Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Share Our Strength Taste of Nations - volunteers needed!

Help with the hottest food and wine event of 2009 and help fight childhood hunger!
Strawberry dipping the night before:
Saturday August 1, 6:00 pm

Les Madeleines Patisserie & Cafe
216 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

It is time, once again, for our strawberry dipping party! And we could sure use your help. We will be meeting at Les Madeleines to dip 5 flats of strawberries for the Taste of Nations event that will be held the next day. We have a great time and it will go fast if we have the hands to help! Thanks for your willingness to help us with this. Please email Christina Miller at christinapmiller@hotmail.com or call her at 801-808-8839 if you can come or have any questions. Thanks again!

Share Our Strength - Taste of Nations Solitude Ski Resort
Volunteer Sunday August 2, 9:00am - 5:00 pm. (actual event runs from 12-4pm)
If you want to volunteer at our booth, email Christina (address above). Or, if you'd like to attend as a patron, we have a way for you to purchase discount tickets - just contact Christina.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cupcakes cupcakes and more cupcakes!

Romina taught a great class full of wonderful recipes and professional technique.

Pictured above are the seven cupcakes sampled. Starting in the middle is Madagascar, a vanilla cupcake with white chocolate sprinkles, to the right is Treviso, a tiramisu cupcake with cocoa sprinkled on top, following clockwise, Shanghai with green tea and Jasmin infused flavors, Jaipur with cardamom and pistachios pieces on top, Santorini - a baklava inspired treat, Key West - a margarita inspired cupcake with Swedish pearl sugar sprinkled on top, and lastly Tahiti - a passion fruit flavored cupcake.

Do not over mix your batter - this is the cupcake batter before the final two turns, by hand. Notice it is not a smooth batter.

You can pipe batter into papers. Hold pastry bag in the middle for best control. Pipe the first half of your pan, then rotate it to keep the empty ones closest to you. You can freeze the batter once it's in the papers and go directly from freezer to oven without thawing, just add a few extra minutes baking. This is good for party planning - mix before hand and cook day of for fresh desserts.

This is the Italian Buttercream. In a Kitchenaid, you will have the smoothest buttercream if you'll start with your whisk and finish with your paddle. Flavor with liquids like vanilla, puree, liqueur, and other extracts.

A great tip: clean the oil and zest off the zester by spreading sugar up and down the back side. This will prevent the good stuff from 'being washed down the sink!'

It was a great event and we'd like to thank Romina Rasmussen for hosting and teaching. We look forward to our next event which will be announced at a later date.

FYI: Muir Copper Canyon Farms 801-908-6091
Beurremont Butter (83%): 36 lb. box for $87.16 ($2.48/lb).
33 oz. Orange Blossom Extract $15.97
10 oz. Rose Water $4.84

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Everyday Exotic Cupcakes Monday May 11, 2009, 6:00 pm

Welcome everyone to the Utah Bakers Dozen!

Please join us Monday, May 11, 6:00 pm four 'Everyday Exotic Cupcakes,' hosted by pastry chef Romina Rasmussen at Les Madeleines Patisserie & Cafe, 216 East 500 South Salt Lake City, Utah.

$10.00 Please RSVP 801 355 2294 (Les Madeleines).

Les Madeleines Patisserie & Cafe owner and pastry chef Romina Rasmussen will take you around the world with six different variations of one "Madagascar" cupcake recipe.

Come learn technique, fusion, accessibilityand sample all six cupcakes.

Featured Cupcakes: Jaipur, Key West, Shanghai, Tahiti, Treviso and Santorini.

We will discuss future events, including Taste of the Nation, summer field trips to Weeks Berry Farm and a nearby Honey Farm.

$10.00 RSVP 801 355 2294 (Les Madeleines)