The Rustic Bread Baker

November 21, 2011 6:30 pm
November 21, 2011 9:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President Street, Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

They say that man shall not live by bread alone. But what about garlic potato rolls? Or cranberry & pecan sage bread? Sometimes there’s a lot more to a loaf of bread than just bread. Rustic American and European breads have historically included all kinds of things, such as fruit, vegetables, spices, nuts and seeds. This opens up a whole world of possibilities if you’re baking your own loaves. Being one of the ultimate comfort foods, bread is a big part of most people’s holiday dinner and having some, freshly baked, for your guests would only be topped by the fact that it also contains tasty, flavorful additions baked right into it. Join us at Ger-Nis as chef Ashton Keefe teaches a class on the art of baking bread, rustic style. Just in time for Thanksgiving, you’ll learn to make a variety of doughs using the best organic and fair trade ingredients. Then you’ll mix a number of seasonal, locally sourced extras in to make each loaf a fun and unique treat. It’s like the ultimate comfort food combined with your favorite fixin’s. You’ll leave the class with all you need to know about creating delicious and fun rustic breads at home; it’ll be the best thing since… well, you know.

Recipes: Rustic “Un-Kneaded” Bread, Cranberry Pecan Sage Bread, Pumpkin Rye Bread, Garlic Potato Rolls, Buttermilk Honey Rolls, Whole Wheat Seeded Rolls

Class Type: Part of our Thanksgiving Series

Class Notes: Just in time for Thanksgiving learn the art of the bread baker, rustic style!

Ashton Keefe

Ashton Keefe is a private chef, caterer, and food stylist in New York. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and Entrepreneurship she studied Classic Pastry Arts at The French Culinary Institute. Ashton also contributes to Leslie Sbrocco’s Thirsty Girl, and has written, developed and tested for magazines such as O Magazine and Everyday with Rachael Ray. Check out Ashton’s personal blog Diary of a Sweet Tooth at and Contact Ashton

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