Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Modern Baker: Cakes, Layers Cakes and Cookies Day 1

The day of my class at ICE finally arrived, I can't begin to tell you my excitement about meeting Nick Malgiery. Chef Malgieri is the director of ICE's baking programs and also he is the award winning author of How to Bake, The Modern Baker, Chocolate, Perfect Cakes, among other books. As you can see he is pretty famous not only because of his books, but also, because his recipes employ quick and easy methods to make delicious baked goods, while keeping all the quality and the good flavour of more traditional methods. Day 1 we baked:

-Perfect Pound Cake
-Heirloom Chocolate Cake
-Blueberry and Blackberry Crumbcake
-Devil's Food Cake
-Whipped Cream Layer Cake
-Strawberry Shortcake

Chef Malgieri demonstrated Real Strawberry Shortcake, he also made Caramel Whipped Cream ( to die for)which we use to fill the Whipped Cream Layer Cake. Sorry no pic of this cake, we ate it too fast!

The boys in my group, they were having lots of fun.

I have to say that I enjoyed the class , I learned new recipes and techniques. To be honest my experience was bitter sweet, chef Malgieri was..very special...Some of my classmates said they would never take a class with him again, let's put it that way. Would I take a class with him again... YES!! I guess I like to be humiliated ?


ButterYum said...

What??????? I cannot believe you took a class with Nick Malgieri!!!!!! I LOVE HIM, LOVE HIM, LOVE HIM!!!!! I just got a copy of his book Classic Italian Desserts... can't wait to make something from it. He's fantastic! Hooray for you!!!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

You are soooo lucky!! I only wish I could take his class too! I love his recipes! Hope to hear more about the classes!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hmmmm Kathia. You make me wonder. I am guessing that it is ego? I would still take his class though too. You went through so many cakes in one day. That's amazing!

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