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Czech KolachesKolaches are one of Czechoslovakia"s national pastries. Immigrants brought their passion (and recipes) for kolaches to the Midwest as early as the 1860's. Kolaches are marvelous egg-rich, slightly sweet yeast dough. Traditionally filled with fruit mixtures such as apricot, cottage cheese, poppy seed or prune; they can be shaped into small rounds, square "tied packages", or filled turnovers. We will make variations in class and taste samples. Plan to take home an assortment to share with family, friends or to freeze. You will also leave with many recipes, tips and techniques to master these Old World delicacies. Better than the bakery! Food fee of $13 paid to instructor in class.
Four Famous Ethnic CookiesLearn to create the rolled Norwegian cookie, Krumkakes, made with cream, butter and cinnamon or sometimes flavored with vanilla. Italian Pizzelles are also baked on the top of the stove using an iron but are a flat, anise-flavored cookies sometimes flavored with vanilla. They chewy, almond Swedish Sandbakkelse are delicate golden brown in color and are baked in tiny tins to resemble tarts. Finally, we will master deep fried Rosettes-those exceedingly fragile, paper thin Scandinavian delicacies dusted with confectioners' sugar. Expect great recipes plus the many tips and techniques that will make your baking a success! Please bring containers to bring your creations safely home.$13 food fee paid to instructor at class.
LefseThis wonderful Norwegian delicacy is made for banquets, holidays, weddings and all special occasions. If you are Norwegian and missed recording Grandma's recipe, tips and techniques - this is the class for you! Note: other nationalities find lefse delicious too. Learn the fine points in making the dough, baking, storing and of course how to serve lefse, bonus is a bit of history and humor too. We will begin with real potatoes using a number of authentic recipes and a modern version using instant potatoes. Plan to sample your fresh, warm creations with traditional fillings plus take home finished lefse and dough to bake then share with family/friends. $9 food fee paid to instructor night of class.