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 Melissa Ricketts 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, Dark Cranberry Pecan Sage Bread, Pumpkin Rye Bread, Garlic Potato Rolls, Seven Grain Buttermilk Honey Rolls, Whole Wheat Seeded Rolls
Class Type: Individual, hands on class
Class Notes: Just in time for Thanksgiving learn the art of the bread baker, rustic style!
Melissa was born in Jamaica, West Indies and raised in New York City. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She managed clinical trials at a health-care teaching institution. Melissa decided to focus on her true passions: food & travel. She is an alum from the Institute of Culinary Education and worked at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern restaurant. Dynamic Cuisines reflects the working style and passion for diverse cuisines. The mission is to consistently provide exceptional client service and delectable cuisines which are seasonally inspired. Dynamic Cuisines is certified as a Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise. Chef Melissa was selected to be part of the launch event for Chefs Move to Schools at The White House of The United States of America which is part of Let’s Move! to solve childhood obesity.
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