Pure Chocolate Desserts by Zach

Home of Dallas Chocolate Classes. Zach's chocolate classes have been mentioned in Everyday with Rachel Ray as a fun chocolate activity across the nation.

My name is Zachary R. Townsend. My story in chocolate began more than twenty five years ago with my close relationship with Michel Jambon, founder of the European chocolate company Jeff de Bruges. Michel taught me a great deal about fine chocolate and how to appreciate various styles of chocolate making. Each time I traveled to Paris to visit his family, Michel would present me with a beautiful bo

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10/27/2020

Dallas Chocolate Classes Virtual Chocolate Team Events!

Chocolate sponge cake technique (AND will the cocoa powder you choose make a difference?) 04/20/2020

Do you know the proper techniques for creating a light and airy chocolate sponge cake? Follow Chef Zach through this quick video to show you how (recipe included) plus discover what happens when you use different cocoa powders for the same recipe. You can use this 5-ingredient cake in multiple ways and successfully achieve its moist and tender texture when keeping in mind the tips revealed in the video ("Like" the Dallas Chocolate Classes FB page and see more posts there!)
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Chocolate sponge cake technique (AND will the cocoa powder you choose make a difference?) This video shows you the proper techniques for creating a light and airy chocolate sponge cake whose chocolate flavor comes solely from cocoa powder, and sho...

Soft & Buttery Chocolate Sablé Cookies 04/14/2020

I bet you have all the ingredients you need right now in your pantry to make these deliciously buttery and chocolaty sablé cookies from the adapted recipe by Pierre Hermé. Add your own signature spice additions too. Watch the technique in the video and get the recipe in the video description.
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Soft & Buttery Chocolate Sablé Cookies The French term “sablé” is used often to describe doughs used for various purposes and means “sandy” because of the delicate and pleasing sandy texture the m...

A fun handmade chocolate Easter nest! 04/09/2020

Just in time for E A S T E R chocolate mania! Watch the techniques on the Dallas Chocolate Classes YouTube channel for making your own chocolate Easter nest at home to hold your favorite candies or chocolates for the Easter holiday. It’s easy, super fun, and kids will love helping out, too.

A fun handmade chocolate Easter nest! This video shows you how easy it can be to make a chocolate nest just in time for the Easter holiday to hold your favorite chocolate eggs (or for any occasio...

03/07/2020

Just a few images of all the fun chocolate activities and classes available at Dallas Chocolate Classes! Dallas Chocolate Classes, taught and presented by chocolatier Zach Townsend, offers fun and unique onsite or chef's home experiences in chocolate! Visit the Facebook Dallas Chocolate Classes pages to find out more or visite the Dallas Chocolate Classes website directly for instant booking online.

10/04/2018

Next Thursday evening, the "Night of Chocolate!" Mini Public Chocolate Workshops continue, with French "gâteaux de voyage." We'll be baking up a decadent chocolate version, learning awesome baking tips along the way, and exploring these types of cakes often found in France. The October 11 class is full, but you can sign up now for October 18 -- only 4 seats! Visit DallasChocolateClasses.com and sign up from the home page!
(image courtesy of Rufus & Clementine)

Baking legend Rose Levy Beranbaum shares a perfect fall cake recipe from her latest cookbook 09/19/2018

Are you a baking fan or know anyone who loves baking?

There's no better way to kick off the baking season than by meeting the baking diva and legend herself at the beautiful "A Tasteful Place" venue at the Dallas Arboretum on Sunday, September 30, 10-11:30a.m. You can buy Rose's new book "Rose's Baking Basics" and have her sign it for you - or a lucky someone - while there.

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Rose and I will see you there!

Baking legend Rose Levy Beranbaum shares a perfect fall cake recipe from her latest cookbook Baking legend and cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum isn't one to sit on her laurels. Thirty years after publishing her first best-seller, The...

Special Event: James Beard Luminary and Baking Author Rose Levy Beranbaum in DFW! 09/15/2018

Three-time James Beard Award winner Rose Levy Beranbaum will be at the beautiful A Tasteful Place venue at the Dallas Arboretum on Sunday, September 30! The demo is free! This is an opportunity to meet Rose and have her sign her new book for you, "Rose's Baking Basics," available for purchase during the demo. If you love baking, this is an opportunity not to miss! See you there!

Special Event: James Beard Luminary and Baking Author Rose Levy Beranbaum in DFW!

Home 09/01/2018

Lactose intolerant but still want to enjoy chocolate and chocolate treats? Find out how at Dallas Chocolate Classes! Private lessons or group lessons available. Visit www.dallaschocolateclasses.com and book any event or private lesson and you're in!

Home We offer chocolate-centric classes and events: Chocolate tastings, Truffle making, Chocolate bonbon making, Baking classes, and Corporate events in Dallas Forth Worth. 5-start TripAdvisor and Yelp Ratings.

