Simple Food. Simply Delicious.
Annie B's Kitchen... where you can learn simple techniques to prepare delicious meals... from the the most basic to the most complicated. Each class is an event full of entertainment and fresh, healthy, seasonal food. Whether you are looking for beginner cooking or baking lessons, a couples' night out, classes for the experienced cook, or a customized family or corporate event, Annie B's Kitchen is a place to connect with your food—and your friends—and experience the delight of cooking. In your home or mine... get back in the kitchen with Annie B.
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Fresh Bread Basics
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Have you longed to share bread made with your own hands with family and friends, to smell the aroma of freshly-baked loaf in your own kitchen? Would you like to refine your baking skills? Or do you simply want to get the dough in your hands? Whatever the reason, join us for a hands-on class in the basics of bread baking. We'll discuss the process of making bread from selecting ingredients, to kneading dough by hand, to shaping, scoring and baking (and, of course, tasting). In this three-hour class, I will show you one basic dough and how it can be made into many delicious products, including baguettes, soft, buttery rolls, fruit and not loaves, and pizza.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cooking the Morning Meal- All Things Breakfast
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tired of making the same old for breakfast? Learn how to make a wide variety of breakfast items quickly and easily with the right recipes, and the right tools. The Perfect Omelet, Buttered Crepe with Caramel and Pecan, Cheese Souffle, Eggs 3 Ways: Scrambled/Poached/and Over-Easy (with Home Fries, please!), Belgian Waffles with Fresh Fruit and Cream, and Bread Pudding.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Essential Knife Skills
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Have you ever been stopped by a recipe that had so much chopping, cutting and slicing that you felt like it would take you forever? In this class, learn how to make your knives work for you. You will learn to use a knife quickly and efficiently to chop, dice, slice, julienne, chiffonade, and mince. You will even learn how to cut up a chicken. Cutting will become for you a part of the pleasure of the preparation. Food tastes better and has greater eye appeal when all the ingredients are cut uniformly. You will learn how to choose and use the right knives, how to keep them sharp, and how to set up the proper cutting area. You will end the class with a meal made from the fruits (and vegetables)of your labor. Vegetable Soup, Roast Chicken and Winter Vegetables, and Fruit Cobblers.
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Spring Fling Cupcakes
6:00pm - 9:00pm
The newest dessert rage: the cupcake! Learn how to bake, fill, and frost cupcakes for parties, holidays, or anytime you just want to indulge! Learn to bake the cakes, make the fillings, ice and decorate. Cupcakes to include Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, Yellow with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, Chocolate with Chocolate Glaze, and Lemon with White Chocolate Glaze and Curls. Enjoy tasting while you learn, and take a dozen cupcakes home with you!
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Annie B's Bio
After graduating from the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, New York, Ann Bartholomay worked as an executive chef in the hospitality industry for seven years. Shifting her focus to specialty wedding cakes and artisan desserts, she founded Annie B's Confections in the kitchen of her Bucks County, Pennsylvania farmhouse.
After far outgrowing her kitchen and selling the business that she worked to expand over twenty years, Bartholomay has once again turned her attention to the creation of full, delicious meals that highlight fresh and local ingredients. In addition to her work at 1740 House, Bartholomay also recently founded Annie B's Kitchen, a small cooking school that specializes in providing cooperative, instructional cooking events.
Corporate Meeting Team Building Classes
Nothing pulls a team together more than an evening of fun in the kitchen... with a delicious multi-course meal as the end result! A dinner event with Annie B's Kitchen is perfect for team-building exercises, corporate cooking parties, or showing client appreciation. Our hands-on, full participation cooking events are opportunities to teach the building blocks of a successful organization--how to communicate and cooperate with a team, make quick decisions, and prioritize tasks. We start the meal by providing the hors d'oeuvres and wine, settling into a fun and social environment. Then we will guide you through the preparation of one of our four-course gourmet meals, and when all of the cooking is complete, you can sit together, relax, and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done.
Choose from our custom designed menus for the perfect meal: Ragin' Cajun, Way Down South, Mediterranean Feast, Spanish Tapas, French Countryside, Rustic Italian, or Decadent Desserts.
Coming Soon: Weekend Classes @ The 1740 House! 1740 House Cooking Weekend. Stay at the beautiful country bed and breakfast for a weekend of hands on and cooking demonstrations, lovely views and fabulous meals. Friday 6:00pm to Sunday noon.