Saturday, December 3rd | 10:30am-12:30pm | Homemade Gingerbread

In this online class, learn how to make your own gingerbread – one of the most delicious parts of the holiday season! This recipe can be used for gingerbread cookies to decorate, or for creating custom gingerbread houses. Once you master these techniques, you will use them for many holidays to come!

Please note: In order to follow along with the instructor, please ensure you have all ingredients and equipment ready and accessible at class time. At this time, there are no gluten free or vegan options available for this class.

Ingredients Needed:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup light molasses or dark corn syrup
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. ground ginger (fresh or dried)
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups all purpose flour (plus more for working with the dough)
- tap water
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3 egg whites
- food colorings of your choice

Equipment Needed:
- 2 medium-large mixing bowls
- 2 rubber spatulas or wooden spoons
- 2 flat baking sheets
- whisk
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons

Optional Equipment:
- stand mixer with paddle and whisk attachments
- hand mixer

This class is appropriate for all ages, however anyone under the age of 14 should attend with a parent or guardian.

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.

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:
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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