Class: Baltimore Chef Shop

The Baltimore Chef Shop is a little gem tucked away in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. It offers a number of classes each week where folks can learn to cook and bake. The class options are varied and include pasta-making, Thai cuisine, puff pastry, macarons…the list goes on.

My first class was the Puff Pastry class. On the menu was:

Apple Tarte Tatin

Puff Pastry Pear Tart


Our base was a butter puff pastry dough.




Puff Pastry Pear Tart

Next up was the Pasta class. Here we learned to make a simple pasta–certainly a labor of love and one I’m not sure I could do on a regular basis in my own home!


Pasta hanging to dry

My third class was Classic French Desserts. The menu included:

Chocolate Soufflé

Crème Brûlée



Our baby chocolate soufflés


Crème brûlée

Next up is the French Macarons class.


Dusting with cocoa


Our final products–some with cocoa, some with edible glitter

I decided to conquer my fear of chocolate work with the Mastering the Art of Chocolate class. How beautiful are these? Menu included:

Dark Chocolate Ganache

Tempered Chocolate

Vanilla Milk Chocolate Ganache



These were so much fun to make–red food coloring in the chocolate molds, with the vanilla milk chocolate ganache poured on top


Dark chocolate ganache

Last but not least, my most recent class was the Brunch: Vegetarian! class during which we made:

Potato, Mushroom & Fried Egg Napoleons


Caramel Apple Sticky Buns

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Black Bean Breakfast Patties


Caramel apple sticky buns

These classes make a great gift for friends or a restful morning for yourself on the weekend!

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