Some people can whip up basil-infused souffles while discussing the debt ceiling. Others (read: us) struggle with Pillsbury premade dough.
Which is why we invited Bond Street Baker’s Laura Krovlev over to talk (home) economics.
After pleas for baking lessons from family and friends, the former Web consultant turned pro in February. Her in-home classes are casual, full of tricks, and take the stress (and mystery) out of the sweeter side of cooking.
Start with basics (chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, vanilla cupcakes) or keep kosher with Passover treats (pistachio chocolate thumbprints, raspberry amaretti cookies, flourless chocolate cake). We made boozy Baileys marshmallows (pictured), bananas Foster cupcakes, and peanut butter pretzel balls.
Her three-hour classes take place in your apartment and include up to four recipes (requests welcome). Krovlev suggests parties of four or fewer and can bring the ingredients and tools (mixer, pans, rolling pin) you’re missing for additional dough.
So you can whip it good.
To book a class, go to bondstreetbaker.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Bond Street Baker