Holiday Challah Class

In-PersonInner Southeast, Portland


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Banquet (20+ Guests)
jewish, desserts/bakeries
Learn how to bake the perfect babka and challah from Seattle pastry chef Clare Gordon and babka enthusiast Julia Raymond. Clare's baking education began in Portland at her dad's restaurant, Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen, cementing her love of bagels, rye, challah, and other Hasidic leavened specialties. After working at bakeries and restaurants around her hometown, Clare settled in Seattle where she makes desserts (most famously, General Porpoise doughnuts) for Renee Erickson's restaurants on Capitol Hill. The scarcity of good Jewish baked goods in the Pacific Northwest inspired this class, where Clare and Julia hope to empower home bakers to take holiday carbs into their own hands. At this hands-on class, guests will learn how to mix, proof, and bake loaves of babka and challah. Clare will also demonstrate how to braid and form loaves, and provide basic recipes for everything covered in class. Guests will each take home a finished loaf of babka and challah in addition the recipes and the skills *kneaded* to recreate loaves at home. Ticket purchase includes all class materials, snacks, post-baking beverages and an absurd amount of food puns.

Menu detail

Pastrami Sliders
Small Plate
Mini Matzo Balls
Small Plate
Chopped Liver Toast
Small Plate
Tuna Salad Deviled Eggs
Small Plate
Themed Beverages
We'll celebrate with a few beverages inspired by our favorite Jewish flavors at the end of class. Details TBA!
Cheesecake Bites

Holiday Challah Class

In-PersonInner Southeast, Portland
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)