Baking Basics: Chocolate

Monday, July 29, 2019 6:00pm to 9:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on baking class. A hearty snack of bread, cheeses and seasonal salad will be served with wine to accompany the sampling of your chocolatey treats!

We typically schedule a chocolate class in February, but we know the love for it is year-round. Join Jennifer, whose years of experience and depth of food science know-how 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 mendiants!


Mendiants — Little rounds of chocolate studded with nuts, candied citrus, and dried fruits are also known as "chocolate bark."

Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake with Marbled Chocolate Glaze — A petite cake perfect for special occasions.

Chocolate Pudding Cake — A classic dessert with a custard-like layer covered with sponge. 

Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies with Flaked Sea Salt

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.