Columbia at Home | Creating the Perfect Cookie

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Columbia at Home | Creating the Perfect Cookie

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In the latest in the Columbia at Home virtual event series, enjoy a recipe demo from Greg Rales ’12CC, founder of Red Gate Bakery in New York City. Rales will make his famous Choco-Toffee Cookies, which he calls, “perhaps the most perfect update on an already perfect cookie.” A Q&A session led by Patricia Howard ’13CC Director of Operations at Red Gate Bakery, with attendees will follow.

If you plan to cook during the presentation, have these ingredients ready:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped toffee bar (Heath, Skor, Trader Joe’s, etc)
  • 1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate

About Greg Rales and Red Gate Bakery

Red Gate Bakery is an intimate bakeshop nestled in Manhattan’s East Village. Named after the idyllic Nantucket farm where Rales spent summers growing up, Red Gate was inspired by his fond memories baking in his swim trunks on warm afternoons.

What initially started as a simple wholesale business headquartered in Rales’ home quickly gained a cult following. After outgrowing his kitchen, Red Gate Bakery found a new home in the vibrant East Village, where he and Director of Operations, Patricia Howard, opened the first brick-and-mortar location in 2019.

Rales gleans inspiration from the baked goods of his childhood, reimagining them with unique and unexpected ingredients. The pastries, which range from cookies to loaves to celebration cakes, are crafted with premium ingredients and ably walk the line between familiar and sophisticated, satisfying any and all sweet teeth.

About Columbia at Home Series

The CAA’s weekly Columbia at Home virtual series features Columbians speaking on informative and engaging topics during this difficult time. Diverse topics span the latest on the COVID-19 crisis, health and wellness, entertainment, and more.

To view videos of past Columbia at Home events please click here.

**Please note if you are unable to join the Webinar live, we will share a recording after the event to anyone who registers. Registration will close 1 hour before the event starts. You will receive a unique link to join the Webinar from Zoom directly.**

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