For those that truly truly know me, know that bread is the way to my heart! I love bread, all types of bread, pastries, you name it. If I have not had it before, I am definitely willing to try it. I do try to watch what I eat but sometimes you just have to splurge and this past week was one of those times.
I have been on this new kick about adventuring out, trying new things, truly figuring out what tickles my fancy and what I am okay with not doing on a regular basis. I decided to try a pastry cooking class and of course my go to partner for this class was my mom. I surprised her for tickets at Christmas and we attended the French Baking Workshop at the Sur La Table in Austin.
We arrived and made it to our table, where we were in a group with another lady. Our Chef was Maggie, and she is the Pastry Chef at the Domain location in Austin. If you are ever interested in cooking pastries, take the classes from her. She was awesome, she kept everyone on track and on task and was very encouraging.
Our group was great as well, we all took turns doing little tasks throughout the recipe to complete them and get them in the oven. The biggest thing I learned from this cooking class was to prep before hand. The Chefs had prepped the three different recipes for us, so all we had to do was add things to the blender, stir, mix and put them on the pans. I did not realize how much easier it made things to have everything prepped out beforehand. I felt like I could go home that day and make these same things, as long as I prepped beforehand. This class definitely gave me the confidence to want to get back into the kitchen again.
My favorite recipe was the Eclairs, while not all of ours were filled with cream, we had a great time attempting to fill them.
If you are interested in taking cooking class, be sure to check out Sur La Table and see if there are any near your area. They have lots of different options to choose from. I will definitely be attending another class sooner than later!
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