Octoberfest Soft Beer Pretzels and Dip (Online)

Laura Scheck
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Taught by Laura Scheck

Laura Scheck is the founder of Teaching Table, a culinary education platform that aims to inspire others to cook foods that are better for their bodies, their families, and their communities. Laura previously worked as a teacher and adult educator and was trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute, making her uniquely suited to share her passion for food in an educational way. Teaching Table provides public cooking demos and workshops, lessons targeted towards individual needs and special diets, private cooking classes & events for cooks of all ages and experience levels, as well as tips, techniques, and recipes via a blog and social media.

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Does quarantine have you craving the kind of food you can only find at fairs or sporting events? Giant soft pretzels are fun for bakers of all ages to make and delicious for everyone in the family to enjoy. This all ages class geared towards families will get all hands on deck! And psst, even if you don’t have kids in your home, you can 100% join us. I won’t tell.

You will bake one dozen Soft Honey Wheat Pretzels from scratch. First, we will explore the microscopic world of yeast, watching it come to life in front of our very eyes. While waiting for our dough to rise, we will whip up a few dipping sauces of your choice, depending on what you have on hand. Options include yummy dippers like honey mustard, cinnamon chocolate drizzle, pepper jack cheese sauce and chive and horseradish dip. Then we will roll and shape pretzels and practice the proper baking method.

What you need:

  • all purpose flour (and, if you have it, whole wheat or spelt flour)

  • water

  • dry active yeast (1 packet)

  • honey (or maple syrup, agave, or sugar)

  • salt

  • butter or cooking oil (olive, canola, vegetable, etc.)

  • baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • mixing bowl

  • dough scraper or spatula

  • baking sheets

  • parchment paper

  • pastry brush or silicone brush

  • spoon

  • rolling pin (or clean water bottle or wine bottle)

  • optional ingredients for dippers:

Optional ingredients for dippers, if you have them: condiments like mustard, ketchup, mayo, sour cream; spices, herbs, chives or scallions, garlic, cinnamon, sugar, chocolate chips/chunks/baking chocolate, heavy whipping cream, nut butter, shredded cheese, milk

(If there is a specific dipper you want to make, just inquire and I’ll tell you exactly what you need)

 

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