You know what I love about shortbread cookies? The simplicity.
I know everyone does the strawberry and basil combo and it is good. Don’t get me wrong. The strawberry rosemary combo might not be for everyone most likely the whiners who don’t like change and are set in their ways.
Soufflés are intimidating to most people. For good reason. All the things you’ve been told about them falling if someone so much as farts in the kitchen.
Have you ever had that chocolate cake that was so over the top and chocolaty it was just too rich and indulgent? Yeah, me neither.
Unlike most people, I like to make life easy. Apparently so does Pillsbury. With their help, mine and your life just got a whole lot easier.
Before you make your judgements. And I know you will. And I know you’re probably also the same person that thinks red velvet is “Just the best thing ever!” Carrot Cake Rice Pudding is all the rage.
My assistant Gilberto wanted to learn how to bake bread. We all know I have zero patience so I wouldn’t be his best teacher. We needed to find someplace and someone who would be nice to him. Luckily we found Le Pain Quotidien. Fun Fact: If you’re visiting New York City. Ask five different people on the street how to find a Le Pain Quotidien. All five people will correct the way you say it and all five will say it a different way. I signed my assistant and I up for Baking 101 at Le Pain Quotidien down on Bleeker Street. I’ve always been familiar with Le Pain Quotidien as a great place to grab a coffee and light lunch. Their pastries are fantastic and their lunch and brunch options are always fresh and not over seasoned and heavy. I had no idea they offered baking classes. I’m certainly glad they do. First off, the class is in an open kitchen which always makes for some characters who stand and stare with curious and …