workshops

Currently, classes are scheduled at the culinary program of Adult and Community Education – Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia and one class May 2019 in Cambridge, MD. Find upcoming classes below and follow link to register.

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

sign up now for classes in 2019!

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German Desserts
Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Alexandria, VA

Sweet treats and desserts are a hugely important part of German culture. In this class you will be introduced to a variety German dessert classics like red berry jelly, plum dumplings, apple fritters and the famous “Kaiserschmarren”.
1 sessions @ 3 hrs.

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German Pastry Baking
Wed, Jan 30 & Feb 6, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Alexandria, VA

Learn how to bake from scratch buttery streusel sheet cake, marble bundt cake, cheese cake, buttery braided yeast bread and a variety of other German pastry classics. This class offers a first time experience for beginners as well as an expansion of knowledge for the experienced baker on the art of cakes and sweet treats from the different regions of Germany.
2 sessions @ 3 hrs each.

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German Pastry Classic: Strudel
Wed, April 3, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Alexandria, VA

Strudel is a German pastry classic. Strudel, like several other German pastries originally comes from Austria and it is one of those treats that most people think of with awe, reverence, and trepidation – at least when it comes to making it from scratch. In this class you will learn how to prepare the dough and how to stretch it into a large, paper thin rectangle to be filled with a variety of fillings from sweet to savory.
1 session @ 2.5 hrs.
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Baking Bread from Scratch
Sat, March 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Alexandria, VA

Baking Bread from Scratch

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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available later in 2019

Baking Bread from Scratch: Ancient Grains
Alexandria, VA

Heirloom grains like spelt, einkorn, emmer, or sorghum are grown from seeds that have been passed down from generation to generation. They are less processed and tend to contain less gluten and more nutrients. They’re usually whole grain and they add a richer, nuttier, earthier flavors to any baked good. In this class, learn how to use them when baking a sourdough loaf, crunchy rolls, and a pan loaf.
1 session @ 5hrs.

 

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Stollen & Fruitbread
Alexandria, VA

 

In this class we will be preparing and baking two authentic German holiday classics: Stollen, a sweet bread filled with marzipan, ground almonds and raisins, and Fruit bread, a dark and heavy loaf full of nuts and dried fruit soaked in rum.
1 session @ 3 hrs 

 

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German Christmas Cookies
Alexandria, VA


Get ready for the holiday season and bake some of your all time favorite German Christmas cookies. Learn how to make Vanilla Kipferl, Linzer cookies, macarons and some lesser known, but equally delicious festive treats.
1 session @ 3 hrs.

 

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Cook, Talk, Learn…German Christmas Cookies
Alexandria, VA


Bake German cookies while polishing up on your German! Get ready for the holiday season and bake some of your all time favorite German Christmas cookies. Learn how to make Vanilla Kipferl, Linzer cookies, macarons and some lesser known, but equally delicious festive treats. Please Note: This class will be held in conversational German with support in the English language.
1 session @ 3 hrs.

 

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Traditional German Holiday Baking
  Cambridge, MD

Get ready for the holiday season and bake some authentic German classics! Morning class begin with a tasting, and moves into the classics: Vanilla Kipferl, Linzer Cookies, Macarons and some lesser known, but equally delicious festive treats. Afternoon class begins with a tasting that kicks into baking the traditional Stollen, and a sweet bread filled with dried fruits and nuts. Discover some new traditions for your family, or re-trace ones from your past. Sessions can be booked together or separately.
2 sessions @ 3 hrs each