My very first Introduction to Chocolate class was this morning. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I knew we would be working with chocolate, and I was very excited about learning to temper chocolate and make bonbons and other confections. But I wasn’t sure what to expect to make the very first class.
So what did we make? Chocolate Cake! hahaha
It turns out that Introduction to Chocolate is going to be very similar to my Baking Arts class where we will learn to do a whole lot of different things in chocolate without focusing on a specific area until after this class is completed. Today we started with a chocolate cake, another class will be truffles, and so on. Then after this class is completed, we can then specialize in the other classes that are part of the chocolatier program with classes like: Chocolate Confections (which I want to do starting in January), Chocolate Desserts, Chocolate Showpieces, etc. I can’t wait! 😀
So in today’s class we made not just plain old boring chocolate cake, but Triple Layer Dark (Lindt) Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache filling and icing… and a cake crumble on the outer side edge!! Yum Yum Yum!!! And yes, everything had to do with chocolate, and not just any chocolate but dark Lindt chocolate. So to say that this cake is decadent would be an understatement. 😉