Join renowned pastry chef Jenny McCoy as she shares the secrets behind making a variety of bakery-style doughnuts at home! Expertly mix dough for fritters and classic cake and yeasted doughnuts. Then, learn how to roll out and shape your dough for melt-in-your-mouth long Johns, doughnut holes, Bismarcks and beyond. Jenny will show you how to use a heavy pot you already have in your kitchen to fry your doughnuts. Plus, get tips on using the right oil, and how to build and maintain the right temperature to achieve browned but tender doughnut perfection. You’ll also find out how to expertly fill your doughnuts with tempting vanilla bean custard, mascarpone and more. Finally, dip, dunk and decorate your pastries with homemade vanilla glaze, flavored sugars, toasted coconut and even bacon — just try not to dig right in!
Renowned pastry chef Jenny McCoy teaches you to dream up and test your own flavor pairings for cakes, fillings and frostings that are tailored to any palate. Along the way, learn nine base recipes, so you have the foundation to build the most memorable cakes. Make a dark chocolate layer cake, perfect white cake and yellow sponge cake enhanced with flavors like toasted coconut, espresso almond, fresh raspberry and more. Create curds and cooked custards with infused flavors. Whip up a heavenly milk-chocolate lavender mousse and a citrus vanilla bean Italian meringue. Feast your senses on a cocoa, orange and hazelnut buttercream and an enticing tiramisu cream cheese frosting. Plus, learn to assemble everything into a luscious, gorgeous cake with a perfectly balanced flavor profile.