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In the Dough In the Know

$45

with Deb Arter

Calendar Jan 25, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? We will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. Bring an apron, cutting board and plastic containers to take home doughs and finished items in. Winter in Maine is made for an activity like this! $10 material fee included in price of class. The only elibigle discount for this class is the $5.00 promotional code, mention DEB when registering over the phone. 

Hearty Soups for the Body, Mind & Soul

$95

with Deborah Walder

Calendar Feb 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Hearty soups just warm the body and soul in the depths of winter. Come bring your pot and take home a different soup each week to enjoy with your family or friends. French Onion Soup will warm your soul the first night. An ingredient list will be sent out prior to class. Choices will be decided for the following two evenings. There is no class on February 22nd.

Chocolate Extravaganza!

$45

with Deb Arter

Calendar Feb 8, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nothing says dessert quite like chocolate! In this one-night class, we will prepare molten lava cakes, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and take home a fudge sauce to die for. Bring your sweet tooth, an empty container or two and a friend for a night of sinful decadence. Recipes and generous samples of all things we create will be distributed. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Ingredient fee of $10 included. The only elibigle discount for this class is the $5.00 promotional code, mention DEB when registering over the phone. 

Scone Home A Night of Scone Delights

$45

with Deb Arter

Calendar Feb 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You do not need to be ET to make a wonderful scone! Debra will show you step by step how to make light and tender Chocolate Cherry Scones, Apricot Ginger Scones and Bacon, Cheddar, Chive Scones, as well as classic Basic Scones. Samples of all items will be tasted and the rest divided among the class. Bring a container to take home samples. Class size limited. Cost of the course includes $10 material fee. The only elibigle discount for this class is the $5.00 promotional code, mention DEB when registering over the phone. 

Sourdough: Fast and Easy

$45

with Harold Roberts

Calendar Feb 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Start your bread in the morning and have it with dinner. This is a new streamlined process that shortens production time and produces a perfect loaf every time. We will follow all the steps in real time and discuss high hydration dough and the effects of short and longer fermentation. Every participant will receive their own sourdough stater.

Sugar Easter Eggs

$65

with Gary Stein

Calendar Mar 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Students will learn to make sugar Easter eggs for decorating. Students will also learn to decorate the eggs using a combination of Royal icing and / or commercial decorations. Supply list will be emailed a few weeks before the class. This class meets three times on the following dates: Tuesday, March 1 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, March 3rd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and Tuesday, March 8th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

In the Dough In the Know

$45

with Deb Arter

Calendar Mar 10, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? We will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. Bring an apron, cutting board and plastic containers to take home doughs and finished items in. Winter in Maine is made for an activity like this! $10 material fee included in price of class. The only elibigle discount for this class is the $5.00 promotional code, mention DEB when registering over the phone. 

Sourdough: Fast and Easy

$45

with Harold Roberts

Calendar Mar 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Start your bread in the morning and have it with dinner. This is a new streamlined process that shortens production time and produces a perfect loaf every time. We will follow all the steps in real time and discuss high hydration dough and the effects of short and longer fermentation. Every participant will receive their own sourdough stater.





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