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Sweet & Simple: 10 Classic Desserts

Master desserts that are easy, elegant and always delicious! Make molten chocolate cake, crisp cobbler, refreshing frozen soufflé and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Nick Malgieri
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Create no-fuss desserts with guidance from award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author Nick Malgieri. Start with warm, crisp blueberry cobbler and classic crème brûlée with a perfectly caramelized top. Bring elegant pudding back into fashion with a stirred chocolate variation and sophisticated baked butterscotch, and do it all lump-free! Moving on, lighten up with chocolate or lemon mousse and get tips on whipping up the perfect Swiss meringue base. Then, embrace a make-ahead frozen soufflé and infuse whipped cream with liqueur for a fun twist. Get Nick's personal recipe for decadent flourless mousse cake and create crème anglaise to top a rich molten chocolate cake. Finally, make a show-stopping trifle, complete with moist sponge cake and English crème, a delectably thick custard.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Blueberry Cobbler
Meet your instructor, acclaimed pastry chef and culinary instructor Nick Malgieri, and preview the easy and elegant desserts you'll make in this class. Discover how each dessert highlights a different cooking technique to expand your repertoire and skills. Then, learn to make a blueberry cobbler with a homemade crumb topping. Nick shares his secrets for making a fluffy and crisp crumb topping, and offers variations for subbing in your favorite fruit.
2. Custard Desserts
3. Puddings
4. Mousses
5. Frozen Desserts
6. Chocolate Cakes
7. Strawberry Trifle

Taught by

Nick  Malgieri
Nick Malgieri
Nick Malgieri is an award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author, as well as a Certified Culinary Professional. He has written many cookbooks, including the IACP Award-winning Chocolate: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers and the James Beard Award-winning How to Bake. He is the director of the baking program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and frequently serves as a guest teacher around the country.

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