No-bake dessert masterclass @ Marriott Chennai

Want to make an awesome dessert? No oven? No problem!

That's what we learnt at Marriott Chennai, at Chef Jacob's Cook and Dine series for the month of July. Once again, Rhapsody was the venue and this time, the promise of making a dessert sans egg, sans oven was pretty attractive.

Chef Jacob

The class had already started by the time I reached but one thing about Chef Justin's style of demonstration is that you can ask him for a recap and clarifications anytime and his recipes are easy to follow.

Peanut butter bar

This time, Chef had just 2 recipes in his menu but both were killers. The first, Chocolate Peanut bars has a sweet biscuit layer and over it, a peanut butter-chocolate filling. If you like Reese's Pieces, then you'll freak out on this. Simply sublime! It was made in a round cake ring and sliced into wedges.

The making of...No-bake chocolate peanut butter bars

The second recipe was for a Nutella Cheesecake. It needs neither egg nor a setting agent which makes it a perfect cheesecake for vegetarians. The biscuit crumbs used to line the base are made in-house which gives them a coarse texture that is excellent for a cheesecake base.

Ingredients for nutella cheesecake

Nutella cheesecake topped with nuts

All that's left...

As a perfect ending to the masterclass, the chef showed us a few white chocolate decorations that would give a professional finish to cakes. Here's a sample:

Curls look good...on cake!

Beer-battered onion rings, prawn tempura, a selection of desserts 

As usual, the class ended with a scrumptious lunch at Paprika. As you walk into the restaurant, the first thing your eyes fall on is the dessert display. There's always something new at the buffet counters and Paprika makes one of the most delicious thin-crust pizzas in the city.

Courtyard Marriott Chennai will be hosting "Cook and Dine' classes one Saturday every month. To know more about these sessions or to participate, do call +91 44 66764000/ 66764488. The cost of the class is 800/- per head and includes buffet lunch at Paprika.

At Rhapsody
Courtyard Marriott Chennai
564, Anna Salai, Teynampet
Chennai 600018.


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