I love to bake and John loves to cook but I loathe cooking and he isn’t confident when it comes to baking. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the act of cooking. What I don’t enjoy is the waiting. If I am cooking, I am most likely hungry which means the process of cooking makes me hungrier and eventually, I get hangry. Baking on the other hand is something that I do when I am not actually hungry and I normally do it for other people so I really enjoy it. John has a lot of experience with cooking but not much with baking. He is a perfectionist in the kitchen so he doesn’t bake much because he doesn’t think he will do it perfectly.
Two weeks ago we decided to put an end to all of our cooking/baking hang ups and start taking chef lessons together. Some of the lessons are dessert based, some are appetizers and side dishes, and others are main entrees. We are really excited to challenge ourselves and create dishes that we can share with family and friends! Plus, having the guidance of a professional chef will ensure that we don’t completely screw everything up!
In class the other day, we made tiramisu. Being from an Italian family, this is one that I learned in high school. I never make it though because John is obsessed with it and will eat a sheet cakes worth if I turn my back! A lot of times, family recipes are so large and I never learn the smaller versions of the recipes. This class was great because I had an opportunity to make an individually sized tiramisu!
The recipe we used is similar to this one, this one, and this one. If you want to make things easier on yourself, you can purchase lady fingers already made (it’s kind of cheating but such a time saver)! I made a few the traditional way with coffee and alcohol and then I made one with chocolate almond milk! They all were delicious. Now that John knows how to make it on his own, there will be no stopping his tiramisu addiction! Let’s hope he doesn’t learn how to make cannoli!