Friday, November 12, 2010

Focaccia and Vinaigrette Cooking Class with Chef Brenna Bowers...

I was asked to be the special Chef Host for a College Cooking class offered at PLNU for the college students, November 12, 2010.
I had the privileged of teaching twelve lovely women how to make... 

Homemade Rosemary Focaccia and a Tangy Vinaigrette Dressing 

Beginning to make the Rosemary Focaccia Dough

The necessary ingredients for the Focaccia and the Menu

Chopping the Fresh Rosemary (Left), Making a "well" to add the wet ingredients to the dry (Right)

Kneading and forming the Focaccia
Adding fresh Rosemary to add a wonderful flavor

Drizzling olive oil and sprinkling with Sea Salt right before baking it
I get to explain the baking process and the finishing touches of the bread.
 The Focaccia was placed into the oven and in the mean time I began to teach about the vinaigrette.
Students worked in pairs to make their dressings and taste-test of course!

The finishing touches to the perfect Vinaigrette

Just as we finished up the dressings, the Focaccia bread was ready to be pulled from the oven.

Then came dinner time, time to taste and eat!

Fabulous! Nothing quite like it!

Overall a wonderful class an opportunity for me to share my passion of cooking with others!

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