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18 Reasons: Baking Basics: Chocolate

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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A hands-on baking class. A hearty snack of bread, butter, ham, cheese, and a seasonal salad will be served with wine. You are also welcome to brown bag an alternative dinner.

February and Valentine’s Day spark chocolate into our minds, and we hope that those who love it year-round come to this class to learn how to celebrate it in their kitchens. Join Jennifer, whose years of experience will illuminate the wide world of chocolate: the varieties of chocolate, how it’s produced, what the percentages mean, how to select and purchase, how to use chocolate and cocoa powder in recipes, and how to temper it. You’ll work your way through these recipes, taste them together as a class, as well as walk away with your own homemade truffles and mendiants!

Truffles – Dark Dark Bittersweet, Sriracha, Jasmine Tea
Mendiants – Little discs of tempered chocolate with nuts and dried fruits
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

Jennifer Altman began her culinary journey at age eight baking and cooking for her family and friends. After a career in science, she followed her passion and became a pastry chef. She is now a culinary instructor teaching both professional and amateur cooks nationally and internationally. She loves anything to do with food—cooking, gardening, recipe developing, teaching, and is particularly interested in food sustainability.


February 22
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


18 Reasons
3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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(415) 568-2710