Holiday Pies & Tarts

December 10, 2011 11:00 am
December 10, 2011 2:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President Street, Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

In this class, we’ll be sculpting tarts sweet and savory deserving of a permanent exhibition in the MoMa. We’ll concentrate on two types of dough to use as our canvas to create masterpiece tarts: sweet pie dough (pate sucree) and savory pie dough (pate brisee). With these delectable, flaky, buttery muses, it won’t be long until your Dali, Lautrec, O’Keefe, Picasso, and beyond shine through. We’ll pair ingredients that sing harmoniously while crafting textures, colors, and designs that express what’s on your mind. We promise you will remarkably improve your pastry skills and create beautiful works that indulge your creative side and sweet tooth and savory buds. Channel your inner artist and come to our kitchen where beauty comes naturally. We will show you the top secrets of the pie and tart world that are sure to dazzle the brightest holiday crowd!

Recipes: Doughs: Sweet (Pâte Sucrée) Pumpkin Tart with Maple-Sage Crust and Sugar-Fried Sage Leaves, Caramel Almond Pear Tart, Apple Cranberry Cup-Pie, Chai Caramel Chocolate Tart

Class Type: Part of our Holiday Series, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Learn to dazzle your holiday crowds with sweet magic!

Melissa Ricketts

Melissa was born in Jamaica, West Indies and raised in New York City. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She managed clinical trials at a health-care teaching institution. Melissa decided to focus on her true passions: food & travel. She is an alum from the Institute of Culinary Education and worked at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern restaurant. Dynamic Cuisines reflects the working style and passion for diverse cuisines. The mission is to consistently provide exceptional client service and delectable cuisines which are seasonally inspired. Dynamic Cuisines is certified as a Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise. Chef Melissa was selected to be part of the launch event for Chefs Move to Schools at The White House of The United States of America which is part of Let’s Move! to solve childhood obesity.