That's right: I'm in a baking class. It's super fun. I've been waiting to sign up for one of these since the summer when I was in the thick of my dissertation and had absolutely no business even thinking about signing up for a baking class.
Turns out, getting into baking class isn't easy. This school is so popular, you've got to sign up even months in advance to get a spot - at least, if you can't go to any of the classes given on weekday mornings and need to hold out for an evening or weekend one.
I really like baking class. The first week we learned to make cream puffs. One of the students in my class made these gorgeous cream puff swans. You can see the cream puffs I made in the back. They're the round ones with white icing drizzled over the top. That's amaretto icing, by the way.
The next week we made tarts and pies. These lemon curd tartlets were what appealed to me. Here's some of what I learned.