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Chocolate Desserts

Instructor: Judy Bunde
Date: June 9-10
Enrollment: Limited to 10

This is the weekend for those who only think chocolate when dessert is mentioned! We’ll concentrate on some simple showstoppers first and finish with something more complex. The list will include Chocolate Pecan Pie, Chocolate Coconut Tart, Fallen Warm Chocolate Cake, Intense Chocolate Truffle Tortes, and finally, a Chocolate Soufflé. Techniques will include working with short pastry and nut crusts; handling ganache for fillings, truffles, and as glaze; matching the right chocolate to a recipe; flawless meringue; and simple work with a pastry bag.

The weekend includes:

-Late light supper Friday evening when you arrive along with dessert and coffee
-Friday and Saturday nights' lodging in spacious rooms with private bath
-Full country breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday
-Sit-down Saturday night dinner with appetizer, salad, main course, and dessert (alcohol is BYO)
-Saturday afternoon cooking session and all materials; the class recipes
-Time to explore Brandon's shops and galleries