Replacing Recipes with Ratios
Rather than view the recipe as merely a road map from point A to B, accomplished cooks are better served by recognizing the underlying proportions and relationships that common recipes reveal. Knowledge of these basic ratios allows for greater freedom and variations, in addition to a well-informed foundation to troubleshoot problems in the kitchen. In this class, we will begin with simple doughs and batters, upon whose ratios we can expand our baking repertoire with more complex preparations. Recipes will include: Basic Bread Dough; Pâte à Choux; Crêpes; and Pâte Sablée.