workshops

currently, i am teaching one or two session baking classes at the culinary program of Adult and Community Education – Fairfax County Public Schools in northern virginia. find upcoming classes below and follow link to register on the ACE website.

for individual workshops or event collaboration, please contact me at nicola (dot) phelps (at) cox (dot) net.

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Baking Bread from Scratch
Saturday, April 21st, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

If it’s a hearty sourdough loaf, rich rye bread or soft pretzels, in this class you will be introduced to how to prepare naturally leavened dough, and to the basic principles of kneading, proofing and baking bread from scratch.
1 session @ 5 hrs.
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German Pastry Classic: Black Forest Cake
Wednesday, May 9th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Learn how to bake, fill and decorate the most famous of the classic German cakes. In this class we will bake the chocolate sponge base from scratch, make a three layer cherry filling and decorate the cake with whipping cream. You will be able to take home your own Black Forest Cake.
1 session @ 2.5 hrs.
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Cook, Talk, Learn…Black Forest Cake in German
Wednesday, June 6th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Learn how to bake, fill and decorate the most famous of the classic German cakes. In this class we will bake the chocolate sponge base from scratch, make a three layer cherry filling and decorate the cake with whipping cream. You will be able to take home your own Black Forest Cake. Please Note: This class will be held in conversational German with support in the English language.
1 session @ 2.5 hrs.
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Gluten Free Baking
Wednesday, June 20th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm


Whether you are gluten-free yourself for dietary restrictions or life-style choice, or you are hosting a gluten-averse guest? Find out about delicious cakes, desserts and cookies that you can bake entirely wheatless. In this class we will prepare sweet treats so flavorful, nobody will ever guess that they are gluten-free.
1 session @ 3 hrs.
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