Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It's a Tough Job, But...

I'm finishing up with the recipe testing for the Simple from Scratch Cooking class. This Sunday's class is full, but there are still openings for the classes on January 17, February 23, and March 26. Shown above are the Apple Dumplings Stuffed with Dried Winter Fruit, served with...

...homemade caramel sauce! It's awesome - just as delicious as it looks. We also eat the dumplings with vanilla ice cream (just for good measure).

This is Jenna, Brian's photoediting assistant. One of her unofficial job duties is to help us consume all of the food that's produced as a result of recipe testing for cooking classes. We know... we're slavedrivers.

I'm very excited about the cooking classes, which will teach adaptable recipes that people can make at home. For example, our Simple From Scratch class will include:

Homestyle Vegetable Barley Soup
No-Knead Multigrain Bread
Homemade Mozzarella Cheese
Roasted Beet Salad with Green Beans, Roasted Garlic, and Sour Cream Horseradish Dressing
Apple Dumpling with Caramel Sauce

The soup is a basic recipe that can be easily adapted to whatever vegetables you have on hand. The bread can be made a hundred different ways, depending on which grains you'd like to use. The beet salad could be made with walnuts and blue cheese, or goat cheese, or with curry powder instead of horseradish in the dressing...

Sign up for one of our cooking classes to learn great recipes and eat a wonderful meal! In addition to "Simple From Scratch," we're also offering "Simple Indian" and "Seasonal Soups and Breads."

Whew... I've got more recipe writing (and testing) to do!


Denae said...

Those Apple Dumplings were delicious.

Sundari said...

Thanks, Denae! I hope you're having fun cooking out of your cookbook. :)