One of the managers in my team at work won an award because she is a pretty awesome manager. What does this have to do with cooking classes? Well, she is a food-lover, in addition to being totally hilarious, and decided to treat her team to an afternoon of cooking as a group. Again, where do I fit in? Well, she had some available slots in the group and guess who jumped at the chance?! Me! There you go, now I fit into the picture totally, don’t I?
And that’s where it began.
Joann had filled me in on how nice their kitchen is but even then I was all *gasp* and *double gasp*. I mean, take a look..
Every surface either squeeks or is filled with food and/or kitchen gadgets. No complaints!
There’s one entire wall full of Le Creuset stuff. Saucepans, bowls, pans, stock pots, and the list goes on and on.
The opposite wall was dedicated to Scan Pan. I hadn’t heard of the brand before this but now, I am down. I go to their website every other day and just ogle.
This is probably my favourite section though. This shelf takes up so little space yet houses so many (important!) heavy things. Imagine how helpful this would be in a tiny kitchen. A food-lover’s kitchen cuz otherwise, you don’t even need so many kitchen gadgets!
The last shelf, dedicated to Kitchenaids. Not one, not two, but four of them. Four. FOUR!
We made pizza from scratch, chicken tacos with avocado, fritatta with tomato salsa, and pear and cherry cake with a spiked glaze.
The ingredients were measured and laid out neatly before we got there.
So we cracked open a bottle of girly bubbly and got started!
I spent some quality time with the Kitchenaid as it kneaded the dough for the pizza. He even told me I will soon acquire his cousin. I hope he’s right. Then again, a Kitchenaid is always right. Right?
The dough was super soft and very easy to work with after left alone to rise for a while. There was a lot of poking and touching to get acquainted.
The cake came along really well too. The batter was entirely whipped up in a Kitchenaid too. He was yellow but we didn’t get a chance to chat. By the way, I made this cake the next weekend and will post soon.
The fritatta was super easy to whip up. It was partly cooked on a stove and then baked (Scan Pan is oven proof too, how cool is that?).
When the cake was done, the chef did this for two reasons. 1) To loosen it gently from the ramekin and 2) So that it stays warm when we are ready to attack them!
The tacos themselves, with sour cream dip, shaved parmesan and the avocado dip.
Ah the pizzas. Each one was unique because we all got a blob of dough and could pick and choose our filling.
This is the chef’s version. Minimalistic with two variations – simple tomato and cheese on one side, and thinly sliced potatoes on the other.
And half moons..
And tons of different shapes, colours, textures, fillings..
Mine? Well very simple. Tomato base, fresh rosemary, and oodles of cheese. Pizza = cheese to me 😀
PS: I got quite pally with the Silpat too. We may meet again in the near future for a cookie or two.
If you are ever looking for cooking classes in Singapore, Palate Sensations (the link no longer seems to be working) is a definite must-try. Its pricey but totally worth it!
OMG!!! i'm loving the kitchen – its so spic n span! mine gets dirty every day 🙁 I lovvvve the shelf! For a sec i thought it was your manager's kitchen 😉 I just got done with some eggless chewy oalmeal cookies 🙂 Thanks for visiting n ill keep in touch for sure!
Post the cake recipe. I will inaugurate my kitchen aid with your recipe.
what fun! Pizza=cheese, absolutely.
I visited a place similar to this here in the US (& totally loved the kitchen) and am considering holding my daughter's next bday party there… they have easy stuff that kids can whip up and I think it can be fun. This is definitely a great bonding activity and looks like you all had fun & fab food.
thnks for this,..:-)
I have been a visitor to your site many a times and today commenting for the first time, well your recent post compelled me to do so. Simply to-die-for pictures. I drooled over the pictures.
Cheerio – Ash.
I can feel my heart beating faster with every line I read and every picture my eye sees! Thank God for the iris on my eye – or else my pupils would bursted out of place! This is absolutely awesome – a dream kitchen of course!
One Kitchenaid spoke to me sometime ago too and I'm still waiting for his cousin to land at my house!!
Waiting on your cake post now!