Delicious desserts – and you too can learn to cook them at Adult Ed!

When: Tuesday, February 19

Where: Fast & Fabulous Hors d’Oeuvres at 6 p.m., at the Wake Center (300 North Turnpike Road) in Room 31 (the kitchen). Tuesday marks the first of four Tuesday meetings. Pastry Techniques for the Beginner at 6 p.m. at the Schott Center (310 West Padre Street). Tuesday marks the first of five Tuesday meetings.

Cost: $40 optional fee for Fast & Fabulous Hors d’Oeuvres; $35 optional fee for Pastry Techniques for the Beginner.

The Lowdown: Have you ever offered to bring hors d’oeuvres to a potluck, only to find yourself stuck without ideas or time to do anything other than grab a bag of chips and jar of salsa at the last minute? Or maybe you’re the one who likes to bring dessert, but you’re beginning to wonder just how many more times you can afford to show up with one of those expensive cakes from the bakery. What you need is a cooking class.

Each quarter, you can find wide variety of cooking classes offered through Adult Ed – everything from basic cooking to international cooking to pastry baking and desserts. Some classes are one-day workshops, others meet regularly during the 10-week term, while others are offered as short-term, four- to five-week courses. Coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 19, two of those short term courses will begin-one meets at the Wake Center and the other at the Schott Center. Fast & Fabulous Hors d’oeuvres is one of the classes in the Basic Cooking series. This is the class for you if you want to learn how you can create hors d’oeuvres in just a few minutes that look and taste like they took hours to prepare. It’s a four-week class that meets at the Wake Center. If desserts are what you’re interested in, Pastry Techniques for the Beginner is the one for you. In this five-week class that meets at the Schott Center, you’ll learn how to bake tarts, cakes and pies of all kinds.

Both classes have a limit of 25 students, so you’ll want to show up early. Each one also has an optional fee to pay for the food. Of course you could decline to pay the optional fee, but then you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the feast at the end of class: And where’s the fun in that?


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