News and Fun Facts I have posted a new “How To” video on my YouTube channel. Come watch it if you’d like to learn how to temper chocolate. It’s a bit tricky in the summer but even in the summer tempering chocolate will work in the morning while the air is still cool.
Caroline is an incredible baking student and sends me great photos so she’s the Snap and Cook winner of a FREE class. Above is one of her photos. To enter the drawing, send me a photo of something you made in class or one of the recipes I’ve posted in my newsletter. That will enter you in the drawing for a FREE class.
Baking Classes on Friday’s go hybrid. If online isn’t your thing come join in person. Limit of 2 in person students per class. Sign up here.
May 21 German Chocolate Cake, May 28 Peach Pie, June 4 Peach Cobbler, June 11: Lemon Almond Cake
Top Tip At La Toque If you’re like me, you probably pull out a baking sheet almost every day but probably haven’t given a lot of thought to the nuances of this great kitchen essential. To learn about baking sheets, read “The Reason you Shouldn’t Throw out your Old Sheet Pan”
What I’m Reading I’m so excited the Covid era is coming to a close that I’ve started lining up dinner parties. I’m starting small but still excited about the prospect. Get inspired to do the same by reading “Most of All, I’ve Missed the Dinner Parties”.
What I’m Watching Bake Like a Pro Easy Apple Cinnamon Fritter Cake, I love the way he uses clips to hold the parchment paper in place.
What I’m Cooking A friend had an abundance of cilantro growing in her garden and gifted me part of her harvest. With it I made this awesome peanut sauce and served it with rice noodles. It’s super easy but super delicious. I’ve made it for so many years I can’t recall the source but perhaps from Greens restaurant in San Francisco. If vegan isn’t your thing, toss in some cooked shrimp or chicken but I promise it’s delicious without either. Click here to see the Peanut Sauce recipe.