Food, Food Artisans

The Candyman is Coming to BAKE!

Candy demonstration class

The man behind the sweet dreams of Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory, managing partner Charlie Frank, will be leading a candy demonstration class on Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8th, 6-8pm.

Charlie’s passion for all things chocolate and sugar is infectious, and his knowledge of the science behind them is extensive. Charlie returns to BAKE! this time to share his all-time favorite confection, the amazing Four Brothers confection. In this class, you’ll observe Charlie making two recipes, each with their own sweet techniques: gianduja, a delicious chocolate-nut spread; and dragée, coating individual nuts in caramelized sugar. Charlie will then combine the two, and enrobe them in chocolate to create the sensational Four Brothers. At the end of class you’ll taste some of the freshly made candy.

Charlie first experienced this nutty, crunchy, creamy creation when he was attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York on a Zingerman’s staff scholarship to study confection techniques. So why is this the candyman’s favorite confection?  “I still remember the smell of those caramelized roasted hazelnuts,” Charlie says with a dreamy smile on his face.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the candy that makes Charlie sigh, and sign up today!

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See you soon!