Recently I took a 4 week course in pastry making at a local culinary school. Here’s a classic french tart I made in class:
And practicing at home I made a peach tart:
To continue to improve my baking skills I have joined the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group. For the last 4 years this dedicated group baked every recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking, from my home to yours”.
Now they are taking on “Baking with Julia”. The cookbook was compiled and written by Dorie and was based on the PBS TV series, Baking with Julia. The cookbook ranges from simple cookies to elaborate cakes and desserts. Some recipes will be a big challenge but I’m game. The recipe I really want to make is the one that brought tears to Julia’s eyes when she tasted it: “Brioche Tart with Secret Sauce” by Nancy Silverton.
I have been testing the new 7 quart Kitchen Aid mixer for work and decide to use it for kneading the dough.
The whole project took just 4 hours and the crumb and texture of the bread was excellent.
For the recipe you can visit the organizer’s blog: http://someonekitchen.blogspot.com/
Next up is Chocolate Truffle Tartlets. Should be good!