The Baking Fundamentals – 3 Week Package
This Baking Fundamentals Series are for those of you who love spending an early afternoon being elbow-deep in flour, butter and sugar, making both sweet and savory applications. This series runs four Wednesdays in March! Buy the 3 week series for a discount!
Learn the basic techniques behind baking a variety of goods in these 3-weeks of workshops, designed by Chef Jennifer Reyes. These workshops will familiarize you with essential baking and pastry recipes, which form the basis of every competent baker’s repertoire. With this series you will understand the science behind what you bake and how to troubleshoot many common mistakes in the kitchen. By the end of the series, you will be able to decipher recipes and begin building your own repertoire of signature recipes. We will discuss:
January 9th – Week 1 – Doughdelicious
Are you intimidated or frustrated with working with dough? Mixing, resting, rising and shaping will all be demystified in this hands-on class where Chef Jennifer Reyes will show you exactly what to look for in each step, as we work with two different doughs: Pizza and Pastry Dough.
A Pan Pizza with Caramelize Onion, Prosciutto, and Asiago Cheese
Thin Crust Margarita Pizza (Fresh Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella and Basil).
Pastry Dough – Fresh Fruit Crostata served with Fresh Cream.
January 16th – Week 2 – Pate a choux
Pâte à choux (pronounced pat-ah-choo) is the paste-like dough used for making the crispy shells of cream puffs, eclairs, gougères, and profiteroles. Students will learn to make a versatile choux and turn it into:
Cheese Puffs with Tarragon Chicken Salad
Classic Eclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream and Chocolate Ganache Glaze
January 23rd – Week 3 – Bread Baking
There is something satisfying about transforming flour, yeast and water into a work of art bread. Delicious and nutritious, join Chef Jennifer Reyes in this hands-on class! These quick and yeasted-bread recipes, let you enjoy fresh baked bread in about 3 hours! You may never purchase bread from the grocery aisle again.
Peasant Bread Baked in a Dutch Oven
Sweet Anise Sandwich Loaf
In each workshop, you will sample your creations and take some home!