Online Cooking Class: Festive Holiday Treats

In this online cooking class with Chef Zach, you'll create an array of gourmet holiday sweets perfect for any dinner party or family gathering. 


Across three courses, you'll prepare decadent desserts, including a rich rocher butter cake with a dark chocolate rocher glaze mixed with crushed hazelnuts or slivered almonds. Then, your virtual cooking class will teach you how to master artistic Viennese chocolate wreath cookies carefully decorated with pistachios, pink peppercorns and glimmering gold dust. 


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Rocher Butter Cake 


Dark Chocolate Rocher Glaze 

With crushed hazelnuts or slivered almonds 


Viennese Chocolate Wreath Cookies 

With pistachios, pink peppercorns and gold dust


Every class is fully interactive.
Chef demonstrates each step and assists you as you perform each step.
Ask questions and have the chef check your progress.
  • Recipes Recipes are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Minimum 4 devices
  • Class Maximum 20 devices
  • Event Duration 1.75 hours
  • LabelsGourmet, Fun, Baking, Holiday, Cake Baking

Ingredients

Eggs
Cream of tartar, optional
Granulated sugar
Almond or hazelnut flour
Salt
Firmly packed dark or light brown sugar
Heavy cream
Unsalted butter
Pure vanilla extract
Freshly grated nutmeg, optional
Bleached all-purpose flour
Baking powder
Milk chocolate (preferably couverture)
Flavorless oil such as grapeseed or safflower oil
Hazelnuts or slivered almonds
Dutch-process cocoa powder
Confectioners’ sugar
Crushed pistachios
Pink peppercorns
Gold luster dust (edible cake decorating dust)
Slim decorative holiday ribbon of your choice
Corn syrup

Kitchen Equipment

Oven, conventional, not fan
8 by 8-inch (20 cm) cake pan
Nonstick cooking spray without flour
Nonstick baking spray with flour
Parchment paper
Two large mixing bowls
Whisk
Strainer/sieve or sifter
Silicone spatula
Cooling rack
Long serrated knife
12-inch ruler
Small microwave-safe bowl
Microwave or double boiler
Tray or sheet pan lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat
Long wooden skewer or toothpick
Stand mixer with whisk beater, or hand mixer
Small spoon
Two 3/8” (6 cm) paper muffin/cupcake cups
Two 3/4-inch cookie cutter or flan ring
Medium-sized open-star tip (such as Ateco #825)
Piping bag
Paring knife
Small spatula
Bowl scraper
Fork or flat whisk
Small paint brush (or use the edge of a pastry brush)

Guest reviews for Chef Zach

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Danielle C.

31 Aug 2020

Chef Zach was a wonderful instructor with advice for hobbyists and seasoned bakers alike, plus plenty of colorful anecdotes from his work and travels to spice up the class. And the food was delicious! I will definitely be using his methods and recipe in the future.

$ 39 Per device

105-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.


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Meet your chef

Chef Zach
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Chef Zach is trained in classical French cooking, with a specialty in creating pastries and chocolate delicacies. He discovered a love for cooking with his family at an early age and followed his passion into the field of culinary arts. Among his professional achievements, Chef Zach has recipes featured in several cookbooks and has prepared decadent chocolate desserts for former president George W. and First Lady Laura Bush.

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