Learn to bake with cooking demos led by Certified Master Baker Punky Egan at Lakeview Library! Punky will showcase how to make different breads and some sweet treats, as well. You'll learn about different cooking tools and techniques, as well as how to use base recipes to make a variety of products. These basic rules of baking will prep you for sweet success.
January 14, 1-2PM
Want to make delicious sweets, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Punky will show you what tools and equipment you need, what ingredients to stock in your pantry, and how to use base recipes to make a variety of products. These basic rules of baking will prep you for sweet success! REGISTER
January 26, 6:30-7:30PM
Grandma made the best bread! Learn how easy it is to make bread from scratch when you know a few basic rules and use the right ingredients. We’ll demonstrate the steps in bread making and taste test three breads; apple spice, cinnamon swirl, and multi-grain bread, all made from one basic recipe. REGISTER
February 2, 1-2PM | REGISTER
February 7, 6:30-7:30PM | REGISTER
Who doesn’t need a little chocolate boost once in a while! Homemade truffles hit the spot, and they’re quick to make following easy instructions. The key is using a good quality, dark chocolate for the richest flavor. We’ll taste test a variety of truffles including espresso, hazelnut, and orange.
March 9, 6:30-7:30PM
It’s possible to make artisan breads at home by knowing how to prepare a no-knead dough and using special equipment like Dutch ovens to produce the steam required for that open cell structure and wonderful crust. You’ll learn those techniques that will result in perfect artisan breads every time. REGISTER
April 1, 1-2PM
In this demo you’ll learn how to braid 3, 4, and 5 strand breads practicing with ropes. You’ll be walked through the steps on how to make a classic egg bread dough. These egg breads are not only beautiful to look at, but are delicious, too. Plenty of samples will be provided! REGISTER
Space is limited for these classes! Registration is required for each demo; registration opens 2 weeks prior to each event.
About Punky Egan
Punky Egan earned the title of Certified Master Baker, one of less than 200 in the country, from the professional organization RBA (Retail Bakers of America). Through her 45-year professional baking career, she owned Sucré Patisserie and Dessert Lounge, was a consultant to the baking industry, and recipe developer. At Madison College, she was the director of the baking program as well as lead instructor. She co-authored 3 cookbooks, wrote baking articles for professional publications, created instructional baking videos for her baking students. She had a regular baking segment on a local TV station and was even on the Food Network! Learn more...