Brownies play a prominent role in classic All-American desserts as a chocolate lover’s dream! Tonight we’re going to kick it up a notch with modernized versions of the old standby. Whether you’re a cake-like brownie or a fudgy, gooey brownie kind of person, you’ve got to succumb to the fact that they’re all delicious and sweet-tooth satisfying. Lucky for us, there are only 5 key ingredients in making brownies—chocolate, sugar, flour, butter and eggs, whatever else you decide to throw into the mix is up to you—spices, nuts, vanilla, caramel and even black beans! Brownie connoisseurs will argue that the crust is the most coveted brownie bite, while others believe the piece smack dab in the center of the pan holds the magic. Again, the beauty is in how you decide. Get ready to dive in.
Recipes:Aztec Molten Spice brownies; Black Bean Brownies; Salted Caramel Brownies; Gingerbread Brownies; Dark Chocolate Rosemary Brownies
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Play around with some modern takes on this classic use of chocolate!
Tina DeGraff, Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Manager, can’t deny her love for gooey sweets. No stranger to working in the food world, in the span of her career she has traveled the country and worked at Michelin star restaurants in San Francisco and Los Angeles, along with notable restaurants in Washington DC. She has honed her skills working with highly acclaimed chefs in fine dining kitchens, both in savory and pastry. Deciding to step out of the fast paced kitchen culture, she now brings her talents to the classroom setting, teaching about healthy eating and mindful thinking when it comes to our diets. The kitchen is her favorite place to be besides lounging on the beach. When Tina isn’t cooking, she enjoys being in the outdoors, biking, running or hiking. Contact Tina