Saturday, December 19, 2015
|Free Cooking Demo: Handmade Chocolate Truffles with Laurie Pfalzer|
|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|
|Atrium Kitchen, 1433 First Avenue|
Just in time for gift-giving at the holidays! Learn the secrets to making chocolate truffles filled with chocolate ganache. Chef Laurie will demonstrate the chocolate tempering process and how to make silky, smooth ganache. Learn about different types of chocolate and ganache and how to roll and finish truffles in a variety of ways. Sample Milk Chocolate and Fresh Mint Truffles, White Chocolate, Orange and Coconut Truffles and Ginger, Rum and Dark Chocolate Truffles.
Pastry chef Laurie Pfalzer is passionate about teaching not only the “how,” but the “why” of baking and pastry. Laurie was the pastry chef at Salish Lodge and Spa for three years, has worked at King Arthur Flour, where she learned artisan bread making and classic pastry technique, and at various East Coast pastry kitchens. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and is the chef/owner of Pastry Craft, a pastry instruction company.