My sister Kathy and I took a baking class this week. It was actually a baking demonstration held at Flour Bakery in Boston.....
....and it was fabulous.
The sold-out class was conducted by Sarah and Rona (Rona, I'm so sorry...I hope I am spelling your name correctly). Sarah is a Pastry Chef at Flour Bakery and although Rona acted as her assistant for the class, Rona's daily duties at Flour include training the bakers. Can you imagine?? She actually gets to train the bakers! These girls were so much fun to watch! It was abundantly clear that they are totally and completely passionate about what they do.
By the way....the pics were taken with my IPhone, so if the quality is a little "rough".....I know you'll get over it.
The class was held inside the main room of the bakery after it had closed for the day. Our original date was supposed to be at the end of August, but Hurricane Irene rearranged that for us.
The last recipe I made from the new Flour cookbook were unbelievably decadent brownies. A couple of years ago, I tried to re-create their double chocolate cookies. Both times, I thought I died and went to heaven. For this class, five delicious, mouth-watering recipes from the Flour cookbook were demonstrated.
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Raspberry Crumb Bars, Brown Butter Rice Treats, Ginger Molasses Cookies and Homemade Oreos. Sigh. Samples were freely passed around and for those that wanted to take their treats home, little white bakery boxes were provided. My samples made it to the car but after that I can't recall what exactly happened, Your Honor.
So now, I know their little secrets.
And I'm not telling anyone.
Of course, bribery might work....but only if there's chocolate involved.
Or maybe a sticky bun or two.....
...but we can't wait that long.
If only I had a pick-up truck and a gaggle of strong men....this baby may have found it's way home with me. So what if I have to build a new room onto my kitchen......can you imagine how many cakepops I could crank out with this 80 quart bowl?
All in all, I'm pretty excited to