Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Cookie Class

Suzanne and I have signed up for a few cooking classes at the Real Canadian Superstore. This evening, we made Christmas cookies.

Our instructor, Paula Bambrick, is a pastry chef with 30 years of experience including several years at Dufflet in Toronto. She had our work area completely prepped and ready for us when we entered the cooking lab. The recipes were ready at each table and all the ingredients were measured out. The baking tins were all ready with parchment paper. There were two helpers who did all washing and cleanup.

There were 17 in our 'interactive' class at 3 tables. Two tables with 6 people and our table with 5. Each table made 4 cookie recipes.

Tiffany made Almond Raspberry Mini Cakes. Heidi and Suzanne liked her technique for getting the batter into the mini muffin pans. Tiffany is Suzanne's scrapping buddy and Heidi is a friend she knows from high school.
Karen's recipe was Snowballs - a no-bake recipe of Rice Krispies, peanut butter, butter, icing sugar, dried cranberries. They're chilled...
Then dipped in melted white chocolate. Ooo-eee! That white chocolate is hot!
Heidi is dipping her Chocolate Mint Wafers in dark chocolate.
I thought I'd help out.
Suzanne, Tiffany and I hammed it up for the camera. "When will we three meet again...?"
Once my Melting Moments were baked, we rolled them in icing sugar.
These gals at the next table looked like they were having fun.
Mmmmm... Toffee Butter Cookies....
Coffee Hazelnut Toffee before it was broken into pieces and Tiffany's finished Almond Raspberry Mini Cakes.
We each got to take home a sampling of each recipe. They went right into the freezer for our Christmas entertaining.
This Friday, Suzanne and I will be taking another cooking class. This time, it's a dinner party menu. We don't have to do anything but sit and watch the meal being made and then get to eat it at the end.


  1. Looks like you are all on a 'Sugar High' LOL!!

  2. Looks like fun. We had a marzipan class today at work. Lots of fun.