Monday, March 29, 2010

professional baking class - quick breads and cookies

so here are some pictures from my first two baking classes at the epicurean school of culinary arts. our first class was quick breads. we made scones, biscuits and muffins. pictures below are my currant scones, buttermilk biscuits and blueberry muffins.

our second class was about cookies. each group made two different batches of cookies, so you can imagine just how many cookies we had at the end of class. my partner and i were in charge of making thumbprint cookies and double chocolate cookies. other groups made chocolate chip cookies, gingersnaps, biscotti and mexican wedding cakes.

the best part of class is the critique/sample time. we all try some of everyone else's work, and our chef tells us about what we're eating, that way we can learn to determine if something is overbaked, undermixed, too salty/sweet, etc etc.

next classes - cakes!

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