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Chef Cal: Desserts

Chef Cal: Desserts

From Simple to Spectacular

We'll look at how to transform a basic apple tart into a cozy, warm southern apple tart with cinnamon ice cream in this class. When you can make a brownie pizza instead of just brownies, why not? You bet it's a bread pudding with a kick: nothing compares to a warm, gooey chocolate bread pudding with amaretto sauce made with white chocolate. 

How about a Cappuccino Alaskan Ice Cream Pie with Mocha fudge? Perhaps some Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Lollipops in place of a simple cheesecake. Learn how to elevate a basic grilled pineapple into a delectable dish called Grilled Pineapple on Pound Cake, complete with a Rum Cream Sauce and a scoop of Coconut/Pineapple Ice Cream. We'll go across time to establish Martha Washington's Virginia Cake, a prelude to today’s basic fruit cake. And finally, a plain vanilla box cake mix kicked up to a fantastic Tres Leche Cake.

Additionally, the chef will provide three recipes for incredibly delicious and rich desserts: Molten Chocolate Cakes with Crème Anglaise, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis, and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Lemon and Raspberry Sauce. 

Chef Cal

About Chef Cal Kraft

For thirty years, Chef Cal Kraft worked in the corporate world of the travel and hospitality industry, from flying the friendly skies, to Director of Customer Relations at Amtrak, to Regional Vice President for the Council of Better Business Bureaus. He retired in 1995 to pursue his interest in both cooking and running a country inn. For several years Cal was an Innkeeper at the Bailiwick Inn, a historic 14 - room inn in the heart of Fairfax, Virginia. It was here that he developed his true love of cooking and fine dining. Whenever he was not attending to his inn keeping duties, he was in the kitchen watching as Executive Chef Jeff Prather created his culinary magic night after night. The Inn was sold in late 1999. Cal studied Northern Italian Cuisine under Chef Instructor Jane Woods as well as taking culinary studies at both L’ Academe de Cuisine and the Culinary Institute of America.  His books:include • The Ramblings of an Old Man Book 2   • Recipes from the Chef’s Corner The Ramblings of an Old Man.


This program is appropriate for 15+. This event will be held  Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Chantilly Meeting Room
Library Branch:
Chantilly Regional Library
Make/Create > Cooking Summer Reading Adventure
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Registrations open at 4:30pm Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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