|Pear-caramel and pistachio-cream filled chocolates made by yours truly.|
My last two weeks were spent producing chocolate candies (by hand!). It was one of the messier classes in the program... for those two weeks, doing laundry seemed to be a daily affair.
And although I won't be a chocolatier anytime soon, I did learn some cool methods — chocolate tempering (by hand!), enrobing, hand-dipping and casting chocolate in molds for filled candies.
Hey, and get this — I'm currently in my 10th week of school with just 14 more weeks to go!