Dallas Chocolate Classes - Bougie Bi***es 05/30/2018

Thanks to the Bougie Bi***es blog for the review and shout out! Follow my Dallas Chocolate Classes FB page for more info on fun chocolate events and classes!

Dallas Chocolate Classes - Bougie Bi***es I can’t bake for s**t. Seriously. But I do love learning new things and meeting new people. I was super excited to partake in this class as an early Mother’s Day excursion. My hubs and I did a Thursday night class that went from 7-9 …

Chocolate Workshop in Plano Texas 01/19/2018

Don't forget to register before it's too late for "A Night of Chocolate - Valentine's Day Edition!" Join a public workshop on the evening of February 14 for chocolate and socializing!

Chocolate Workshop in Plano Texas Join the fun and learn all about chocolate in this chocolate workshop in Plano, TX hosted by Dallas Chocolate Classes chocolatier Zach Townsend. Take a guided tasting tour and learn the secrets to working with chocolate at home. 5-start TripAdvisor and Yelp Ratings.

Chocolate Workshop in Plano Texas 01/06/2018

It's back! A Night of Chocolate - Valentine's Day Edition! (Theme: Chocolate Mousse!) Join a public workshop on the evening of February 14 for chocolate and socializing. Who knows, you might even meet someone special. 😉

Chocolate Workshop in Plano Texas Join the fun and learn all about chocolate in this chocolate workshop in Plano, TX hosted by Dallas Chocolate Classes chocolatier Zach Townsend. Take a guided tasting tour and learn the secrets to perfect ganache making at home. 5-start TripAdvisor and Yelp Ratings.

Chocolate Workshop in Plano Texas 12/12/2017

This event is SOLD OUT! Thanks everyone for your interest. It will be a fun evening of chocolate, festive music, ugly Christmas sweaters and chocolate and cocoa powder all over the place, but that's what it's all about! Look for more workshops starting in Jan!

Chocolate Workshop in Plano Texas

Chocolate Workshop in Plano Texas 11/29/2017

Come join this fun and interactive chocolate workshop! It's BYOB. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater (ugly or not) for a chance to win some free chocolate!

Chocolate Workshop in Plano Texas

10/04/2017

Did you know you can earn this snazzy one-of-a-kind, embroidered-just-for-you "Chocolate Connoisseur" apron? All you have to do is surround yourself with chocolate (I know, it's too good to be true). Visit dallaschocolateclasses.com to find out how to join the fun and earn Dallas's most coveted apron!

09/22/2017

Swoooonnnn . . . silky smooth dark chocolate ganache.

Pure Chocolate Desserts Gallery 09/08/2017

What a fun chocolate weekend it's going to be, starting with the Cake Walk tomorrow! I'm contributing my Intense Black Forest to the walk! (Message me if you happen to win this one!) And if you don't have your tickets yet, visit the Dallas Chocolate Festival website to check out all the details for the weekend!

"Intense" - my very popular and signature line of cakes that earns its name. The Intense chocolate cake is what I featured as guest chocolatier at the Stephan Pyle's 10th Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner in 2009. It was also featured on the Dallas Morning News Eats blog by Bill Addison. Offered in a variety of intensely dark chocolates such as Valrhona Taïnori Grand Cru Single Origin Dark Chocolate - Dominican Republic.

Dallas Chocolate Festival September 8-10 09/01/2017

Dallas Chocolate Festival September 8-10 Tickets for the eighth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival (DCF), September 8-10 are on sale and will be held in the heart of the Dallas Art District at the Fashion Industry Gallery F.I.G. celebrates …

08/24/2017

It's always a treat when the Best of Big D issue of D Magazine arrives....but when your event is featured on pg. 37 it's the icing on the cake! In this case, a lovely cake from Zach Townsend of Dallas Chocolate Classes. Come learn chocolate baking skills for yourself at Zach's workshop on Sunday Sept. 10th. (Space is limited so sign up today!). Tickets on sale at http://dallaschocolate.org

Dates Announced for Dallas Chocolate Festival 2017 - D Magazine 05/25/2017

Yes, indeed, a chocolate cake walk at this year's chocolate festival! Which of my cakes do you think I should make? https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2017/05/dates-announced-for-dallas-chocolate-festival-2017/

Dates Announced for Dallas Chocolate Festival 2017 - D Magazine Get out your calendars and mark these dates down. The Eighth Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival will be September 8-10. This year, the popular three-day event will take place in the heart of the Dallas Art District at the Fashion Industry Gallery. Tickets will go on sale August 10. Some of the highlig...

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Happy Chocolaty Valentine's Day!

02/01/2016

Bon Bon work today for . Earl Grey tea ganache.

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