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    Donut Boot Camp (Merchandise Mart)

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    Be prepared for your inner Homer Simpson to do a happy dance as you discover the art of making delicious donuts by hand. In this all-levels class, you'll prepare both cake-style and raised-style doughs as your foundation. Next, follow along as a professional chef guides you through techniques such as frying, glazing, dipping and filling. Create such mouthwatering varieties as maple and bacon-glazed long johns, mini pumpkin donut holes with cinnamon sugar, chocolate cake donuts with dulce de leche glaze and coconut flakes, and Bavarian donuts (custard-filled yeast-raised dough with chocolate glaze). When you're done creating your tasty treats, you'll sit down for lunch with your classmates and celebrate a job well done. Afterwards, head home with a box of your crave-worthy creations.
    Donut Boot Camp (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn how to create delicious donuts by hand
    • Discover the art to making both cake-style and raised-style doughs
    • Prepare tasty varieties such as chocolate cake donuts with dulce de leche glaze and coconut flakes
    • Master the skills to properly satisfy your cravings
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    9 positive reviews
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    Macaron Workshop (Merchandise Mart)

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    How can such a tiny treat be so delicious? Discover the answer as a professional pastry chef takes you through the delicate art of creating the macaron. You'll whip up three tantalizing varieties, including chocolate macarons with raspberry jam and coffee buttercream, toasted coconut crunch macarons with salted caramel filling, and lemon macarons with white chocolate lemon ganache. Practice the techniques of the masters, from selecting the best chocolate and whipping egg whites to using a piping bag and making ganache. You'll work in small groups as you build your skills and see your works of art come together, step by step. Then sit back and taste the sweet satisfaction of a job well done.
    Macaron Workshop (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn the appetizing art of the macaron from a professional pastry chef
    • Practice important skills such as working with nut flours and making ganache
    • Create delicious varieties such as lemon macarons with white chocolate lemon ganache
    • Discover the skills to turn your kitchen into your new favorite pastry shop
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    9 positive reviews
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    Donut Boot Camp

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    Who doesn't love fried dough? You'll make both cake-style and raised-style doughs, and show you how to fry, glaze, dip and fill them to perfection. You'll go home with a boxful of your very own fresh creations! Lunch will be served, and fresh coffee will be flowing.
    Donut Boot Camp

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to make sweet batter, prepare yeast dough, deep-fry, prepare glazes and more!
    • Take home a box of donuts
    • Sip on fresh coffee while learning a delicious new skill
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    25 positive reviews
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    Italian Desserts

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    Tarts, cakes, pies, and biscotti. The Italians make some of the tastiest pastries on the planet. This cooking skills workshop will give you a great introduction into Italian desserts under the guidance of a bonafide dessert specialist. If you're looking to up your confectionary game with some hands-on culinary training, this is a perfect opportunity to do so. You'll be working in a dynamic kitchen with fellow foodies on a number of different recipes that will wow at your next dinner party or event. Join in the fun as you find out how making cake can be as easy as .... pie.
    Italian Desserts

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn to make desserts Italian-style in this confectionery cooking class
    • Receive guidance and advice from a professional chef
    • Discover new recipes to unveil at your next party
    • Enjoy making treats in a vibrant learning environment
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    4 positive reviews
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    Making Puff Pastry

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    How good does an Apple Tart sound right about now? What about a smoked salmon and chive mille-feuille pastry? Puff pastry is among the most time-consuming processes in the culinary world. Never thought you'd have the time to try it, did you? Oh contraire! During this cooking class, you'll mix, roll, and fold your own puff pastry to create a delicate, flaky treat. Once you've mastered a perfect crust, prepare an assortment of savory and sweet puff pastries. Whether you're expanding your culinary knowledge or you've simply always wanted to make puff pastry, this class is the best spot to give it a shot.
    Making Puff Pastry

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to make a puff pastry with an assortment of sweet and savory fillings and toppings
    • Master the techniques of preparing a quick homemade puff pastry mix
    • Enjoy the expedited way of making one of the most time-consuming dishes
    • No experience necessary
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    4 positive reviews
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    Desserts & Pastries

