Full-Day Bread-Making Workshop: Chocolate Babka & Sweet Vanilla Challah
Get your hands in the dough with the “McCool-est” culinary instructor, Paul McCool, who will lead you through this 5-hour workshop.
During this interactive class you’ll learn how to make two amazing bread recipes, plus, Paul will teach much about the essential ingredients in bread making: flours, salt, sugars and, of course… yeast. Paul knows a LOT about the science of breads, so you’re in for a real treat!
You’ll learn how to ferment the right way, and the proper steps to kneading, shaping and baking your breads. It’s a LOT to take in but we’ll have all day to take it step by step, without feeling rushed or anxious. What a luxury to have this kind of time with such a pro!
Our first bread is a Sweet Vanilla Challah bread, rich and eggy, and as beautiful to see as it is to eat. You can practice making a turban, a round braid, a stacked braid, and other shapes with this lovely dough and then we’ll bake it during class.
For our second bread, you’ll learn to make Babka, a classic “looks-complicated-but-really isn’t” Old World bread. You will make a chocolate version in class and practice shaping techniques and—bonus!—you’ll also get tips to adapt this versatile bread for other flavor combinations. Then, you’ll take the dough home to add the filing, shape and bake for your family or friends to enjoy with you.
Getting [your bread] in shape was never so easy or so much fun. Don't miss this class!
Note: If you live more than a 30-45 minute drive from CCKC, bring a small cooler with you to carry your dough home without it over-fermenting.
Hands On | Tasting & Take-Home, Ready-To-Bake Bread Babka Dough
Sat 10/26/19 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together. Thank you!
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