Culinary Curiosities: Virtual Baking Classes
Looking for a new, family-friendly activity to help with pandemic boredom? Join us for a fun and engaging virtual baking class, from the comfort of your own home! Participants will receive a hands-on baking experience, led by a museum employee. This educational activity will equip participants with new culinary skills and — most importantly — a sense of satisfaction for having baked their very own delicious treat.
Each class features a different recipe, which will be prepared from start to finish during the virtual session. The baking classes will be small, making the experience more personal. Participants require access to an oven and basic baking equipment. The class materials (recipe, grocery list, equipment list, and preparation instructions) will be emailed to participants shortly after registration. This will give participants enough time to gather the required materials for the class. Participants will receive a Zoom link to access the class.
Note: Children ages 13 and under are welcome to participate, but must have an adult’s help/supervision during the Virtual Baking Classes.
Class 1: Breakfast Maple Muffins
Dates: Saturday, March 6, 2021 (English session) and Saturday, March 13, 2021 (French session)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Spring will soon be in the air...which means maple season is almost upon us! Did you know Canada produces 80 per cent of the world’s maple syrup? Join us virtually in the kitchen as we make delicious maple syrup muffins, which make a great breakfast or a tasty afternoon snack. While the muffins are baking, learn some interesting facts about maple syrup. The recipe, grocery list, and equipment list will be provided to participants following registration.
Class 2: Classic Clafoutis
Dates: Thursday, March 18, 2021 (English session) and Thursday, March 25, 2021 (French session)
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Clafoutis is a classic French dessert, similar to a tart, featuring fruit topped with a sweetened batter. Learn how to make this delicious and rustic dessert. While it bakes, you’ll learn all about eggs — a key ingredient in Clafoutis — as well as fun facts about some of the different chicken breeds that produce them. The recipe, grocery list, and equipment list will be provided to participants following registration.
Class 3: Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Dates: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (English session) and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (French session)
Learn how to make delicious carrot cupcakes with a smooth, velvety cream cheese frosting! Perfect for any occasion, these cupcakes are a crowd pleaser! What do you think: if you don’t add the frosting, do they become a breakfast muffin? While it’s baking, learn about the ingredients used to make these cupcakes. At the end of the class, you’ll even get to meet a special guest who loves to eat carrots! The recipe, grocery list, and equipment list will be provided to participants following registration.