Polish desserts rarely get the spotlight at your neighborhood bakery, but Marianna Stepniewski wants to change all that. In the fall, the plums and apples are abundant in Poland and the bakeries get to work creating some of the most beautiful pastries in Central Europe, bringing people together for warm bread, pastries, and hot cups of tea. In this class you’ll learn foundational skills like making choux dough, tender shortcrust, fruit butter, and pastry cream as you whip up karpatka (Carpathian cream cake with vanilla cardamom crème mousseline and roasted apples); mazurek (shortcrust tart with plum butter and poppyseed); and Polish knyzsz (knish with caramelized fennel, apples, and farmer's cheese).
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