It’s the most important meal of the day so don’t outsource it to the McDunkin’bucks corporate goliaths who just want to fill you up with cheap carbs and high fructose corn syrup. Sure, a Cinnabon smells good when you’re walking by the store – but eat one first thing in the morning and you’ll feel like you’ve got a lump of lead sitting in your stomach till lunch. Far better to spend a little of your own time whipping up a batch of delicious and natural breakfast treats that will get you through the week. Imagine cinnamon buns with REAL sugar icing on top or scones made with YOUR choice of dried fruit (organic and/or locally sourced, if you like). In our “Sweet Breakfast Treats” class, Chef Melissa Ricketts will teach you the secrets to a whole host of morning delights made with the best quality, fair trade, organic ingredients. You’ll sip Stumptown coffee and learn how simple it can be to make all the basics, from danish to crumb cake. Pretty soon you’ll be wondering why you ever paid for store-bought breakfast pastries; if you’ve also got good coffee and Internet access at home you may never need to go into a coffee shop again.
Recipes: Stumptown Coffee, Puff Pastry Quick Breakfast Danish, Pumpkin Crumb Cake, Dried Fruit Scones, Cranberry Orange Muffins, Cinnamon Buns
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Sweet breakfast treats have never been so decadently simple!
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.
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