Want to escape to the Greek Islands for a getaway? This online class will bring you close! Learn to bake baklava, a Greek, nut-filled pastry, in the comfort of your home using phyllo dough and a sweet filling mixture. Please note: In order to follow along with the instructor, please ensure you have all ingredients and equipment ready at class time. Students will need to take the phyllo dough out of the freezer three hours prior to class, or it can be left it in the refrigerator overnight. At this time, there is no gluten free option for this class.Ingredients Needed:- 1 lb. package of phyllo dough (Note: found in freezer section and may be spelled fillo or filo, depending on brand)- 4 c. walnuts- 3 c. sugar- 2 tsp. cinnamon- 3 sticks butter - 1 ½ c. mild flavored oil- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice- 3 Tbsp. honey**- 3 drops of rosewater**- water**Item available locally at Niblack Spices.
Vegan Substitution:- omit butter, use 2 c. olive oil Equipment needed:- a small saucepan- measuring cups and spoons- sharp knife- 9x13 baking pan- medium bowl- cutting board- pastry brush- lightweight kitchen towel or heavy weight paper towels- food processor (optional)Age:
This class is appropriate for all ages, although anyone under the age of 12 should attend with a parent or guardian.Location:This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.Accessibility:Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).About the teacher: Bobbie Gluck's love for baking was first inspired by a Greek bakeshop in her hometown of Plattsburgh. She traveled to Europe as a young woman, studying in Salamanca, Spain, and exploring the flavors of bakeries in Spain, France, Italy, and more. She baked professionally for 25 years in a small town bakery. Bobbie now enjoys raising her children, flower farming, baking for pleasure for family and friends, and spending time in creative pursuits at her farmhouse on the west side of Rochester.For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.