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    Every dinner party needs a dessert... as does every Friday night at home in front of Netflix. Wait, every night deserves a delicious dessert or pastry. What better way to relax after work? If you don't know where to start when it comes to desserts, here's the perfect cooking class for you. At Cooking Skills Academy, you'll learn how to make everything from decadent chocolate souffles and French lemon tarts to famous French Beignets (also known as fancy donuts) topped with chocolate and fresh fruit. This hands-on class has your sweet tooth aching already!
    Desserts & Pastries

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn the process behind making classic French desserts and pastries
    • Concoct chocolate souffles, French Beignets, and even a decadent French lemon tart
    • Taste each of your creations with a relaxing drink
    • No experience necessary
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    4 positive reviews
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    Cupcake Boot Camp

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    Pack your bags, kitchen soldier, because you're going to boot camp. Cupcake boot camp, that is. Follow along as a professional pastry chef shows you the ropes to baking a perfect petite cake every time. You'll work in small groups to create such tasty treats as Boston cream cupcakes with chocolate ganache and vanilla pastry cream filling, chocolate stout cupcakes with dark chocolate frosting, ginger lime cupcakes with seven-minute frosting, and carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. You'll practice important baking skills like making custard, mixing batters, whipping egg whites and cream, working with chocolate, and spreading and piping frostings. When you've finished, sit down with your classmates for a celebratory lunch and then pack up your handiwork to take home to your family and friends.
    Cupcake Boot Camp

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Gain the knowledge and skills to make delicious cupcakes from scratch
    • Bake up sweet treats like Boston cream cupcakes with chocolate ganache and vanilla pastry cream filling
    • Develop a deeper understanding of baking ingredients and practice handy techniques
    • Treat yourself to a class that's bound to satisfy your sweet tooth
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    25 positive reviews
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    Breakfast Breads and Pastries

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    Imagine the smell of freshly baked scones and danishes wafting through the air. Now imagine that smell come from your own kitchen. Yes, it's totally possible. Learn the art of creating fresh-baked treats at home with this all-levels class guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. A professional pastry chef will guide you through the process as you make delicious goodies like sticky buns, lemon cream-filled danishes with raspberry jam, spiced apple cranberry turnovers, and bacon, chive, and cheddar scones. As you bake, you'll develop the proper skills to work with yeast dough and puff pastry as well as learn how to make your own pie dough and fresh fruit fillings.
    Breakfast Breads and Pastries

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Discover the art of making fresh-baked goods at home
    • Learn how to whip up quick breads and pie dough
    • Prepare tasty treats like lemon cream-filled danishes with raspberry jam
    • Gain a new skill that will have your home feeling like a gourmet bakery
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    9 positive reviews
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    Macaron Workshop (Lincoln Square)

    (25)
    How can such a tiny treat be so delicious? Discover the answer as a professional pastry chef takes you through the fine art of creating the macaron. You'll whip up three tantalizing varieties, including chocolate macarons with raspberry jam and coffee buttercream, toasted coconut crunch macarons with salted caramel filling, and lemon macarons with white chocolate lemon ganache. Practice the techniques of the masters, from selecting the best chocolate and whipping egg whites to using a piping bag and making ganache. You'll work in small groups as you build your skills and see your works of art come together, step by step. Then sit back and taste the sweet satisfaction of a job well done.
    Macaron Workshop (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of the macaron from a professional pastry chef
    • Practice important skills such as working with nut flours and making ganache
    • Create delicious varieties such as chocolate macarons with raspberry jam and coffee buttercream
    • Discover the secrets to making tasty treats in your own kitchen
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    25 positive reviews
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    Lemon Lovers

    (25)
    When life hands you lemons, skip the lemonade and make these delicious dishes instead. Learn to wield the power of the lemon from a professional chef in this all-levels course that elevates this our citrus to a whole new level. Work alongside classmates to create dishes like grilled shrimp with preserved lemon and parsley pesto, lemon linguine with parmesan cheese and basil, and lemon pudding cake with raspberries. As you cook, you'll practice culinary skills such as grilling bread and shrimp, frying, working with preserved lemons, making pesto, preparing cream sauces, and mixing cake batter. When you've finished with your recipes, you'll sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
    Lemon Lovers

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the secret to cooking and baking with lemons
    • Practice culinary skills such as whipping egg whites and preparing cream sauces
    • Prepare delicious dishes like bruschetta with arugula, white beans, and fried lemons
    • Experience creative ways to utilize a common fruit in your cooking
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    25 positive reviews

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