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

Napoleon

Our base was a butter puff pastry dough.

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Napoleon

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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!

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Pasta hanging to dry

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

Chocolate Soufflé

Crème Brûlée

Profiteroles

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Our baby chocolate soufflés

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Crème brûlée

Next up is the French Macarons class.

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Dusting with cocoa

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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

 

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

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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

Quiche

Caramel Apple Sticky Buns

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Black Bean Breakfast Patties

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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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