Baking + Confections

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Crepes: Tips and Secrets //

Saturday, July 29, 11 – 1:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Van Keszler
Thin and elegant, a crepe seems almost confectionary-and definitely out of the realm of everyday cooks. Until now. In this hands-on class, Chef Van shares secrets for the perfect batter, artful techniques and perfect fillings. Master the art of crepe making, and enjoy an entree... [read more]

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$75.00
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Perfect Pretzels //

Sunday, July 30, 1 – 3:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Terry John Zila
Join chef Terry John Zila as he unties the mysterious pretzel making process. In this hands on baking class you'll learn the techniques to mix, proof, shape, boil and bake the quintessential doughy delight.

Menu: Yeasted Pretzel Buns; Sweet Pretzels Two Ways: Soft &... [read more]

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$75.00
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Pie in the Sky //

Monday, July 31, 6 – 8:30 PM
Location: Stillwater
Chef: Cynthia Maxwell
Join Chef Cynthia as she guides you through the techniques and tips of flaky crusts, light, crumbly bases and, of course, the delicious fresh ingredients that go into the center of scrumptious seasonal pies.... [read more]

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$75.00
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What Choux Talkin' About?! //

Saturday, August 5, 10 – 12:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Aleah Vinick
Choux pastries have been around for centuries and it's easy to see why. Join us on a journey through history; well, no, actually pastry ... and find out just how versatile this fluffy French staple is. Come on, mon petit chou!

Menu: Parisian Gnocchi; Cheese Puffs;... [read more]

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$75.00
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Spirited Baking //

Sunday, August 6, 11 – 1:30 PM
Location: Stillwater
Chef: Cynthia Maxwell
It's not just you or I who enjoy a drink; your baked goodies do, too! Join Cooks of Crocus Hill for this one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience and discover delightful baked delicacies doused with divine drinkies.

Menu: Chocolate Pavlova with Red Wine-Braised Cherries; Orange... [read more]

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$75.00
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Macarons: A Night at the French Bakery //

Tuesday, August 8, 6 – 8:30 PM
Location: Minneapolis
Chef: Terry John Zila
Light, crumbly meringue, encasing a sugary filling, in one convenient little package. Who doesn't love these baby sweets? Be whisked away to France as you start your journey with a flavorsome quiche and bright, mixed salad before learning the centuries-old secrets behind the... [read more]

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$75.00
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Bake Like a Brit //

Sunday, August 13, 11 – 1:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Aleah Vinick
Whether you're a huge fan of The Great British Baking Show, as we are, or you just want to master some charming desserts from across the pond, this is the hands-on class for you. Join Chef Aleah and try your hand at scones, pretty Battenberg cake and more.

Menu:... [read more]

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$75.00
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Cake Decorating //

Tuesday, August 15, 6 – 8:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Terry John Zila
From the perfect moist cake to the glossy icing and eye-catching decoration, this class walks you through the basics and will have you creating beautiful (and delicious) masterpieces for all those special occasions.

Menu: Yellow Cakes; Chocolate Devil's Food Cake; Lemon... [read more]

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$75.00
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Summer Fruit: Buckles, Crisps and Grunts //

Saturday, August 19, 11 – 1:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Cynthia Maxwell
Are you ready to learn some new recipes and techniques for the abundance of summer fruits? Come join us in this hands-on baking extravaganza where we will learn four invaluable methods of cooking with summer fruits. There will be plenty of whipped cream and ice cream available to... [read more]

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$75.00
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Caffeinated Confections //

Sunday, August 20, 11 – 1:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Randi Madden
Sure, you drink coffee and tea, but how else are you using these versatile beverages? Get ready to bring your caffeinated love to a whole new level in this hands-on class, with Chef Randi teaching the art of infusing tea and coffee flavor into baked goods. Believe us, the results... [read more]

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$75.00
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Easy as Pie //

Monday, August 21, 6 – 8:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Aleah Vinick
Pies aren't just winter warmers, they can be summer sweets, too! With a wealth of fresh, summer fruits hitting farmers markets and grocery stores now, it's the perfect time to try your hand at some of these real fruity numbers.

Menu: Plum Tart with Gingersnap Crust;... [read more]

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$75.00
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Summer Breads //

Saturday, August 26, 11 – 1:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Aleah Vinick
If you thought that bread making was reserved for winter's deep dark days, think again. Summer breads are the perfect accompaniment to overflowing garden bounty and seasonal farmers market finds. In this hands-on class, Chef Aleah guides you through two quick breads and one yeast... [read more]

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$75.00
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