A couple of weeks ago I got the chance to bake with Jackie Ellis. In case you didn't know, Jackie owns Beaucoup Bakery, and is an amazing pastry Chef!! I first asked Jackie to teach me how to make Pain au Chocolat, but since I don't have a lot of baking experience yet, we decided that cookies would be a better thing to start off with. Jackie decided that we would make oatmeal- cocoa- nib and chocolate cookies. Mmmmm!
I got the chance to ask Jackie when her passion to bake first started. She told me she loved sweets as a kid. but when she was little her mom didn't let her eat any treats with sugar unless they were home made.
So, when she felt like sweat treats, she would ride her bike to the library to find a cookbook with a recipe and then make them herself. Learning how to bake also helped Jackie connect with her friends at school and Canadian food culture.
Once we were done spooning the dough onto baking sheets , we balled them up and put them in the oven to bake.
First we brought the corn syrup to a boil. We later mixed it in the gelatin mix that we had sitting in the mixer.
Then we mixed in the sugar syrup into the gelatin & water until we had the right consistency.
Then we used a cookie cutter to cut them into discs, so they'd fit into our cookies.
Cookies + Marshmallows = AWESOME
Baking with Jackie was an amazing experience. Maybe you'll see a Day at Beaucoup Bakery post soon! Pain Au Chocolat here I come!!
And if you're craving some amazing baked goods after reading this! You totally have to go to Beaucop!! Also recommended by me is the Kouign Amann!!