Learn how to make the perfect babka and challah from Seattle pastry chef Clare Gordon. Clare's baking education began in Portland at her dad's restaurant, Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen, cementing her love of bagels, rye, challah, and other Hasidic leavened specialties. After working at bakeries and restaurants around her hometown, Clare settled in Seattle where she makes desserts (most famously, General Porpoise doughnuts) for Renee Erickson's restaurants on Capitol Hill. The scarcity of good Jewish baked goods in the Pacific Northwest inspired this class, where we hope to empower home bakers to take holiday carbs into their own hands.
At this hands-on class, guests will learn how to mix, proof, and bake loaves of babka and challah. Clare will also demonstrate how to braid and form loaves, and provide basic recipes for everything covered in class.
Guests will each take home a finished loaf of babka and challah in addition the recipes and the skills *kneaded* to recreate loaves at home.
$60 includes all materials, snacks, and an absurd amount of food puns.