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Bread Baking 101

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 …

Pear & Hazelnut Tart

I get it, I see it and I am well aware that, yes, the pears look like ball sacks.  No, I am not going to call it the Ball sack Tart or Scrotum Tart.  I do that secretly amongst friends because I am a professional.

Irish Cream Oatmeal Cookies

I use Irish Cream quite often.  I try to incorporate Irish Cream into almost everything to see it if works.  The interesting thing about Irish Cream, is the results can either be heaven or hell. Wow!  There really is no gray area with Irish Cream. What a bitch!