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; Thin Gingerbread Brownies; Dark Chocolate Rosemary Brownies Bites
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Play around with some modern takes on this classic use of chocolate!
Shawona Jones is a trained painter/ sculptor with a passion for sweets. She took her art background and placed it in a mixing bowl with sugar and spice to create a small cake decorating business with flair. Her painting skills shine through in her cakes with every new design. From anniversaries to weddings, she brings an artistic element to her cakes as well as great flavor. She believes in bold flavors to compliment the bold designs. Shawona combines her Pratt Institute days with those she cherishes at the Institute of Culinary Education every time she gets a new cake order. Her motto is to make a cake look too good to eat, but taste too good not to. Contact Shawona