exciting start. Learning something that your passionate about and love to do is just really exciting...and something you have to put a bit of effort into. In Germany it works so that I have work 4 times a week and school 2 a week. I'm an apprentice and a wonderful pastry shop in Hannover, "Konditorei Kreipe". They have the wondeful classic german tortes, cakes, petit fours, pralines and so much more. I learn something new everyday, it's such a learning experience.
It's not that easy though, waking up at 04:30, starting work at 06:00 and ending in the afternoons some time (different times depending on what we have to make). Although it takes some time to get used to, it's been a lot of fun till now and have enjoyed it all.
Getting started here has taken time and a bit of energy so I haven't had time to post or bake anything...at home at is. Hopefully once everything is done, running water in the kitchen and organizing, etc...i'll be able to bake at home.
In Hannover we have wonderful fresh products that are in season now. I'm planning on going on a bike ride to the local farmer to buy some apples and pears...I only have to find..or guess the way. Getting lost is part of getting to know our area. I'm already think of a pear tart for my next post...hopefully i'll have everything ready soon.