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  • Bake Your Own Amazing Bagels: Starter to Nosh: In Oakland, CA

    Laurie Leiber

    Benefiting The Edible Schoolyard Project

    Bake Your Own Amazing Bagels: Starter to Nosh

    Learn everything you need to bake your own amazing bagels —from activating the starter through noshing on freshly baked bagels. Participants experience every step and take home a detailed recipe, starter, and shaped bagels.

    Oakland, CA

    1-6 people

    1-6 people

    3 hours

    Laurie's kitchen

    US$475/person Total US$475

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    January  2018

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      The Experience

      Bagels are the stuff of legend. Everybody has a story about the best bagel ever. And people just love to complain about how difficult it can be to find chewy, flavorful, fresh bagels. Truth be told, even if you live in a community with artisan bakers, you will still have to get out of your jammies and go out to score a fresh bagel on Sunday morning. Bake Your Own Amazing Bagels can bring amazing bagels right into your own kitchen.


      The "Starter to Nosh" workshop will take you through every step. Laurie telescopes a three-day process into about three hours. And that includes the nosh, or snacking. You'll learn to feed your starter, make and shape the dough, boil and finish your bagels with seeds, etc., and bake them until they are shiny and golden. Then you get to eat them with all the appropriate toppings. When you leave you will know everything you need to create your own bagels at home, you'll have some starter, and you'll know a little about the history of the "roll with a hole."


      • Hands-on instruction in every step of the process to create naturally fermented, hand-crafted bagels
      • Bagel trivia, stories, and history are all included
      • Introduction to all the ingredients and equipment, and take a starter home so you can continue to practice what you learn
      • Learn all the steps from feeding the starter, making the dough, shaping the dough into bagels, boiling them, and customizing your own "finish with seeds and spices
      • A special opportunity to take the three day class condensed into a three hour class, but don't worry you won't miss a thing — especially the noshing, or snacking

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