Does quarantine have you craving the kind of food you can only find at fairs or sporting events? Giant soft pretzels are fun for bakers of all ages to make and delicious for everyone in the family to enjoy. You will bake one dozen Soft Honey Wheat Pretzels from scratch. First, we will explore the microscopic world of yeast, watching it come to life in front of our very eyes. While waiting for our dough to rise, we will whip up a few dipping sauces of your choice, depending on what you have on hand. Options include yummy dippers like honey mustard, cinnamon chocolate drizzle, pepper jack cheese sauce and chive and horseradish dip. Then we will roll and shape pretzels and practice the proper baking method.
This class is suitable for families as well as adults, so everyone can join the fun!
What You Need (you will receive recipes and quantities after registration): all purpose flour (and, if you have it, whole wheat or spelt flour), water, dry active yeast (1 packet), honey (or maple syrup, agave, or sugar), salt, butter or cooking oil (olive, canola, vegetable, etc.), baking soda, 1 egg, mixing bowl, dough scraper or spatula, baking sheets, parchment paper, pastry brush or silicone brush, spoon, and rolling pin (or clean water bottle or wine bottle). Optional ingredients for dippers, if you have them: condiments like mustard, ketchup, mayo, sour cream; spices, herbs, chives or scallions, garlic, cinnamon, sugar, chocolate chips/chunks/baking chocolate, heavy whipping cream, nut butter, shredded cheese, milk.
Please be sure to register by the day before the class at the latest. You will receive an invitation email with a link to join the Zoom meeting. Click here for a tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting.
Light, airy, and puffy like clouds, meringue is an easy way to add elegance to your homemade desserts. And it’s gluten-free, so you can indulge without the guilt!
Join Angela to learn the secrets to the perfect meringue and open up a world of fun pastry creations. Angela will show you how to magically transform simple ingredients into a fluffy and delicate meringue. Then she’ll turn the meringue into an ethereal Pavlova (swirled meringue that is crisp on the outside with a soft marshmallow center, topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit or other toppings), layered meringue cakes, crunchy amaretti cookies, and more!