That is absolutely not a reflection on today's Cooking With Chocolate class at the New School of Cooking in Culver City. But it is a reflection on how incredibly rich some of the recipes were! I really want some real food (for some reason I'm craving roasted chicken) but I'm too full to eat anything after sampling today's goodies: Chocolate Decadence Cake, Double-Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Double-Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, White Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, Chocolate Pots de Creme, Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, Chocolate Bread Pudding, Chocolate Mud Pie and Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Tart.
I cannot recommend New School enough. The classes are fun, the food is fantastic and I've learned a load from them. Today I learned how to properly scald milk and cream (for the Truffle Tart) and that if a little bit of skin forms on the milk/cream, it's not a problem.
After the class I stopped by Surfas, which is about a block away from the school. I had never been in there before and it was cooking heaven. They will certainly be getting a lot of my money in the future.
Here are some pics from today's class:
I was on Team Bittersweet Chocolate Tart
One of my classmates serving up Chocolate Bread Pudding (my favorite of the day, and I never eat bread pudding!)
Chocolate Decadence Cake is decadent.