Now that the winter is upon us what could be better than the comfort of warm bread fresh out of the oven? Baking is one of the truly perfect activities for the winter, but bread isn’t the only way to go when the weather gets chilly. And it’s a good thing, too. Sometimes you may crave those comforting carbs but lack the ability to spend that much time in the kitchen kneading and baking. Barley, lentils, oatmeal, and millet are all wonderful earthy grains that can be used to deliver warm, soothing baked goods right when they are most needed. In our class, Earthy & Grainy Baked Goods, you’ll learn to move away from the common and embrace fun dishes made with some unusual grains – which will lead to a whole host of interesting new flavors and tastes. You’ll learn to mix a variety of doughs and batters using the best organic and fair trade ingredients and you’ll gain a whole new perspective on how diverse many of our lesser known grains can be. When you pull these warm treats out of the hot oven, this winter, you’ll discover a whole new warming experience.
Recipes: Oatmeal Pancakes; Buckwheat Scones with Fig Butter; Spicy Kamut Cheddar Biscuits; Spelt Chocolate Cookies
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Join us as we explore earthy, grainy baked goods to warm our spirits during the cold winter months.
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.Contact Melissa