Saturday, October 21st | 10:00AM-12:00PM | Make Your Own Donuts

In this fundraiser for the Pet Adoption Network, learn to make the sweet, light, doughy bite of magic we all crave in the cold months (and let's face it, all other times too) -- from the comfort of your own kitchen. In this class, students will master a basic donut dough and a few ways to top their creations. While the dough rests, students will also learn how to make two seasonal drinks, one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic.

Ingredients needed for donuts:
- 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. active dry yeast
- 1 c. whole milk
- 2-2½ c. (320-400 g) bread flour
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2 Tbsp. (30 g) superfine sugar
- ½ tsp. table salt
- 4 Tbsp. (½ stick or 2 oz.) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature and cut into cubes
- 1 qt. vegetable oil for frying
- any other sprinkles or frostings you want to use!

Ingredients needed for glaze:
- 1 ½ cups (150 g) confectioners sugar, sifted to remove any lumps
- 3-4 Tbsp. milk or water
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Ingredients needed for chocolate glaze:
- 1½ c. (150 g) confectioners sugar
- 4 Tbsp. (27 g) cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. milk or water
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Ingredients needed for Hot Buttered Brandy:
- 1 c. water
- 1 Tbsp. dark brown soft sugar
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- a few small cinnamon sticks
- 3 cloves
- Optional: ½ cup (4 oz.) brandy

Ingredients needed for Caramel Apple Latte:
- 2 c. apple cider
- 1 c. whole milk
- 2 Tbsp. instant coffee
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- caramel sauce
- apple slices

Equipment Needed:
- stand mixer (best option) or a hand mixer in a large mixing bowl
- 2 or 3 mixing bowls
- whisk
- sifter
- spatula
- large mixing spoon
- damp cloths
- large pot or dutch oven for frying
- two sheet pans
- baking rack
- spider or tongs

This class is appropriate for all ages. Please ensure proper adult supervision for any children participating in class.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent by 9:00 AM the day of the class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

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 (vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Christin Ortiz has been working in restaurants since she was 19. Starting in the front of the house, she realized early on she preferred the back of the house. Having worked in different kitchens, she is most proficient in Italian and Hispanic cuisine. Most recently Christin ran the food program at Joe Bean Roastery, where she focused the menu on her Latin-American heritage. She loves sharing her passion for food, and wants everyone to be able to cook the food they crave!

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