Jenny McCoy

Beyond Vanilla: Flavors from Around the World

Jenny McCoy
  • In-depth Instruction; over 181 mins
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  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
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Meet renowned pastry chef Jenny McCoy, and preview the sophisticated layer cakes you'll create. Then dive in! Discover Jenny's tips for making a delicious -- and versatile -- yellow chiffon cake, and learn how to master a recipe for vanilla bean pastry cream. You'll also see how to make simple syrup.
Transform the yellow chiffon cake you made in Lesson 1 into a gorgeous Swedish princess cake -- perfect for birthdays and weddings! Jenny shares her method for working with marzipan, then gives step-by-step instruction on assembling, frosting and decorating this four-layer confection.
Create a cake inspired by the flavors of Madagascar. In addition to making a banana chiffon cake, you'll learn Jenny's techniques for whipping up vanilla bean-clove pastry cream and a thick, fluffy Swiss meringue buttercream. Plus, get tips on garnishing your cake with perfectly brûléed bananas.
Add a bit of decadence to any afternoon tea or brunch with Jenny's Lebanese pistachio-rose cake. See how to easily vary the recipes from previous lessons to make a pistachio chiffon cake, black tea pastry cream, and a pistachio buttercream. You'll also learn how to pipe rosettes onto the cake for an elegant effect.
You don't have to be Italian to appreciate this rich chocolate-hazelnut cake -- inspired by the hazelnuts grown in northern Italy. Follow along as Jenny makes a variation of the chiffon cake. In addition, you'll discover how to make a chocolate-hazelnut-mascarpone filling and chocolate buttercream.
Make a mouth-watering dessert influenced by the bold flavors of Mexico. Jenny explains how to create a chocolate chiffon cake and chocolate-cinnamon pastry cream. Then learn how to make a chile caramel sauce. You'll also discover Jenny's simple technique for shaving chocolate.
Round out your repertoire with a Japanese-inspired dessert. Learn how to make a green tea chiffon cake, white chocolate yuzu pastry cream and matcha simple syrup. You'll also see Jenny's method of making strawberry gelée. Plus, discover how to assemble and decorate this elegant cake.
 
 
7 Lessons
3  hrs 1  mins

Draw delicious inspiration from six different regions as you explore new and different cake flavors alongside pastry chef Jenny McCoy. Take a flavorful sojourn to Scandinavia as you create an airy Swedish princess cake with raspberries and marzipan. Next, give guests a taste of tropical Madagascar with a coffee-banana chiffon cake bursting with bright flavor. Discover the subtle yet satisfying Lebanese pistachio-rose cake. Then, transport clients to the northern reaches of Italy with a luscious chocolate-hazelnut cake. Add a kick of spice to dessert with a Mexican-inspired chocolate cake featuring cinnamon and chile flavors. You’ll refine your repertoire further with an elegant Japanese-inspired green tea entremet cake. Plus, learn to create custom flavor combinations that satisfy any sweet tooth.

Jenny McCoy

Jenny McCoy is a pastry chef with more than 10 years' experience working in some of America's finest kitchens. She uses classic techniques to create inventive desserts, many of which are featured in her book, "Desserts for Every Season." Jenny's philosophy on baking is simple: By combining the best ingredients available and a personal creative touch, anyone can make refined recipes and original pastries with ease. A truly approachable expert, Jenny offers detailed lessons that are both inviting and inspiring.

Jenny McCoy

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