As we get deeper into spring and the days get longer, it seems like all of us are getting a little sweeter! Let your inner spring sweetie come out to play in this baking class and learn some unforgettable baking techniques that highlight the fruits of the season. Join us at Bed-Stuy Kitchens alongside our veteran baking instructor Ashton O’Keefe, where you’ll tear it up like a pro in the kitchen. This class is bursting at the seams with seasonal, sweet herbal glazes, frostings and fillings (oh my!) touching on every classic technique in baking recipes. Ashton will be sure to cover all the sweet baking basics and beyond, making the task of baking simple and fun for beginners and the seasoned alike. At Ger-Nis, no baking class would be complete without sharing tricks and recipes to indulge our inner vegan, tricks to ensure no one will notice the difference & will make your vegan friends will be oh-so-happy! Ashton will take you all the way with awe inspiring presentation techniques that will put a dazzling finish on your spring baked goods. Students will also learn to work with new grains and flours to make the most classic recipes modern and worldly! There are so many gems in this class, there is sure to be something for everyone. Arm yourself for the upcoming party season with unstoppable baking prowess and treat your peers to the sweeter side of life! This is makes for an ideal class to sign up for with your sweetest pals.
Recipes: Tarragon Beet Bundt Cake with Orange Tarragon Glaze (Vegan), Ginger Carrot Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting and Sugared Carrot Ribbons, Vanilla Cupcakes with Rhubarb Compote Centered and Dried Sugared Rhubarb Sticks, Strawberry Buckwheat Shortcakes
Class Type: Hands on Class, Seasonal Baking
Class Notes: Three worlds collide in this seasonal, sweet baking class!
Instructor: Ashton Keefe
Ashton Keefe is the Owner/Executive Chef of Ashton Keefe LLC. Culinary Lifestyle Services, which specializes in boutique catering, food styling and culinary instruction in NYC. Ashton studied at Wake Forest University and then Classic Pastry Arts at Manhattan’s, The French Culinary Institute. She edits Today Show regular and wine expert Leslie Sbrocco’s Thirsty Girl. Ashton is a frequent recipe contributor and tester for O Magazine, Whole Foods Market Cooking and Everyday with Rachael Ray. She was the back-up chef for the Food Network’s “Sweet Genius” and will be appearing on Food Network’s “Guy vs. Rachael’s Celebrity Smackdown.” Check out her site Ashton Keefe and her blog, “Diary of a Sweet Tooth.”