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.
Saturday, October 21, 1-2pm | Lakeview Library
Tarts can be easier to make than pies and can be made in so many different sizes. In this class, you'll learn the techniques of making the dough and we'll discuss different fillings such as fruit and cream. Samples will be provided.
Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Registration opens on October 7 at 9am, two weeks prior to program date.
Saturday, November 18, 1-2pm | Lakeview Library
A stunning bread centerpiece is just the thing for a Thanksgiving feast! In this class, we'll discuss how to make a colorful multi-grain sunburst bread. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but delicious too! Samples will be provided.
Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Registration opens on November 4 at 9am, two weeks prior to program date.
Saturday, December 2, 1-2pm | Lakeview Library
Some cookies are traditionally made only during the winter holidays. We'll discuss how a few basic cookie recipes can be turned into a wide assortment of different cookies such as lemon pinch, pecan fingers, Linzer, pressed, and many more. All of the doughs and cookies can be done ahead and frozen to make your holiday baking fun and easy! Samples will be provided. Bring your own cookies to exchange with others!
Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Registration opens on November 18 at 9am, two weeks prior to program date.
Register for classes by clicking the links above or by calling the library at (608) 246-4547.
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...