Spring 2014 baking classes now enrolling

UPDATE:  Due to popular demand, a second section of the Pizza At Home class has been added on April 3rd.  Use Session Number: 607601″ and the date when registering for this class.

Wanna bake with me?  Registration is now open for my spring 2014 baking classes, offered through the St. Charles parish schools’ Community Education program.  This semester, I’m offering:

  • Breadmaking for Absolute Beginners, March 13, 2014.  An ideal class for teens or those who know absolutely nothing about baking with yeast.  This hands-on class will teach participants about the ingredients needed to make a loaf of sandwich bread, how to knead, how to know when dough is sufficiently kneaded, and other foundation skills.  Each student will leave the class with a ready-to-bake loaf to take home and bake that very evening.  Cost:  $25, plus a $5 supply fee.
  • Buttery Brioche, March 27, 2014.  Butter and egg enriched brioche dough is used for savory and sweet pastries ranging from cinnamon rolls to king cakes and stuffed buns.  I will demonstrate a brioche dough using a stand mixer, and participants will work with a prepared brioche dough to make a variety of shapes and flavors.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Pizza at Home, April 3 or April 10 2014(class is full).  Kick the takeout pizza habit; learn to make good pizza at home using a slow-rise, no-knead technique.  We will make (and eat!) several styles of pizza in class, exploring new flavor combinations and toppings.  Participants will take home a mixed dough which can be refrigerated and used for several days.  (NOTE:  to register for the April 3 class, please note the date and add “Session Number: 607601” on your registration form.)

All of the classes are held in a multi-workstation kitchen classroom at Hahnville High School in Boutte, LA (map here).  To register for any of the above classes,  download the Spring 2014 registration form here.

See the entire slate of Community Education courses offered in St. Charles parish, including lots of culinary classes, here.

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